Annual Congress 2017

Workshops

 

A range of practical and hands-on workshops are available. The number of registrants for each workshop will be limited so early booking is advised. A fee is attached to each workshop unless stated otherwise. 

Time
Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Wednesday 26 September
1120-1250 Difficult airways (£55) 
Room: Wicklow 3  
 
1350-1520 Ultrasound: abdominal wall / trunk blocks (£45)
Room: Wicklow 2
 
 
1550-1720 Difficult airways (£55) 
Room: Wicklow 3   
 
Throughout the day Mentoring sessions
Thursday 27 September
0900-1030 Leadership - open to all (£35)
Room: Wicklow 5
Ultrasound: basic blocks for hip and knee surgery (£45) 
Room: Wicklow 2 
1345-1515

How to publish a paper (FREE)
(1345-1545)
Room: Wicklow 5 

Ultrasound: advanced blocks for hip and knee surgery (£45)
Room: Wickow 2
1545-1715 Clinical conundrums for the non-neuroanaesthetist (£35)
Room: Wicklow 1
 
Throughout the day Mentoring sessions
Throughout the day CV analysis sessions
Friday 28 September
Throughout the day Mentoring sessions
Throughout the day CV analysis sessions
 
Workshop descriptions
Difficult airways                                                    (Workshop lead:  Prof Ellen O'Sullivan, Dublin)

1B02, 1C01, 2A01, 2A06, 2A12, 3A01

The difficult airway workshops will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with advanced techniques described in DAS intubation guidelines in managing unanticipated difficult airway. It also an opportunity to use recently introduced new airway devices and techniques useful in managing anticipated difficult airway. There is a high faculty: delegate ratio allowing maximum opportunity to learn the skills from experienced national faculty.

Workstations include: 

  • Airway ultrasound
  • Emergency front of neck access (Plan D)
  • Fibre-optic intubation via an LMA using an Aintree catheter (Plan B option)
  • Videolaryngoscopy Plan A
  • Case discussions

Numbers are limited to 12 with a faculty to delegate ratio of 1:2.

Airway Ultrasound

Airway ultrasound is a recent development in airway management. Ultrasound scan of the neck facilitates identifying the cricoid cartilage and cricothyroid membrane. In a situation where cricothyorod membrane is not palpable, it is good practice to locate the cricothyroid membrane using ultrasound scan prior to inducing anaesthesia. It is also an additional tool in confirming the correct placement of tracheal tube. The delegates will have the opportunity to get hands on experience on live models. The first & most important step in the front of neck access is correctly identifying the cricothyroid membrane. 

Emergency Front of Neck Access (Plan D)

In this station various rescue techniques for can’t intubate can’t ventilate (can’t intubate can’t oxygenate) scenario. Delegates will practice surgical cricothyrotomy. This station gives an opportunity to discuss issues associated with failure of some of the techniques as described in the NAP4 report and to use new devices for trans-tracheal ventilation.

Fibreoptic intubation via an LMA using an Aintree catheter (Plan B option)

This station re-enforces the plan B of DAS intubation guidelines and provides an opportunity to discuss the current concepts and recent developments in supraglottic airway devices. Under the supervision of experienced faculty delegates can practice both one stage and two stage technique of fibreoptic assisted tracheal intubation through supraglottic airway devices.

Videolaryngoscopy (Plan A)

This station will aim to demonstrate the use of various videolaryngoscopes and their limitations. It also provides the practical tips in improving the success rate of tracheal intubation using Videolaryngoscopes. There will be opportunity to discuss the relative merits of each device with attention to published literature, ease of use and cost issues.

 

 Ultrasound: abdominal wall/trunk blocks               (Workshop lead: Dr Louise Moran, ISRA)
This session will involve leading experts demonstrating the sonoanatomy of established and new abdominal wall and trunk blocks on live models. Hands on experience is guaranteed with group sizes limited to six per model. Rectus sheath, Transverse abdominal plane (TAP), Quadratus Lumborum, Ileoinguinal, paravertebral and erector spinae blocks will be covered.

Learning objectives

By the end of this regional anaesthesia workshop you will be able to:

• Correctly identify relevant sonoanatomy of the abdominal wall / trunk
• Describe different approaches to performing Rectus sheath, Transverse abdominal plane (TAP),  Quadratus Lumborum, Ileo-inguinal and erector spinae blocks.
Ultrasound: basic blocks for hip and knee surgery     (Workshop lead: Dr Louise Moran, ISRA)

This session will involve leading experts demonstrating the sonoanatomy of basic blocks for hip and knee surgery on live models. Hands on experience is guaranteed with group sizes limited to six per model. Femoral, fascia iliaca, saphenous, obturator and popliteal nerve blocks will be covered.

Learning objectives

By the end of this regional anaesthesia workshop you will be able to:

• Correctly identify relevant sonoanatomy of the lower limb
• Describe different approaches to performing femoral, fascia iliaca, saphenous, obturator and popliteal nerve blocks. 


Ultrasound: advanced blocks for hip and knee surgery (Workshop lead: Dr Louise Moran, ISRA)
This session will involve leading experts demonstrating the sonoanatomy of advanced blocks for hip and knee surgery on live models. Hands on experience is guaranteed with group sizes limited to six per model. Psoas compartment, quadratus lumborum (QL), lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) sciatic (including parasacral) and obturator blocks will be covered.

Learning objectives
By the end of this regional anaesthesia workshop you will be able to:

•  Correctly identify relevant sonoanatomy of the lower limb.
•  Describe different approaches to performing Psoas compartment, quadratus lumborum (QL), lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) nerve, sciatic (including parasacral) and obturator blocks nerve blocks. 
 Mentoring sessions (Meet at registration desk)
Domain 1: Knowledge, skills & performance, Domain 3: Communication, partnership and teamwork, 1H02
The AAGBI are offering conference participants 45 minute mentoring sessions with one of a team of highly trained and experienced mentors, all of whom use mentoring for themselves. The mentors are a selection of trainee and senior anaesthetists, some of whom have held posts as Royal College Tutor, Deputy or Regional Adviser, and AAGBI Council members. Mentoring conversations are confidential.

Sessions will be most useful to conference participants who:

  • Are strategic about their own development
  • Want to discuss a potential opportunity or a dilemma
  • Have specific educational or work needs
  • Are at a crossroad in their career - Career/life planning

These sessions cannot be booked online, if you would like to book a place please email with a preferred time and date meetings@aagbi.org.Please click here for more information on mentoring.

Clinical conundrums for the non-neuroanaesthetist - Run by the Neuroanaesthetic and Critical Care Society (NACCS)

Workshop leads:

Dr. Matt Wiles (Editor Anaesthesia and Council Member Neuroanaesthetic and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Prof. Adrian Gelb (Senior Anaesthesiologist, University of California, San Francisco)

Dr. Dan Harvey (National Education Clinical Lead for Organ Donation)


1F01, 2A01, 2F02, 2C06, 3A10

Current clinical practice is now conducted in the era of the guideline. For a given medical condition, clinicians are expected to balance guidelines and protocols produced by numerous different groups, both at local and national level. This often leads to difficultly, especially when the advice from different bodies is either contradictory or appears to be at odds with usual practice.

This session will involve a round-table discussion of three common clinical scenarios, with the evidence for “best” practice reviewed. One member of the workshop faculty is based in the USA, and will be able to provide a transatlantic view of European practice. The session aims to be interactive with opinion and input sought from all participants. A novel ethical framework will also be discussed, with aims to help participants manage difficult ethical situations in the future.

Learning objectives:

•     Optimal airway management in the patient at risk of cervical spine injury
•     Blood pressure management in the bleeding patient with traumatic brain injury
•     Management of a devastating brain injury
•     Use of a novel ethical framework for challenging clinical cases

 

How to publish a paper
Domain 1: Knowledge, skills & performance, Domain 2: Safety and quality, Domain 3: Communication, partnership and teamwork, 1F05, 1G02, 1H02, 3J00
Starting a project (whether clinical research, audit or a survey) can be daunting, especially if you've not done it before (and sometimes if you have!), and seeing it through to publication can also be a challenge. This workshop covers the whole process but focuses particularly on the points that journal reviewers and editors will be interested in when considering a manuscript submitted for publication. The workshop will be delivered in a friendly and non-threatening style by the editorial team of Anaesthesia, all with extensive experience of success (and failure!) in getting their work published and of reviewing papers written by others. It will be suitable for anaesthetists of all grades but particularly those who are considering, or currently involved in, such a project

Learning objectives:
  • Research study design
  • How to present a manuscript / how journals deal with my submission 
  • How to analyse a paper 
  • Discussion of sample problems from delegates


Leadership - open to all

We are all asked to be leaders at some point.  For some, this comes naturally, and others recognise and respond to their leadership.  But many of us have to work to develop our style, and to encourage our colleagues to recognise and value our contributions.  Women and black and minority ethnic groups are under-represented in senior roles in industry, but shy people also struggle.  What's happening in medicine and what can we do to encourage good leadership from a diverse range of clinicians?