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
Workshop 3
Workshop 4
Wednesday 27 September
1120-1250

 OAA case based discussion (£25)
Room 13

 Difficult airways (£50) FULLY BOOKED
Room 4b

Medical hypnosis (£25)
Room 14

Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks (£35)
Room 4a

1550-1720

 

Difficult airways (£50)
Room 4b

Medical hypnosis (£25)
Room 14

Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks  (£35) FULLY BOOKED
Room 4a

Throughout the day Mentoring sessions
Thursday 28 September
0900-1030

USSPINE workshop (£35)
Room 4a

Difficult airways (£50) FULLY BOOKED
Room 4b

Let’s face the statistics and dance (£25)
Room 3a

Assessment and optimisation of multi-morbidity in the older surgical patient (£25)
Room 13

1345-1545

How to publish a paper (FREE)
Room 3b



 

1545-1715

USSPINE workshop (£35) FULLY BOOKED
Room 4a

     
Throughout the day Mentoring sessions
Friday 29 September
Throughout the day Mentoring sessions
 
Workshop descriptions
OAA case based discussion
Difficult airways
1B02, 1C01, 2A01
This airway workshop will focus on:
  • Airway ultrasound.
  • Emergency front of neck access: encompassing both DAS scalpel techniques in an ovine/porcine model as well a conventional trainer. (Plan D)
  • Fibre-optic intubation via an LMA using an Aintree catheter (Plan B option)
  • Videolaryngoscopy Plan A

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

Medical hypnosis

2A10, 2A12
Learning objectives:

  • To be aware of the origins and nature of hypnosis and the recent research evidence indicating its effects on brain function, pain and symptom reduction
  • To be able to establish rapid rapport with patients in acute situations
  • To have experienced a light hypnotic state
  • To have induced hypnosis in others
  • To have gained the confidence to introduce simple  hypnotic techniques into their clinical practice
  • To raise awareness of effective communication
  • Be aware of the nocebo effect of words and how to minimise this negative effect by utilising different types of words and phrases
  • To be aware of the benefits of, and to be able to give, effective pre and post op suggestion
Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks and Injection techniques
3A09, 3E00
The experts will be demonstrating sonoanatomy and various approaches for the regional anaesthesia procedures for upper limb, and lower limb blocks. Various features, advantages and disadvantages of individual blocks will be discussed during this interactive scanning demonstration session. There will be one station to demonstrate the injection techniques. There may be a display of innovative Loughborough Needle Guides to help with injection techniques.

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.

Ultrasound of the Spine (USSPINE) workshop©

1A03, 2B01, 2B03, 2B04, 2G03
Following the success of previous full-day Ultrasound of the Spine (USSPINE) Workshops©, this condensed workshop aims to provide a basic overview on the benefits in performing ultrasound scanning to the back to facilitate lumbar punctures, spinal & epidural insertions.  It is suitable for all grades of anaesthetists & physicians.  Delegates will get a chance to scan various models of different body habitus to build up their confidence.

Let’s face the statistics and dance

Domain 1: Knowledge, skills & performance, Domain 3: Communication, partnership & teamwork, 3J00, 3J02-03

Join our workshop and learn how to take the pain out of analysing the data from your study!

Learning objectives:

  • How to use basic statistical tests which can be applied to data often encountered in anaesthesia research.
Assessment and optimisation of multi-morbidity in the older surgical patient - Run by the Pre-operative Association
In this workshop there will be a focus on how to assess and optimise high risk patients in the real world. This real world is one where the high risk patient is often older and has complex health needs; having not only the condition requiring surgery but also co-existing comorbidities, syndromes and social care needs. Through presentations, case studies and discussion, the participants in the workshop will gain an understanding of:

- the underpinning concepts of multimorbidity and the impact on the perioperative period
- how to assess and optimise multimorbidity to improve postoperative outcomes
- how to apply knowledge and skills in managing multimorbidity in routine clinical practice
- the need for new models of care and a 'new' workforce
- different approaches to setting up patient centred services
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