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Breakfast Symposia

Breakfast Symposia

The following two Symposia have been added to the scientific programme. Please RSVP directly to the contacts as listed below. There is no cost to attend, but numbers are limited. Buffet breakfast included.

Perioperative Neurocognitive Disorders: What are they and can we prevent them?
Friday 23 August, 0700 – 0800
Galaxy I/II, Millennium Hotel

A/Prof Lisbeth Evered
Associate Professor Lis Evered has a BSc, MBiostat and PhD in neuroscience and holds a NHMRC/ARC Research Fellowship. Lis is Head of Research in the Department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and Associate Professor at University of Melbourne. She has over 70 publications in cognitive clinical research. She is Associate Editor for BJA and Senior Editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia, and a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. She is the recipient of more than $8M in competitive funding. Lis is Chair of the International nomenclature consensus working party which has revised postoperative cognitive disorders from research to clinical guidelines. Her main area of research interest is identifying the impact of surgery and anaesthesia on the cognitive trajectory of older individuals, with a special focus on the impact of postoperative delirium on longer-term dementia.

RSVP: jill@outshine.co.nz


The Shared Airway & The Subtle Art of Intraoperative Mind Reading
Saturday 24 August, 0700 – 0800
Galaxy I/II, Millennium Hotel

Dr Amanda Dawson
Specialist Anaesthetist, Service Clinical Director, Cardiothoracic and ORL Anaesthesia Dept, Auckland City Hospital. Amanda graduated from Auckland Medical School and became a FANZCA in 2005. She completed her cardiothoracic anaesthesia fellowship at Papworth Hospital, UK. Amanda’s roles since returning to NZ include SoT, rosterer and deputy CD. Her clinical interests include cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia, intraoperative trans-oesophageal echo, and shared airway surgery. She works in private practice, primarily on laparoscopic urological and gynaecological surgery, including robotic surgery. She is a mother of three, a skier and a Trelise Cooper devotee inspiring “Rock the Frock” Mondays on her nonclinical days.

Mr Allan Keast
Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Clinical Director of Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Christchurch Public Hospital. Allan graduated from Otago Medical School and became a FRACS in 2005. Allan runs the only Stroboscopy clinic in Private Practice in the South Island. He has a strong interest in Head & Neck cancer, Laryngology and Paediatric Head & Neck masses and has been instrumental in developing the use of Lasers in management of benign & malignant conditions in the airway. As part of this the use of THRIVE has become routine and has required the establishment of a core group of qualified personnel to manage complicated airway cases.

RSVP: claire.graham@merck.com