Speakers

XXXIVth Edinburgh
Anaesthesia Festival
19-21 August 2020

Stuart Gillon

Consultant in Critical Care, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Stuart Gillon is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005 and undertook postgraduate training in anaesthesia in Glasgow before pursuing solely intensive care medicine in Melbourne and then London. He has subspecialty interests in extracorporeal life support for severe respiratory and cardiac failure.

Prof Thierry Girard

Deputy head of anaesthesia at the University hospital Basel. In charge of the residency program. Lead of Obstetric Anaesthesia. Immediate past-president of the Swiss Association of Obstetric Anaesthesia (SAOA). Committee member of the Obstetric Anaesthetist’s Association (OAA) from 2014 to 2019.

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My main research area is pharmacogenetics. I am a member of the board of the European Malignant Hyperthermia Group (www.emhg.org). My interest in information technology stems from my work in pharmacogenetics, which has given me experience in computer programming.

Dr Lorraine Harrington

Consultant Anaesthetist Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

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Dr Lorraine Harrington is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and pain medicine appointed to NHS Lothian in 2016. She is based at St Johns’ Hospital, Livingston for anaesthesia and throughout Lothian for Pain Medicine. In addition to managing general chronic pain patients, Lorraine has a specialist interest in pelvic pain. She is the lead pain clinician within the EXPPECT Pelvic pain group, seeing and assessing patients from throughout Scotland.Lorraine has research interests and experience running trials in neuropathic pain and opioids.

Prof Ewen M Harrison

Professor of Surgery and Data Science, University of Edinburgh Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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He leads the Surgical Informatics group,performing data-driven research focused on improving patientoutcomes after surgery. Interests include machine learning, crowd-sourcing patient-level data; surgical trials; mobile data collection platforms and “wearables”; natural language processing; decision modelling; administrative data analysis; and patient-reported outcomes.

He leads the NIHR Unit on Global Surgery at the University of Edinburgh, a collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick. This provides a platform for the GlobalSurg Collaborative (globalsurg.org), an international collaboration of 5000 individuals in 420 centres across 102 countries studying outcomes in general surgery and quality improvement.

He has an MSc in Statistics and is an Editor for HPB. His work is funded by the NIHR, Wellcome Trust, MRC and Academy of Medical Sciences. He is the Programme Director for the Masters in Surgery degree at the University of Edinburgh – a distance-learning qualification which allows surgeons to train while continuing to work in their home country.

Dr Emily Hatton-Wyatt

ST3 Anaesthetic Registrar Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Graduated in 2010 from Hull York Medical School and worked in Yorkshire, Nottingham, Devon and Edinburgh.Previously trained in Emergency Medicine before beginning Anaesthesia training. Interested in perioperative medicine and intensive care. Outside of work likes to spend all available time with her cocker spaniel and at the beach, preferably surfing.

Anaesthetising in Zambia

We have spent 6 months working as junior clinical fellows in Zambia with the Zambia Anaesthesia Development Programme (ZADP).

ZADP is a charity that’s aim is todevelop the speciality of anaesthesia within Zambia. It was set up following the WHO safe surgery report in 2009 with help of the AAGBI. Prior to its inception in 2011 there was no postgraduate training in anaesthesia in Zambia. Surgeries were carried out but without a trained anaesthetist. ZADP has supported the UNZA MMedanaesthesia programme and delivered the curriculum through clinical and non-clinical teaching. There have been 23 graduates to date and these anaesthetists form the backbone to anaesthesia in a country where the surgical burden is high.

Whilst we have been in Zambia there have been 2 military, 2 senior and 2 junior fellows. Our role as junior fellows has been to facilitate primary level teaching, implement a nationwide simulation training programme and create an online learning resource for use in a low middle income setting. As a collective, the ZADP fellows havefacilitated quality improvement projects and gained unrivalled theatre experience!We were primarily based at University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka but also had the opportunity to work in a remote eye surgery clinic near Livingstone and at a district hospital in the Copperbelt. We learnt not to trust the electrical supply … the water supply … the oxygen supply … and the pharmaceutical supply! We became au fait with drugs not previously encountered such as halothane, and can’t tell you how much we missed ETC02 and volatile measurement.

We hope to share our experiences and the challengeof living and working in Zambia, to thank Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival for supporting our venture and explain why our time away has been an unrivalled opportunity clinically, and otherwise!

Dr Rachel Hignett

Consultant Anaesthetist Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

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Dr Rachel Hignett works as a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in high risk obstetrics at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Rachel was appointed Adverse Event Lead for the Department of Anaesthesia in 2011, and more recently she has also been working as Clinical Lead for Learning from Deaths in Acute Care, NHS Lothian. She has been part of the Scottish Morbidity and Mortality Programme working group. Rachel completed the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship (Scottish Patient Safety Programme) cohort 8, in 2016. As part of this fellowship, Rachel was able to spend time learning about military and commercial aviation safety systems with naval aviation in the USA, military aviation at RAF Brize Norton and National Air Traffic Control, Prestwick, Scotland. When not working, Rachel loves nothing better than to spend time on the hills and beaches of Scotland with her family and wee dog Scooby.

Dr Zoeb Jiwaji

Anaesthetic Registrar and Clinical Lecturer Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

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Zoeb graduated from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, andundertook a PhD at the University of Edinburgh investigating neuron-astrocyte interactions and how these influence CNS metabolic and neuroprotective pathways. He is now a clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, working within the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences and the UK Dementia Research Institute. His research interest is to understand how anaesthesia, critical illness and dementia drive cellular and molecular changes thatlead to increasedbrain vulnerability, and how these pathways might be targeted to enhance CNS resilience in the perioperative period.

Dr Mortimer Kelleher

Consultant Anaesthetist Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

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Mort Kelleher is a Consultant Transplant Anaesthetist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Having attended University College Cork as an undergraduate, he completed specialist training predominantly in Ireland, with time spent in Melbourne, Australia and in Edinburgh. He has been working as a consultant on the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit for five years, and his clinical practice covers all aspects of pre-listing assessment and perioperative care for patients undergoing liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation.

While undertaking Specialist Training, Dr Kelleher obtained an MSc degree in Clinical Education from the University of Edinburgh. He has pursued an active interest in education in his role as a Module Organiser for the Student Selected Component 2b for Year 2 Undergraduate MBChB students, and has recently taken over as Programme Director for the Intercalated Honours BMedSc in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (having previously been involved as a Module Organiser for that programme). He coordinates elective placements for overseas students visiting Edinburgh.

Dr Kelleher is also involved with postgraduate training as an Educational Supervisor, and is the Clinical Supervisor for the Day Surgery Unit of Training at RIE. He is a Course Organiser for the upcoming online distance-learning MSc in Critical Care, which is due to commence in September 2019.

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Dr Andrew Macalister Hall

ST4 Anaesthetic Registrar Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Graduated in 2010 from Peninsula Medical School and worked in Devon, New Zealand Cornwall, and Edinburgh. Interested in pre hospital medicine and obstetric anaesthesia. Somewhat of an adrenaline junkie outside of work and can often be found trying to go very fast on his bike, skis or kiteboard.

Anaesthetising in Zambia

We have spent 6 months working as junior clinical fellows in Zambia with the Zambia Anaesthesia Development Programme (ZADP).

ZADP is a charity that’s aim is todevelop the speciality of anaesthesia within Zambia. It was set up following the WHO safe surgery report in 2009 with help of the AAGBI. Prior to its inception in 2011 there was no postgraduate training in anaesthesia in Zambia. Surgeries were carried out but without a trained anaesthetist. ZADP has supported the UNZA MMedanaesthesia programme and delivered the curriculum through clinical and non-clinical teaching. There have been 23 graduates to date and these anaesthetists form the backbone to anaesthesia in a country where the surgical burden is high.

Whilst we have been in Zambia there have been 2 military, 2 senior and 2 junior fellows. Our role as junior fellows has been to facilitate primary level teaching, implement a nationwide simulation training programme and create an online learning resource for use in a low middle income setting. As a collective, the ZADP fellows have facilitated quality improvement projects and gained unrivalled theatre experience! We were primarily based at University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka but also had the opportunity to work in a remote eye surgery clinic near Livingstone and at a district hospital in the Copperbelt. We learnt not to trust the electrical supply … the water supply … the oxygen supply … and the pharmaceutical supply! We became au fait with drugs not previously encountered such as halothane, and can’t tell you how much we missed ETC02 and volatile measurement.

We hope to share our experiences and the challenge of living and working in Zambia, to thank Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival for supporting our venture and explain why our time away has been an unrivalled opportunity clinically, and otherwise!

Dr Claire Macaulay

Speciality Doctor in Oncology, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow National Education Lead for Realistic Medicine at NHS Education for Scotland

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Claire qualified as a doctor from Liverpool University in 1999 and trained in Medical Oncology in Glasgow, picking up an MD along the way. Claire spent 10 years as a Medico-Legal Advisor with the Medical Defence Union, supporting and defending doctors during the most difficult time in their professional lives. She is an experienced trainer and was the MDU Medical Education Lead, devising and delivering high quality CPD courses on professional aspects of clinical practice. She is currently the National Education Lead for Realistic Medicine at NHS Education for Scotland and a Speciality Doctor on Oncology at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow. Claire is a qualified mediator and executive coach, specialising in conflict coaching. She is convinced that compassionate communication can transform relationships and resolve even the most intractable disputes. Claire is acutely aware of the impact of conflict on all parties and is committed to supporting those in dispute to find creative and effective resolutions.

Dr Helen Mackie

National Clinical Advisor for Realistic Medicine (Scotland)

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Helen is the National Clinical Advisor for Realistic Medicine working within the Scottish Government Chief Medical Officer’s (Catherine Calderwood) Directorate. She has been in this post since November 2017 as part of the Realistic Medicine Policy team. The aim of the team is to deliver on the CMO's vision "By 2025 everyone who provides healthcare in Scotland with demonstrate their professionalism through the approaches, behaviours and attitudes of Realistic Medicine"

Prior to this post Helen was the Chief of Medical services at University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbride. In this role she led on Patient Safety, Clinical Governance, improvements in unscheduled care, Medical training, hospital safety huddles, and staff wellbeing. Her clinical background is as a practicing General Physician and Gastroenterologist with interests in Inflammatory Bowel disease and Nutrition.

Dr Dermot McKeown

Consultant Anaesthetist Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

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I started as an anaesthetic house officer in 1978, and am still in practice as a ‘retired and returned’ consultant so have seen many changes in airway management and patient monitoring. These have dramatically improved patient safety, but have often made us question conventional wisdom at the time of their introduction.

My clinical practice and research interests have been mainly in trauma, critical care, and transplant anaesthesia. I have had a particular interest in early critical care including emergency airway management by anaesthetists and others.With colleagues in Edinburgh I was involved in the early development and clinical trials of McGrath videolaryngoscopes.

I look forward to hearing our learned debatersenthusiastically present the evidence and opinions for their preferred ‘Plan A’ device.

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Dr Udvitha Nandasoma

ST in Hepatology, St James’s Hospital, Leeds MDU Advisor, MDU journal editor

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Dr Nandasoma has worked for the MDU since 2008 having studied law with the Open University. He trained in hepatology and undertook a PhD in the molecular virology of hepatitis C and still works as a speciality doctor in Hepatology at St James’s Hospital in Leeds. His role at the MDU includes editing the MDU journal and advising doctors on a wide range of medico-legal issues including the GMC, inquest, complaints and coroners inquiries.

The MDU regularly receives requests for advice and help from anaesthetists. This talk will focus on the MDU’s experience of anaesthetic cases and will also provide an updates in the medico-legal field in 2019. This talk will examine the range of medicolegal challenges faced by anaesthetists and also look at developments since the last festival in the area of gross negligence manslaughter.

Dr James Peyton MBChB MRCP FRCA

Attending Anesthesiologist, Boston Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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After medical school in Bristol, I ventured into acute/emergency medicine. It became apparent that anaesthesia was a better option, so I transitioned into an anaesthetic rotation in Swansea, followed by SpR training in the Severn Deanery. I spent a great year as a locum consultant in Bristol, but before that I had promised my American wife that I would try to find a job in the US for a year. Deciding that I would like more experience in paediatricanaesthesia, I looked for fellowships in the USA (not expecting to actually have to go!). Boston Children’s offered me a fellowship position, which I began in 2012. I was lucky enough to be asked to stay, and have been on faculty since 2013, living just outside Boston with my wife and two children. My arrival coincided with the creation of the Paediatric Difficult Intubation Registry, which gave me my academic focus.

Dr Kathryn Puxty

Consultant Anaesthetist Glasgow Royal Infirmary MBChB (Hon) MRCP FRCA FFICM MD

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Kathryn Puxty graduated from the University of Dundee in 2004 with MBChB (Hon). She moved to the West of Scotland for post-graduate training in general medicine and subsequently Anaesthesia and ICM. She now works as a Consultant in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Her research interests include outcomes for cancer patients after critical illness and she completed a MD with the University of Glasgow on this topic.

Professor Mike Reed

MD FRCS (Tr& Orth) University of York Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, UK

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Following medical school in Newcastle and his MD in Sheffield, Miketrainedin Trauma and Orthopaedics in the North of England, andcompleted fellowships in New Zealand.

Currently, he is a fulltime hip and knee replacement surgeon, with trauma commitments within a busy Trauma Unit.

At Trust level, Mikehas run improvement programmes in hip fracture care, infection prevention and enhanced recovery.Heis the Clinical Director at Northumbria leading a high performing team, supported by a group of committed and talented colleagues.

His research, supported by industry, charity and government funding, focuses on clinical outcomes and on his specialist interest in infection prevention, diagnosis and management. WithNorthumbria, he is leadinglarge national collaboratives on hip fracture care and enhanced recovery.In addition, Mike supervisesbasic science research at Newcastle University, which focuses on vitamin D and infection. He is alsoChief Investigator forclinical trials on clinical outcomes and infection prevention at the Universities of York and Oxford.

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Dr Ben Slater

Consultant Anaesthetist NHS Fife

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Having trained in general medicine then anaesthetics in North Western England for 10 years, I moved to South East Scotland to complete training.

During Intensive Care Medicine training in Manchester, I developed a keen interest in airway and specifically tracheostomy safety, instructing on and developing the national tracheostomy safety project courses in Edinburgh, Fife and Lanarkshire.

I currently work as a consultant in anaesthesia and critical care at NHS Fife.

Dr Helen Usher

Consultant Anaesthetist Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

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Dr Helen Usher has been a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 2015, specialising in anaesthesia for hepatobiliary, upper GI and transplant surgery. She has had a long-standing interest in the perioperative management of higher risk patients undergoing major surgery. Her current interests include working on incorporating Prehabilitation exercise and lifestyle modification into ERAS programmes for upper GI, hepatobiliary and liver transplant patients. Outside of work she is mum to two very active boys.

Dr Ian Young

Specialty Trainee Anaesthetist South East Scotland Region

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Ian Young is an anaesthetic specialty trainee in South East Scotland. His research interest is the interface of healthcare and informatics. He is currently undertaking an academic clinical fellowship in Data Science for Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.