'How I do it' Expert Clinical symposia sessions
The highlight of this year's meeting is the new ‘How I do it’ expert clinical symposia sessions on day 1. This new innovative format provides a full day of 5 interactive, dynamic, engaging sessions where international experts give clinical tips and practical pointers of how and why they use regional anaesthesia in their daily practice. With real-life common clinical scenarios, live scanning demonstrations, audience polls and 'tweet-the-expert' questions, these sessions will provide delegates with the tools to incorporate regional anaesthesia into their daily practice, and make a difference to patient care.
We expect that most delegates will prefer to attend all of the ‘How I do it’ sessions, however we will also run some clinically focussed workshops in parallel to the symposia for those delegates who wish to freshen up their scanning skills for a particular clinical subset of nerve blocks. There will also be workshops targeted at the infrequent blocker or ultrasound novice, which focus on 5 nerve blocks that cover almost everything. For the afternoon workshop sessions, delegates can choose only 1 of the 4 sessions.
Day 1 workshop sessions
5 blocks for beginners to cover almost everything
Nerve blocks for hip fracture surgery
Spinal and Paraspinal ultrasound guided nerve blocks
Nerve blocks for abdominal Surgery
Nerve blocks for shoulder Surgery
Nerve blocks for elbow, forearm & hand Surgery
Nerve blocks for breast surgery and rib fractures
Nerve blocks for Total Knee Arthroplasty and ankle Surgery
Introduction to lung ultrasound for the regionalist
Introduction to gastric ultrasound
Workshop sessions will run parallel to the expert clinical symposia, and delegates can choose which workshop session(s) they wish to attend (up to a maximum of 2). Please consult both the workshop and symposia timetables to avoid missing your preferred symposia.
Workshop places are limited.
Day 2 Scientific programme
Keynote lectures from international experts, with a particular focus on clinical practice. Topics to be covered include education in regional anaesthesia, setting up a regional anaesthesia service, regional anaesthesia pathways, new evidence-based techniques to change practice, collecting perioperative outcomes and the utilisation of perioperative ultrasound.
Dinner and Drinks reception - Thursday 16th May
The RA-UK Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 - Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday 16th May at Belfast City Hall.
Belfast City Council has also kindly offered RA-UK a complimentary drinks reception in the Rotunda area of Belfast City Hall.
RA-UK would like to thank Belfast City Council for their kind generosity for the use of City Hall.