ANAESTHESIA CONFERENCE

29 - 30 January 2018

 12.5 CME Points

Overview

The Anaesthesia conference is back to Arab Health for 2018 and promises to provide attendees with 2 action-packed days of learning, networking and discovering the latest updates and developments in the field of anaesthesia and perioperative care. With the theme Enhancing Perioperative Safety, the focus will be on recent advances designed to minimise patient risk, reduce errors and optimise outcomes in a variety of challenging conditions. 

Bringing key regional and international speakers together, this programme will provide an up-to-date global perspective on the key challenges in the field of anaesthesia today and is a must-attend for all professionals involved in anaesthesia and perioperative care.    

What are the main topics covered in this event?

  • New developments in clinical airway management
  • Goal-directed fluid management
  • Anaesthesia and comorbidities review
  • Medical error – prevention, mitigation and response
  • Pharmacology update

Benefits of Attendance

  • Discover new developments in clinical airway management to reduce the risk of airway incidents and enhance patient care
  • Evaluate best practices surrounding anaesthesia for patients with comorbidities to expand knowledge on complex cases and improve post-operative outcomes
  • Assess the latest updates in anaesthesia pharmacology to ensure usage of the safest and most effective drugs to enhance patient recovery
  • Assess ways of enhancing recovery after anaesthesia and surgery to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care  

Local Chair: Dr Medhat Shalabi, President of the Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anesthesiologist, Head of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Activity Director: Dr John Doyle, Consultant, Department of General Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

09:30     Opening remarks from the conference chairs

Dr Medhat Shalabi, President of the Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr John Doyle, Consultant, Department of General Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

                                                                                                               

SESSION ONE – ANAESTHESIA AND COMORBIDITIES

Moderator:

Prof Ibrahim Abdelghany, Emeritus Professor of Anaesthesiology, Ein Shams University; Egypt President Elect, Egyptian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Cairo, Egypt

09:35     Anaesthesia for the patient with severe liver disease

               Dr Yasser Karim, Clinical Associate Professor of Anaesthesia; Anaesthesia Director for ECT; Liver Transplant Member; Iowa Society of Anaesthesiologists representative at                  Iowa Trauma System Advisory Council, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

10:00     Management of perioperative anaemia – best practices              

               Prof Patricia Yazbeck, President of the Pan Arab Federation of Societies of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management; Professor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care;                  Head of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Department, Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital; St. Joseph University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon  

10:30     Managing patients on anticoagulants (including coronary stents)

               Dr Arun Kumar, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:00     Perioperative care of the septic patient

               Dr Ashraf El Houfy, Consultant, Head of Intensive Care Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

11:30     Coffee Break

 

SESSION TWO – UPDATES AND ADVANCES IN ANAESTHESIA 

Moderators:

Dr John Doyle, Consultant, Department of General Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof Patricia Yazbeck, President of the Pan Arab Federation of Societies of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management; Professor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care; Head of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Department, Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital; St. Joseph University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon  

12:00     Updates in Neuro anaesthesia

              Dr John A. Ulatowski, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team; Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical                       Care Medicine, Neurological Surgery and Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

12:30     Anaesthesia management for robotic surgery

              Dr Yasser Karim, Clinical Associate Professor of Anaesthesia; Anaesthesia Director for ECT; Liver Transplant Member; Iowa Society of Anaesthesiologists representative at                 Iowa Trauma System Advisory Council, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

13:00     Lunch Break

 

SESSION THREE – ERAS I

Moderators:

Dr Medhat Shalabi, President of the Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Ellen O’Sullivan, Difficult Airway Society Professor of Anaesthesia & Airway management; Elected Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists; Consultant Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

14:15     The vital role of perioperative nutrition in ERAS

               Dr Medhat Shalabi, President of the Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology                              Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

14:45     Goal-directed fluid management: Goodbye to the CVP catheter?

               Dr John Doyle, Consultant, Department of General Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:15     Implementation of ERAS in paediatric anaesthesia

               Dr Moataz Abdelrahman, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist; Head of Clinical Services, Anaesthesia, Theatres and Peri-operative Medicine, Royal Manchester                  Children’s Hospital; Central Manchester University Hospitals, Manchester, UK

15:45     Coffee Break

 

SESSION FOUR – ERAS II

Moderators:

Dr Medhat Shalabi, President of the Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Prof Nesrine Abd El-Rahman El-Refai, Member of Obstetric Anaesthesia Committee of WFSA (World Federation Society of Anaesthesiology); Professor of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt  

16:15     Opioid free general anaesthesia: A set menu or à la carte 

               Prof Mohamed Abdulatif, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

16:45     ERAS anaesthesia for the C-section patient

               Professor Wafaa Aboeleneen, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt; Consultant and Head of Department of Obstetrics                      and Gynaecology, Albaraha Hospital, Ministry of Health, Dubai, UAE             

17:15     ERAS Implementation in bariatric surgery

              Dr Medhat Shalabi, President of the Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology                             Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

17:45     End of Day One

 

08:30     Opening remarks from the conference chairs

Dr Medhat Shalabi, President of the Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr John Doyle, Consultant, Department of General Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

SESSION FIVE – PERIOPERATIVE SAFETY 

Moderators:

Dr John A. Ulatowski, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team; Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Neurological Surgery and Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Prof Mohamed Abdulatif, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt         

08:35     The electronic anaesthesia record and perioperative safety

                Dr C. William Hanson, Professor of Anaesthesia, Surgery and Internal Medicine; Professor of Computer and Information Science, School of Engineering and Applied                 Science; Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

09:15     Safety in the OR: New developments, new controversies

               Dr Anthony Cartwright, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE     

09:45     Antibiotic prophylaxis and perioperative infection control

               Dr Siham M. Mahgoub, Infectious Diseases Consultant – American Board; Director of Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, Al Zahra Hospital,                  Dubai, UAE

10:15     Coffee break

 

SESSION SIX – AIRWAYS 

Moderators:

Dr Moataz Abdelrahman, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist; Head of Clinical Services, Anaesthesia, Theatres and Peri-operative Medicine, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital; Central Manchester University Hospitals, Manchester, UK

Dr John Doyle, Consultant, Department of General Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:45     Towards safer airway management – state-of-the-art 2018

                Dr Ellen O’Sullivan, Difficult Airway Society Professor of Anaesthesia & Airway management; Elected Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists; Consultant                 Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

11:15     Challenging airway cases – an interactive adventure

                Dr John Doyle, Consultant, Department of General Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:45     Update on a new approach to difficult airway: the role of new supraglottic devices

               Prof Nesrine Abd El-Rahman El-Refai, Member of Obstetric Anaesthesia Committee of WFSA (World Federation Society of Anaesthesiology); Professor of Anaesthesia,                      Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt  

12:15     The new Difficult Airway Society (DAS) guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubations in adults – what has changed

               Dr Ellen O’Sullivan, Difficult Airway Society Professor of Anaesthesia & Airway management; Elected Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists; Consultant                                      Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

12:45     Q&A

13:00     Lunch Break

 

SESSION SEVEN – PHARMACOLOGY UPDATE 

Moderator: Dr Gonzalo De La Cerda, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine; ICM Faculty Tutor, Queens Hospital, London, UK 

14:30     Deep Neuromuscular Block for Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery: Review of Current Evidence

               Prof Mohamed Abdulatif, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

15:00     Improving drug safety in procedural sedation: Exploring the role of dexmedetomidine

               Dr John A. Ulatowski, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team; Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical                      Care Medicine, Neurological Surgery and Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA  

15:30     Coffee break

 

SESSION EIGHT

Moderator: Prof Ibrahim Abdelghany, Emeritus Professor of Anaesthesiology, Ein Shams University; Egypt President Elect, Egyptian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Cairo, Egypt & Dr Yasser Zaghloul, Consultant of Anaesthesia, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:00     Anaesthesia for the uncomplicated paediatric patient: Tips from a Paediatric Anaesthetist

               Dr Moataz Abdelrahman, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist; Head of Clinical Services, Anaesthesia, Theatres and Peri-operative Medicine, Royal Manchester                  Children’s Hospital; Central Manchester University Hospitals, Manchester, UK

16:45     Liberation from mechanical ventilation 

               Dr Gonzalo De La Cerda, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine; ICM Faculty Tutor, Queens Hospital, London, UK 

17:30     End of conference

Local Chair

Dr Medhat Shalabi, President of the Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

 

Activity Director

Dr John Doyle, Consultant, Department of General Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Speaker Faculty

Dr Anthony Cartwright, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE     

Arun Kumar, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Ashraf El Houfy, Consultant, Intensive Care Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

C. William Hanson, Professor of Anaesthesia, Surgery and Internal Medicine; Professor of Computer and Information Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr Ellen O’Sullivan, Difficult Airway Society Professor of Anaesthesia & Airway management; Elected Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists; Consultant Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Dr Gonzalo De La Cerda, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine; ICM Faculty Tutor, Queens Hospital, London, UK

Prof Ibrahim Abdelghany, Emeritus Professor of Anaesthesiology, Ein Shams University; Egypt President Elect, Egyptian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Cairo, Egypt

Dr John A. Ulatowski, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team; Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Neurological Surgery and Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA  

Dr Moataz Abdelrahman, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist; Head of Clinical Services, Anaesthesia, Theatres and Peri-operative Medicine, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital; Central Manchester University Hospitals, Manchester, UK

Prof Mohamed Abdulatif, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Prof Nesrine Abd El-Rahman El-Refai, Member of Obstetric Anaesthesia Committee of WFSA (World Federation Society of Anaesthesiology); Professor of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Prof Patricia Yazbeck, President of the Pan Arab Federation of Societies of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management; Professor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care; Head of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Department, Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital; St. Joseph University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Prof Wafaa Aboeleneen, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt; Consultant and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Albaraha Hospital, Ministry of Health, Dubai, UAE

Dr Yasser Karim, Clinical Associate Professor of Anaesthesia; Anaesthesia Director for ECT; Liver Transplant Member; Iowa Society of Anaesthesiologists representative at Iowa Trauma System Advisory Council, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Dr Yasser Zaghloul, Consultant of Anaesthesia, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Siham M. Mahgoub, Infectious Diseases Consultant – American Board; Director of Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE