Anaesthesia 2021

Our postponed Anaesthesia 2020 flagship conference returns online in May 2021 for three days of what promises to be a bigger, better, must-attend event for the specialty.

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Key details

Date: 18 to 20 May 2021 Day one: 09:00 - 17:00 | Day two: 09:00 - 17:00 | Day three: 09:00 -17:00

Location: Online, TBC

Availability: Places available

Clinical content lead(s): Dr Russell Perkins

CPD credits: 15

 

Our postponed Anaesthesia 2020 flagship conference returns in May 2021 for three days of what promises, to be a bigger,  must-attend event for the specialty. Now in its third year Anaesthesia 2021 will be held online for the first time for what promises to be another outstanding event.

With a packed programme, covering a diverse range of subjects, this conference is suitable for anaesthetists from all backgrounds and at all stages of their careers. Anaesthesia 2021 will offer the chance to learn from experts and network with your peers.

What you can expect:

  • Stay informed with lectures on best practice and future developments
  • Get up-to-date via quick-fire specialist updates for generalists
  • Tailor your day with breakout sessions
  • Have your say using our interactive Q&A platform
  • Industry exhibition
  • Fulfil your professional CPD requirements (15 points awarded)

If you are unable to attend this event live, a recording will be available for you to watch at your convenience until 17 June 2021. You will receive the expected CPD points for watching the recording.

Early bird rates available until 18 March, save up to £180

 

Tuesday 18 May
09.15 -10.00 Platform open Log in to familiarise yourself
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome Professor Ravi Mahajan, RCoA President
10.10-10.15 Introduction

Dr Russell Perkins, Clinical Content lead and Council Member, RCoA, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

10.15 - 10.45 Beyond low tidal volume ventilation: Treatment adjuncts for Severe Respiratory Failure in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome  Professor Gerard Curley, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Beaumont Hospital
Session 1: Perioperative Medicine  
10.45 - 11.10 Macintosh professorship award lecture: Perioperative oxygenation: Too much, too little, just right Dr Daniel Martin OBE, Professor of Perioperative and Intensive Care Medicine 
Macintosh Professor of Anaesthesia, University of Plymouth 
 
11.10 - 11.35 Macintosh professorship award lecture:  Perioperative Anaemia  Dr Andrew Klein, Consultant Anaesthetist and Departmental Chairman, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
11.35 - 12.00 Procedure Induced Anxiety in Children Dr Richard Martin, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Anaesthesia, Great Ormond Street Hospital
12.00 -12.25 Discussion and Q&A  
12.25 - 13.25 Break for lunch  
Session 2  Quality improvement  
13.25 - 13.50 Update on state of the art COVID research  Dr Charlotte Summers, Deputy Director of Clinical Academic Training 
Director of Academic Clinical Fellow Programme, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
 
13.50 - 14.10 Joint colleges resources – developing resources during the COVID pandemic Prof William Harrop-Griffiths, Consultant Anaesthetist and Vice President, RCoA
14.10 - 14.35 Improving tracheostomy care: a toolkit for anaesthetists  Dr Brendan McGrath, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
14.35 - 14.50 Living with a Tracheostomy, patient story Mrs Julie Gimblett and Mr Karl Gimblett
14.50 - 15.10 Discussion and Q&A  
15.10 - 15.40 Break  
Session 3 - Quick fire talks  
15.40 - 16.55 1)    Latest development on ophthalmic anaesthesia  Dr Santhana Kannan , British Opthalmic Anaesthetic Society (BOAS)
  2)    The challenges of giving your patients high quality information preoperatively Dr Hilary Swales, Lead for patient information RCoA
  3)    Safe delivery of Paediatric ENT surgery in the UK  Dr Catherine Doherty, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  4)    Cytoreductive surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Dr Jonathan Allan, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
16.55 - 17.10

Introduction to the International Academy of the Colleges of Anaesthesiology 

 
17.10 - 17.15 Closing remarks  

 

 

Wednesday 19 May
09.00 - 09.05 Opening remarks  
Session 4 Oncology and anaesthesia   
09.05 - 09.30 Cancer and anaesthesia - pioneer of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA)  Professor Michael Irwin, Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong
09.30 - 09.55 Proton Beam Therapy - Physicist view Professor Karen Kirkby, Professor of Proton Therapy Physics, University of Manchester and The Christie Hospital
09.55 - 10.20 Proton Beam Therapy – Anaesthetist view Dr Lauren Oswald, Consultant Anaesthetist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
10.20 - 10.40 Discussion and Q&A  
10.40 - 11.10 Break  
Session 5  Anaesthesia and the brain  
11.10 - 11.35 Anaesthesia and the developing infant brain Professor Suellen Walker, Professor of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
11.35 - 12.00 Traumatic brain injury  
12.00 - 12.10 Discussion and Q&A  
Session 6 Prevention of Respiratory Insufficiency after Surgical Management (PRISM) Trial  
12.10 - 12.30 Breaking news: Results of the PRISM trial Professor Rupert Pearse, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and 
Clinical Director for Research and Development, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust
 
12.30 - 12.35 Discussion and Q&A  
12.35 - 13.35 Break for lunch  
Session 7 Breakout sessions You choose to attend 2
13.35 - 14.15 Workshop 1: Obstetrics and anaesthesia

Dr Kirsty Maclennan, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester

  Workshop 2:  Trainees with an interest in Perioperative Medicine (TRIPOM):
Prehabilitation and Perioperative Medicine
 
Dr Nicole Greenshields, Anaesthetic Registrar, Imperial School of Anaesthesia and
Perioperative Medicine Fellow, University College London Hospitals
Dr Samantha Moore, Anaesthetics, East Midlands
 
  Workshop 3: Wellness and anaesthesia  Dr Roopa McCrossan, ST7 Anaesthesia, Newcastle Hospitals
Dr Nancy Redfern, Consultant Anaesthetist, Newcastle Hospitals
 
  Workshop 4: Lessons from Military anaesthesia
 
Duncan Parkhouse, Consultant Anaesthetist, Defence Medical Group (South West)
  Workshop 5: Simulation and COVID Dr Clifford Shelton,  Consultant Anaesthetist, Manchester University NHS Foundation
Trust and
Dr Zoe Parry,  Consultant Anaesthetist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
 
14.15 - 14.25 changeover for second workshop choice  
14.25 - 15.05 Attend second workshop choice  
15.05 - 15.35 Break  
Session 8  Hypotension and perioperative outcomes – session organized by British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) Chair:  Hugh Hemmings, Weill Cornell Medicine, US
15.35 - 16.00 Hypotension and perioperative outcomes: marker or mediator? Professor Gareth Ackland,  Professor of Perioperative Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
16.00 - 16.25 Talk to be confirmed Professor Michelle Chew, Professor and Chair, Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Acute Medicine, Linköping University, Sweden
16.25 - 16.50 Anaesthetic strategies to minimize hypotension Professor Robert Sneyd, Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth, UK
16.50 - 17.10 Discussion and Q&A  
17.10 - 17.15 Closing remarks  

 

 

Thursday 20 May
08.55 - 09.00 Opening remarks  
Session 9  When things go wrong?  
09.00 - 09.25 HSIB Health services investigation bureau Mr Andy Collen and Dr Stephen Drage, National Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)
09.25 - 10.05 Moral maze Dr David Bogod, Dr Deborah Bowman, Dr Kate McCombe, Dr Andrew Hartle and Dr Mark Bissell
10.05 - 10.30 Patient safety, litigation against doctors and gross negligence manslaughter  
10.30 - 10.40 Discussion and Q&A  
10.40 - 11.10 Break  
Session 10  HSRC Session Chair: Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, Director, NIAA Health Services Research Centre, Royal College of Anaesthetists
11.10 - 11.35 John Snow lecture– How to save a mother, in low and middle income countries Professor Bruce Biccard, Professor and Second Chair, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town
11.35 - 12.00 John Snow Oration – ‘My life in Global Health’  Professor Kathryn Maitland, Professor of Tropical Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London
12.00 - 12.25 To be confirmed  
12.25 - 12.45 Discussion and Q&A  
12.45 - 13.15  Poster presentations  
13.15 - 14.15 Break for lunch  
Session 11  New frontiers in medicine  
14.15 - 14.40 Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for better healthcare  Prof Niels Peek, Professor of Health Informatics, University of Manchester
14.40 - 15.05 Wearable tech Dr Alex Casson, Reader (Associate Professor), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester
15.05 - 15.25 Discussion and Q&A  
Session 12  Panel debate  
15.25 - 15.50 This house believes doctors tackling covid-19 be immune from negligence liability claims  
  For Dr Michael Devlin, Head of professional standards and liaison, MDU
  Against Dr Craig Purshouse, Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds
15.50 - 16.00 Closing remarks  

 

 

 

Pricing

Early bird rates

Available until 23.59 on 18 March 2021

 

Members and fellows of RCoA

Non member

Member/Fellow Anaesthetist in training/MTI Doctor Senior Fellows and Members club Student/ Foundation year

One day only

£120 £80 £55 £30 £165

Two days only

£240

£165 £110 £55 £320

All days

£295 £200 £135 £70 £395

 

We are keen for Anesthesia 2021 to be as inclusive as possible, and would therefore like to invite Doctors residing in Low and Middle Income Countries (according to World Bank definitions) to attend the event at a reduced fee. If you are interested in attending then please email events@rcoa.ac.uk confirming your full name and postal address.

Standard rates

From 19 March 2021

 

Members and fellows of RCoA

Non member

Member/Fellow Anaesthetist in training/MTI Doctor Senior Fellows and Members club Student/ Foundation year

One day only

£160 £120 £80 £40 £240

Two days only

£315

£240 £160 £80 £465

All days

£390 £295 £195 £100 £575

Programme preview

Listen to our Podcast with Dr Lauren Oswald, Consultant Anaesthetist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Sneak preview on Proton Beam Therapy – Anaesthetist view

Interviewed by Dr Russell Perkins our Clinical Content lead 

Recorded November 2020

Listen to our podcast from Dr Brendan McGrath, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Sneak preview on Improving tracheostomy care: a toolkit for anaesthetists 

Interviewed by Dr Russell Perkins our Clinical Content lead 

Recorded November 2020

Listen to our podcast from Professor Rupert Pearse, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Director for Research and Development, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.
 

Sneak preview on PRISM trial - results will be shared live at the Conference

Visit the PRISM trial website here 

Interviewed by Dr Russell Perkins our Clinical Content lead 

Recorded November 2020

Sponsors

Event sponsors:

We would like to thank our sponsors, Aguettant, B Braun Medical, BDFisher & Paykel, Haemoclaim Blood Management, Lowenstein Medical and Pentland Medical.

Anaesthesia 2021 sponsors

Sponsors and exhibitors at our events purely support the commercial aspects of the event and join us for the benefit of our members, fellows and delegates. Our sponsors do not have input into the design of the programme or the content of any presentations, slides, workshops or talks.  

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact our sponsorship and exhibition partner Century One:

Thomas Mayo, thomas@centuryonepublishing.uk , 020 3603 7943.

Poster Competition

You are invited to submit a poster for presentation at Anaesthesia 2021.

Given the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on elective surgery and recruitment to PQIP, we are expanding this year's poster competition to include two categories. If you have worked on a quality improvement or research project which falls into either of these categories, please submit a poster for a chance to showcase your work and to win a £250 prize.

 

Category 1

A quality improvement or research project using PQIP data and/or that addresses one of PQIP’s top five priorities for 2019/20

  • Preoperative assessment
  • Diabetes management
  • Communication and multidisciplinary working
  • Individualised pain management
  • Enhanced recovery (including Drinking, Eating and Mobilising – DrEaMing)

 

Category 2

A project which focused on changing perioperative care services or pathways in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are particularly keen to see entries which are able to describe an evaluation of a new or adapted pathway or service, in addition to describing what the innovation is. Evaluations could be qualitative (feedback from staff or patients for example), quantitative (numerical data on processes or outcomes) or both.

 

Eligibility

The competition is open to all healthcare professionals or student healthcare professionals.

 

Prize

1st prize: £250

The top 3 to 5 submissions will be invited to present orally at Anaesthesia 2021 on Wednesday 19 May.

 

How to enter

  • Submit a digital copy of your poster as an attachment to events@rcoa.ac.uk along with a signed copy of the application form, found here.
  • Please follow the poster preparation guidelines on page 2; failure to follow the guidelines could result in disqualification from the competition.

 

Deadline

The closing date for entries is 23.59 Sunday 25 April 2021

 

What happens next?

  • A panel of RCoA judges will assess all submissions shortly after the closing date. Authors will be notified by Tuesday 4 May if they have been invited to display their poster at Anaesthesia 2021.
  • The three to five highest scoring authors will be invited to display their poster as well as give a five minute presentation of their work on the afternoon of Wednesday 19 May at the Anaesthesia 2021 virtual conference.
  • Authors selected to present their work will need to book a place at the event in order to display their poster.