The following are the presentations from DAS ASM 2014 held at Stratford-upon-Avon. The speakers have been kind enough to provide their talks as PDF files. Click on the title of the talk to download the respective files.


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Thursday 13th November 2014

Session 1  The Tempest – Airway challenges

Dr Bob Winter, Consultant Anaesthetist, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

Pre-hospital airway

Dr Ashish Sinha, Vice Chairman and Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
Airway challenges in the morbidly obese

Professor Richard Levitan, Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine), Dartmouth (Geisel) School of Medicine,
and Visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, USA

The psychology of airway management

Session 2 As You Like It – Research & updates

Professor Tim Cook, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Clinical airway research: Reflections on the past and thoughts about the future

Professor Steve Yentis, Editor-in-Chief, Anaesthesia, and Consultant Anaesthetist, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London


Session 3: The Karl Storz lecture

Dr Lorraine J Foley, Vice President, Society for Airway Management, USA
‘I just had a patient with a difficult intubation. Now what?’

Session 4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dr Jonathan Cracknell, Director of Animal Operations, Longleat Enterprises, UK

Airway management in the wild

Session 5: Othello

Dr David Ball, Consultant Anaesthetist, Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries
Facing Africa

Dr Rob Walker, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester
The paediatric airway

Friday 14th November 2014

Session 6: Full Many A Glorious Morning I Have Seen

Dr Mary Mushambi, Consultant Anaesthetist, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
OAA/DAS Obstetric intubations guidelines

Dr Chris Frerk, Consultant Anaesthetist, Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
DAS New intubation guidelines

Professor Jaideep Pandit, Consultant Anaesthetist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
NAP5 and the airway

Session 7: Much Ado About Nothing – Controversies


For: Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Consultant Anaesthetist, St Mary’s Hospital, London
Against: Dr Subrahmanyam Radhakrishna, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital Coventry, Coventry

Difficult airway! The fault, dear Brutus, is not with the patient but with ourselves!

Session 8b: ODP session

Ms Judith O’Grady, ODP, University Hospital Coventry, Coventry

How to set up a difficult airway trolley

Mr Dave Howarth, Senior ODP, Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor
Co-Pilot algorithm

Miss Tabussam Choudary, Principal ODP, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough
The X Factor in airway management

Mr James Huntington, ODP, Torbay Hospital, Torquay
ODP training at present and in the future

Session 9: A O this learning, what a thing it is! – Raising the standards of airway training

Dr Chandra Vaidyanath, SpR, University Hospital Coventry, Coventry
Trainee’s view: RCOA curriculum

Dr Cyprian Mendonca, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital Coventry, Coventry
• Challenges    • How to set up airway training    • Simulation in airway training

Trainer’s view: Challenges in delivering airway training

Dr Peeyush Kumar, Trainee Representative, The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Trainee’s view: My clinical experience

DAS 2014 ASM Conference Book

DAS 2014 Abstract Book


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