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Update for the General Anaesthetist 2024

Taking place live on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 September 2024

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WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2024

10.00 – 10.40

(3A08)

Orthopaedic Anaesthesia update

Dr Simeon West

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College Hospital, London

10.40 – 11.20

(2B01, 2B05)

Obstetrics Update

Dr Sarah Armstrong

Consultant Anaesthetist, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

11.20 – 11.40

BREAK

11.40 – 12.20

(2A03)

Care of the surgical patient

Dr Sarah Armstrong

Consultant Anaesthetist, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

12.20 – 13.10

(2A06, 2A11)

Out of theatre: Emergencies and transfer

Dr Christopher Edmunds

Consultant in Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, and Pre-hospital Care, Northwest Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

13.10 – 13.50

LUNCH

13.50 – 14.40

(2A02)

Assessment and management of major trauma

Dr Christopher Edmunds

Consultant in Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, and Pre-hospital Care, Northwest Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

14.40 – 15.20

2A03, 2A04)

Evaluating cardiac risk in non-cardiac surgery Anaesthesia

Dr Rob Stephens

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College Hospital, London, and Associate Professor in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University College London

15.20 – 15.40

BREAK

15.40 – 16.20

(2A03, 2A10)

Update on sedation techniques

Dr Kirstie McPherson

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College Hospital, London

16.20 – 17.00

(2A07, 2A12)

Cardiology and vascular

Dr Dan Bromage

Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College London

THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2024

10.00 – 10.50

(2A12)

Radiology for the busy Anaesthetist

Dr Monica Arora

Consultant Radiologist, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

10.50 – 11.00

BREAK

11.00 – 11.50

(2A12, 2B03)

Ultrasound in anaesthesia

Dr Tim Egan

Consultant Anaesthetist, Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow

11.50 – 12.40

(1F01, 1F02)

Medicolegal update and Getting things right when things go wrong

Dr Jessica Lee

Medicolegal Adviser, Medical Defence Union

12.40 – 13.20

LUNCH

13.20 – 14.20

(2D01, 2D02)

Paediatrics Update

Dr Lionel Davis

Consultant Anaesthetist, Homerton University Hospital, London

14.20 – 15.00

(2A03, 2A07)

Frailty in the perioperative setting

Dr Jia Liu Stevens

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15.00 – 15.20

BREAK

15.20 – 16.10

(2A03, 2A07)

Obesity - A widespread challenge

Dr Tom Wojcikiewicz

Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust

16.10 – 17.00

(2A03, 2A07)

Diabetic patient - An update for peri-operative management

Dr Jigna Modha

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London

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Our expert faculty, consisting of experts from Anaesthesia and associated specialties with years of clinical, teaching, and experience of disseminating skills and practical knowledge to peers from leading hospitals:

Course Director

Dr Sarah Armstrong

Dr Sarah Armstrong

Sarah is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey with specialist interest in obstetric anaesthesia.
She is an elected member in the Executive Committee of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association and is currently Chair of the Surveys subcommittee.
Sarah has a strong interest in education and simulation, and she has authored books for the Primary and Final FRCA exams and several book chapters and articles on obstetric anaesthesia.

Faculty members

Dr Wint Mon

Dr Wint Mon

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital

Dr Mon attended Medical School at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School graduating in 2006.
She did her Core Anaesthesia training at the Sheffield School of Anaesthesia, and for her specialty training she went to the South East School and North Central London School of Anaesthesia and obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2012.
Her specialties are Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, and she has research interests in Obstetric anaesthesia and Perioperative care of the elderly
Other fellowships and research include: Obstetric anaesthesia clinical research (UCLH), Bariatric anaesthesia (UCLH) and Vascular anaesthesia and perioperative medicine (St.Thomas' Hospital)
She has published widely in various journals and publications

Dr Christopher Edmunds

Dr Christopher Edmunds

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Pre-Hospital Medicine, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, East Anglian Air Ambulance, and Adult Critical Care Transfer Services

Dr Dan Bromage

Dr Dan Bromage

Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College London.

Dan completed his medical degree at the University of Bristol in 2006 and undertook postgraduate medical training in the South West and London and later undertook a PhD at UCL in 2016.
He moved to King’s where he completed an NIHR Clinical Lectureship and after doing further research he was appointed a consultant. His aim is to continue in a combined clinical academic role.

Dr Kirstie McPherson

Dr Kirstie McPherson

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital

Kirstie graduated from Leeds University School of Medicine and completed anaesthesia training in the Central London School of Anaesthesia, she is now a consultant in anaesthesia at UCLH with a specialist interest in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.
Her other key interests include advanced airway management and the use of digital technology to support surgical pathways.

Dr Jigna Modha

Dr Jigna Modha

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital

Dr Jigna Modha trained in medicine at the University of Birmingham graduating in 2004, where she also undertook a BMedSc (Hons) in Public Health and Epidemiology (2003).

She completed her anaesthetic training in Leicester and London being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2012.

She joined UCLH as a consultant in 2016. Her sub-specialty clinical interests are anaesthesia for head and neck and ENT surgery, anaesthesia for colorectal and minimally invasive surgery, anaesthesia for major surgery including cancer, perioperative medicine and preoperative assesment.

Jigna is the divisional audit lead for theatres and anaesthetics as well as anaesthetic lead for robotic surgery and perioperative diabetes in surgery.

Mr Jerard Ross

Mr Jerard Ross

Medicolegal Advisor, Medical Defence Union

Jerard is a medicolegal adviser for the MDU. Prior to joining the MDU he was a consultant in adult and paediatric neurosurgery. He runs the education team for the MDU and has a particular interest in doctors facing GMC investigation. In 2022 Jerard was appointed the head of Scottish affairs for the MDU.

Dr Lionel Davis

Dr Lionel Davis

Consultant Anaesthetist, Homerton University Hospital, London

Dr Rob Stephens

Dr Rob Stephens

Consultant in Anaesthesia, University College London Hospital, and Associate Professor in Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, University College London

Dr Stephens obtained his medical degree in 1993 from the University of London and completed training in the North Central London School of Anaesthesia and became a fellow of the RCoA in 2000. He has clinical interests in perioperative medicine, major complex adult surgery, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and postoperative critical care.
He completed a research MD in perioperative immunology at UCL, with further research interests in respiratory and exercise physiology, perioperative haemodynamic optimisation and mechanisms of postoperative morbidity.
He is very interested in medical student training, and runs the Anaesthesia parts for the UCL MBBS for year 4, and is lead for clinical and professional practice teaching in the MBBS curriculum.

Dr Simeon West

Dr Simeon West

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital
Dr Sim West is a consultant anaesthetist at UCLH. He graduated from Sheffield in 2000, and completed his training in anaesthesia in North London, spending 2012 as the Smiths Medical Innovation Fellow. He was appointed to UCLH in 2013 and is lead for regional anaesthesia and the orthopaedic hub. His research interests include improving visualisation of needles, catheters and nerves, and holds honorary positions with UCL and Kings. He has been on the board of RA-UK for 6 years, running website and comms.

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About the course

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Comments from attendees in 2023

  • Really excellent course content, wide range of very important topics which is unusual to get in just one course! 
  • I liked then broad and general CPD topics, content, the lecturers, and the convenience of doing it from home, no travelling, no hotels. 
  • Excellent, relevant and up-to-date, I am already considering this course for next year  
  • I think the best id the fact it’s online therefore easy to access from home with fantastic range of topics/CPD and excellent speakers 
  • Very good general review, a few excellent lectures – none poor 
  • Excellent thank you, I will definitely be on the lookout for the next course on this platform. We’ll done to the Informed organisers 
  • Nice selection of helpful topics, not all applicable to my practice as I mostly do Pain Management; however, there was still plenty to learn and apply in my Anaesthetic Practice. 
  • I am very pleased I attended! Brilliant speakers with good information very well presented. 
  • Great range of topics, perfect, they covered my CPD needs very well 
  • No issues with the IT set up was very good, ran smoothly. no problems. Well organised 
  • An excellent virtual course, good variety in the content, late start and decent breaks, and most of all first class speakers 
  • Time keeping was very good by all presenters and they did justice to the event by covering as much as feasible. Generous CPD points will help my Appraisal requirements towards revalidation. 
  • Excellent topics, efficient speakers, nicely timed, frequent breaks and the quality of the content. 
  • Brilliant to be taught by professionals that know their topics, ease learning from home and I can go back to the catch up as part of the price! 
  • Worth mentioning the quality of the presentation , quality of the presenters and organisation of the course from registration to the day of the course. 
  • Timely, efficient, very easy to book, helpful staff, great lecture topics, very relevant & practical 
  • Confidence booster, definitely learnt a few tips, I will be able to do anaesthesia with better understanding  
  • We had great support from the IT staff when needed, updated knowledge on suggested topics and familiar environment to encourage knowledge spread amongst attenders! 
  • A very good course, difficult to pick 3 things that could be done better! Not about this course specifically, but I would say I heard about this from a friend. Not seen these courses advertised anywhere so perhaps you should advertise future courses more widely! Perhaps email round individual anaesthetic depts. 
  • I have taken onboard lots of useful tips and advice on where to look for further information; as an elderly consultant working in a specialist hospital this course keeps me abreast of what’s happening in mainstream anaesthesia.  
  • Very useful refresher and aid for revalidation of practice Can implement to the best of opportunities.

Comments from attendees in 2022

  • Excellent, this well sought after course has improved year on year.
  • Great topics, very useful content, and brilliant online presentations,
  • Excellent series of lectures for the practicing general anaesthetist.
  • Good to attend from home, catch up facility available in the price – all very cost effective.
  • Excellent value for money and I loved the content and delivery, I will certainly come again!
  • Very convenient online and a very good spread of material covered.
  • Course topics selection coverage of topics and content by speakers streaming service.
  • Very convenient to attend from home (no expenditure), informative and very good faculty.
  • Nothing would have made the course better for me – it was excellent.
  • The course covered diverse areas of my practice and the contents kept me up to date with my skills, good for me at the DGH.
  • Excellent speakers, topics relevant to everyday practice
  • This course has a very practical content, easily explained so it can be implemented without much effort into practice.
  • Very good speakers, well-chosen content, and good timekeeping
  • I liked the webinar format, good range of topics and knowledgeable speakers.
  • This course had a wide range of well-chosen topics, excellent quality of lectures and lecturers, and valuable new information.
  • A very useful radiology update, it is not something we are taught at work.
  • Good revision and update, it will enhance my practical skills and improve approach to patient care
  • It gave me the opportunity to review many aspects of my practice.
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Frequently asked questions

We will contact you by email one week before the course takes place with all the necessary links and joining information.

We will re-send the links the day before the course.

If you have not received an email from us please contact us at webinars@infomedltd.co.uk and we will respond ASAP.

NO. Infomed shall provide you, upon registration a link to stream the course within your web browser, or you can download a small application to run it as a separate window on your computer. If you would prefer a mobile device, we shall also include a link download an app from the Play Store/App Store.

YES! It is very much encouraged. There will be Q&A sessions chaired by Infomed. You can type your questions in the 'chat' facility and they will be put to the speakers.

You can find your catch-up in your account page.

At the end of the catch-up page you will find a link to the feedback form, which will generate your CPD certificate when you submit your feedback.

If the catch-up is not visible in your account, please contact us and we will amend your account ASAP.

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of joining a meeting using Webex. If joining from your own computer If you are connecting from your own device then it is likely that you will be able to join via the Webex application. If joining from a trust/institution computer However, if you are using a computer that is owned and restricted by your trust, then you may find it easier to join via your web browser. Please see the second video for guidance on this process.

Joining Webex using the application on your PC or Mac

Joining Webex using your web browser

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of opening the PACS and then on to opening, manipulating, and closing a case. You are welcome to access our demo case set below
View demo cases here Password: INFOMED

Accessing the database and cases on PACS​

Advanced features of PACS​

When you connect to a course you should see some introductory slides and hear music.

If you cannot hear any music please check you are connected to the audio.

At the bottom of the webex meeting you may see a button that says "Connect to audio".

Click this and then select "Use computer for audio" in the pop-up box.

If you have connected by a browser you may need to give your browser access to your microphone in order to connect to the audio.

Click the padlock in the top left of your browser and make sure microphone access is allowed

If this does not resolve your issue please email us or call us on 0204 520 5081

To join an Infomed Online course you simply need an internet connection and a browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari).

You can also connect from a mobile device: Download the Webex Meetings app from your App Store.

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

Below you can use the tool to run an internet speed test.

You must test from:

  • -- the location that you intend the see the course from;
  • -- withing the location, if using Wi-Fi, the room or department area that you intend to view the course from to ensure a good signal
  • -- if connecting from home, a computer that is not connected to a workplace VPN

Internet Speed Test

Please test your connection speed at www.fast.com

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

 

Frequently asked questions

We will contact you by email one week before the course takes place with all the necessary links and joining information.

We will re-send the links the day before the course.

If you have not received an email from us please contact us at webinars@infomedltd.co.uk and we will respond ASAP.

NO. Infomed shall provide you, upon registration a link to stream the course within your web browser, or you can download a small application to run it as a separate window on your computer. If you would prefer a mobile device, we shall also include a link download an app from the Play Store/App Store.

YES! It is very much encouraged. There will be Q&A sessions chaired by Infomed. You can type your questions in the 'chat' facility and they will be put to the speakers.

You can find your catch-up in your account page.

At the end of the catch-up page you will find a link to the feedback form, which will generate your CPD certificate when you submit your feedback.

If the catch-up is not visible in your account, please contact us and we will amend your account ASAP.

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of joining a meeting using Webex. If joining from your own computer If you are connecting from your own device then it is likely that you will be able to join via the Webex application. If joining from a trust/institution computer However, if you are using a computer that is owned and restricted by your trust, then you may find it easier to join via your web browser. Please see the second video for guidance on this process.

Joining Webex using the application on your PC or Mac

Joining Webex using your web browser

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of opening the PACS and then on to opening, manipulating, and closing a case. You are welcome to access our demo case set below
View demo cases here Password: INFOMED

Accessing the database and cases on PACS​

Advanced features of PACS​

When you connect to a course you should see some introductory slides and hear music.

If you cannot hear any music please check you are connected to the audio.

At the bottom of the webex meeting you may see a button that says "Connect to audio".

Click this and then select "Use computer for audio" in the pop-up box.

If you have connected by a browser you may need to give your browser access to your microphone in order to connect to the audio.

Click the padlock in the top left of your browser and make sure microphone access is allowed

If this does not resolve your issue please email us or call us on 0204 520 5081

To join an Infomed Online course you simply need an internet connection and a browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari).

You can also connect from a mobile device: Download the Webex Meetings app from your App Store.

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

Below you can use the tool to run an internet speed test.

You must test from:

  • -- the location that you intend the see the course from;
  • -- withing the location, if using Wi-Fi, the room or department area that you intend to view the course from to ensure a good signal
  • -- if connecting from home, a computer that is not connected to a workplace VPN

Internet Speed Test

Please test your connection speed at www.fast.com

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

 

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Course fees

Live access, plus 90 days access to course recordings

Early bookers discount: (until 7 May 2024): £325

Standard fee: £345

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