Deadline for Abstract Submission:
20 September 2021
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration:
20 October 2021

Programme (As of July 2021)

The programme is at Hong Kong Time *
* Hong Kong time is eight (8) hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8)

20 November 2021 (Saturday)

08:15 - 08:45

Registration / Login

08:45 - 09:00

Opening Ceremony

09:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session

Nursing Symposium  

10:30 - 11:00

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition

11:00 - 12:30

Perioperative Medicine Symposium 1

Pain Symposium

 

12:30 - 13:30

Lunchtime Symposium

13:30 - 15:00

Medico-legal Symposium

Trainee Projects' Presentation

Workshop 1: Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET)Workshop

15:00 - 15:30

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition

15:30 - 17:00

ICU Symposium

Free Paper Presentation

Workshop 1: Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Workshop (Continued)

18:00 - 19:00

HKCA Congregation
(Venue: N101, Level 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)


21 November 2021 (Sunday)

08:30 - 09:00

Registration / Login

09:00 - 10:30

SAHK symposium

 

 

10:30 - 11:00

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition

11:00 - 12:30

Perioperative Medicine Symposium 2

Neuroscience Symposium

Workshop 2: Focused TTE (Echo) Workshop

12:30 - 13:30

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition / Lunchtime Symposium

13:30 - 15:00

Paediatric Symposium

Education Symposium

Workshop 3: Basic Neuromonitoring for Anaesthesiologists Workshop

15:00 - 15:30

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition

15:30 - 17:00

Obstetric Symposium

Regional Symposium

Workshop 4: Sharing on How to Get FANZCA
(15:30 - 16:30)

17:00 - 17:15

Closing Ceremony

 

Nursing Symposium
Date: 20 November 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Speakers: Dr. Chung-Wai LAU, Ms. Renee YIP (Hong Kong)

The COVID-19 pandemic has been posing a huge challenge for healthcare workers all around the world. However, the enthusiasm of perioperative nurses in providing nursing care is not wear out. This Year, we would like to continue the hybrid nursing symposium program, sharing expertise ideas on enhancement of PACU extended care and using technology on tele-nursing for interviewing with patients to overcome the risk of contact . For hands-on workshop, the implementation of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) on the evaluation of the cardiopulmonary system for operative patient would be an interesting experience. Hopefully all participants would have an extremely fruitful and enjoyable learning experience in this nursing symposium.

 

Optional Workshops
(All workshops will be held physically at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Workshop 1: Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Workshop
Date: 20 November 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 13:30 – 15:00 and 15:30 – 17:00
Facilitators: Dr. Benny CHENG, Dr. Leo CHIU, Dr. Carmen LAM (Hong Kong)

“Is this patient fit for surgery?”. Certainly this is one of the most commonly raised questions amongst us.

The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test aims to provide an objective and integrated evaluation of physical fitness. It yields an individualized risk profile in order to guide collaborative decision-making, to characterize functional capacity, and to predict whether the patients will tolerate the physiological stresses provoked by surgeries. The test-guided patient-specific prehabilitation, surgical and anaesthetic practice could ultimately translate to improved patient outcomes.

In this workshop we’ll have a live demonstration of CPET, followed by case-based discussions. We would like to guide you through a wide range of topics, including the physiological basis of cardiorespiratory responses to exercises, practical tips and test interpretations. We would also love to share with you some local experience of our faculties.

Workshop 2: Focused TTE (Echo) Workshop
Date: 21 November 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 – 12:30
Facilitators: Dr. Shek-Yin AU, Dr. Sylvia AU, Dr. Elise CHAN, Dr. Jason LAI, Dr. Wesley LEUNG, Dr. Jack SHEK, Dr. Cherie TSE (Hong Kong)

You have a case with unexplained hypotension while you have no clue. Does the patient have hypovolemic, cardiogenic or obstructive shock? That is the time you need focused Echo!

In this 1.5 hour workshop, candidates will be divided into different groups to have hands-on practice in transthoracic Echo on live models. We will guide you through the basic views of focused Echo. For those who already have basic Echo knowledge, our tutor will provide tips to fine tune your technique. They will also introduce advanced alternate views and various measurement techniques.

In addition, we will have an Echo simulator to show you the anatomical relationship with the Echo image and some challenging cases with different cardiac pathologies.

We hope we can tailor make this workshop to each one of you depending on your previous Echo background. 

Workshop 3: Basic Neuromonitoring for Anaesthesiologists Workshop
Date: 21 November 2021 (Sunday)
Time 13:30 – 15:00
Speaker: Prof. Jamie SLEIGH (New Zealand)
Facilitators: Dr. Eric CHUNG, Dr. Clara POON, Dr. Vincent SO, Dr. Rebecca YIM, Dr. Heidi YU (Hong Kong)

Neurophysiological monitoring, particularly electroencephalogram (EEG) application, is common in anaesthesia and critical care nowadays. While many doctors in operating rooms are interested in processed EEG, it is also important to understand how to interpret raw EEG and how it interacts with anaesthesia and the multitude of variables we come across in patient care.

It will be our pleasure to have Professor Jamie Sleigh from the University of Auckland, a renowned expert and with special research interest on EEG in anaesthesia, to inspire us on his application of EEG. He will also be sharing case studies where we can discuss how to use EEG to improve our intra-operative decision making.

Other practical topics will be covered in the workshop by our local experienced neuroanaesthetists through live demonstrations and interactive discussions, including factors affecting EEG interpretation and somatosensory and motor evoked potential monitoring. Some problems we encounter in EEG use and how to troubleshoot them will be discussed. Through this workshop, we hope participants will come away with a better understanding on intra-operative neuromonitoring and how to use it to improve patient care.

Workshop 4: Sharing on How to Get FANZCA
Date: 21 November 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 15:30 – 16:30
Speaker: Dr. Rodney MITCHELL (Australia)
Facilitators: Dr. Wincy LI, Dr. Jacqueline TSE (Hong Kong)

Dr. Rodney Mitchell, ex- ANZCA President will share with us about the partnership of our two colleges, HKCA and FANZCA, through the years.
He will also share with us the road to obtaining a FANZCA with a HKCA fellowship, and most importantly, share tips on how to secure a job in Australia and New Zealand as an anesthetist. This workshop will be an hour informal discussion. Please come and join us!