Consultant Anaesthetist and Visiting Professor, Bournemouth University
Dept. of Anaesthesia
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Former member of East Dorset LREC from 1996-99.
- Research co-ordinator for the Anaesthetic Dept. Since 1996 to present.
- Anaesthetic Representative of the former Research & Development Committee since 1998.
- Vice-chair of the Research Governance Committee May 2002 -2005.
- Chair, Research & Innovations Committee October 2005 – April 2013.
- Member of the Centre for Postgraduate Medical Research and Education (CoPMRE) at Bournemouth University.
- Member of the Trust Academic Strategy Committee.
- Visiting professor, Bournemouth University with a remit to increase collaborative research between Poole and the university since April 2009.
- Research Lead in Anaesthesia for the Western Comprehensive Local Research Network since May 2009.
- Member of Data and Safety Monitoring Committee for the NIHR PREVIEW study and advisory group for Maternity Workforce study.
- Co-applicant and CI for a number of NIHR recognised trials.
Poole Maternity Unit is recognised as a centre for higher specialist training in obstetric anaesthesia. I supervise a research fellow in research.
I am responsible for generating ideas, encouraging the colleagues and trainees to facilitate audit and research in anaesthesia. This involves writing up research protocols, utilising advice from the Dorset Research and Development Unit, gaining Trust and Ethics approval. It also involves co-ordinating and supervision of on-going projects until its conclusion.
I chair the quarterly Dorset Anaesthetic Research Forum where research ideas and projects are discussed. The meetings normally take place in private homes out of hours.
I attend meetings of the Anaesthesia Peri-operative Medicine and Pain Management Specialty Group.
I jointly supervise a PhD student from Bournemouth University and have collaborated with other BU researchers in other projects.
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Biochemistry: Mandrand-Berthelot M, Wee MYK & Haddock B
An improved method for the identification of mutants of E. Coli deficient in Formate Dehydrogenase. FEMS Microbiology 1978;4:37-40
Anaesthesia: Wee MYK
The Oesophageal Detector Device - Assessment of a new method to distinguish oesophageal from tracheal intubation.
Morton NS, Wee MYK, Christie G, Gray IG, Grant IS
Propofol for induction of anaesthesia in children - A comparison with thiopentone and halothane inhalational induction. Anaesthesia 1988;43:350-355
Wee MYK and Walker AKY
The use of the oesophageal detector device with uncuffed endotracheal tubes in children. Anaesthesia 1991;46:869-871
Sanchez R and Wee MYK
Per-operative myocardial ischaemia and treatment - Early diagnosis using the pulmonary artery flow catheter. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia 1991;5:604-607
Wee MYK, Geeurickx A and Wimalaratna S
A method to facilitate regional anaesthesia by detection of mixed nerve action potentials. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1992;69:411-413
Shutt LE, Valentine SJ, Wee MYK, Page RJ, Prosser A and Thomas TA
Spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section: Comparison of 22-Gauge and 25-Gauge Whitacre needles with 26-Gauge Quincke Needles. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1992;69:589-594
Wee MYK, Hasan MA and Thomas TA
Isoflurane in labour. Anaesthesia 1993;48:369-372
Mettam I, Wee MYK
Update on Pain Relief in Labour. A review article to be published later this year in Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Mini-Symposium on Obstetric Anaesthesia 1995; Vol.6, No.4:206-211.
Sood PK, Cooper PJF, Michel MZ, Wee MYK, Pickering R.
Thromboembolic deterrent(T.E.D.) stockings fail to prevent hypotension associated with spinal anaesthesia for elective caesarean section. International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia 1996, 5:172-175.
McCormick ASM, Wood A, Wee MYK. Visual disturbances and seizures associated with pregnancy: a diagnostic dilemma and the role of radiological techniques as an aid to diagnosis.
IJOA 1999; 8:3,184-188.
Lucas DN, Yentis SM, Kinsella SM, Holdcroft A, May AE, Wee M, Robinson PN. Urgency of caesarean section: a new classification. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2000, 93:346-350.
Mandal NG, White N, Wee MYK. Carbon monoxide poisoning in a parturient and the use of hyperbaric oxygen for treatment. IJOA 2001, 10:1; 71-74.
Sutherland PD, Wee MYK, Weston-Smith P, Skinner T, Thomas P. The use of thromboembolic deterrent stockings and a sequential compression device to prevent spinal hypotension during caesarean section. IJOA 2001, 10:2;97-102.
Wee MYK, Yentis SM, Thomas P. Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Workload. Anaesthesia 2002, 57; 484-500.
Sanders MK, Wee MYK. Multicompartment block in a parturient undergoing urgent caesarean section. European Journal of Anesthesiology 2002; 19(3), 226-228.
Sutherland PD, Wee MYK, van Hamel JCM, Campbell DNC. Obstetric anaesthesia training in the Wessex region before and after introduction of Calman training. International Journal of Anesthesia 2003; 12:2, 102-106.
White L, Gorton P, Wee MYK and Mandal N. Written information on epidural analgesia for women in labour. Does it improve knowledge?. International Journal of Anesthesia 2003; 12:2, 93-97.
Rice I, Wee MYK and Thomson K. Thomson.Arachnoiditis and Obstetric Epidurals. Review. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2004; 92:1, 109-120.
Wee MYK. Analgesia in labour: inhalational and parenteral. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 2004; 5:7, 233-4.
Wee MYK. Information in obstetric anaesthesia. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 2004; 5:8, 275-6.
Fortescue C and Wee MYK. Analgesia in labour: non-regional techniques. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain 2005; 5:9-13.
Wee MYK, Brown H, Reynolds F. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on caesarean sections: implications for the anaesthetist. International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2005; 14:2, 147-158.
Cornforth BM, Dalgleish DJ, Bromilow J, Wee M. Use of an information leaflet to improve general practitioner’s knowledge of post dural puncture headache. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia 2006, 15, 28-32.
Olufolabi AJ and Wee MYK. Caesarean section in a patient with torsion dystonia. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2006; 96:611-613.
Fortescue C, Wee MYK, Malhotra S, Yentis SM, Holdcroft A. Is preparation for emergency obstetric anaesthesia adequate? A maternal questionnaire survey. International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2007; 16:336-340.
Tuckey JP, Prout RE, Wee MYK. Prescribing intramuscular opioids for labour analgesia in consultant-led maternity units: a UK practice. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia 2008 (17); 3-8.
J V Middle, M Y K Wee. Informed consent for epidural analgesia: a survey of UK practice. Anaesthesia 2009; 64:2, 161-164.
R J D Swanton, S. Al-Rawi, M Y K Wee. A national survey of early warning systems in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia 2009; 18:253-257.
Thomas D and Wee MYK; joint chairs of working party. Blood transfusion and the anaesthetist: management of massive haemorrhage. Anaesthesia 2010; 65:1153-1161.
Wee MYK, Tuckey JP, Thomas P, Burnard S.
The IDvIP Trial: A two-centre randomised double-blind controlled trial comparing intramuscular diamorphine and intramuscular pethidine for labour analgesia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011, 11: 51. doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-51
Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK, Isaacs R. Towards a realistic in vitro experience of epidural Tuohy needle isertion. Journal of Engineering Medicine 2013; 227(7), 767-777.
Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK, Isaaca R. A review of epidural simulators: Where are we today? Medical Engineering and Physics 2013; 35; 1235-1250.
Wee MYK, Tuckey JP, Thomas P, Burnard S.
A comparison of intramuscular diamorphine and intramuscular pethidine for labour analgesia – a two centre randomized blinded controlled trial. Accepted for publication, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, October 2013; published online 2 December 2013. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.12532
A speaking adaptor for a tracheostomy tube.
Bristish Journal of Anaesthesia 1988;61:516
Morton NS, Stuart JC, Thomson MF and Wee MYK
The oesophageal detector device: successful use in children.
Comments on the oesophageal detector device.
The FEF end-tidal carbon dioxide detector device.
The Fenem carbon dioxide detector device.
Wee MYK, Hasan MA, Thomas TA
Isoflurane in labour
Posterior column sensory impairment during ambulatory extradural analgesia in labour. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1995;74:349-350
Meningitis after combined spinal-extradural anaesthesia in obstetrics. Bristish Journal of Anaesthesia 1995;74:351
Ambulatory extradural analgesia
British Journal of Anaesthesia 1995;75:248.
Wee MYK, O’Shea E, Jee R. Post-operative monitoring after spinal diamorphine usage and the NICE guidelines. Pencil Point, Winter edition, December 2005.
Editorial. Wee MYK. Catastrophes in Anaesthetic Practice – survey of AAGBI members in 2005. Anaesthesia News, March 2006.
Whittaker S, Fortescue C, Wee M. Emergency Caesarean Section – Best practice. Anaesthesia, Nov. 2006, vol. 61, no. 11, p.1120-1, ISSN: 0003-2409
Mathieu S, Wee MYK. The Party Planners. Letter on communication with patients and patient awareness of anaesthetic roles. Royal College of Anaesthetists Bulletin 2007; 44; 2314.
Catling S, Wee M, Thomas D. Leucocyte depletion filter and a second suction circuit during intra-operative cell salvage in obstetrics. Anaesthesia Feb 2010; 65:2, 207-8.
O’Shea E, Jee R, Wee M. A 10 year retrospective audit of monitoring following intrathecal and epidural opioids. Int J Obstet Anesth July 2010; Vol 19, 3:345.
Book Chapters and Books
Pain relief in labour – pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods. CEPD Journal. 2004.
Coping with labour pain – Patient information booklet, 1998.
Caesarean section booklet – “Your choice of anaesthesia”. March 2003.
Caesarean section – NICE clinical guideline. April 2004; RCOG Press, London. Member of Guideline Development Group.
The Obstetric Anaesthetists Association/ Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland joint guidelines on Obstetric Anaesthesia Services. London, May 2005.
How painful is labour? Womens Health Medicine 2005, Issue 2:4.
Alternative pain relief techniques. Womens Health Medicine 2005, Issue 2:4.
Patient information about pain relief in labour. Womens Health Medicine 2005, Issue 2:4.
Types of pain relief: Inhalational and parenteral. Womens Health Medicine 2005, Issue 2:4.
The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland guidelines on Catastrophes in Anaesthetic Practice – dealing with the aftermath. London, September 2005.
Consent in Anaesthesia. AAGBI, January 2006. This booklet gives the latest guidance for consent in all aspects of anaesthesia. I am one of the authors and member of the working group.
Inhalational and Parenteral Methods of Pain Relief for Labour. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, July 2007, vol 8:7; 276-78.
Safe Management of Anaesthetic Related Equipment. Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. September 2009. Member of Working Party.
Thomas D and Wee MYK. Co-chairs. Blood Transfusion and the Anaesthetist: Intra-operative Cell Salvage. Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. September 2009.
Peri-operative Cell Salvage. Kuppurao L, Wee MYK. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care an Pain; 2010: 104-108.
Biomedical Engineering in Epidural Anaesthesia Research. N. Vaughan, V.N. Dubey, M.Y.K. Wee, R. Isaacs, “Biomedical Engineering / Book 2, ISBN 979-953-307-829-7, 2012. http://www.intechopen.com/books/practical-applications-in-biomedical-eng...
Abstracts and Presentations
Pain Relief in Labour Algorithm. Gande R, Longhorn R, Wee M Y K, Skinner T, Barnes N. Poster presentation OAA Annual Meeting, Liverpool May 1999
Classification of caesarean section: an evaluation of five different methods.
Lucas D N, Yentis S M, Kinsella S M, Robinson P N, Holdcroft A, May A E, Wee M.
European Society of Obstetric Anaesthesia – June 1999, Dublin, Ireland.
Medico-legal Aspects of Complications of anaesthesia for labour and delivery. Published article and presentation at the International Winter Symposium on Obstetric Anaesthesia – Leuven, Belgium. 21st & 22nd January 2000.
Obstetric Anaesthetists Workload. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association, 11-12th May 2000, Winchester.
Women’s knowledge, education and usage of analgesia for labour in a District Maternity Unit. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the OAA, 3-4th May 2001, Liverpool.
Completing the Loop – epidural information in labour. White L, Gorton P, Mandal N and Wee M. Presented at the Joint Scientific Meeting of Wessex Obstetricians and Obstetric Annaesthetists, 8th June 2001, Salisbury. Won the Registrar’s Prize.
Audit of epidural information for women in labour. White L, Gorton P, Wee MYK and Mandal N. Presented for oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association, 9-10th May 2002, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
Efficiency of obstetric theatres. Wise H, Bell J, Wee MYK. Presented at the joint meeting of the OAA/CARO meeting, Versailles, France.
Use of an information leaflet to improve general practitioners’ knowledge of post-dural puncture headache. Bromilow JE, Cornforth BM, Dalgleish DJ, Wee MYK.
Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of Wesses Obstetricians and Obstetric Anaesthetists, Basingstoke 2005. Winner of the Registrar’s Prize.
Also presented as a poster at the Annual Scientific Meeting of Group of Anaesthetists in Training, Oxford, June 2005 and Current Controversies in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Dingle, Ireland September 2005.
Controversies in Obstetric Anaesthesia – The use of pethidine should be abandoned for labour analgesia. MYK Wee. Proposer, Institute of Electrical Engineers, London. May 2006.
10 year audit of intrathecal and epidural opioid use in Poole Maternity Unit. R. Jee, E. O’Shea and MYK Wee. Presented at the Joint Wessex Obstetricians and Obstetric Anaesthetists, Southampton June 2006 – won first prize.
The IDvIP Trial: A two-centre double-blind randomized controlled trial comparing i.m. diamorphine and i.m. pethidine for labour analgesia. Wee MYK, Tuckey JP, Thomas P and Burnard S. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia May 2012, Vol 21, Issue S1, pg. S15. This paper was presented at the OAA Annual Meeting, Liverpool and won the best non-trainee paper prize. Won the open section Research Prize, ASEAN Congress, Singapore 2013.
Towards a realistic in-vitro experience of epidural Tuohy needle insertion. Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK, Isaacs R. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 2013, 227(7); 767-777. DOI: 10.1177/0954411913483428
A review of epidural simulators: Where are we today? Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK, Isaaca R. Medical Engineering and Physics 2013; 35; 1235-1250.
Submitted for Publication
Prolonged operative time increases risk of blood loss and transfusion requirements in revision hip surgery. Adekoyejo Odutola, Harvinder Sandhu, Tom Wainwright, Charles Knowles, Michael Wee and Robert Middleton. Submitted to Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery 2014.
- Joint supervisor for a PhD studentship at Bournemouth University. Development of a 3-D virtual model of the lumbar spine integrating ultrasound images and linking it with a physical epidural simulator to aid training for novice anaesthetists and epiduralists. A preliminary poster was entered for the Science for Britain competition and this was shortlisted and presented at the House of Commons on 14 March 2011. Presentation to various competitions nationally has resulted in the work nominated as a Finalist in the National Patient Safety Awards 2013, Science Education and Technology Competition, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Innovation Showcase finalist.
- Chief Investigator for the MOBs study: this is a programme of research in collaboration with the Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit, the Research Design Service and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in Oxford to evaluate the efficacy and cost effectiveness of the Modified Early Obstetric Warning System.
- Advisory and panel member of the NIHR PROM research and the Maternity Workforce Project, King’s College London.
- Epidural Asepsis Study – in house trial in comparing the most aseptic technique used for drawing up sterile saline for the epidural procedure using a syringe and needle or drawing up of saline from a receptacle on the epidural tray.
- The RESPITE Trial: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Remifentanil intravenous patient Controlled analgesia (PCA) versus intramuscular pethidine for pain relief in labour (possible research site 2014)
Six Journal Publications 2013
- Neil Vaughan; V Dubey, M Wee; R Isaacs, (2013) "Towards a realistic in-vitro experience of epidural Tuohy needle insertion", Journal of Engineering in Medicine.
- N Vaughan; V Dubey, M Wee; R Isaacs; (2013) "A review of epidural simulators: where are we today?", Medical Engineering & Physics Journal.
- N Vaughan; V Dubey, M Wee; R Isaacs, (2013) Real Time Length Measurement of Tuohy Needle during Insertion, IET Science, Measurement & Technology Journal, accepted.
- R Isaacs, M Wee, V Dubey, N Vaughan, (2013) “A pilot study to measure the insertion force of a Tuohy needle in a porcine spine”, International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia, Accepted.
- N Vaughan; V Dubey, M Wee; R Isaacs (2013) “Device to accurately place Epidural Tuohy needle for Anesthesia Administration”, Mechanical Sciences Journal, Copernicus, Special Issue: Design of medical devices: creative solutions by young researchers, ms-2013-14.
- Wee MYK, Tuckey J, Thomas P, Burnard S. The IDvIP Trial. A comparison of intramuscular diamorphine and intramuscular pethidine fpr labour analgesia: a two-centre randomized controlled trial. Accepted for publication by the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2013.
Book Chapter 2013
- N. Vaughan, V.N. Dubey, M.Y.K. Wee, R. Isaacs, “Biomedical Engineering in Epidural Anaesthesia Research,” Book Chapter, Biomedical Engineering / Book 2, ISBN 979-953-307-829-7, 2012. http://www.intechopen.com/books/practical-applications-in-biomedical-eng...
Fifteen Conference Publications 2012-2013
- Wee MYK, R. Isaacs, N. Vaughan, V.N. Dubey, Measurement Of Epidural Insertion Pressures In Labouring Women Of Varying BMIs, 18th Asean Congress of Anaesthesiologists, Singapore, 31 Oct 2013.
- Wee MYK, Tuckey J, Thomas P and Burnard S. The IDvIP Trial. A comparison of intramuscular diamorphine and intramuscular pethidine fpr labour analgesia: a two-centre randomized controlled trial. New York Society of Anesthesiologists, December 2012.
- Wee MYK, Tuckey J, Thomas P and Burnard S. The IDvIP Trial. A comparison of intramuscular diamorphine and intramuscular pethidine fpr labour analgesia: a two-centre randomized controlled trial. , 18th Asean Congress of Anaesthesiologists, Singapore, 31 Oct 2013.
- Isaacs R, Wee MYK, N. Vaughan, V.N. Dubey, Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare, Harrogate 19th Nov 2013.
- Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK,Isaacs R, “Artificial Neural Network to Predict Patient Body Circumferences and Ligament Thicknesses” Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 August 4-7, 2013, Portland, OR, USA
- Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK,Isaacs R, “Heterogeneous Tissue Layer Deformation with Haptic Feedback” Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 August 4-7, 2013, Portland, OR, USA
- Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK,Isaacs R, “Video Tracking of Tuohy Needle for an Enhanced Epidural Simulator User Interface” Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 August 4-7, 2013, Portland, OR, USA
- Isaacs RA, Wee MYK, Dubey VN, Vaughan N, "A pilot study to measure the insertion force of a Tuohy needle in a porcine spine to inform the conduct of a clinical study to measure epidural insertion force in labouring women." Accepted, Proceedings of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2013, International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia, May 23-24 2013, Bournemouth.
- Isaacs RA, Wee MYK, Dubey VN, Vaughan N, "A survey of Epidural training practices in the UK" Accepted, Proceedings of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2013, May 23-24 2013, Bournemouth.
- Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK, Isaacs R, "Epidural Simulation for Patients of Various BMI and Body Shapes," Accepted, ASME DMD2013, Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2013), April 8-11 2013, Minneapolis.
- N. Vaughan, V.N. Dubey, M.Y.K. Wee, R. Isaacs, “Epidural Needle Length Measurement by Video Processing,” IET 2012 Image Processing Conference, London 2012, 3-4 July.
- Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK, Isaacs R, “Haptic Interface on Measured Data for Epidural Simulation,” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012 August 12-15, 2012, chicago, IL, USA
- Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee MYK,Isaacs R, “Virtual Reality based Enhanced Visualization of Epidural Insertion,” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012 August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL, USA
- Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee M, Isaacs R. “Advanced Epidural Simulator with 3D Flexible Spine and Haptic Interface.” ASME Journal of Medical Devices, Proceedings of DMD2012 Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minnesota. 2012.
- Vaughan N, Dubey VN, Wee M, Isaacs R. “Measuring Tuohy needle insertion force on a porcine spine.” 6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai, China. May 2012.
Winning Awards and Shortlistings
Shortlisted Finalist for IET Innovation Awards 2013 in three categories, and winner of the Information Technology Award Category 20th Nov 2013.
Selected in top 75 from over 400 entries from 32 countries.
- “Recording Epidural Pressure and Needle Insertion Speed in Obstetric Patients During Needle Insertion for Epidural Simulation” Measurement in Action category.
- “Epidural Simulator for Training with Patient-specific Insertions using MRI and Soft Tissue Modelling” Information Technology category – WINNER.
- “Body Shape Estimation Neural Network Learning Model for Medical Simulations” Intelligent Systems category.
UK Patient Safety & Care Integration Awards 2013, Shortlisted in final 8.
"Poole Hospital Foundation Trust & the School of Design, Engineering and Computing, Bournemouth University, Development of an epidural simulator for training"
Grosvenor Hotel, Mayfair, London
Category: Technology and IT to improve Patient Safety
Best Poster Competition presentation at ACA 2013. Selected by the organizing committee.
Measurement Of Epidural Insertion Pressures In Labouring Women Of Varying BMIs,
18th Asean Congress of Anaesthesiologists, Singapore, 31 Oct 2013.
Obstetric Anaesthesia conference, Bournemouth 2013
Top 12 Oral Presntation http://abstracts.oaa-anaes.ac.uk/results.aspx
Accepted for one of twelve Oral presentations from over 250 abstracts.
Expedited for full publication in International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia (IJOA) 2013.
“A pilot study to measure the insertion force of a Tuohy needle in a porcine spine”
ASME Innovation Showcase (IShow) 2013 Shortlisted International Semi-Finalist, in the final 10.
"Bournemouth University Epidural Simulator"
Awarded $3000 travel grant from Americal Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
June 22nd 2013.
Indianapolis, USA. Alongside MIT and Harvard university.
ASME-Computers & Information in Engineering, graduate research poster session 2013, awarded $750 travel stipend.
"Patient BMI Specific Epidural Simulator with Modeling of Soft and Hard Heterogeneous Deformable Haptic Tissue Structures"
Poster Presented in Portland, OR, USA, Computers and Information in Engineering conference,
Winning award of $750 travel stipend from Advanced Modeling and Simulation Technical Comittee.
7th August 2013. http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2013/CIEPosters.cfm
Shortlisted in the top 10.
Design of Medical Devices International Student Showcase 2013. Minneapolis, MN, USA.
“Device to accurately place Epidural Tuohy needle for Anesthesia Administration”
Science, Engineering & Technology for Britain (SETforBritain).
Finalist and Poster presented in the House of Commons.
Supported by Poole Member of Parliament Conor Burns.
Accepted for Oral Presentation at ASPiH Conference.
Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare, Harrogate 19th Nov 2013.
From over 200 abstracts.
Accepted as one of twelve Oral Presentation at Obstetric Anaesthesia 2013.
Awarded publication in International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia.
Current Grant Applications
2013– HSDR Grant Co-Application. Does multidisciplinary tEamworking for DIabetes and CArdiac disease improve fetal/neonaTal and maternity outcomEs and Delivery of care? (DEDICATED: a UK-wide mixed methods evaluation). HSDR grant applied £1.78M. CI – Prof. Debra Bick, King’s College, London
2014 – Development of Epidural Simulator for Training and Assessment. Co-applicant for NIHR Fellowship and Clinical Trial £280502.
2014 – Obstetric Anaesthetist’s Association small grant application for analysis of Obstetric Early Warning Scores £5000
2014 – Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association small grant application for Epidural Asespsis Study.
Prof. Michael Wee
Consultant Amaesthetist and Research Lead Western CLRN 8.02.2014