Welcome to AQUA 2017

The Annual Queenstown Update in Anaesthesia (AQUA) provides updates on a wide range of topics relevant to clinical practice.

Our 9th AQUA meeting will be held from 24-26 August 2017 at the Heritage, Queenstown, New Zealand.

AQUA is FULL and registration is closed.

All cancellations must be notified in writing to the AQUA Organising Committee. Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees.  Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees. Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund. 

Ultrasound Workshop (full)

Thursday, 24 August
Heritage Hotel

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Airway workshop

Friday 25 August
Heritage Hotel

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Keynote speaker

Nicholas ChrimesSpecialist Anaesthetist, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne

Dr Nicholas Chrimes is a Specialist Anaesthetist at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne. He has clinical interests in obstetric, bariatric and neurosurgical anaesthesia. He has extensive experience in healthcare education and simulation having previously been head of education for both Monash Simulation and the Monash Health Medical Education Unit. He is currently an instructor at Monash Simulation and a visiting instructor at the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. Dr Chrimes is the creator of the Vortex Approach to airway management and the Triad Approach to crisis management. He is an instructor on the Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC).

Reza NouraeiSpecialist ORL Surgeon, Auckland City Hospital

Reza Nouraei is an ORL surgeon with interests in Laryngology and Tracheal surgery. He is currently a locum specialist at Auckland City Hospital and will soon be joining the Centre for Airway, Voice and Swallowing at Poole Hospital in England. He was an academic ORL trainee in London and a co-founder of the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction.

In 2015 he described Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE) with Anil Patel and has since studied and presented extensively on the underlying physiology of trans nasal humidified oxygen insufflation and its clinical application in a range of circumstances including procedural sedation, rapid-sequence intubation, and management of complex and acutely-compromised airway patients.

Chris ThompsonSpecialist Anaesthetist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

Dr Thompson is a senior staff specialist at RPA in Sydney. He has a sub-specialty interest in neurosurgical anaesthesia and cerebral monitoring and cerebral protection. He has a long-term interest in the design of anaesthesia equipment, particularly human interface issues for new anaesthetic machines.

Programme Overview

BATS on Ice Ultrasound Workshop

The BATS on Ice Ultrasound Workshop is back on Thursday, 24 August 2017. See BATS for further details. (FULL)

AQUA

AQUA provides updates on a wide range of topics relevant to clinical practice runs from Friday, 24 August to Saturday, 26 August 2017. The Registration Desk will be open during the Welcome function which is being held on on Thursday, 24 August 2017 (1700-1900).

Airway Workshop

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer two Emergency Response Airway Workshops on Friday afternoon, 25 August 2017.

These workshops will offer CICO skills training and fibre-optic intubation practice in the ORSIM mannequin.

• Workshop 1  1300 – 1500 hours $250.00 incl. GST - FULL

• Workshop 2  1530 – 1730 hours $250.00 incl. GST - FULL

Please note this is one workshop being run twice, so select one or the other not both. 

Tutors: Dr Paul Gardiner, Dr Rose Duckett, Dr Sarah Scott-Brown

Advanced Ventilation Skills Workshop

Saturday afternoon, 26 August 2017 

1300-1400 hours (max. 20 participants) please email:  karenp@adhb.govt.nz to reserve a space.

A practical, hands-on workshop illustrating how to effectively use Pressure Support ventilation for both induction and emergence, optimise PEEP to lung mechanics, improve oxygenation, reduce airway pressure during laparoscopy, recruit collapsed lung, etc.  Dummy lungs will help us see what’s going on ‘inside the chest’.

Tutor: Dr Chris Thompson

 

0730 - 0755 BATS on Ice - Registration
Thursday, 24 August 2017

BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop

0755 - 1700 BATS on Ice - Workshop

AQUA Registration and Welcome

1700 - 1900 AQUA Registration and Welcome Function
Friday, 25 August 2017

AQUA Day 1

Session 1
0725 - 0755 Behind the Scenes: Forum Update Kaye Ottaway
0755 - 0800 Welcome and Introduction David Kibblewhite, NZSA President
0800 - 0835 What's happening with ventilation? Chris Thompson
0835 - 0900 Update on Blood and Iron Kerry Gunn
0900 - 0925 Paediatric Anaesthesia Update Graham Knottenbelt
0925 - 0950 Point of care ultrasound in the perioperative setting Sara Allen
Session 2
1020 - 1050 A Short Degustation of Regional Anaesthesia Justin Holborrow
1050 - 1115 Perioperative risk associated with aortic stenosis in NCS Joe MacIntyre
1115 - 1145 Opioid epidemic in the USA. Lessons learned... David Sidebotham

Airway Workshop

1300 - 1500 Airway Workshop 1 (FULL)
1530 - 1730 Airway Workshop 2 (FULL)
Saturday, 26 August 2017

AQUA Day 2

Session 3
0800 - 0835 The Vortex approach to airway management Nicholas Chrimes
0835 - 0900 How to THRIVE with a difficult airway patient Reza Nouraei
0900 - 0925 Being too sweet... 'to siphon honey' Jay van der Westhuizen
0925 - 0950 Protecting the brain Chris Thompson
Session 4
1020 - 1050 The Triad approach to crisis management Nicholas Chrimes
1050 - 1120 Towards a better understanding... Jim Moriarty
1120 - 1150 Forty years of anaesthetic practice Chris Nixon

Ventilation workshop

1300 - 1400 Advanced ventilation skills workshop Chris Thompson
0730 - 0755 BATS on Ice - Registration
Thursday, 24 August 2017

BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop

0755 - 1700 BATS on Ice - Workshop

AQUA Registration and Welcome

1700 - 1900 AQUA Registration and Welcome Function
Friday, 25 August 2017

AQUA Day 1

Session 1
0725 - 0755 Behind the Scenes: Forum Update Kaye Ottaway
0755 - 0800 Welcome and Introduction David Kibblewhite, NZSA President
0800 - 0835 What's happening with ventilation? Chris Thompson
0835 - 0900 Update on Blood and Iron Kerry Gunn
0900 - 0925 Paediatric Anaesthesia Update Graham Knottenbelt
0925 - 0950 Point of care ultrasound in the perioperative setting Sara Allen
Session 2
1020 - 1050 A Short Degustation of Regional Anaesthesia Justin Holborrow
1050 - 1115 Perioperative risk associated with aortic stenosis in NCS Joe MacIntyre
1115 - 1145 Opioid epidemic in the USA. Lessons learned... David Sidebotham

Airway Workshop

1300 - 1500 Airway Workshop 1 (FULL)
1530 - 1730 Airway Workshop 2 (FULL)
Saturday, 26 August 2017

AQUA Day 2

Session 3
0800 - 0835 The Vortex approach to airway management Nicholas Chrimes
0835 - 0900 How to THRIVE with a difficult airway patient Reza Nouraei
0900 - 0925 Being too sweet... 'to siphon honey' Jay van der Westhuizen
0925 - 0950 Protecting the brain Chris Thompson
Session 4
1020 - 1050 The Triad approach to crisis management Nicholas Chrimes
1050 - 1120 Towards a better understanding... Jim Moriarty
1120 - 1150 Forty years of anaesthetic practice Chris Nixon

Ventilation workshop

1300 - 1400 Advanced ventilation skills workshop Chris Thompson
 

Programme Overview

Thursday, 24 August 2017

0730 - 0755 BATS on Ice - Registration
Thursday, 24 August 2017
0755 - 1700 BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop
0755 - 1700 BATS on Ice - Workshop
1700 - 1900 AQUA Registration and Welcome
1700 - 1900 AQUA Registration and Welcome Function

Friday, 25 August 2017

Friday, 25 August 2017
0700 - 1635 AQUA Day 1
Session 1
0725 - 0755 Behind the Scenes: Forum UpdateKaye Ottaway
0755 - 0800 Welcome and IntroductionDavid Kibblewhite, NZSA President
0800 - 0835 What's happening with ventilation?Chris Thompson
0835 - 0900 Update on Blood and IronKerry Gunn
0900 - 0925 Paediatric Anaesthesia UpdateGraham Knottenbelt
0925 - 0950 Point of care ultrasound in the perioperative settingSara Allen
Session 2
1020 - 1050 A Short Degustation of Regional AnaesthesiaJustin Holborrow
1050 - 1115 Perioperative risk associated with aortic stenosis in NCSJoe MacIntyre
1115 - 1145 Opioid epidemic in the USA. Lessons learned...David Sidebotham
1255 - 1730 Airway Workshop
1300 - 1500 Airway Workshop 1 (FULL)
1530 - 1730 Airway Workshop 2 (FULL)

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Saturday, 26 August 2017
0700 - 1735 AQUA Day 2
Session 3
0800 - 0835 The Vortex approach to airway managementNicholas Chrimes
0835 - 0900 How to THRIVE with a difficult airway patientReza Nouraei
0900 - 0925 Being too sweet... 'to siphon honey'Jay van der Westhuizen
0925 - 0950 Protecting the brainChris Thompson
Session 4
1020 - 1050 The Triad approach to crisis managementNicholas Chrimes
1050 - 1120 Towards a better understanding...Jim Moriarty
1120 - 1150 Forty years of anaesthetic practiceChris Nixon
1300 - 1400 Ventilation workshopChris Thompson
1300 - 1400 Advanced ventilation skills workshopChris Thompson

Thursday, 24 August 2017

0730 - 0755 BATS on Ice - Registration
Thursday, 24 August 2017
0755 - 1700 BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop
0755 - 1700 BATS on Ice - Workshop
1700 - 1900 AQUA Registration and Welcome
1700 - 1900 AQUA Registration and Welcome Function

Friday, 25 August 2017

Friday, 25 August 2017
0700 - 1635 AQUA Day 1
Session 1
0725 - 0755 Behind the Scenes: Forum UpdateKaye Ottaway
0755 - 0800 Welcome and IntroductionDavid Kibblewhite, NZSA President
0800 - 0835 What's happening with ventilation?Chris Thompson
0835 - 0900 Update on Blood and IronKerry Gunn
0900 - 0925 Paediatric Anaesthesia UpdateGraham Knottenbelt
0925 - 0950 Point of care ultrasound in the perioperative settingSara Allen
Session 2
1020 - 1050 A Short Degustation of Regional AnaesthesiaJustin Holborrow
1050 - 1115 Perioperative risk associated with aortic stenosis in NCSJoe MacIntyre
1115 - 1145 Opioid epidemic in the USA. Lessons learned...David Sidebotham
1255 - 1730 Airway Workshop
1300 - 1500 Airway Workshop 1 (FULL)
1530 - 1730 Airway Workshop 2 (FULL)

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Saturday, 26 August 2017
0700 - 1735 AQUA Day 2
Session 3
0800 - 0835 The Vortex approach to airway managementNicholas Chrimes
0835 - 0900 How to THRIVE with a difficult airway patientReza Nouraei
0900 - 0925 Being too sweet... 'to siphon honey'Jay van der Westhuizen
0925 - 0950 Protecting the brainChris Thompson
Session 4
1020 - 1050 The Triad approach to crisis managementNicholas Chrimes
1050 - 1120 Towards a better understanding...Jim Moriarty
1120 - 1150 Forty years of anaesthetic practiceChris Nixon
1300 - 1400 Ventilation workshopChris Thompson
1300 - 1400 Advanced ventilation skills workshopChris Thompson

Registration

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Check out the websites Queenstown Tourism and 100% Pure New Zealand - Queenstown they will be useful when planning your trip.

Reminders -
Due to the time of year, there is a lot of competition for flights. We suggest that you book your transportation early to avoid disappointment. Queenstown is served by four airlines - Air New Zealand and Jetstar make international and domestic flights into Queenstown. Qantas and Virgin Australia makes direct flights from Australia.

Accommodation

The Heritage, 91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
 
Tel 64 3 450 1500  Bookings 0800 368 888
 
http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/heritage-queenstown
 
When booking your accommodation at the Heritage for AQUA (& Bats on Ice) please enter the Promo Code:  AQUA2017

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Contact

For general enquiries, please contact Karen Patching -

Desk phone: +64 (09) 375 7085
Email: karen.patching@adhb.govt.nz

Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Level 8 - Support Building, Auckland City Hospital
Private Bag 92024, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Level 8 - Support Building, Auckland City Hospital
Private Bag 92024, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.