About this event

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



Standard pricing available until 02 May 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£135.00 £75.00 £75.00 £75.00 £45.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£225.00 £125.00 £125.00 £75.00


View the programme 03 May 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Morning session

The bleeding airway

Dr Barrie Higgs, Department for Anaesthesia, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Patient with acute burns injury

Dr Jonathan Handy, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Anaesthetic Department

Panel discussion

Trainee projects updates

Shout EVO – Dr Bonnie Kyle, Barts Health NHS Trust
NEO Dr Raj Chaggar, London North West University Healthcare NHS 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 & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Afternoon session

ED airway management: Who should do it?

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

NAP6 and implications for airway management

Dr Sophie Farooque, Consultant in Allergy, Imperial NHS Trust



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

Pro - Dr Bhavesh Patel, Consultant Anaesthetist, Clinical Director. Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Con - Dr Anil Patel, Consultant Anaesthetist, The Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London and University College Hospital

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Case presentations

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


All HANA members invited


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

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