(the provisional programme is subject to alteration)

RCOA Revalidation logoEach day of the conference there are 2 streams of presentations + workshops and a symposium offering delegates the choice to satisfy their CPD requirements.

This day of the meeting is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 points for the purposes of continuing professional development.




Welcome Charles Stack President of APAGBI Judith Morgan, Chair of the Local Organising Committee

Opening Session

MAJAX – Manchester Arena 22nd May 2017

Chair: Dr Chris Gildersleve, Cardiff

Emergency Response (3A10) (2D01) (2A02) Dr Chris Press, Bronze Commander @ Manchester Incident
Anaesthetic Deployment & Logistics (3A10) (2D01) Dr Hilary Eason, Manchester
Damage Limitation Surgery (3A08) (3A10)(2D01) Mr Farhan Ali, Manchester

10.30 Break, Exhibition and Poster Viewing - Hadfield Hall


Session 1: Managing Anxiety in Children and Sedation Techniques

Chair: Dr Simon Courtman, Plymouth

The non pharmacological management of anaesthetic anxiety in children (3I00) (2D02) (2D06) Dr Amy Norrington, Middlesbrough
Improving Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Children (3A07) (2D06) Dr Piet Leroy, Maastricht
Current UK Practice and Nice Guidance (3A07) (2D06) Dr Grant Stuart, London


Session 2: Allergy & Anaphylaxis

Chair: Christine Kirton, Sheffield

Allergies and Asthma (3I00) (2D02)Dr Nicola Jay, Sheffield
Drug Related Allergies (3I00)Prof Britta Regli-Von Ungern, Perth, Australia
NAP6 Paediatric Report (3A01)(3I00)(1B01)Dr Mark Thomas, London

How Medics use Mentoring

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APAGBI Annual General Meeting, Old Banqueting Hall

Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing - Hadfield Hall


Session 4: Global Challenges

Chair: Dr Kate Wilson, Sheffield

Pride and Prejudices (3I00) Prof Tony Roche, Seattle
Recruit, Train, Retain – Repeat (3I00) Prof Gerald Dubowitz, San Francisco
Effective Coverage, as Long as the Cat Catches the Mice (3I00) Dr Ollie Ross, Southampton


Session 3: Haematology

Chair: John Rutherford, Dumfries

Perioperative anaemia and paediatric red cell transfusion(3I00) (2D02) (1E04) Dr Helen New, London
Massive Transfusion, Blood Products and TXA (3I00) (2D02) (1E04) Dr Philip Arnold, Liverpool
VTE prevention - APA and NICE guidance (3I00) (2D02)(1E05) Dr Jude Morgan, Sheffield

Resilience Workshop

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15.45 Refreshments, Exhibition and Poster Viewing - Hadfield Hall


Session 5:

Prize Presentations & Honorary Members

Jackson Rees Lecture

Chair: Dr Charles Stack, Sheffield

What would the World look like without Plastics? (3J00) Professor Anthony Ryan OBEAnthony Ryan

Professor Tony Ryan was a student at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) where awarded a BSc in Polymer Science & Technology (Chemistry) in 1983 and a PhD in 1988. From 1985 to 1988 he was a Lecturer in Polymer Science & Technology at UMIST. He held a NATO Research Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 1988 and 1989. In 1990 he returned to UMIST to be a Lecturer in Polymer Science & Technology in the Materials Science Department and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1994 and Reader in 1995. From 1993 to 1997 he was seconded half-time to the Synchrotron Radiation Source at Daresbury. In 1997 he moved to Sheffield to be The Professor of Physical Chemistry. From 1999-2004 he was the Head of the Department of Chemistry, from 2000-2008 Director of the Polymer Centre 2000-2008, and in the period 2002-2008 The ICI Professor of Physical Chemistry. From 2008-2016 he was the Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield.

Conference Evening (click here for details)

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