Scientific Meeting






Workshop Programme   



Thursday 12 May (11.00-12.30)        

SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia - An introduction 

(opposite Session 2) Located in Ferrier Hall (first floor)

(Limited to 12 places at the workshop)

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

Lowri Bowen, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff

This workshop will provide a taster of the 2-day SAFE Paediatrics GB&I course, the high-resource focussed course that has been developed by specialist paediatric anaesthetists. Starting in 2019, SAFE Paediatrics GB&I is the spin off from the highly regarded low resource setting course developed in 2011 by the Association of Anaesthetists and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists. The workshop is suitable for occasional paediatric anaesthetists & anaesthetic trainees, focusing on UK paediatric anaesthesia practice and common scenarios faced by anaesthetists.

During this workshop, using small group discussions and low-fidelity simulation we will focus on three of the SAFE Paediatrics tutorials (paediatric airway, inhaled foreign body, paediatric major haemorrhage). 


Thursday 12 May   (11,00 -12.30)


Quality Improvement; where to start?          (opposite Session 2)    Location in Room L (first floor)

(Limited to 12 places at the workshop)

Gethin Pugh, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Swansea; Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education Support and Improvement, HEIW.


Thursday 12 May (13.45-15.15) and Friday 13 May (11.00-12.30)

Please select your preferred session when registering. (Limited to 12 each workshop)

TIVA for TOTs: Practical TIVA Session                            (opposite Sessions 3 and 6)

led by: Peter Brooks, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust

Liz Allison, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust 

Alistair Baxter,Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh  

The workshop will be delivered by consultant anaesthetists experienced in the field of paediatric intravenous anaesthesia and is aimed at the relative paediatric TIVA novice. The session will include short talks on how to get started, managing simple and more complex cases, and include some practical tips on how to use TIVA in your everyday practice. There will be an opportunity for discussion within a small group setting and no prior in-depth knowledge or experience of paediatric TIVA is required.

Workshop Outline: 
Welcome and introduction of content

Getting started: How to do a simple case

Moving on: A bigger case 

Taking it to the next level

Tips, tricks and discussion

supported by The Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia 



Friday 13 May (13.30-15.00)

Research                    (opposite Session 7)

(Limited to 12 places at the workshop)

Philip Arnold, Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

It has always been a key part of the APAs work to encourage research into children’s peri-operative care. 

This is the first time the APA has ran a research workshop. The objective of this workshop is to bring together a group of established and new researchers. For those new to research, and especially to those just thinking about becoming involved, we hope to provide practical advice on how to get started and an opportunity to learn from active researchers. For those with more experience, we hope this will be an opportunity to exchange experiences and show case work. For all this will be an opportunity to build networks to support research.

The session will consist of five talks on different aspects of research. It will aim to be an informal session with lots of opportunity for discussion and questions.  The session will last one and a half hours. Talks will cover basic science research, data science, clinical trials and important steps such as achieving funding.

Looking forward to seeing and collaborating with you all.


Rachel Freedman

Lowri Bowen

Gethin Pugh

Peter Brooks

Liz Allison

Alistair Baxter

Philip Arnold