Paediatric Anaesthesia Tutorial Series

Details of the APAGBI Paediatric Anaesthesia Tutorial series running from July 2021 to May 2022

APAGBI Tutorials

Envisaged by our trainee rep Dr Kira Achaibar the Paediatric Anaesthesia tutorial series aims to cover a variety of paediatric anaesthesia topics, delivered by excellent speakers using online professional production.... all for free. 

Tutorials will be able to be re-watched by registered delegates.

Registration and tutorial access is at 
Register on the site, and once signed in, you will see the Welcome page.  At the top click on “Programme” and you will get to the Tutorials page.  Scroll down to the Tutorial and click on “Unlock Programme”

23rd March 2022 ● Paediatric Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery ● Dr James Bennet, Birmingham

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23rd February 2022 ● Anaesthesia for Cardiac Surgery in Children ● Dr Andy Curry, Southampton

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26th January 2022 ● Neonatal Anaesthesia - some aspects ● Dr Anil Visram, Barts and the Royal London

Registration code: APAGBI2601

Dr Anil Visram was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London NHS Trust in 1997.

His postgraduate clinical training was based in London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital rotations. He obtained his Fellowship in Paediatric Anaesthesia from Great Ormond Street Hospital London, and also holds a fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia from the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. His research interests include paediatric emergency and trauma management and neonatal fluid resuscitation

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26th November 2021, 5pm to 6pm ● Craniofacial Anaesthesia ● Dr Stewart Campbell, Oxford

Dr Stewart Campbell

26th November 2021, 5pm to 6pm ● Craniofacial Anaesthesia ● Dr Stewart Campbell, Oxford

Registration code: APAGBI2611

Dr Stewart Campbell

Stewart joined the Nuffield Department of Anaesthesia in Oxford as a Consultant in 2016. 

After graduating from UCL Medical School, he trained in Anaesthesia in the Oxford Deanery, including a post CCT Paediatric Anaesthesia fellowship in Oxford. This was followed by a further fellowship in Birmingham Children's Hospital, both with a focus on Anaesthesia for Craniofacial Surgery. 

His additional interests include acute pain management, out of theatre anaesthesia and interventional radiology, and data analysis. 

19th October 2021, 5pm to 6pm ● Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia ● Dr Steve Roberts, Alder Hey, Liverpool

Dr Steve Roberts

19th October 2021, 5pm to 6pm ● Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia ● Dr Steve Roberts, Alder Hey, Liverpool

Tutorial unlock code: APAGBI1910

Regional Anaesthesia

Dr Steve Roberts has been a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, for the past 18 years.

As a Registrar Dr Roberts became interested in the use of ultrasound to image children's spines and soon realised that it had begun to be used in adults in Europe to identify peripheral nerves. As a consequence he was an early adopter of these techniques; starting one of the first UK ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia courses.

He is Trust Lead for ACSA, Day Surgery Unit and Radiology and is Co-Founder of the Ultrasound for Paediatric Anaesthetists course (U4PA) which offers 2 days of hands on, practical ultrasound workshops.

Steve is the Editor of the Oxford Handbook Paediatric Anaesthesia, and Author of Paediatric Anaesthesia – the Oxford Specialist handbook the second edition of which was published in 2019.

Steve’s main areas of anaesthetic interest include regional anaesthesia and craniofacial surgery.

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15th September 2021 5pm to 6pm ● TIVA for Children ● Dr Liz Allison, Sheffield

Dr Liz Allison

Tutorial Unlock Code: APAGBI1509

Liz Allison is a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.  She has come full circle having studied at Sheffield Medical School and returned to the city for her Consultant position in 2016, after anaesthetic training in different areas of the UK and overseas.

Liz initially trained in paediatric medicine before moving into anaesthesia, with the intention of becoming a paediatric anaesthetist.

Her training posts have been on the South Coast of England and subsequently in the Oxford region for registrar years.

Post CCT, Liz spent a year at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, where she gained experience in using TIVA in Children.  For many years, BC Children’s have been leaders in the world of Paediatric TIVA, both clinically and through their research, so it was a privilege to train in that environment and acquire knowledge and skills in this field of anaesthesia. 

Having brought this experience back to the UK, Liz remains a TIVA devotee and enthusiast and practices and teaches on the subject.   She is a Faculty member for “TIVA for Tots” which provides education on TIVA usage in children, in the form of scientific and clinical lectures and interactive workshops.

She now works in a friendly, progressive and dynamic anaesthetic department at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, where TIVA has been embraced and is now the anaesthetic of choice in the vast majority of cases. 

Dr Liz Allison


19th July 5-6 pm ● Managing the Paediatric Difficult Airway: Planning and Techniques ●Speaker: Dr. Arnie Choi, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Dr Arnie ChoiArnie has been a consultant paediatric anaesthetist in Oxford since 2008.

Arnie graduated from Barts and the London Medical School. He trained in anaesthesia in East London and Essex, with further experience in paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

His interests include management and training of the paediatric difficult airway, and multi-disciplinary simulation training.

He is currently Clinical Lead for the Paediatric Anaesthetic Group at the John Radcliffe Hospital and has directed the Oxford Paediatric Difficult Airway Workshops since 2012.

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Managing the Paediatric Difficult Airway: Planning and Techniques


7 th July 5-6 pm ● Anaesthesia for the child with Congenital Heart Disease ● Dr. Claire Barker, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle.

Dr Claire BarkerClaire is a consultant in congenital cardiothoracic anaesthesia at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Claire graduated from Oxford University and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools. She trained in paediatrics at Addenbrookes and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and in anaesthesia and PICU at Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospitals and Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney.

Her interests are paediatric anaesthesia, adult congenital cardiac anaesthesia, mechanical circulatory support, transplantation, anaesthesia for patients with a single ventricle and teaching.

Unlock code: APAGBI256 

Anaesthesia for the child with Congenital Heart Disease