About this event

  • Date and time Fri 7 May 2021 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Anaesthesia

This event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

This meeting will focus on specific areas of interest or controversy within head and neck anaesthesia, and address areas of current debate within the field in an interactive manner led and presented by national and international experts.

Using short, focussed lectures, discussions and debates, this event will inform delegates and provide a forum for discussion.

The bragging contest in the afternoon is now a tradition where trainees are invited to present 5-minute vignettes of complex and difficult cases and how they overcame the challenges. Prizes are available!

The annual bragging contest

This is a case presentation competition for trainees and consultants. An abstract of the case should be written and should be no more than 250 words with a maximum of one image (any images used must have consent for the presentation from the patient) and one reference. There must not be any patient identifiable data.

Please include your name, job title and hospital worked at, as well as the email of the presenter with the name and grade of any co-authors.

The deadline for presentation submissions is the 14th April 2020 and the applicants will be informed of the decision by 20th April 2020. All successful applicants must register for the meeting.

Please submit your abstract to catrionaferguson@nhs.net.

Up to 6 case presentations will be chosen by the HANA committee members, for presentation at the meeting. The presentation must be no more than five minutes long. The presenter will be stopped if they overrun by more than 30 seconds. The presentation should be on PowerPoint with a maximum of 5 slides. There will be 2 minutes for questions from the audience.

After all the competitors have presented, they will be asked to wait outside the lecture theatre and the audience will vote. Voting will be taking into account the quality of the presentation and the interest and innovation in the case and its management. There will be prizes for the top three presentations.

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View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Anaesthetic complications in paediatric surgery

Dr Philip Hodgeson

Questions and answer session
Debate: this house believes the DAS airway management guidelines suite offer a superior approach to the Vortex system

For: Dr Anil Patel

Against: Dr Peter Groom

Questions and vote
Tea and coffee break

Training needs

In theatre – Trolley

Dr Amelia Davis


Dr Emilie Hoogenboom


Ravi Bhagrath

Airway Leads

Dr Alistair Mc Narry

Mannequin studies

Dr Ellie Pett

Question and answer session

Subglottic Stenosis management


Dr Catriona Ferguson


Mr Guri Sandhu

Question and answer session
The DAS Awake Tracheal Intubation guidelines – implications and implementation

Dr David Vaughan

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Bragging Contest

Davina Ross-Anderson

Close of meeting


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

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