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Norwich Anaesthesia Update 2019

The Norwich Anaesthesia Update was held on Wednesday 16th January, 2019 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’.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2020 Norwich Anaesthesia Update

- details coming soon!

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 following a night on call in a car accident. This prize is dedicated to Ronnie. Click here for more information about him.
Type of abstract / Case presentation
Abstract closing date - 13th December 2018
Please send abstracts to Dr Rachel Morris -
To be presented as either a poster (size A1) OR an oral presentation for the best 3 abstracts.


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  • 08:30
    Registration and Coffee
  • 09:00
    Introduction and Housekeeping
  • 09:10
    'Top tips in regional anaesthesia for the generalist'
    Dr Morné Wolmarans, Consultant Anaesthetist & Immediate Past President RA-UK, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • 09:55
    'Cardiac disease in the obstetric patient'
    Dr Catherine Head, Consultant Cardiologist, Adult Congenital Heart Disease / Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD/GUCH) Service, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • 10:40
    Coffee and Trade Exhibition
  • 11:10
    'Hyperbaric medicine'
    Dr Pieter Bothma, Consultant in Anaesthetics, Critical Care & Diving/Hyperbaric Medicine, James Paget University Hospital
  • 11:55
    'An insight into academic training and research in the East of England'
    Dr Tim Baker, Dual ICM / Anaesthesia Specialty Trainee & Academic Clinical Fellow, University Department of Anaesthesia, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
  • 12:20
    'The Ronak "Ronnie" Patel Trainee Prize Competition'
  • 12:55
    Lunch and Trade Exhibition
  • 13:40
    'Fatigue – a call to action'
    Dr Deborah Easby, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • 14:10
    'Insights and learning from the RCoA NAP6'
    Prof Tim Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath
  • 15:00
    'Obesity and anaesthesia'
    Dr Eva Lang, Consultant Anaesthetist & Bariatric Lead, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
  • 15:45
    'The Ronak "Ronnie" Patel Trainee Prize Competition Presentation'
  • 16:00
    Close of meeting