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An Update for the General Anaesthetist

The seventh practical, comprehensive and intensive course for Consultant and Career Grade Anaesthetists who are seeing an increasing number of obese patients in their day-to-day practice

organised by Infomed Research and Training on Friday 31 January 2020, at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, 1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY


Target audience

The course is designed for Consultant and Career Grade Anaesthetists who are seeing an increasing number of obese patients in their day-to-day practice.

Approved by RCoA for 6 CPD credits

Certificates will be issued
Codes: 2A03, 2A07, 2C01, 2C02, 2B01, 2B02, 2B03, 2D02

Full course programme

Course fee

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments, and attendance CPD certificate.

£325 (inc VAT)

About the course

  • Objective: to provide the General Anaesthetist with a practical and comprehensive update on how to best manage obese patients
  • Practical: Practicalities, top tips, evidence-based, but not research focused.
  • Comprehensive: the whole patient journey from initial assessment and preparation to post-op care. Covering adults, children, parturients, day surgery and critically ill.
  • Relevant to day-to-day practice and pitched at a level suitable for the Consultant General Anaesthetist
  • Aimed at answering questions, such as:
    • What investigations really are useful/needed/worthwhile?
    • Moving and handling safely – how and what’s new?
    • Post-op management – where to send the patient and when?
    • What practical tips can I get from the bariatric anaesthetist?
  • Lectures, including case scenarios
    and Q&A, plus Panel Discussions, covering:
  1. Pre-operative Assessment and Preparations
  2. Induction, Maintenance and Reversal
  3. Post-operative Care
  4. The Obese Patient and the HDU/ICU
  5. The Obese Parturient
  6. The Obese Child
  7. Tips from the Bariatric Anaesthetist

Faculty members include

Course Advisor

Dr Sarah Wray,
Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal London Hospital

Faculty includes

Dr Brendan O’Connor,
Consultant Anaesthetist, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Dr Lionel Davis,
Consultant Anaesthetist, Homerton University Hospital, London

Dr Nick Kennedy,
Consultant Anaesthetist, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Dr Raymond Ackwerh,
Consultant Anaesthetist with special interest in Paediatric and Bariatric Anaesthesia,
University College Hospital, London

Dr Rhodri Glyn Birtchnell
Consultant Anaesthetist, Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Comments from delegates who attended the previous course

  • Quality of lectures & course information – very good
  • Good quality content, practical advice and informative panel discussion
  • Covered real practical issues a wide range of specialists
  • Time keeping was very good and good to have presentations available on line
  • Take home” messages very useful – will be a guideline to my practice
  • I will be more confident in all aspects of assessing and dealing with obese patients
  • I leave more prepared/confident and I will review my pre-op preparation of the obese patients
Lectures, case scenarios, interaction, Q&A with all faculty members.

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