ACS 2023


Airway Management

Knowledge, Skill and Behaviour


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 is cross-appointed in 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 related to his area of interest, 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

Dr Paul Gardiner
Dr Gemma Malpas
Dr Jeanette Scott
Associate Professor Paul Baker



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