(the provisional programme is well advanced but may be subject to alteration)

Pre-Conference Course

The course is designed to be a refresher session to update an individual’s knowledge in current concepts of some chosen aspects of paediatric anaesthesia and critical care. All material will be delivered by known experts in their fields and there is the opportunity engage in the interactive demonstration of the stabilisation of a critically ill child by a regional transport team.

Those attending will:     

  • have their knowledge updated and perhaps realise they are already up to date in some or all areas.
  • increase confidence levels in techniques

RCOA Revalidation logoCPD:  the course will attain 3 extra RCoA CPD points

12:30 - 13.30

Registration opens. Light Refreshments

13.30 - 17.00

Afternoon Update / Refresher in Current Paediatric Practice

Chair: Joanne Haidon

Session A : Pre-Operative Fasting and “Unfasted” Induction

Aspiration is Relatively Rare – The Evidence Rob Walker (Manchester)
Pre-operative free oral fluids “Think Drink” Mark Thomas (London)
• Contemporary alternatives to RSI and Suxamethonium Tom Engelhardt (Aberdeen)


Session B : Management of the Critically ill Child in the DGH

North West and North Wales Paediatric Transport ServiceLead : Pete Murphy, Liverpool and North West & North Wales Paediatric Transport Service & Local Organising Committee


The Role of the Anaesthetist in assisting with “Packaging” for Retrieval and/or Time Critical Transfer. (a scene setting talk)
“Picking up the Pieces” - What to do when things go wrong (Interactive/ live demo / questions & voting. Clinical emphasis)

APAGBI Meeting Secretariat
c/o Index Communications Meeting Services.
Crown House,
28 Winchester Road,
Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8AA, UK.

T: + 44 (0) 1794 511331/2

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