About this event

  • Date and time Fri 7 Dec 2018 from 3:30pm to 6:35pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Anaesthesia

An opportunity to learn how the lessons of the past, and unexpected world events have influenced current military and NHS anaesthesia.

Hear from currently serving medical officers, and (uniquely) three consecutive Defence Consultant Advisors in Anaesthesia who led the specialty during Afghanistan, Iraq, through Sierra Leone and South Sudan.

After this event delegates have the option to attend a relaxed networking dinner for just £55! Please choose this option when selecting your rate.

Topics include:

  • Compare the influencers of change for anaesthesia in the military and NHS
  • Recognise the constraints that affect anaesthesia equipment for deployed operations
  • Understand the impact on the military NHS guidelines for practice and training


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Andrew Hartle, President, Anaesthesia Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Operation CORPORATE (Falklands) Medical Support

Surg Lt Cdr Bennett, Dorset County Hospital, Institute of Naval Medicine

Development of military anaesthetic equipment

Surg Cdr D Connor, Royal Naval Medical Service

Thirty years of defence anaesthesia: At sea

Surgeon Captain A. Burgess RN (ret’d), Plymouth

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Thirty years of defence anaesthesia: On land

Col D Parkhouse L/RAMC, Plymouth

Thirty years of defence anaesthesia: In the air

Group Captain N. McGuire RAF (ret’d), Portsmouth

Panel discussion
Close of meeting
Optional dinner (for pre-registered delegates only)



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