Age Anaesthesia Association
26th Annual Scientific Meeting
Edinburgh, 22nd-23rd May 2014


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Thursday May 22nd 2014

11:30 Registration
  Lunch from Midday, Trade exhibition
12:45 Welcome
13:00-14:30 Session 1: Hip fracture Perioperative Network meeting
14:30-16:00 Session 2: Blood conservation in Surgery
14:30-15:00 Transfusion thresholds (including influence on outcome) - Prof T Walsh, Edinburgh
15:00-15:30 Intraoperative strategies to minimise blood loss - Dr Ben Clevenger, London
15:30-16:00 Preoperative Management of Anaemia - Dr Alwyn Kotze, Leeds
16:00-16:30 Tea, Trade exhibition, Poster viewing
16:30-17:30 Session 3: Free Papers
17:30 Close of first day
19:30 Annual Dinner: The Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians

Friday May 23rd 2014

08:30-09:00 Tea/coffee and registration, Trade exhibition
09:00-10:30 Session 1: Colorectal surgery in the elderly - 10 years on...
09:00-09:30 Laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the elderly - Mr A J Clark, Edinburgh
09:30-10:00 Enhanced recovery and ERAS plus - Dr Susan Nimmo, Edinburgh
10:00-10:30 Outcomes that matter to patients - 24hrs and onwards: Mr Jason Cross, London
10:30-11:00 Tea/Coffee, Trade exhibition
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Emergency Laparotomy Network - led by Dr David Saunders
12:30-13:15 Session 3: Keynote lecture
Delirium, pathophysiology and perioperative management - Prof Alasdair MacLullich Edinburgh
13:15-14:00 Lunch, Trade exhibition AGM at 13:45 -14:00
14:00-15:30 Session 4: Frailty - the elephant in the (operating) room
14:00-14:30 Frailty in the older surgical patient - Dr David Shipway, London
14:30-15:00 Reducing the impact of frailty - Prof Avan Sayer, Southampton
15:00-15:30 What can we do about frailty in the surgical population? - Dr Robert Morris, Nottingham
15:30-16:15 Session 5: Guest lecture: Ethics and Law in Medicine Society:
Will the duty of candour improve or lower the standards of care? - Prof Peter Hutton, Birmingham
16:15-16:30 Tea/coffee and presentation of prizes
16:30-17:25 Debate: 'Granny has never been the same since her operation, I blame the anaesthetic'
For: Assoc Prof J. Steinmetz, Copenhagen, Denmark
Against: Assoc Prof. Adam Gordon, Nottingham
17:30 Closing address