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.

 

Early bird registration closes - 1 August 2017.

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

Mr Reza Nouraei is a specialist ORL surgeon with an interest in laryngeal surgery based at the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction at Charing Cross Hospital, London.
He is currently working at Starship Childrens Hospital, Auckland.
He has studied and presented extensively on the topic of trans nasal humidified oxygen insufflation for management of complex airway patients during surgery.

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

 

 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop

0730 - 0755 BATS on Ice - Registration
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 transfusion Kerry Gunn
0900 - 0925 Update on paediatric anaesthesia Graham Knottenbelt
0925 - 0950 Point of care ultrasound in the OR Sara Allen
Session 2
1020 - 1050 Update on regional anaesthesia Justin Holborrow
1050 - 1115 National aortic stenosis audit Joe MacIntyre
1115 - 1145 Towards a better understanding... Jim Moriarty

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 - 0905 How to THRIVE with a difficult airway patient Reza Nouraei
0900 - 0925 Update on perioperative management of DM Jay van der Westhuizen
0925 - 0950 Protecting the brain Chris Thompson
Session 4
1020 - 1050 Triad approach to crisis management Nicholas Chrimes
1050 - 1120 Opioid epidemic in the USA. Lessons learned... David Sidebotham
1120 - 1150 Forty years of anaesthetic practice Chris Nixon
Thursday, 24 August 2017

BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop

0730 - 0755 BATS on Ice - Registration
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 transfusion Kerry Gunn
0900 - 0925 Update on paediatric anaesthesia Graham Knottenbelt
0925 - 0950 Point of care ultrasound in the OR Sara Allen
Session 2
1020 - 1050 Update on regional anaesthesia Justin Holborrow
1050 - 1115 National aortic stenosis audit Joe MacIntyre
1115 - 1145 Towards a better understanding... Jim Moriarty

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 - 0905 How to THRIVE with a difficult airway patient Reza Nouraei
0900 - 0925 Update on perioperative management of DM Jay van der Westhuizen
0925 - 0950 Protecting the brain Chris Thompson
Session 4
1020 - 1050 Triad approach to crisis management Nicholas Chrimes
1050 - 1120 Opioid epidemic in the USA. Lessons learned... David Sidebotham
1120 - 1150 Forty years of anaesthetic practice Chris Nixon
 

Programme Overview

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017
0600 - 1700 BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop
0730 - 0755 BATS on Ice - Registration
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 transfusionKerry Gunn
0900 - 0925 Update on paediatric anaesthesiaGraham Knottenbelt
0925 - 0950 Point of care ultrasound in the ORSara Allen
Session 2
1020 - 1050 Update on regional anaesthesiaJustin Holborrow
1050 - 1115 National aortic stenosis auditJoe MacIntyre
1115 - 1145 Towards a better understanding...Jim Moriarty
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 - 0905 How to THRIVE with a difficult airway patientReza Nouraei
0900 - 0925 Update on perioperative management of DMJay van der Westhuizen
0925 - 0950 Protecting the brainChris Thompson
Session 4
1020 - 1050 Triad approach to crisis managementNicholas Chrimes
1050 - 1120 Opioid epidemic in the USA. Lessons learned...David Sidebotham
1120 - 1150 Forty years of anaesthetic practiceChris Nixon

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017
0600 - 1700 BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop
0730 - 0755 BATS on Ice - Registration
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 transfusionKerry Gunn
0900 - 0925 Update on paediatric anaesthesiaGraham Knottenbelt
0925 - 0950 Point of care ultrasound in the ORSara Allen
Session 2
1020 - 1050 Update on regional anaesthesiaJustin Holborrow
1050 - 1115 National aortic stenosis auditJoe MacIntyre
1115 - 1145 Towards a better understanding...Jim Moriarty
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 - 0905 How to THRIVE with a difficult airway patientReza Nouraei
0900 - 0925 Update on perioperative management of DMJay van der Westhuizen
0925 - 0950 Protecting the brainChris Thompson
Session 4
1020 - 1050 Triad approach to crisis managementNicholas Chrimes
1050 - 1120 Opioid epidemic in the USA. Lessons learned...David Sidebotham
1120 - 1150 Forty years of anaesthetic practiceChris Nixon

Registration

Registration Open - Early bird registration closes 1 August 2017

Lunch – A packed lunch (The Heritage Catering) will be available for all delegates (you just need to order lunch on the registration page), additional packed lunches can be ordered for accompanying persons for $15.00 each.

Conference Dinner – The conference dinner on Friday, 25 August will be held at Skyline Queenstown.  Tickets are $140.00 per person and are to be purchased in advance.

BBQ – On the evening of Saturday, 26 August we are holding a BBQ at Coronet Peak.  Tickets are complimentary for delegates.  Additional BBQ tickets can be ordered for accompanying persons at $60.00 per adult and $20.00 per child.  We will be screening the Bledisloe Cup rugby game live from 7:35p.m. onwards at Coronet Peak, the buses will leave after the rugby finishes.

Coach Travel – Transport to and from Coronet Peak on Friday and Saturday is $18.00 per person per day for the return trip.  Additional tickets for accompanying persons are available for $18.00 per person per day.

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Queenstown

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

Resources

Programme and Abstracts

Programmes from previous AQUA meetings, including abstract links (where permission has been given by the author). Click on the image to open an interactive version of the abstract booklet.

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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.