Auckland City Symposium

 

Airway Management

 

Knowledge, Skill and Behaviour

 

April 1, 2023

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sheila MyatraProfessor of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Sheila Myatra is a Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, working at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. She is the Chair of the Intensive & Critical Care Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and the President-Elect of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM). She is the Immediate Past President of the All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA).

She is on the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) difficult airway guidelines and the PUMA guidelines (Project for the Universal Management of the Airway). She has led the development of the AIDAA difficult airway guidelines and the first guidelines for tracheal intubation in ICU. Her research interests include airway management, hemodynamic monitoring and sepsis. She has developed a new test in hemodynamic monitoring, called the “tidal volume challenge” (CCM 2017). She serves on the editorial board of Anaesthesia, CJA, JCC, Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine, and others.

Prof. George KovacsProfessor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. George Kovacs is a full-time professor of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Anaesthesia, Department of Medical Neuroscience, and Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University. He works clinically as an Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. He has authored and edited textbooks and numerous publications on airway management. He is a senior author of the most recent Canadian Airway Focus Group guidelines for managing the difficult airway and a member of the lead working group for the Project of Universal Management of Airways (PUMA) consolidating international airway guidelines for all disciplines.

Prof. Adam LawProfessor of Anesthesia

Dr. Adam Law is Professor of Anesthesia at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He started medical practice with 6 years as a rural general practitioner. This was followed by a residency in Anesthesia and subspecialty training in neuroanesthesia at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. He has worked in Halifax, Canada as an attending anesthesiologist ever since. Adam is co-director of the Canadian AIME airway courses and director of the US-based Difficult Airway Course (Anesthesia version) and teaches both courses on a regular basis. He also chaired the Canadian Airway Focus Group for their 2013 and 2021 updates to airway management recommendations and is a working group member of the Project for the Universal Management of Airways (PUMA) initiative. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as hiking and skiing.

Local Faculty

Mr David Vokes Head and Neck Surgeon, Auckland Hospital, Te Toka Tumai
Assoc. Professor Craig Webster Psychologist, The University of Auckland
Matthew Payton Physicist, General Manager, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare
Assoc. Professor Paul Baker Specialist anaesthetist, The University of Auckland

ABOUT ACS 2023

 

Co-Convenor, ACS

For further information about this symposium, please contact

Joanne Martin

joanne@pem.co.nz

(+64)21 614 655

Provisional Programme

Saturday, 01 April 2023

0800 - 0820 Registration
0820 - 0830 Opening and welcome
Session 1: Practice guidelines
0830 - 0900 Consensus airway management guidelines - key insights from a lead author Adam Law
0900 - 0930 Airway guidelines - what relevance do they have in the emergency department? George Kovacs
0930 - 1000 The physiologically challenging airway Sheila Myatra
1000 - 1010 Panel discussion Panelists
1010 - 1040 Morning Tea
Session 2: Error in airway management
1040 - 1055 Oesophageal intubation Paul Baker
1055 - 1130 The dangerous airway. Environmental, contextual and human factors influencing airway management George Kovacs
1130 - 1145 Thinking fast and slow - why highly trained people still occasionally do the wrong thing Craig Webster
1145 - 1200 Panel discussion Panelists
Session 3: Awake intubation for anaesthesia and ED
1200 - 1230 Awake intubation for anaesthesia and ED Adam Law/George Kovacs
1230 - 1240 Panel discussion Panelists
1240 - 1340 Lunch
Session 4: COVID airway management and HFNO
1340 - 1410 Airway management in patients with COVID-19: Lessons learnt in India Sheila Myatra
1410 - 1425 Current concepts in use of high flow nasal cannula for airway management Matthew Payton
1425 - 1435 Panel discussion Panelists
Session 5: Case discussions
1435 - 1450 Laryngeal Trauma - a case discussion on multidisciplinary airway management David Vokes
1450 - 1525 Quick fire cases - A panel discussion Panelists
1525 - 1600 Afternoon Tea
Session 6: Tips and Tricks
1600 - 1630 Common causes of trouble - how to prevent or address them before they make it into morbidity studies Adam Law
1630 - 1650 Little answers to big questions. A Q&A session/Panel discussion Panelists
1650 - 1700 Closing comments

Saturday, 01 April 2023

0800 - 0820 Registration
0820 - 0830 Opening and welcome
Session 1: Practice guidelines
0830 - 0900 Consensus airway management guidelines - key insights from a lead author Adam Law
0900 - 0930 Airway guidelines - what relevance do they have in the emergency department? George Kovacs
0930 - 1000 The physiologically challenging airway Sheila Myatra
1000 - 1010 Panel discussion Panelists
1010 - 1040 Morning Tea
Session 2: Error in airway management
1040 - 1055 Oesophageal intubation Paul Baker
1055 - 1130 The dangerous airway. Environmental, contextual and human factors influencing airway management George Kovacs
1130 - 1145 Thinking fast and slow - why highly trained people still occasionally do the wrong thing Craig Webster
1145 - 1200 Panel discussion Panelists
Session 3: Awake intubation for anaesthesia and ED
1200 - 1230 Awake intubation for anaesthesia and ED Adam Law/George Kovacs
1230 - 1240 Panel discussion Panelists
1240 - 1340 Lunch
Session 4: COVID airway management and HFNO
1340 - 1410 Airway management in patients with COVID-19: Lessons learnt in India Sheila Myatra
1410 - 1425 Current concepts in use of high flow nasal cannula for airway management Matthew Payton
1425 - 1435 Panel discussion Panelists
Session 5: Case discussions
1435 - 1450 Laryngeal Trauma - a case discussion on multidisciplinary airway management David Vokes
1450 - 1525 Quick fire cases - A panel discussion Panelists
1525 - 1600 Afternoon Tea
Session 6: Tips and Tricks
1600 - 1630 Common causes of trouble - how to prevent or address them before they make it into morbidity studies Adam Law
1630 - 1650 Little answers to big questions. A Q&A session/Panel discussion Panelists
1650 - 1700 Closing comments
 

Provisional Programme

Saturday, 01 April 2023

0800 - 0820 Registration
0820 - 0830 Opening and welcome
Session 1: Practice guidelines
0830 - 0900 Consensus airway management guidelines - key insights from a lead authorAdam Law
0900 - 0930 Airway guidelines - what relevance do they have in the emergency department?George Kovacs
0930 - 1000 The physiologically challenging airwaySheila Myatra
1000 - 1010 Panel discussionPanelists
1010 - 1040 Morning Tea
Session 2: Error in airway management
1040 - 1055 Oesophageal intubationPaul Baker
1055 - 1130 The dangerous airway. Environmental, contextual and human factors influencing airway managementGeorge Kovacs
1130 - 1145 Thinking fast and slow - why highly trained people still occasionally do the wrong thingCraig Webster
1145 - 1200 Panel discussionPanelists
Session 3: Awake intubation for anaesthesia and ED
1200 - 1230 Awake intubation for anaesthesia and EDAdam Law/George Kovacs
1230 - 1240 Panel discussionPanelists
1240 - 1340 Lunch
Session 4: COVID airway management and HFNO
1340 - 1410 Airway management in patients with COVID-19: Lessons learnt in IndiaSheila Myatra
1410 - 1425 Current concepts in use of high flow nasal cannula for airway managementMatthew Payton
1425 - 1435 Panel discussionPanelists
Session 5: Case discussions
1435 - 1450 Laryngeal Trauma - a case discussion on multidisciplinary airway managementDavid Vokes
1450 - 1525 Quick fire cases - A panel discussionPanelists
1525 - 1600 Afternoon Tea
Session 6: Tips and Tricks
1600 - 1630 Common causes of trouble - how to prevent or address them before they make it into morbidity studiesAdam Law
1630 - 1650 Little answers to big questions. A Q&A session/Panel discussionPanelists
1650 - 1700 Closing comments

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