Workshops

Optional workshops will take place during WAAG 2021 on Thursday 25 November – Saturday 27 November. 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.

A waitlist has been enabled for each workshop so we can let you know if a space becomes available on a workshop that is currently full. No payment is required to secure your place on the waitlist for a workshop.

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Airway Tools Workshop

Time: Thursday 25 November 2.00pm – 3.30pm and 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton

Price: $200
Facilitators: Drs Claire McTernan and James Anderson

Do you like airway tools? Are you an airway tool? Come join a bunch of airway enthusiasts to discuss challenging cases and get hands on with a variety of old school and cutting-edge airway devices. Join in the debate for which device is best for each circumstance and practice using them on the mannequins. 

Anaphylaxis Workshop 

Time: Thursday 25 November 2.00pm – 3.30pm and Friday 26 November 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton 

Price: $150
Facilitator: Dr Peter Platt

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.

Can’t Intubate & Can’t Oxygenate (CICO) Workshop

Time: Thursday 25 November 2.00pm – 3.30pm and 4.00pm – 5.30pm and Saturday 27 November 2.00pm - 3.30pm and 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton (Thursday) and Ritz Carlton (Saturday)

Price: $200
Facilitators (Workshop 1): Drs Peter Garnett, Doris Tang, Rachael Morris and Scott Douglas
Facilitators (Workshop 2): Drs Peter Garnett, Shaun O'Brien, Rachel Morris and Scott Douglas
Facilitators (Workshop 3): Drs Ted Velzeboer, Nick Enzor, Hannah Perlman and Gordon Chapman
Facilitators (Workshop 4): Drs Ted Velzeboer, Nick Enzor, Hannah Perlman and Gordon Chapman

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

Difficult Airway PBLD

Time: Friday 26 November 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton

Price: $150
Facilitators: Drs Wim Smithies and Shaun O’Brien

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

Fibreoptic Skills Workshop

Time: Thursday 25 November 2:00pm - 3:30pm and Friday 26 November 2.00pm – 3.30pm and 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton

Price: $200
Facilitator: Drs Holger Holldack, Divya Sharma, Darren Sherwin and Hannah Roddy

This 90-minute workshop is aimed at the anaesthetist who hasn’t done an awake fibreoptic intubation in a while and would like a refresher.

Participants will have the opportunity to refresh their basic technique and to pick up tips and tricks for scoping. This will includes tips for both the nasal and oral approach, and the sitting and supine patient. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice scoping mannequins and using intubating airways. There will also be a discussion on the options for topicalisation and a high fidelity virtual reality trainer for dexterity training.

Nasendoscopy Workshop

Time: Saturday 27 November 2.00pm – 3.30pm and 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Ritz Carlton

Price: $250
Facilitators: Drs Hayley Herbert, Anton Hinton-Bayre, Bridget Hogan and A/Prof Peter Friedland

Learn important nasendoscopy skills direct from ENT surgeons to improve the safety and comfort of awake fibreoptic intubations for practitioner and patient.

This engaging 90 minute workshop will cover relevant 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.

Delegates will get the option of pairing up to perform live nasendoscopy on each other. The cost of this workshop includes the disposable scope. Delegates are welcome to keep their individual scope.

Non Invasive Ventilation on the Hamilton T1 Workshop

Time: Friday 26 November 4:00pm-4:30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton

Price: $50
Facilitators: Mike Das Gupta

This is a practical workshop on the Hamilton T1 transport ventilator where Mike Das Gupta will discuss the settings and trouble-shooting of non-invasive ventilation strategies. This session will build on the lecture that Mike will be giving in the morning plenary.

There will be an opportunity for delegates to experience the ventilation on themselves to understand the patient experience of the different settings. A fabulous opportunity to understand all the different settings and features of the Hamilton T1 and how to improve gas exchange in sick patients.

A very interactive session where you can pick the brains of one of the most knowledgeable ventilation gurus.

One Lung Ventilation Workshop

Time: Friday 26 November 4:00pm - 5:30pm and Saturday 27 November 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton (Friday) and Ritz Carlton (Saturday)

Price: $200
Facilitators: Drs Reza Yusoff, Gary Devine, James Preuss and Darren Sherwin

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.

Radiology Workshop 

Time: Thursday 25 November 4.00pm – 5.30pm and Saturday 27 November 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton (Thursday) and Ritz Carlton (Saturday)

Price: $150
Facilitator: Dr Julian Soares

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.

Tracheostomy Workshop

Time: Thursday 25 November 4:00pm - 5:30pm and Friday 26 November 2.00pm – 3.30pm and 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton

Price: $200
Facilitators: Drs Simon Hellings, Kate O'Hare and Hannah Roddy

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.

When patients go home alone after surgery – your responsibilities, the medico legal risks and if the patient dies, what happens if there is a coronial inquest? – Sponsored by Avant

Time: Saturday 27 November 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Ritz Carlton

Price: $0
Facilitators: Dr Amanda Smith and Morag Smith

Avant Insurance often receives requests for advice on what can be done if a patient who has day surgery asks to be discharged unaccompanied. Calls come from anaesthetists and surgeons and can relate to day surgery or other procedures requiring short-term sedation. Sometimes patients don’t plan to drive themselves, but propose taking a taxi home unaccompanied.

This is a scenario with significant risks to the patient. We will discuss the prevalence of this scenario occurring, the Medico-Legal risks for the practitioner and what happens if a patient dies in an accident and the circumstance of the death are investigated by the Coroner.