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The Norwich Anaesthesia Update    meeting documents programme

The Norwich Anaesthesia Update was held on 16th January 2020 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 Download abstract poster

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.
Type of abstract: Research, audit, reviews and case presentations
Abstract closing date: Friday 6th December 2019
To be presented as either a poster (size A1) or an oral presentation for the best 3 abstracts.
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)


2020 programme
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  • 08:30
    Registration and Coffee
  • 09:00
    Introduction and Housekeeping
  • 09:10
    'Burns management for the non-­specialist'
    Dr Stephen Oakey, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Burns Intensive Care, Broomfield Hospital
  • 09:55
    'Practical Operating Theatre Management'
    Professor Jaideep Pandit, Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, Consultant Anaesthetist, Oxford University Hospitals
  • 10:40
    Coffee and Trade Exhibition
  • 11:10
    'Prehabilitation: enhancing recovery before surgery'
    Professor Denny Levett, Professor in Perioperative Medicine & Critical Care, University of Southampton, Consultant in Perioperative Medicine, Southampton University Hospital
  • 11:55
    'Developing World Anaesthesia – equipment challenges and solutions'
    Dr Roy Miller, Consultant Anaesthetist & Associate Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness & Innovation at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
  • 12:20
    'The Ronak "Ronnie" Patel Trainee Prize Competition'
  • 12:55
    Lunch and Trade Exhibition
  • 13:40
    'Educating the Educators'
    Dr Jane Sturgess, Consultant Anaesthetist, West Suffolk Hospital, & Associate Dean, Health Education England East of England
  • 14:10
    'Developing World Surgery – Mercy Ships'
    Mr Guido Köhler, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
  • 15:00
    'Learn or Die'
    Dr Mark Stacey, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, & Associate Dean for New Initiatives, Wales Deanery
  • 15:45
    'The Ronak "Ronnie" Patel Trainee Prize Competition Presentation'
  • 16:00
    Close of meeting