COVID-19: Lessons for the future of Anaesthesia and Critical Care

The RCoA is leading the development of a global virtual conference that will share vital lessons learned and help clinicians better prepare for COVID-19 or similar future respiratory pandemics. 

 

 

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Key details

Date: 15 to 17 June 2021 Day 1 and 3 - 7am to 11am | Day 2 - 7pm to 11pm

Location: Online, TBC

Availability: Places available

CPD credits: 10

 

The RCoA is leading the development of a global virtual conference that will share vital lessons learned and help clinicians better prepare for COVID-19 or similar future respiratory pandemics. New respiratory pandemics in the long-term are inevitable and we wish to facilitate and help world health systems capture the collective learning from this current crisis and formulate protocols and guidance that minimise human suffering in the next.

The conference will be co-badged with other world-renowned organisations including the

British Journal of Anaesthesia

and the International Academy of the Colleges of Anaesthesiology made up of  the

Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA),

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA),

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,

College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) 

The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (HKCA).

COVID Conference Partner logos Feb 2021
Day 1  -  Tuesday 15 June 2021
Host: Professor Ellen O’Sullivan, Council member, Royal College of Anaesthetists
7.00am Welcome

Professor Ravi Mahajan

President, Royal College of Anaesthetists

 

7.02am

Welcome HRH The Princess Royal
Plenary one: Chair Dr Gareth Ackland, Professor of Perioperative Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London
7.05am World view of COVID-19 Dr Janet Diaz
Network Leader, World Health Organization
Plenary two: Chair Dr Gareth Ackland, Professor of Perioperative Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London
7.35am Build back fairer Professor Sir Michael Marmot
Director of the Institute of Health Equity
8.05am - Break
8.30am

Round table discussion
Dealing with the aftermath; Morale - Backlog - wellness

Chair: Professor Mary Horgan 
President, Royal College of Physicians Ireland

Dr Catherine Motherway
Immediate past President of the Intensive Care Society of Ireland

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard
Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Professor Tim Cook
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Consultant

Clinical Update Quickfire talks: Chair - Dr John Bates, Dean of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland
9.40am COVID-19 and clotting Professor Beverley Hunt
Professor of thrombosis and haemostasis at King's College London
10.05am ICU best practice during the time of COVID-19

Dr Alison Pittard
Dean, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Plenary three: Chair – Dr Claire Mallinson, Council Member, Royal College of Anaesthetists
10.30am Surviving COVID-19

Mr Michael Rosen
Writer, poet and COVID-19 survivor
and
Dr Hugh Montgomery
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London

11.00am  - Close

All times are British Summer Time (BST)

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See information about each of our speakers here

Day 2 | Wednesday 16 June 2021
Host- Professor Hugh Hemmings, Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Anaesthesia
7.00pm Welcome

Dr Vanessa Beavis
President, Australia and New Zealand College of  Anaesthetists

Dr Susan Moffatt-Bruce
Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Plenary one: Chair - Dr Vanessa Beavis, President, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
7.05pm

Communication in a pandemic

Professor Siouxsie Wiles
The University of Auckland
 
Plenary two: Chair - Professor Hugh Hemmings, Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Anaesthesia
7.35pm Tracking the pandemic Professor Steve Shafer
Professor of anesthesiology, Stanford University
 
8.05pm - Break
8.35pm What have we learnt from managing populations through COVID-19 and the role of vaccines?

Chair - Professor William Harrop – Griffiths, Vice President, Royal College of Anaesthetists
Dr Nick Coatsworth
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australia
Professor Chris Whitty
Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government
Professor Helen Rees
Board Chair, South African Health Products Regulatory Authority 
Professor Karina Butler
Chair, National Immunisation Advisory Committee, Ireland
Professor Kristine Macartney
Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

10.25pm Essay Prize winners announced   
Plenary three
10.40pm Anaesthetists in Training story - Life at the COVID-19 coal face

Dr Laura Griseto
Specialist registrar, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

11.00 - Close

All times are British Summer Time (BST)

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Day 3 | Thursday 17 June 2021
Host-Professor Dave Story, Chair of Anaesthesia, The University of Melbourne
7.00am Welcome

Professor Chi-Wai Cheung
President, The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists
Professor George Shorten
President Elect, The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland

Plenary one: Chair  Professor George Shorten, President Elect, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland
7.02am Catch-up after the pandemic: the cancer care model

Professor Seamus O'Reilly
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cork University Hospital & University College Cork

 

Quickfire talks: Chair - Dr Albert Chan, Chairman of Board of Education, and Councillor, The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists
7.20am World view of COVID-19 research - The papers that changed practice

Dr Charlotte Summers
Deputy Director of Clinical Academic Training, University of Cambridge

7.40am SARS-CoV-2 sequencing to understand transmission at a regional and national scale

Dr Dinesh Aggarwal
COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium

8.00am Aftermath of previous pandemics

Dr Kenny Chan
Immediate past Chairman of Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine

8.20am

Round Table Discussion
Innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Chair-Professor Dave Story
Chair of Anaesthesia, The University of Melbourne
Mr Dick Elsy
Chief Executive Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Dr Kevin Fong
Anaesthetic lead for Major Incident Planning, UCL Hospitals London
Professor Tony Young
National Clinical Lead for Innovation,NHS England
Dr Hing-yu So
Honorary Director, Innovative Learning Centre of Medicine, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Dr Heather Lambert
Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist & Chief Investigator I-KID study, The Great North Children’s Hospital 

9.30am - Break
Plenary two: Professor Ellen O’Sullivan, Council member, Royal College of Anaesthetists
9.50am AGPs:Stormchasing and cloudbusting

Professor Tony Pickering
Professor of Neuroscience and Anaesthesia, University of Bristo

Quickfire talks: Chair - Professor Ellen O’Sullivan, Council member, Royal College of Anaesthetists
10.20am What we know about long COVID-19 and how to treat

Dr Melissa Heightman 
Consultant Respiratory Physician 
Clinical Lead for Post COVID Services and for Integration in Medical Specialities 
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust 

10.40am Personal experience of COVID-19: The short and the long of it.

Professor Anil Patel
Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust, London.

11.00am - Close - Dr Vanessa Beavis, President, ANZCA

All times are British Summer Time (BST)

Click tab at the top of the page to see day one and two

See information about each of our speakers here

Pricing

COVID-19 Conference Pricing

Full list of Low and Low-Middle Income Countries according to World Bank definitions

 

Angola
Afghanistan
Algeria
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt, Arab Rep.
El Salvador
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Honduras
India
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria  
Pakistan  
Papua New Guinea  
Philippines
Rwanda
São Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen, Rep.
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Essay Prize

As part of the COVID-19: Lessons for the future of Anaesthesia and Critical Care conference we will be running two essay competitions. The prizes for this competition have been donated by a retired anaesthetist who feels that COVID-19 will have provided a tremendous learning experience; enhancing both the clinical and non-clinical skills of individuals and departments, which should be recorded and used to aid the clinical practice and patient care of the future. Full details and how to enter can be found below:

Anaesthetic Team Essay Prize

This prize category is open to all Anaesthetic Teams from across the world to write about the experience of their team during the COVID-19 pandemic. The essay must include how your team has involved Anaesthetists in Training, cared for them and enhanced their training. 

The essay should be written on the theme How has the teamwork across the Anaesthetic Team been enhanced by the COVID-19 pandemic?”

The competition is open to all Anaesthetists. All authors of the essay should be cited on the essay.There will be a prize of £500 for the first placed essay in this category. You should include in your essay how you would use the prize to enhance the working lives of you and your team.

Individual Anaesthetist in Training Essay Prize

This prize category is open to all Anaesthetists in Training from across the world to write about their experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The essay should be written on the theme “How has the COVID-19 pandemic enhanced my clinical and non-clinical skills”.

The competition is open to all Anaesthetists in Training. The essay should be the work of the named entrant only. There will be a prize of £500 for the first placed essay in this category. You should include in your essay how you would use the prize to enhance the working lives of you and your team.

How to enter

  • Supply your essay in PDF format to abstracts@rcoa.ac.uk. Please ensure you submit your essay with the form downloadable below
  • The word limit is 1,000 words (excluding references and headings).
  • There is the possibility of essay content being published therefore all essays will be checked for plagiarism as part of the submission process.
  • Submissions will be anonymised for judging. Author names and contact information should not be included in the essay.
  • Previously published work is not eligible. Work that has been presented at hospital, school, or regional meetings will be considered.
  • Essays must include references; listed and cited as specified by the British Journal of Anaesthesia as well as a caption if a figure or picture or table is used

What happens next?

  • Entries will be accepted from the 25 March 2021.
  • The closing date for entries will be 11.59pm on Sunday 16 May 2021
  • A panel of judges will assess all submissions shortly after the closing date.
  • Authors will be notified by Monday 7 June 2021 if their essay has been shortlisted for the overall prize. The Prize will be presented on Wednesday 16 June 2021
  • Shortlisted essays will be displayed in the resources area on the conference platform

 

The Judging Panel

Mr Jonathan Brüün

Cheif Executive Officer

Dr Jamie Strachan

Council Member

Dr Ramai Santhirapala

Council Member

Dr Rosemary MacDonald

Retired Anaesthetist

Professor Ravi Mahajan

RCoA President