Scientific Programme

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Optional Workshops

17 November 2018 (Saturday)

W1 – Critical Care Ultrasound Workshop (Survival Mode)
Time: 10:30-12:30
Facilitators: Dr. Simon SIN, Dr. Andrew WAI, Dr. Alfred WONG, Dr. Carrie WONG, Dr. Pauline YEUNG (Hong Kong)

In this hands-on workshop, we will focus on USG of the lungs, heart and airway in acute resuscitation and emergency cases. You will learn to assess the airway for percutaneous tracheostomy, identify lung pathology such as pneumothorax, evaluate peri-operative hemodynamics which will help resuscitation during cardiac arrest situation. You will gain skills in performing basic transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) using the four standard views and practice TTE exam on live models. Our experienced instructors come from different specialties including anesthesiology, radiology and intensive care medicine.

W2Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Workshop
Time: 13:30-15:00, 15:30-17:00
Facilitators: Dr. Anne LEUNG, Ms. Rowlina LEUNG, Dr. George NG, Dr. Jack SHEK, Dr. Harry SIN, Dr. Marc YANG, Dr. Henry YUEN (Hong Kong)

The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is on the rise. ECMO provides temporary extracorporeal support of the respiratory and/or cardiac system for patients who fail to respond to conventional therapies. Anaesthetists are increasingly involved in the management of patients on ECMO coming into theatre for cannulation and decannulation procedures or for incidental non-cardiac surgery. This workshop provides an overview on ECMO circuit configurations, perioperative and anaesthetic management of patients on ECMO and simple troubleshooting.

18 November 2018 (Sunday)

W3 – Ventilation Workshop
Time: 09:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30
Facilitators: Dr. Kin-Fai KHU, Dr. Duncan LAM, Dr. Sunny YIP (Hong Kong)

This workshop aims to teach the use of non-invasive technique for ventilatory support during the intra-operative and post-operative period. We will also talk about the latest updates for mechanical ventilation in critically ill intubated patients. Participants will have hands-on experience on different ventilation modalities like jet ventilation including high-frequency jet ventilation, mask non-invasive ventilation and high flow nasal oxygen therapy.

W4 – Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Workshop
Time: 13:30-15:00, 15:30-17:00
Facilitators: Dr. John CARLISLE (United Kingdom), Dr. Ka-Ying CHOW, Dr. David LAM, Dr. Vivian Nga-Man LAU, Dr. Cherry TSE, Dr. Ryan WAN, Dr. Gordon WONG, Dr. Aaron YING (Hong Kong)

CPET is fast becoming an indispensible tool in perioperative medicine. Everyone has read about it, but can you make good use of it? In this 3-hour workshop, participants will see a live step-by-step demonstration of the test on a healthy volunteer, interpret the variations related to age and body build we may see on a normal test, learn to differentiate lung and cardiac pathology from abnormal test results. CPET expert Dr John CARLISLE will lead the discussion on how to select patients for the test and how the information gained from CPET can help us make better decisions and deliver better outcomes in the perioperative journey. 

W5 – Focused TTE, TEE (ECHO) Workshop
Time: 13:30-15:00, 15:30-17:00
Facilitators: Dr. Shek-Yin AU, Dr. Yau-Wai CHAN, Dr. Frank KO,Dr. Gladys KWAN, Dr. Candice LAU, Dr. Steffie LEE, Dr. Cindy TSUI (Hong Kong)

The main theme of the workshop will be on focused TTE and TEE. We will start with the dissection of the pig's heart (West China method) to learn the focused echocardiographic planes and views, followed by hands-on practice on the ECHO TTE/TEE simulators. After the workshop, the participants can acquire the focused TTE and TEE views. Highly recommended for HKCA trainees & beginners who want to learn focused echocardiography.

Nursing Symposium

Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone: Build Up from Knowledge, Skill and Techniques
Date: 17 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 09:00-10:30; 11:00-12:30
Speakers: Ms. Sze-Man KWOK, Dr. Rowena LEE, Ms. Kar-Yee TSE (Hong Kong)
Facilitators: Dr. Angela HO, Dr. Karen LAM, Ms. Lilian LING, Dr. Tak-Yee Wilfred WONG (Hong Kong)

Innovative practices in health care setting create opportunity to improve patient outcomes but at the same time also create shadows to some health care providers about the possibility on the way forward. The basic way to success is to build ourselves on the knowledge, skill and techniques in order to stepping outside the comfort zone. In this nursing symposium, we share about some innovative practices such as set up of nurse pre-anaesthetic assessment clinic, parental presence induction anaesthesia and nurse led acute pain services. Let’s see how they can step out the comfort zone!

* The Programme is subject to change without prior notice.