About this event

  • Date and time Fri 3 May 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Anaesthesia, Head and Neck Anaesthesia Group

This meeting covers hot topics in head and neck anaesthesia such as; allergy, NAP 6 and airways, the bleeding airway, burns, Awake Tracheal Intubation, ethics, awake tracheostomy, and the now infamous trainees bragging contest.

Field experts will present short lectures on each of the subjects, with debates after each session involving delegates to ensure a thorough exploration. There will also be presentations on ongoing quality and safety improvement projects and educational projects.

The last session of the meeting is a competition for case presentations with the winners voted by delegates. The winner prize is sponsored by The Head and Neck Anaesthesia Society. 

Topics include:

  • Bleeding airways
  • Airway burns
  • An update on current airway projects
  • Ethics of airway management
  • Awake tracheal intubation DAS guidelines
  • NAP6 implications for airway management 
  • Emergency Department airway management 
  • A debate on awake tracheastomy


Please can we update the declaration of sponsorship to the following:

We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):

Ambu and MSD

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.



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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

The bloody airway

Dr Barry McGuire, Consultant Anesthetist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee 

Managing the patient with acute burns injury

Dr Christopher Lockie, Locum Consultant, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Panel discussion

Trainee projects updates

An update on the SHOUT airway assessment tool

Ms.Hala Kanona, Specialty Registrar, Otolaryngology, The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital 


NEO - Northwick education in oxygenation

Dr Rajinder Singh Chaggar, Consultant Anaesthetist, Northwick Park Hospital (LNWUH Trust)

Airway Hub projects

Dr David Inglis, Airway fellow, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

New in airway management

DAS ethics guidelines on airway management

Dr Atul Kapila, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

DAS awake tracheal intubation guidelines

Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, Consultant Anaesthetist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


ED airway management: Who should do it?

Dr Guy Sanders, Consultant Anaesthetist, St George's, University of London

Perioperative anaphylaxis: learning from case histories

Dr Sophie Farooque, Consultant Allergist, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust  


This house believes that Awake Tracheostomies should not be necessary in predicted difficult airways

Dr Bhavesh Patel, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Case presentations

Chair: Dr Davina Ross-Anderson, Consultant Anaesthetist, Barts Health NHS Trust

Annual general meeting

All HANA members invited


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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