North West Airway Meeting

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Suitable For: all airway interested consultants, SAS doctors, trainees and ODPs

Venue: this meeting will now take place online via Zoom

Poster Presentations: please scroll to the bottom of this page to access posters

About the Course

A regional airway anaesthesia meeting spanning the hospitals in Merseyside and the Northwest of England (Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire). An open collaborative that facilitates multi-centre projects, networking, shared practice, and ideas within the region. Educational hot topics related to airway, airway related debate topic, regional audit and quality improvement projects, regional mortality and morbidity cases that relate to the airway.


Organisers: Bisanth Batuwitage, Rebekka Konig, Simon Mercer, Marysia Cywinski


Approved for 5 CPD points by the Royal College of Anaesthetists


08:30 Welcome and introduction: Dr Bisanth Batuwitage, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Airway updates
08:30 - 09:00 Obesity and the airway: Dr Euan Shearer, consultant anaesthetist and medical director of Phoenix Health, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


09:00 - 09:30 Paediatric airway: Dr Richard Craig, consultant paediatric anaesthetist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital


09:30 - 10:00 Non-iatrogenic airway trauma: Dr Peter Groom, consultant anaesthetist, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


10:00 - 10:30 Obstetric airway: Professor Mary Mushambi, DAS Professor of anaesthesia and
airway management, Glenfield General Hospital


10:40 - 10:45 BREAK


Session 2: Airway Mastery


10:45 - 11:15 Airway ultrasound:  Dr Tom Miller, consultant anaesthetist, Liverpool University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust


11:15 - 11:45 Human factors in airway management:  Dr Simon Mercer, consultant anaesthetist, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


11:45 - 12:15 Head and neck anaesthesia masterclass: Professor Peter Charters, DAS professor of anaesthesia and airway management, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


12:15 - 12:30 POSTER PRESENTATIONS


12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH  (Industry presentations)


Session 3: Hot topics
13:30 - 14:00 A videolaryngoscope should be the first line device -what is the president’s view? :
Dr Barry McGuire, President of the Difficult Airway Society, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee


14:00 - 14:30 Can’t intubate, can’t oxygenate - anything new?:  Dr James Dinsmore, consultant anaesthetist, Portsmouth University Hospitals NHS Trust

14:30 - 15:00 Sustainable airway management - time to go green?: Dr Annette Cooper, consultant anaesthetist, Wirral University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


15:00 - 15:15 BREAK


Session 4: Covid session


15:15 - 15:45 Covid intubation and ventilation strategies: Dr Ali Hall, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


15:45 - 16:15 The global impact of Covid-19 on head and neck cancer surgery: Professor Richard Shaw, University of Liverpool, consultant head and neck surgeon, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


16:15 -16:45 Covid tracheostomy and airway complications: Mr Andy Kinshuck, consultant ENT surgeon, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


16:45 - 17:15 Surviving Covid and returning to work: Dr Seema Charters, consultant anaesthetist, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


17:15 TRAINEE PRIZE/CLOSE

Poster Presentations: click on a button to access the poster

Sponsored by:

Karl Storz - Endoskope          Cook Medical         Ambu         Intersurgical