ESRA Course grants
ESRA has announced the dates for their next Instructors course, along with the trainee/residents course.
The instructor course is to be held in Amsterdam on 8th April 2019, and the trainees course in Porto on 21-22nd June.
RA-UK has agreed to provide course/travel expenses up to £500 each for a member to attend each of these courses. Potential delegates should not delay applying, as we cannot guarantee a place on these courses will be available. Closing date for the instructors course applications will be the 11th February 2019, and the trainees course on 26th April 2019.
Details of how to apply are found in this link.
Belfast ASM Booking Open
RA-UK ASM 2019 Belfast
Booking now open via our snazzy new conference website
Early bird registration ends on January 31st, so be quick to secure your place.
Its gonna be Titanic......
Returning for 2019, RA-UK, in conjunction with ESRA, are running an educational day in regional anaesthesia at Norwich.
New for this year, centralised podcasts, live demos and round table discussions coming directly from ESRA. Along with hands on workshops in the afternoon.
These days are run at a significant discount, and the booking fee includes RA-UK membership for those who are not already members (members who have renewing subscriptions can claim a discount of their membership fee at booking), and for trainees, also includes an annual membership of ESRA too.
More details can be found here, along with online booking.
We hope you come along,
The RA-UK Board.
RA-UK ASM 2019 Belfast
Our all new,booking website is now live, please click the banner above, or follow the link to register for a £50 discount (depending on grade).
International speakers include:
Dr Ki Jinn Chin - Toronto
Dr Stephen Haskins - New York
Dr Sandy Kopp - Mayo Clinic
Dr Pia Jaeger - Denmark
Dr John McDonnell - Ireland
Dr Jan Boublik - Stanford
For further information check back here, visit the main website or check the Twitter hashtag #RAUK19.
ASM abstract winners
Congratulations to all the winners at our May ASM in Swansea this year. Poster abstracts and the winning video abstract are now uploaded.
3rd prize went to Dr Oliver with her poster "Home made gel phantoms for teaching Ultrasound guided Rectus Sheath Catheter insertion – the “Ban-abdomen”.
2nd prize went to Dr Fox with her poster "Using quality improvement methodology to implement a Rectus Sheath Catheter service in a tertiary centre".
And 1st went to Dr Sadler, who gave an oral presentation on "Ultrasound Appearances of Peribulbar Block Complications', a fantastic talk on the use of Thiel cadavers to simulate complications of injection. She receives a prize bundle of ESRA congress fee, travel costs up to £500 and a years RA-UK membership.
The video competition was won by Dr Wight, who's video on the RAPTIR block has been uploaded to our Youtube collection, and wins a prize of £250.
Address from the new president: Dr Amit Pawa
I am writing to you after our 2018 ASM in Swansea as your new President of RAUK.
I would like to start by sincerely thanking our immediate Past-President Dr Morné Wolmarans for his great leadership over the last 3 years. He has helped take RA-UK further, grown the membership and helped shape our society for the future. We are grateful for all his hard work, knowledge and experience and he will continue to guide and support us as he remains on the RA-UK board as Past-President.
The meeting in Swansea was, we believe, a great success and initial feedback was very encouraging. We must especially thank Dr Christian Egeler and his local organising committee Drs Simon Ford, Rhodri Birtchnell, Tom White, David Burkett St Laurent for their excellent planning and organisation, and for putting on a great conference over the two days. We thank the expert national and international faculty who worked extremely hard and produced a level of education that I hope you all agree was at a standard that we should be very proud of.
This year we had a number of “firsts” including introductions to Chronic or Persistent pain and Regional Anaesthesia in addition to POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound). We also handed over our Twitter account @RegionalAnaesUK to Aidan Baron (@aLittleMedic) who ran the educational content for us and we thank him for tweeting out the highlights of the meeting. If you are keen to catch up on the meeting highlights, search for the hashtag #RAUK18.
Looking forward, we encourage you to reserve your study leave for #RAUK19 which will be in Belfast on 16-17th May 2019. There will be some new features to this meeting that we know you will love, and a few surprises which we will reveal over the next few months.
I hope to guide our society safely through the interesting times we have ahead, to increase our collaborations and educational aims for the future.
Finally the results of our elections to council. Dr Packianathaswamy Balaji and Dr Maria Chazapis have completed their terms and we are grateful for all their work on the council and thank them for all they did. We welcome Dr Ben Fox and Dr James Parry (Trainee Rep) to our RAUK council as the successful candidates of the election and thank all those that stood for election and those that voted.
All that remains is for me to wish you well for the year ahead, to remind you to book your leave for next year, and to follow us on Twitter for updates.
With my very best wishes
RCEM clarifies statement about FICB
A recent statement by the RCEM about a tragic death after hip fracture generated a great deal of concern both amongst members and anaesthetic societies.
We are pleased to report that the RCEM have taken steps to clarify their initial response, the text of which is provided below. RA-UK fully endorses the following.
Read statement here