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The Norwich Anaesthesia Update

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The next Norwich Anaesthesia Update will be held on Wednesday 14th February, 2024 at the John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich.

For over 30 years, the Department of Anaesthesia at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has hosted an annual scientific meeting known as the ‘Norwich Anaesthetic Study Day’. In the last few years, it has been renamed ‘The Norwich Anaesthesia Update’.

The meeting covers various anaesthesia topics to provide general and some subspecialty CPD but also includes parallel topics which inform and aim to improve patient care and safety. The Norwich Anaesthesia Update is attended by a wide cross-section of anaesthetists and other theatre staff in East Anglia and beyond, and has a reputation as being a well organised, valuable and reasonably priced source of CPD on the educational calendar.

We hope that you will make the journey to Norwich, which is a fine medieval city with good accommodation, a rich history and much to see. The conference centre is within easy reach of major routes with great facilities, ample parking and we provide all refreshments and a lunch described as ranging from ‘simple classic’ to ‘gourmet’.

The Ronnie Patel Trainee Prize competition

Ronak ‘Ronnie’ Patel was an anaesthetic trainee in the East of England Deanery who was much loved by all. He unfortunately lost his life in a car accident following a night on call. This prize is dedicated to Ronnie. Click here for more information about him.

Information about abstracts
2023 Case presentation winners

Improving surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in a DGH (Dr B Cracknell)

Seeing red: a case presentation of intra-operative drug allergy (Dr J McLean)

Emergency equipment and procedures (Dr A Frayling Cork)

2019 Case presentation winners

Case series of patients with type 2 diabetes and hyperglycaemia after carbohydrate loading pre-operatively (Dr N Nelligan)

A stroke in a young lady (Dr R Jones)

Sepsis, ionising radiation and abdominal surgery during the second trimester (Dr P Hassell)

2017 Case presentation winners

Extubation in the chin-to-chest position – lessons from a case of tracheal resection surgery (Dr S Wijesuriya)

Adolescent Cervical Spine Injury and Neurogenic Shock (Dr F Faulds)

"It’s your anxiety" - Management of a case of spontaneous pin hole corkscrew tracheal stenosis (Dr A Thoppil)

2024 programme
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  • 08:30
    Registration / Tea & Coffee /Trade Exhibition
  • 09:00
  • 09:10
    'NAP 7 – The highlights'
    Dr Emira Kursumovic, Consultant Anaesthetist, NAP7 Fellow
  • 09:50
    'Neuro-Anaesthesia Tips for the Non-Neuro Anaesthetist'
    Dr Sarah Muldoon, Consultant Anaesthetist, King’s College London
  • 10:30
    Refreshments and trade exhibition
  • 11:00
    'Airway management in the patient living with obesity'
    Dr Andrew McKecknie, President of SOBA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • 11:40
    'What’s new in industry?'
    Dr Ben Fox, Consultant Anaesthetist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn
  • 12:20
    Lunch, Trade Exhibition and Poster Presentations
  • 13:20
    'The Ronnie Patel Trainee Prize Competition - Trainee Oral Presentations'
  • 14:10
    'Pre-operative assessment: What's new?'
    Dr Ruth de las Casas, lead for pre-operative assessment, Consultant anaesthetist, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
  • 14:50
    Refreshments and trade exhibition
  • 15:10
    'The Processed EEG'
    Dr Ram Adapa, Consultant Neuro-anaesthetist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • 15:50
    'Update on Organ Donation'
    Dr Deborah Easby, Clinical lead for Organ donation, Critical Care & Anaesthetic Consultant, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
  • 16:30
    'The Ronnie Patel Trainee Prize Competition Prize-giving and Close'