Anaesthesia 2020

The College's flagship conference will return in Manchester with more cutting edge content from experts from the UK and overseas.

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Key details

Date: 18 to 20 May 2020 | Day one: 09:00 - 17:00 | Day two: 09:00 - 17:00 | Day three: 09:00 -17:00

Location: Manchester, Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United

Availability: Places available

CPD credits: 15

Now in its third year Anaesthesia 2020 will take place outside of London 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 2020 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)

Poster competition

You are invited to submit a poster for presentation at Anaesthesia 2020. If you have worked on a quality improvement or research project using PQIP data and/or that addresses one of PQIP’s top five priorities, as outlined in PQIP’s 2018-19 Annual Report, submit a poster for a chance to showcase your work to an international audience of over 500 RCoA fellows and members.

Posters can cover any of the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme’s (PQIP) top five improvement opportunities detailed below:

  • Preoperative assessment
  • Diabetes management
  • Communication and multidisciplinary working
  • Individualised pain management
  • Enhanced recovery

Eligibility

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

Prize

1st prize: £250

How to enter

Deadline

  • The closing date for entries will be midnight on Monday 30 March 2020.
Anesthesia 2020 sponsor logos

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.

Delegate accommodation:

Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau is the official accommodation provider for Anaesthesia 2020.

All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card. If you require any assistance with your reservation, support is available via the Accommodation Booking Team.

Negotiated delegate rates will be available to book until the end of the day on 20th April 2020, so please book as soon as possible to guarantee a room. If you have any queries about the website, please contact Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau. 

 

Visit the official accommodation website

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How to find us

Manchester United Football Ground

Old Trafford

Sir Matt Busby Way

Stretford

Manchester

M16 0QG

Click here to download a copy of the programme

Day 1 Monday 18 May 2020        
09.15 - 10.00 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS  
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, Reader and Honorary Consultant  in Perioperative & Critical Care Medicine, University College London
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 Perioperative Anxiety in Children Dr Richard Martin,  Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Anaesthesia, Great Ormond Street Hospital
12.00-12.20 Discussion and Q+A  
12.20-12.35 Annual General Meeting Open to RCoA members
12.35-13.25 LUNCH  
  SESSION 2 - QI WHAT NEXT?  
13.25-13.50 QI Recipe Book Dr Carolyn Johnston, Consultant Anaesthetist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Maria Chereshneva, St Georges Hospital
13.50-14.10 Workforce census results Dr Hamish Mclure,  Chair of the RCoA Clinical Directors' Executive Committee
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  
14.50-15.10 Discussion and Q&A  
15.10 - 15.40 REFRESHMENTS  
  SESSION 3 - QUICK FIRE TALKS  
15.40 - 15.55 Latest development on ophthalmic anaesthesia Dr Keith Allman, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Devon and Exeter
15.55 -16.10 The challenges of giving your patients high quality information preoperatively Dr Hilary Swales, Lead for patient information RCoA
16.10-16.25 Aluminium and fluid warming Dr Matthew Wiles, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
16.25-16.40 Safe delivery of Paediatric ENT surgery in the UK

Dr Catherine Doherty,Consultant Paediatric Anaesthesist, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

16.40-16.55 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 Dr Brian Kinirons, President, The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland
17.10-17.15 CLOSING REMARKS  
19.00-23.00

RCOA Annual Dinner

The dinner is a great way to network with colleagues and to relax after a busy day of learning, you will also receive exclusive access to the main exhibition. 

There will be a drinks reception on arrival, a 3 course meal including wine, followed by coffee and entertainment.

Imperial War Museum

(Must be pre-booked)

The cost to attend is £70 (inc VAT), the dinner can be added to your booking when you register for the conference. 

 

Day 2        Tuesday 19 May 2020                                                                                                                     
08.30-09.00 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS  
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 REFRESHMENTS  
  SESSION 5 - ANAESTHESIA AND THE BRAIN  
11.10-11.35 Surgery, 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 LUNCH  

13.35-14.15

14.25-15.05

SESSION 7 - BREAKOUT SESSIONS You choose to attend 2 out of the 5 workshops
  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)

Dr Katie Samuel, Anaesthetic Registrar, Bristol School of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Fellow, University College London Hospitals

Dr Nicole Greenshields, Anaesthetic Registrar, Imperial School of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Fellow, University College London Hospitals

  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  
15.05-15.35 REFRESHMENTS  
  SESSION 8 - HYPOTENSION AND PERIOPERATIVE OUTCOMES

Session organized by British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA)

Chair:  Hugh Hemmings, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

15.35 -16.00 Association of intraoperative hypotension with perioperative outcomes Dr Andrea Kurz, Anesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic, USA
16.00-16.25 Anaesthetic strategies to minimize hypotension Professor Robert Sneyd,  Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth, UK
16.25-16.50 Hypotension, microperfusion and organ injury Professor Christa Boer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director Medical School, VU University, the Netherlands
16.50-17.10 Discussion and Q+A  
17.10-17.15 CLOSING REMARKS  
17.15-18.30 NETWORKING DRINKS open to all

 

Day 3  Wednesday 20 May 2020                                                                                                                                       
08.30-08.55 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS  
08.55-09.00 Opening remarks  
  SESSION 9 - WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?  
09.00-09.25 About HSIB and Case Review of Recent National Investigation Mr Andy Collen and Dr Stephen Drage, National Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)
09.25-09.50 The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: Ten Years Later Professor Alan Merry, Anaesthesia and chronic pain management, Auckland City Hospital and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
09.50-10.20 Patient safety, litigation against doctors and gross negligence manslaughter Dr David Sellu, Honorary Consultant Surgeon, St Marks' Hospital London
10.20 -10.40 Discussion and Q+A  
10.40-11.10 REFRESHMENTS  
  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– Advocacy for Africa 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

Perioperative Cardiac Arrest - NAP7 launch

Dr Jasmeet Soar, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Southmead Hospital Bristol and Clinical Lead, NAP7

12.25-12.45 Discussion and Q+A  
12.45-13.15 Poster presentations  
13.15-15.15 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 Non-invasive bioelectronics for personal and precision health care 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 Anaesthetist vs anaesthesiologist  
15.50-16.00 CLOSING REMARKS  

Click here to download a copy of the programme

A copy of the book 'Did He Save Lives?: A Surgeon's Story' by Dr David Sellu will be available to purchase during the Conference. 

 

Pricing

Anesthesia 2020 pricing table

RCoA Annual dinner - Monday 18 May

The cost to attend the annual dinner is £70 (inc VAT)

To dinner can be added to your booking when you register for the conference.

The dinner will take place at the Imperial War Museum North

Speakers

Confirmed speakers day one:

  • Professor Gerard Curley, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Beaumont Hospital
  • Dr Catherine Doherty, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Hilary Swales, Lead for patient information RCoA
  • Dr Carolyn Johnston, Consultant Anaesthetist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Maria Chereshneva, St Georges Hospital
  • Dr Andrew Klein, Consultant Anaesthetist and Departmental Chairman, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Prof Daniel Martin, Consultant, Royal Free Hospital
  • Dr Richard Martin, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Anaesthesia, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Dr Brendan McGrath, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Keith Allman, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Devon and Exeter
  • Dr Hamish Mclure, Chair of the RCoA Clinical Director's Executive Committee
  • Dr Matthew Wiles, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive care medicine,  Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Confirmed speakers day two:

  • Professor Christa Boer, Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice-dean for education, Amsterdam University Medical Centre - Vrije Universiteit
  • Professor Michael Irwin,  Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong, Chief of Service in Anaesthesia at Queen Mary Hospital.
  • Professor Karen Kirkby,  Richard Rose Chair Proton Therapy Physics, University of Manchester and The Christie Hospital
  • Dr Andrea Kurz, Anesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic, USA
  • Dr Kirsty Maclennan, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester
  • Dr Roopa McCrossan, ST7 Anaesthesia, Newcastle Hospitals
  • Dr Lauren Oswald, Consultant Anaesthetist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Duncan Parkhouse, Consultant Anaesthetist,  Defence Medical Group (South West)
  • Prof Rupert Pearse, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Nancy Redfern, Consultant Anaesthetist, Newcastle Hospitals
  • Professor Robert Sneyd, Emeritus Professor, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Professor Suellen Walker, Professor of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Confirmed speakers day three: 

  • Professor Bruce Biccard, Professor and Second Chair, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town
  • Mr Andy Collen and Dr Stephen Drage, National Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)
  • Dr Alexander Casson, Reader, University of Manchester
  • Professor Kathryn Maitland,  Professor of Tropical Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London
  • Professor Alan Merry, Anaesthesia and chronic pain management, Auckland City Hospital and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
  • Prof Niels Peek, Professor of Health Informatics, University of Manchester
  • Dr David Sellu, Honorary Consultant Surgeon, St Marks' Hospital London
  • Dr Jasmeet Soar, Consultant, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust 

Anaesthesia 2020

Author: Biographies
Professor Andrew Klein
Macintosh Professor of Anaesthesia, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

Andrew Klein is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Anaesthesia and is on the Board and Council of the Association of Anaesthetists. He also sits on the Board and Council of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA). He is a former examiner for both primary and Final FRCA.

 Andrew’s main research area is pre-operative anaemia and the effects of iron replacement therapy. He is one of the Principal Investigators of the ITACS trial (Intravenous Iron for the Treatment of Anaemia before Cardiac Surgery). He is also currently researching new point-of-care testing technology for managing haemorrhage during surgery and high-flow nasal oxygen to improve recovery after major surgery.

Prof Christa Boer
Professor of Anaesthesia / Vice-dean for education Amsterdam University Medical Centre - Vrije Universiteit

Christa Boer is Professor of Anesthesiology and currently appointed as program director of the Faculty of Medicine Vrije Universiteit and vice-dean of education. She published more than 190 papers in international journals. She is member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and former chair of the Human Subjects Committee VUmc.Her translational research focuses on the interplay between microcirculatory perfusion, endothelial activation and coagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass and hemorrhagic shock and on postoperative care. She is principle investigator of a large multicenter study focusing on postoperative care by anaesthetists (TRACE study). She was member or chair of several European committees, including the subcommittee Transfusion, Haemostasis and Thrombosis of the ESA and Transfusion & Haemostasis of the EACTA. She recently published the EACTS-ECBP-EACTA guideline on Cardiopulmonary Bypass. In addition, she was member of the SCA Blood Conservation workgroup and NATA scientific committee.

Professor Michael Irwin
Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong,

Michael G. Irwin is the Daniel CK Yu Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong, Chief of Service in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Gleneagles Hospital. Past President of the Society of Anaesthetists of Hong Kong and of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiology, where he is also a member of the education and examination committees. Prof. Irwin has published over 260 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h index 39) and is a regular invited journal reviewer. He is an editor of Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy and senior editor of the HK Medical Journal. He is on the Faculty of Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) and was Chairman of the organising committee for the World Congress of Anaesthesia 2016. Research interests include intravenous anaesthesia, pharmacology, enhanced recovery and organ preconditioning.

Prof Karen Kirkby
Richard Rose Chair Proton Therapy Physics University of manchester/ the christie NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Karen Kirkby holds the Richard Rose Chair for Proton Therapy Physics between the University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.  She is the research lead for proton therapy bringing together the research effort on protons in Manchester between the University, The Christie and CRUK Major Centre. She also represents the UK internationally and leads the EU project INSPIRE which coordinates research in proton therapy across Europe  https://protonsinspire.eu/

Karen has a research grant portfolio of over £15M from UKRI, CRUK and NIHR and over 190 papers in peer reviewed journals, including Nature.  She has also written for popular science magazines and the broadsheets.

Prof Suellen Walker
Prof of Paediatric Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Suellen Walker is Professor of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her clinical academic post encompasses inpatient and outpatient pain management in children. She leads the Paediatric Pain Research Group at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, with research interests including developmental analgesic efficacy and safety, the long-term impact of pain in early life, and neuropathic pain in children. She was the 2012 Royal College of Anaesthetists Macintosh Professorship. She was a Foundation Diplomate of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 1999 and is an Elected Fellow, Examiner, and Educational Supervisor for the Faculty of Pain Medicine RCoA

Professor Bruce Biccard
Professor and Second Chair, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town

Bruce Biccard is Professor and Second Chair in the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests include perioperative medicine, perioperative outcomes and global surgery. He is a proponent of international collaborative research. He collaborates with the African Surgical OutcomeS (ASOS) network and is the PI for the ASOS-2 Trial, a 650 hospital cluster randomised trial of the efficacy of increased postoperative surveillance.