About this event

  • Date and time Fri 7 Jun 2024 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Anaesthesia

Join this educational meeting, as we 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.

The aim of the event is to focus on specific areas of interest or controversy within head and neck anaesthesia using an informal nature to inform participants and involve them within discussion, fostering a healthy exchange of knowledge and ideas.  

By attending the masterclass, you will build your knowledge on:

  • Head and neck anaesthesia, understanding key factors and elements of controversy within approaching and managing related conditions. 
  • The methods to manage laryngeal obstruction and understand it.
  • The management of emergency airway. 


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We would like to thank our sponsors DP Medical Systems LTD, Fannin Uk Ltd and KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


Standard pricing available until 24 June 2024.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£96.00 £57.00 £57.00 £57.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£176.00 £105.00 £105.00 £55.00

Key speakers

Michael Kristensen

Michael Seltz Kristensen

Consultant Anaesthetist, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital

Speaker's biography

Michael is a clinician and a scientist in that order! Handling patients with all sorts of airway-challenges at the Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet – referral centre for Ear-Nose-Throat, Maxillo-Facial, Trauma and Cancer patients in the Capital Region of Denmark. Michael's professional dedication is optimizing the managing of the difficult airway in all its aspects and different settings and he drives continuous research, development and international collaboration worldwide. He is heading the annual Scandinavian, international, course “Airway management for Anaesthesiologists” backed by the webpage www.airwaymanagement.dk, offering free educational resources. Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of both EAMS (European Airway Management Society, past president) and SAM (Society for Airway Management, USA) and co-editor of the new textbook “Core Topics in Airway Management!” that summons up what a clinician needs in 2024 to manage the airway of his patients safely. Some of Michael’s PubMed publications can be found here:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=kristensen+ms+AND+airway+management&sort=pubdate&size=200 )


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Bernie Liban, President of the Anaesthesia Section

Education in Head and Neck Anaesthesia

Awake tracheal intubation training

Dr Patrick Ward, Consultant anaesthetist, NHS Lothian

Altered airway training

Dr Yumna Haroon Mowahed, Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Airway training: difficulties and solutions

Dr Sneh Shah, Consultant Anaesthetist, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers

Anaesthesia in different situations

Upper airway surgery without intubation

Dr Michael Kristensen, Consultant Anaesthetist, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital

Mercyship Anaesthesia

Dr Rumiko King, Consultant Anaesthetist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Complications and disasters

Robotic Surgery and anaesthesia

Dr Orla Lacey, Consultant Anaesthetist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

How do we disseminate training and learning points from airway disasters effectively?

Dr Vikas Acharya, Fellow in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery, The Royal National ENT Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Lunch break

Is there is still a place for Needle Cricothyroidotomy?

Dr Tina Ferguson, Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers

Airway disasters- what do you do?

Dr Imran Ahmad, Consultant Anaesthetist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

Bragging contest

Dr Sindy Lee, Consultant Anaesthetist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Close of meeting



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