Programme

 
The below programme is subject to change. The programme is being developed by Dr Chris Carey with support from Dr Russell Perkins. If you would like to recommend a speaker or topic, or would like to get involved, please email events@rcoa.ac.uk.
 

DAY 1: Monday 20 May

09.45-10.30 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
10.30-10.35 Welcome
Dr Chris Carey, Clinical Content Lead for Anaesthesia 2019
10.35-10.40 Opening remarks
Professor Ravi Mahajan, RCoA President
  HSRC session: What does the future hold?
10.40-11.05

The future of anaesthesia 
Professor Ramani Moonesinghe, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Perioperative
and Intensive Care Medicine, University College London Hospitals

11.05-11.30 AI and anaesthesia 
Dr Maxime Cannesson, Professor and Vice Chair, UCLA, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
11.30-11.55 Frailty: The biggest challenge of the 21st century? 
11.55-12.10 

Discussion 

12.10-12.45 Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP) poster presentations
12.45-13.45 LUNCH
  BJA session: Irreversible effects of general anaesthesia
Chaired by Professor Hugh Hemmings, Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Anaesthesia  
13.45-14.10  Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery: Is anaesthesia to blame?
Dr Gareth Ackland, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Barts and the London Hospitals and Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Queen Mary's University
14.10-14.35  Postoperative neurocognitive dysfunction
Professor Anthony Absalom, University of Groningen, Netherlands
14.35-15.00  Developmental anaesthetic neurotoxicity
Professor Hugh Hemmings, Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Anaesthesia 
15.00-15.15  Discussion
15.15-15.45 REFRESHMENTS
  NIAA session
Chaired by Professor Mike Grocott, RCoA Council Member
15.45-16.05

Professional conduct
Dame Clare Marx, Chair, General Medical Council 

16.05-16.30 The Health Services Research Centre (HSRC)
Professor Iain Moppett, Professor of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Nottingham
16.30-16.55 UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (CTN)
Dr Joyce Yeung, Associate Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University of Warwick
16.55-17.05 Discussion
17.05-17.10 Closing remarks                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2: Tuesday 21 May

08.30-09.00 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
09.00-09.05 Opening remarks
  Clinical problems of our time
Chaired by Dr Janice Fazackerley, RCoA Vice-President
09.05-09.30

Anaesthesia and diabetes: Do we need to up our game?
Dr Charlotte Taylor, Consultant Anaesthetist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

09.30-09.55 Assessment of patients with sleep disordered breathing for surgery
Dr Peter Venn, Consultant Sleep Physician, The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
09.55-10.05 Discussion
10.05-10.30

Samuel Thompson Rowling Oration 2018
Dr Duminda Wijeysundera, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada

10.30-11.00 REFRESHMENTS
  Updates and controversies: Quick-fire talks
Chaired by Dr Russell Perkins, RCoA Council Member
11.00-12.30

• Perioperative anaemia and IV iron
Dr Sonya McKinlay, Consultant Anaesthetist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
• Management of pre-eclampsia    
Dr Robin Russell, Consultant Anaesthetist, John Radcliffe Hospital
• Acute pain management in children
Dr Davandra Patel, Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
• Wrong site blocks
Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Consultant Anaesthetist, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
• Human factors and difficult airway management
Dr Fiona Kelly, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

12.30-12.50 The RCoA annual general meeting
12.50-13.40  LUNCH 
  Breakout sessions: You choose
13.40-15.05

• 2020 curriculum
• How to publish
• Oppressive behaviour
• SAS session

• Trainees with an Interest in Perioperative Medicine (TRIPOM)

15.05-15.30 REFRESHMENTS
  Into the future: Global and UK context
Chaired by Professor Judith Hall, RCoA Council Member
15.30-15.55 RCoA global partnerships: Into the future
Professor Ellen O'Sullivan, Consultant Anaesthetist, St James's Hospital, Dublin
15.55-16.20

Samuel Thompson Rowling Oration 2019
Professor Paul Wischmeyer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Duke University, North Carolina, USA

16.20-16.45 The opioid epidemic: A disaster in waiting? 
Dr Cathy Stannard, Consultant in Complex Pain and Pain Transformation Programme Clinical Lead, NHS Gloucestershire CCG 
16.45-17.00 Discussion
17.00-17.05 Closing remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3: Wednesday 22 May

08.30-09.00 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
09.00-09.05 Opening remarks
  Improving outcomes: Systems, patients and doctors
Chaired by Dr Sarah Ramsay, RCoA Council Member
09.05-09.30

Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT)
Dr Chris Snowden, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle NHS Hospital Trust 

09.30-09.55 Fitness, exercise and surgery 
Professor Denny Levett, Professor of Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton
09.55-10.20

Developing a centre for perioperative care 
Professor Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University of Southampton

10.20-10.35

Discussion

10.35-11.05 REFRESHMENTS
11.05-12.05

Panel Discussion: The vision for perioperative medicine

12.05-12.35 Supervision and the Cappuccini Test
Dr David Bogod, Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
12.35-13.30  LUNCH 
  New answers to old problems
Chaired by Fiona Donald, RCoA Council Member
13.30-13.50

Improving outcomes after emergency laparotomy: Results of the EPOCH trial
Professor Rupert Pearse, Professor and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Bart’s and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary

13.50-14.10 Point of care testing for haemostasis
Dr Anita Sugavanam, Consultant Anaesthetist, Brighton and Sussex University NHS Trust 
14.10-14.20

Discussion 

14.20-14.45 The Frederic Hewitt Lecture
TIVA: A future standard of care?
Professor Anthony Absalom, University of Groningen, Netherlands
14.45-15.05 College awards presentation
15.05-15.30 REFRESHMENTS
  Patient safety
Chaired by Dr Simon Fletcher, RCoA Vice-President
15.30-15.55 Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG)
15.55-16.20

Patient safety

16.20-16.25 Discussion 
16.25-16.30 Closing remarks