XXXIVth Edinburgh
Anaesthesia Festival
POSTPONED TO 18-20 August 2021

Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival 2020 Programme

Wednesday 19th August - Session 1CPD matrix code
0830-0930Registration and breakfast
0930-0940WelcomeDr Adam Paul, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
0940-1000Slaying mythical beasts of anaesthesiaDr David Ray, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1000-1020Slaying mythical beasts of intensive careDr Monika Beatty, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1020-1040Slaying mythical beasts of pain medicineProfessor Lesley Colvin, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
1130-1150Anaesthetic Neurotoxicity - what can I tell parents?Assistant Professor Amy Vinson, Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School
1150-1210Periop delirium in the elderly- how to avoid, reduce and manageProfessor Alasdair MacLullich, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1210-1230Anaesthesia for Patients with DementiaProfessor Lars Simon Rasmussen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
Session 2
1345-1435Anesthesia, Aging and Cognition
Prof JD Robertson Lecture supported by EESSA and JDR Trust
Professor Regis Kelly, California Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine (QB3)
1435-1455Optical learning enhancementsDr Mel McKendrick, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
1455-1515Innovations in Non-Technical Skills Training and AssessmentProfessor Steven Yule, University of Edinburgh
1600-1620Preoperative fasting times for fluids - time for change?Dr Peter Klepsch, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
1620-1640Difficult airways at Sea- My experience of working on the Mercy ShipsDr Scott McNeill, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1700-1830Welcome Drinks Reception at the conference venue
Thursday 20th August - Session 3CPD matrix code
0930-0950What is the optimal intraoperative O2 fractionProfessor Lars Simon Rasmussen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
0950-1010Anaesthetic Management of SAH coilingDr Albin Augustine, Royal Stoke University Hospital
1010-1030Processed EEG, making sense of the random number generatorDr Peter Klepsch, Southmead Hospital Bristol
1120-1140Treatment Escalation Decisions: Context & ConsequencesDr Calvin Lightbody, University Hospital Hairmyres, Lanarkshire
1140-1200Physician SuicideAssistant Professor Amy Vinson, Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School
1200-1220Medico-Legal UpdateDr Udvitha Nandasoma, The Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Session 4
1335-1425Responding to the Climate EmergencyDame Jackie Daniel, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1425-1445How can CPOC help you deliver excellence in perioperative careDr Louise Bates, CPOC fellow
1445-1505Nerve blocks for awake surgeryDr Jon Antrobus, NHS Borders
1545-1605Maternal Crit CareDr Kerry Litchfield, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
1605-1625Anaesthesia for the pregnant non-obs caseDr Arlene Wise, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1625-1645Maternal Haemorrhage Dr Catherine Collinson , Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1900-2300Conference Dinner
Friday 21st August - Session 5CPD matrix code
0930-0950ICU Pathogen spreadDr Claire Adams, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
0950-1010Getting the Right heart Right under General AnaesthesiaDr Ben Shelley, Golden Jubilee National Hospital / University of Glasgow
1010-1030How can I get my paper published? The editor’s viewProfessor Lars Simon Rasmussen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
1115-1135Changing the shape of perioperative care in the UK and beyondDr Louise Bates, CPOC fellow
1135-1155Standards and outcomes - an update from the Scottish Hip Fracture AuditDr Jon Antrobus, NHS Borders
1155-1215Anaesthesia for Stroke and outcomesDr Albin Augustine, Royal Stoke University Hospital
1230-1250Professor Alastair Spence Award: Oral presentations from Top 2 finalists
Session 6
1350-1400Presentation of Awards: Professor Alastair Spence Award and Best Poster Award
1400-1450Physician Well BeingAssistant Professor Amy Vinson, Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School
1450-1515TBC (with patient)Dr Ros Burns, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1515-1540InS:PIRE - a multidisciplinary programme for patient's surviving ICU (with patient) Dr Lucy Hogg, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh