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Breakfast Symposia

Friday 9th November, 0715 – 0830

The following two Symposia have been added to the scientific programme, and will both take place on Friday 9 November. Please RSVP directly to the company contacts as listed below. There is no cost to attend, but numbers are limited.

Buffet breakfast included.

The role of cerebral oximetry in the beach chair position

Friday 9th November, 0715 – 0830
Gallery III, Cordis Hotel

Dr Keith Liyanagama, Anaesthetist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

Dr Keith Liyanagama has been in specialist practice for 20 years, based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and also active in the private sector. Along with his interest in the use of Cerebral Oximetry in the beach chair position, he also has interests in regional anaesthesia, obstetrics and medicolegal practice.

RSVP: madeline.hart@medtronic.com

Pelvic Trauma and Limb Salvage

Friday 9th November, 0715 – 0830
Gallery I, Cordis Hotel

There are those who know them as the Kray brothers of Ortho Trauma but we know these two unhinged individuals as Mr Rob Orec (Surgeon) and Dr Grant Hounsell (Anaesthetist). Come and enjoy a heaping helping of freshly baked lies and lightly seasoned anecdotes. The boys will be talking on pelvic trauma and limb salvage as practiced at Middlemore Hospital. You were warned!

Dr Grant Hounsell, Consultant Anaesthetist, Counties Manukau Health
In the ten years he has worked at Counties he has pursued an interest in orthopaedic trauma anaesthesia. Grant drew a lot on the example of the primatologist Dian Fossey in his work. He methodically studied the orthopods before finally being accepted by the tribe.  His fieldwork has been foundational in study of these misunderstood primates. “Sometimes when I observe them working with primitive tools I am struck by the fact that somewhere in the mists of time we shared a common ancestor”.

Mr Robert Orec, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Trauma Specialist, Counties Manukau Health
Rob Orec is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and is very very important.  He can lift heavy things, peel bananas with his feet and recognises his name when he is called.  If he charges you should stand your ground and avoid running.  He will smell the stench of fear on you.

RSVP: claire.graham@merck.com