Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly MBBS, BSc, FRCA, EDRA, MSc

Consultant Anaesthetist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Kariem El-Boghdadly completed undergraduate training at University College London in 2007 and proceeded to undertake his anaesthetic training in South East School of Anaesthesia. He was awarded the Nuffield Prize for the FRCA and completed fellowships in pre-hospital medicine in Australia, followed by regional anaesthesia in Toronto, Canada. He is an Editor of Anaesthesia Journal and Anaesthesia Reports, and also serves as an expert reviewer for several high-impact journals. He has more than 65 peer-reviewed publications, has written three books and four book chapters. Kariem is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, and his research interests include regional anaesthesia, airway management and research delivery. Kariem is the Scientific Officer for the Difficult Airway Society (UK), and is the Research and Development lead for Theatres, Anaesthesia and Peri-operative medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Shannon Lockhart

St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada

Shannon Lockhart is a consultant anesthesiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Her research interests include airway emergencies, human factors and the culture of mistreatment in medicine. She was involved in the launch of The Airway App, a novel data collection platform for gathering data about CICO emergencies. Shannon is currently involved in simulation programs at both hospitals, for trainees and multi-disciplinary teams, and is greatly interested in its use as a tool for identifying issues around and teaching about human factors, patient safety, and changing culture.

Colonel Bob Mabry

Colonel Bob Mabry served as a USA Army Special Forces 18-D medic and was the recipient of a Silver Star for his actions during the battle of Mogadishu. His experiences motivated him to go to medical school and become an emergency care physician. As an Army doctor he contributed to the development of the Combat Application Tourniquet, brought about landmark changes in the Army’s Combat Lifesaver Program, and has been in the forefront of advancing the understanding and treatment of combat airway injuries. COL Mabry recently served as the Command Surgeon for the US Special Forces.


Dr Craig Birch

Craig Birch is a Specialist Anaesthetist that works in public and private in Auckland. He has a special interest in Anaesthesia for Bariatric Surgery, as well as Airway management. He has been actively involved with registrar training and teaching for many years and is a current ANZCA Part 2 examiner. He has been a tutor for “@Airwayskills”. He enjoys huminatarian work in the Pacific and abroad.

When not at work he likes to spend his free time mountain biking, trail running, swimming or surfing. He takes guitar lessons but has made extremely slow progress.

Associate Professor Stuart Marshall

Stuart Marshall is a Specialist Anaesthetist, Lead of Clinical Human Factors at the Australian Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Education at The University of Melbourne. He has developed (and teaches on) a number of undergraduate and postgraduate patient safety, airway and anaesthetic emergency courses.

Stuart has both a Masters degree and PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Engineering) and Human Factors and currently holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ECR Fellowship at Monash University, examining the use of cognitive aids (checklists and flowcharts) on team functioning. His work has helped develop and research several internationally used cognitive aids for routine and emergency use. These include those used in airway management and perioperative anaphylaxis.

Dr Hayley Herbert

Hayley Herbert is a dual Fellowship-trained (Paediatrics and Laryngology) ENT Surgeon from Perth Australia.

She spent her childhood in South Africa, completed her undergraduate and specialist surgical qualifications in New Zealand and subspecialty Fellowships in London and Perth Australia.

She is the current ENT Head of Department at Perth Children’s Hospital. Complex airway management, airway reconstruction, swallow, voice and indigenous ear health are her main interests. She is a member of the multidisciplinary Complex Airway Team (CAT) at Perth Children’s Hospital. She leads specialist Swallow and Voice multidisciplinary clinics in public and private.

Professor Peter Friedland

Peter is Head of Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Skull Base Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth. He is also Associate Professor in School of Surgery, University of Western Australia. and Professor & Discipline Leader of ENT in School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame. He is the Co- Head of education and research at the Ear Science Institute of Australia and has a keen interest in research. Peter is an avid teacher and is heavily involved in the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.





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