Optional workshops will take place during WAAG 2019 on Wednesday 21 August, Thursday 22 August and Friday 23 August. Workshops have limited places and will sell out. We strongly recommend you book your workshop when you register for the conference so you do not miss out.


Anaphylaxis Workshop 

Time:  Thursday 22 August 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Price: $150

Dr Peter Platt has been involved with the investigation of anaphylaxis under anaesthesia in Western Australia since 1983. The Anaesthetic Allergy Referral Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is the only one of its kind in WA serving a population of 2.4 million. He has over 30 years experience and has investigated over 1500 cases. After a highly popular presentation at WAAG 2018, Dr Platt is returning for an interactive workshop. This workshop will cover the pathophysiology behind anaphylaxis, and the presentation and treatment. There will be a look at what happens behind the scene with skin testing.

This workshop qualifies for CPD points under the ANZCA Emergency Procedures section. All attendees will receive a certificate with the approval number.

Peter Platt

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea PBLD

Time: Friday 23 August 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Price: $100

1) Pathophysiology of OSA
2) Anatomical features of OSA
3) Obesity and OSA
4) Physiological differences between propofol induced and natural sleep
5) Videos of drug induced sleep endocopy (DISE).
6) Effects of narcotics on the airway and respiration in OSA patients
7) Pitfalls in postoperative management of OSA patients

Richard Lewis

Radiology Workshop 

Time: Wednesday 21 August  10.30am – 12.00pm & Thursday 22 August 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Price: $150

An interactive radiology workshop. This will include case-based anatomy and pathology, relevant to all specialties involved in airway management. The workshop will primarily involve CT and plain x-ray, with a focus on airway and pulmonary pathology.

Facilitator: Yi-Jin Kuok

Can’t Intubate & Can’t Oxygenate

Time: Wednesday 21 August  10.30am – 12.00pm and Friday 23 August at 1.30pm – 3.00pm or 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Price: $200

This 90 minute workshop will cover the important CICO situation and will qualify for ANZCA Emergency Procedures CPD points. Bound to fill quickly.

Gordon Chapman, Catherine Fuller, Hannah Perlman, Kate O’Hare & Thy Do


Difficult Airway PBLD

Time: Thursday 22 August, 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Price: $150

This 90 minute problem based learning session will deal with the anaesthetic management of some difficult airway cases.

Shaun O’Brien and Wim Smithies

Nasendoscopy Workshop

Time: Wednesday 21 August 10.30am – 12.00pm, Thursday 22 August 1.30pm – 3.00pm & 3.30pm – 5.00pm.

Price: $150

Learn the important nasendoscopy skills from the ENT experts and get better at awake fiberoptic intubations!
This exciting 90 minute workshop will include tutorials on nasal anatomy, common pathology, basic assessment of vocal cord function and practical hints and tips for performing fiberoptic scopes through the nose. It will also include a live demonstration and mannequin based skills experience.

Peter Friedland, Anton Hinton-Bayre, Hayley Herbert and Rob Wormald


One Lung Ventilation Workshop

Time: Thursday  22 August, 1.30pm – 3.00pm & 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Price: $150

This 90 minute highly practical and interactive workshop will serve as an essential refresher to those previously familiar with the techniques of One Lung Ventilation and an excellent hands-on introduction for those with little or no prior exposure.
The emphasis will be less didactic teaching and more interactive learning, utilising manikins and portable bronchoscopy to allow practice at the insertion and confirmation of placement of both double lumen tubes and bronchial blockers in the normal and difficult airway.
Additional time will be devoted to troubleshooting common complications utilising low-fi simulation.

Reza Yusoff and Gary Devine


Tracheostomy Workshop

Time: Friday 23 August, 1.30pm – 3.00pm and 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Price: $150

This is an interactive workshop looking at guidelines for managing tracheostomy and laryngectomy emergencies. It will also including a practical component with the equipment involved, including a familiarisation of different tracheostomy tubes, buttons and low fidelity simulations.

Simon Hellings, Luke Torre

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