APAGBI Annual Scientific Meeting






Programme: Thursday 12 May 2022       


09.00 Welcome with Mark Thomas, President, APAGBI and Mari Roberts, Chair 2022 LOC 

Session 1. 2 Kiss a Frog or Not   The Assembly Room 

 “Kissing a Frog Can Save Your Life”  

Matt Morgan, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Cardiff

This is the End

Allan Wardhaugh, Interim National Clinical Director, Office of Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Government 

Supporting Sudden Bereavement in Children and Young Adults? 

Rhian Mannings MBE, CEO and Founder, 2 Wish 

10.30  Break, Posters and Exhibition          Lower Hall

11.00  Session 2. Performance Under Pressure  

Chair: Chris Gildersleve

Sport Under Pressure

Sam Warburton OBE, Former Wales and British & Irish Lions Rugby Captain 

The BASICS of Stress Management 

Andy McCann, Human performance specialist, Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Medicine under pressure

Mark Stacey, Department of Anaesthetics, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Heath Park, Cardiff

12.30  Lunch, Posters and Exhibition          Lower Hall

13.45  Session 3. A Design for Life - The new curriculum  

Chair: Sumit Das

Paediatrics in the 2021 Curriculum

Russell Perkins, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Vice-President RCoA

Addressing the Generational Needs of Trainees in the Workplace 

 Isra Hassan, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in University Hospital of Wales and University College of London Hospital

Hosting a SAFE Paediatrics Course

Rachel Freedman, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London 

15.15  Break, Posters and Exhibition          Lower Hall

Chair: Mark Thomas

15.45   Launch of joint RCOA and APA Risk Infographic

Hugo Wellesley, Paediatric Anaesthetist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

16.00   Awarding of Honorary Memberships to

Isabeau Walker, Walid Habre and Alistair Cranston


16.45  Session 4. The 2022 Jackson Rees Lecture  

Lecture by Richard “Harry” Harris.

Australian Anaesthetist and Cave Diver


The Story of the Tham Luang Cave Rescue and Paediatric Anaesthesia in the Most Extreme of Conditions

Presentation of the Jackson Rees Medal. 

(Introducing Jackson Rees)


Matt Morgan

Allan Wardhaugh

Rhian Mannings

Sam Warburton

Andy McCann

Mark Stacey













Thank you to the support of our exhibitors, located in the Lower Hall








Russell Perkins


Isra Hassan


Rachel Freedman