Anaesthesia 2018 podcast | The RELIEF Trial; your essential 'deep dive' into the results

Recorded on the 23rd May 2018.

The RELIEF (Restrictive versus liberal fluid therapy in major abdominal surgery) trial has been a huge story for us here at TopMedTalk, recorded on the second day of The Royal Collage of Anaesthetists’ annual conference at the British Museum this is the moment the team get to pick over the results in detail.

One of the biggest trials ever, it has both raised questions and provided answers. Inevitably there has been a huge debate, this piece puts all the major questions and concerns to the organiser of the trial.

Presented by the TopMedTalk team; Professor Monty Mythen, Dr Joff Lacey, Desiree Chappell and Professor Mike Grocott, with their guest Paul Myles, Head of Alfred Health’s and Monash University’s Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine and organiser of the RELIEF trial.

Recorded by TopMed Talks

Professor Monty Mythen
Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College London London, UK

Professor Monty Mythen is the Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London and Adjunct Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Duke University, USA. Monty is also the founding Director of Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine International

Professor Mike Grocott
Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine University of Southampton Southampton, UK

Professor Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton and a consultant in critical care medicine at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He is an elected council member of the RCoA, chair of the Education Training and Examination Board and is currently leading the development of a national Centre for Perioperative Care. Mike is an NIHR senior investigator and NIHR clinical research network national specialty group lead for anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain. He chairs the board of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (2018-2021) and was previously founding director of the NIAA Health Services Research Centre (2011–2016) and chair of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (2012–2017).

Dr Joff Lacey
St George's Hospital, London

Joff (Jonathan) Lacey is a registrar in anaesthesia at St George's Hospital in London, and is currently undertaking a fellowship in Perioperative medicine at UCLH

Professor Paul Myles
Professor and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, and at Monash University, Australia

Paul Myles is Professor and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, and at Monash University, Australia. He is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow, an Editor of BJA, and Editorial Consultant to The Lancet. Paul has been awarded more than 25 NHMRC grants, totalling more than $30 million. The main focus of his research has been on patient quality of recovery and large multicentre trials in anaesthesia.

Desiree Chappell

Board of Directors, American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER). A passionate ambassador of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Care. Desiree is the creator of the popular Roundtable perioperative care blog: http://periopcareblog.com/