Annual Meeting

A message from the President

RAUK 2019

I am writing this piece for the website just over a week since the 2-day #RAUK19 conference in Belfast on 16THMay 2019. The last year went past in a flash and was the culmination of hard work on the part of significant number of people, all of whom were instrumental in the production of a record-breaking meeting for RA-UK.

I must mention the incredible local organising committee consisting of Dr. Rosie Hogg, Dr. Lloyd Turbitt, Dr. Dave Johnston, Dr. Peter Merjavy and Dr. Michael Jones. Their passion and drive was contagious and they succeeded in putting together an inclusive meeting full of innovative ideas, incredible imagery, hi-tech audio-visual support and a staging set up that brought the speakers out into the audience in an engaging manner that I have never really seen at a conference before.IMG 0131

I received significant support from all of the RA-UK board, but special mention must go to Dr. Alan Macfarlane, our treasurer, who helped keep things on track and tempered our enthusiasm appropriately, Dr. Sim West, our webmaster, who dealt with an inordinate number of requests from us all, and Dr. Nat Haslam, our secretary who did everything else!

We were also supported by a brand-new Event Management Company, EMD, who via Kate Stephenson and Nick Gray, helped bring our dream alive.

Read more: A message from the President

RA-UK ASM 2018 Swansea

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RA-UK Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

SWANSEA/UK

Thursday 10th May 2018

Liberty Stadium | Updates and Workshops

The National Waterfront Musuem | Gala Dinnerbook online

Friday 11th May 2018

Brangwyn Hall | Scientific Conference Day 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Dr Michael Barrington (Melbourne, Australia)

Dr Mathias Desmet (Kortrijk, Belgium)

Prof Graeme McLeod (Dundee, UK)

Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly (London, UK)

TOPICS INCLUDE

Innervation of the hip joint

Applications of Fascia Iliaca Block

Safety aspects

Critical evaluation of Quadratus Lumborum Block

Using US Skills Beyond RA.

 

12 CPD points allocated for attending the 2 days

 

EARLY BIRD RATE DEADLINE RAPIDLY APPROACHING, BOOK NOW TO SAVE.

 

 

Prices: Early bird rates (in brackets) will end on April 1st 2018

 

Scientific Meeting ONLY - Member 195 (175.00) GBP
Scientific Meeting ONLY - Trainee Member 140 (100.00) GBP
Scientific Meeting ONLY - Non-Member 220 (200.00) GBP
Workshops & Scientific Meeting - Member 365 (340.00) GBP
 Workshops & Scientific Meeting - Trainee Member 265 (220.00) GBP
Workshops & Scientific Meeting - Non-Member 420 (395.00) GBP

 

 

 

 

 

RA-UK Annual Dinner 2017

RA-UK Annual Dinner 2017

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Date:Thurs 11th May

Time: TBC

Cost: £50 per head

Venue: British Airways i360 tower, Brighton.

The gala dinner will begin with a drinks reception in the tallest moving observation tower. The 162 m tall steel construction will carry us up to 138 m above the seafront in a glass viewing pod, offering 360 degree views across Regency Brighton, the South Downs and a stretch of over 66 miles of coastline, east to Beachy Head and on clear days to the Isle of Wight in the west.  The sky bar will serve English sparkling wine, Harvey's Ale and Sussex Wobblegate juices.

 
Following the pod flight we will enjoy a 3 course dinner in a private dinning space with beautiful sea views and open access to a private beach-side terrace. The dinner menu will be designed by Steven Edwards, Master Chef Winner 2013 with locally sourced food from Sussex and Kent.

Venue & Travel

Venue

rsz grand hotelThe meeting is being held in the Grand Hotel, Brighton, an iconic Victorian property that is steeped in British history and stands centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront

The hotel is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport, 1 hour from Central London and just a stone's throw away from the famous Lanes and Royal Pavilion.

For more information on reaching the meeting, please see the travel tab.

Social Programme


 

 

Fri 12th May 2017

Programme Day 2 - Friday 12th May 2017

08:30-09:00    Registration & Coffee  
       
09:00-11:00   Session 1: New Horizons in Regional Anaesthesia   
    Tequila Block: The transmuscular quadratus lumborum block – where, when, why and how J.Borglum, Copenhagen
    Regional Anaesthesia for shoulder surgery and the best brachial plexus approach N.Bedforth, Nottingham
    New approaches to thoracic & abdominal wall analgesia – The ESP block & other paraspinal approaches K.J.Chin, Toronto
       
11:00-11:30   Coffee & Trade Exhbition  
       
11:30-13:00   Session 2  
    Pro/Con Debate   
    Spinal Anaesthesia should be the default technique for ASA 1 patients undergoing day case knee arthroscopy

O.Tweedie, Dorchester

S.Tighe, Chester

       
    B Braun Unsung Hero Award 2017  
       
    The Bruce Scott Lecture: "From humble beginnings to New Horizons" A.Hadzic, Leuven
       
13:00-13:30   RA-UK Annual General Meeting  
       
13:30-14:00   Lunch & Trade Exhbition  
       
14:30-16:30   Session 3  
    Hip Fracture - is there an optimal technique? S.White, Brighton
    Liposomal Bupivacaine - is this the future? C.Vandepitte, Genk
    The optimal analgesic block for total knee arthroplasty J.Borglum, Copenhagen
       
    Trainee poster competition presentations  
       
16:30   Close  

Thursday 11th May 2017

Programme Day 1 - Thursday 11th May 2017

09:00-09:30   Registration & Coffee
09:30-10:00   Expert Scanning Demonstrations 1
    Advanced Blocks -J. Borglum & K.J.Chin
Standard Upper & Lower Limb – A. Hadzic
     
10:00-10:30   Expert Scanning Demonstrations 2
    Advanced Blocks -J. Borglum & K.J.Chin
Standard Upper & Lower Limb – A. Hadzic
     
10:40-11:00   International Expert Symposia
    Neuraxial ?blocks in challenging patients – K.J. Chin
Alternative analgesic strategies for abdominal wall surgery – J.Borglum
How to avoid block related nerve injury – A.Hadzic
How to prolong your blocks – C. Vandepitte
     
11:00-11:40   Coffee
     
11:40-12:10   Problem Based Discussions 1
    Abdominal wall blocks – J.French
Everyday RA Blocks for children – S.Roberts
RA techniques for knee surgery – C.Egeller
RA for major daycase foot & ankle surgery – O.Tweedie
RA for foot & ankle surgery – A.Allan
RA for breast surgery: What’s best for breast?–A.Pawa
     
12:10-12:40   Problem Based Discussions 2
    As above
     
12:40-13:45   Lunch
     
13:45-16:45   Hands on Workshops
    Basic & Intermediate blocks:
    Upper limb - ISB, Supra clavicular, Axillary and peripheral
Lower limb - Femoral, saphenous , sciatic popliteal, sciatic -Mid thigh/subgluteal
     
    Advanced blocks:
    Spine/Lumbar Plexus
Suprascalpular/Infraclaviular/MCNFA
PECS/Paravertebral/Trunk

     
16:45-17:30   Sinetica Symposium (sponsored event)
    Spinal Anaesthesia and local anaesthetics: make your choice – E.Guntz

Subcategories

Meetings & Courses

Looking for regional anaesthesia courses or events to attend?  Look at our Meetings Section which contains a list of forthcoming events, RA-UK Official courses are run by current or previous board members and part of the profit goes towards benefitting the society, RA-UK approved courses meet educational standards set by RA-UK, and we also advertise other courses internationaly for our members benefit. 

ASM

RA-UK is pleased to announce our 2020 ASM in Sheffield. Save the date!

Featured Meetings

RA-UK is pleased to promote upcoming meetings of our partner organisations.

RA-UK You-Tube channel

rsz youtubeCheck out the RA-UK You-Tube channel - high quality video demonstrations of US guided blocks (videos available - Interscalene , Supraclavicular,Axillary,Radial, Median, Ulnar, Femoral,Proximal Sciatic, Popliteal, Tibial, Rectus, Ilioinguinal, TAP,and Epidural).

 

Pocket Guide to USGRA Book

41Ps9cZohTL. SX350 BO1204203200 This second edition of the handbook covers the principles of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia and the technique to perform all commonly used ultrasound-guided upper limb, lower limb, trunk and neuraxial blocks. It has been updated with all new images and sections on Quadratus Lumborum, Fascia Iliaca, Adductor Canal and Erector Spinae Block.

It is now available to order on Amazon at the bargain price of £22 inc p&p. 

Courses can order in bulk (>15 copies) by emailing support@ra-uk.org.