The below programme is subject to change.

Day 1: Tuesday 22 May 2018

09.00-09.30 Registration and refreshments
09.30-09.40 Welcome and introduction
  Anaesthesia on the national and international stage

UK Anaesthesia and our place on the international stage
Dr Liam Brennan, President, RCoA

09.55-10.20 Perioperative medicine: An international perspective
Prof Paul Myles, Director, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
10.20-10.30 Discussion and Q&A 
10.30-10.55 Keynote lecture
10.55-11.20 Refreshments
  Perioperative medicine: Pushing the boundaries
11.20-11.45 Why do patients have adverse outcomes?
Dr Mark Edwards, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
11.45-12.10 Pre-habilitation: Where are we now?
Prof Gerard Danjoux, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Sleep Medicine, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesborough
12.10-12.35 Proactive care of older people
Dr Jugdeep Dhesi, Clinical Lead POPS, Consultant Geriatrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust
12.35-12.50 Discussion and Q&A
12.50-13.15 The RCoA Annual General Meeting
13.15-14.05 Lunch and networking
  Tailor your day: Choose two 45-minute breakout sessions

a) Management: Effective interactions
b) Stress and anaesthetists
c) Shared decision making
d) Education update: Revalidation for trainers
e) Trainee session
f) SAS session

15.40-16.05 Refreshments
16.05-16.30 Could anaesthetic or analgesic technique during cancer surgery really influence recurrence or metastasis?
Prof Donal Buggy, Professor of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Mater University Hospital, University College Dublin
16.30-16.55 Tribes, Teams and Trust
Prof Jennifer Weller, Head of the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, University of Auckland
16.55-17.00 Closing remarks































Day 2: Wednesday 23 May 2018

08.30-09.00 Registration and refreshments
09.00-09.05 Opening remarks
09.05-09.25 Big data and anaesthesia
Prof Iain Moppett
09.25-09.50 Can we get better at getting better? The role of research in improvement 
Prof Mary Dixon-Woods, RAND Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
09.50-10.45 Panel discussion
Put your questions to the key players in the sector, as we discuss the big picture issues influencing anaesthesia today
10.45-11.10 Refreshments
  Updates and controversies: Quick-fire talks
  • Obstetric haemorrhage
    Dr Nuala Lucas, Consultant Anaesthetist, Northwick Park Hospital, London
  • Paediatric airway management
    Dr Reema Nandi, Head of Clinical Services for Anaesthesia, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Adult airway: CICO 
    Dr Patrick Wong, Consultant Anaesthetist, Singapore General Hospital
  • Novel approaches to acute pain management
  • Initial management of head injury
    Dr Judith Dinsmore, Consultant Anaesthetist, St George’s Hospital, London
12.40-13.30 Lunch and networking

Perioperative medicine: Hearts and minds?
Prof Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University of Southampton

13.55-14.20 The brain and pain
Prof Irene Tracey, Head of Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford
14.20-14.45 The perioperative patient experience: What our patients need us to know 
Prof Paul Wischmeyer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Duke University, Durham, USA   
14.45-14.55 Discussion and Q&A
14.55-15.15 College awards presentation
15.15-15.40 Refreshments
  Into the future: Global and UK context
15.40-16.05 Global partnership programme
Prof Ellen O’Sullivan, St James Hospital, Dublin
16.05-16.40 Debate: Direct laryngoscopes should be consigned to history
Prof Tim Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and ICM, Royal United Hospitals, Bath
Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
16.40-16.45 Closing remarks