This meeting is for everyone with an interest in paediatric anaesthesia: trainees, non-training grades and consultants alike.
The narrative review - what we know so far https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.15920
The guideline paper- what we recommend happens next https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.15941
⭐️APA Link-Network Meeting⭐️ #APAL23 Booking now open— APAGBI (@APAGBI) October 13, 2023
🗓️ 23rd November pm
🖥️ meeting for all 🧑🤝🧑 with essential #CPD points approved by @RCoANews
🔺 #humanfactors 🔺#pedsanes training 🔺 National Clinical Pathways
State of Play of #Anaesthesia pic.twitter.com/QRmuiopdvL
The first ‘Linkman’ Meeting was held at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2006 and continued on an annual basis until 2011. No meeting took place in 2012 while a reassessment of the Linkman scheme took place. Here is an archive of material from the meetings from 2006 to 2021.
The November 2021 meeting was an online virtual meeting and consisted of the following three topics:
Getting It Right First Time
Professor Simon Kenny, National Clinical Director for Children and Young People in England, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and Senior Honorary Lecturer.
Consent for MRI under General Anaesthesia
Dr Russell Perkins, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Vice-Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Update on POEMS
Dr Richard Martin, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Great Ormond Street and Honorary Senior Lecturer. He co-founded the POEMS course for teaching about Procedure-Induced Anxiety Management, as well as writing the book "The Management of Procedure-Induced Anxiety in Children".
The focus for February’s online Linkman meeting was updates and new perspectives on aspects of everyday service which were bread and butter before COVID and are not going to go away post-COVID.
The recorded programme can still be accessed by registered delegates at the APA Talking Slides Site apagbionline.talkingslideshd.com
Little Journey, using virtual reality for paediatric preoperative preparation.
Chris Evans, Paediatric Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital and Founder of The Little Spark Hospital, UK
Pre-assessment in paediatric anaesthesia.
Simon Courtman, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, UK and Hon. Secretary to APAGBI.
Experience running in situ Emergency simulation.
Hannah Lonsdale, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sheffield Children's Hospital and currently Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Maryland, USA
Consent, implications of the new GMC guidance.
Hugo Wellesley, Paediatric Anaesthetist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
This was the last full day face to face meeting in advance of the COVID pandemic. There was a full programme including the following topics:
Pros and cons of physical examination at pre-operative assessment. Dr John Rutherford
Paediatric airway Session
Perioperative medicine Session
APA Linkman Survey on Provision of Paediatric Anaesthetic services in DGHs - Dr Bartholomew
Neonatal Airway Training - Dr Ridgway
Linkman Conference 2011 (Glasgow)
Linkman Conference 2010 (London)