APA Linkman Meetings

The 4th November: 3pm to 5pm

The next Linkman takes place online on 4th November: 3pm to 5pm 

Registration and further information is available on the Linkman Meeting site na.eventscloud.com/website/20289/linkman2-2/

Reasons to attend:

  • 2 CPD credits available
  • Top quality online education
  • Great value for money
  • Convenient: attend wherever you are
  • Relevance: a variety of topics relevant to current and future practice

Chair: Dr John Rutherford


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". 


APA Linkman Meeting Archive

The first Linkman Meeting was held at the Royal College of Anaesthetists on the 17th November 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 2017.

Linkman online 10th February 2021

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 


APA Linkman Conference 2017
APA Linkman Conference 2016

Consent and Candour in Paediatrics - A Medicolegal update - Dr Wellesley

Strategies to eliminate Accidental Awareness under GA in the paediatric population - Dr Sury

APA Linkman Survey on Provision of Paediatric Anaesthetic services in DGHs - Dr Bartholomew

Is inhalational induction justifiable in paediatric emergencies? - Dr Craig

Neonatal Airway Training - Dr Ridgway

Linkman 2019 Meeting
Linkman Prize Details 2019