Scientific Programme

Please note that this programme is provisional and that timings are subject to change.

8:30 - 9:20

Registration and Coffee

9:20 - 9:30


Dr. Caroline Brookman from Edinburgh, UK

9:30 - 11:00

Bleeding Airways

Dr Barry McGuire from Dundee, UK

Obstetric Airway

Dr. Nuala Lucas from London, UK

Paediatric Airway - Supported by Verathon

Prof John Fiadjoe from Philadelphia, USA 


This lecture is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Verathon       

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee and Trade Exhibition

11:30 - 13:00

DAS Session

DAS Professor Inaugural Lecture

Prof. Jaideep Pandit from Oxford, UK

DAS Awake Tracheal Intubation Guidelines

Dr. Imran Ahmad from London, UK

Project for the Universal Management of the Airway (PUMA)

​Dr. Andy Higgs from Warrington UK

DAS Human Factors Guidelines

Dr. Fiona Kelly from Bath, UK

DAS Ethics Guidelines

​Dr. Barry McGuire from Dundee, UK

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Trade Exhibition

Sponsored Symposium

14:00 - 15:00

When critical skills have a holiday – retraining and relearning

Dr. Mark Stacey from Cardiff, UK

Getting the airway M+M right

Prof. Chris Frerk from Northampton, UK

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee and Trade Exhibition

15:30 - 17:00

Our journey into safer airway management; An Airway Carol

Prof. Carin Hagberg from Texas, USA

‘8 out of 10 Anaesthetists wouldn’t have done that’: Lessons from the real world

Expert Panel

19:00 - 00:00

Gala Dinner

The Hub

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Thursday 29th November

8:30 - 10:40

Registration and Coffee

8:30 - 9:15


09:15 - 10:25

Oral Presentations x 6

10:25 - 10:35

Capnography in Africa

Prof Ellen O’Sullivan, Dublin, Ireland

10:35 - 11:05

Coffee and Trade Exhibition

11:05 - 12:45

Airway Education & Simulation - Supported by Karl Storz

Dr. Joseph Quinlan from Pittsburgh, USA 

This lecture is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Karl Storz


Using imaging to predict airway difficulty

Prof. Patrick Schoettker from Lausanne, Switzerland

Cochrane Review of Airway Assessment Tests

Dr Dominik Roth, Vienna

WAMM Amsterdam preview

WAMM,  Prof Ellen O’Sullivan form Dublin, Ireland & Prof Elizabeth Behringer from California, USA

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch and Trade Exhibition

Sponsored Symposium

13:45 - 15:15

Complications of Intubation

Mr. Omar Hilmi from Glasgow, UK

Obstructed Airways

Dr. Anil Patel from London, UK

Obesity and the Airway

Drs. John Cousins from London & Mike Margarson from Chichester, UK

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee and Trade Exhibition

15:45 - 15:55

DAS Airway Database

Dr Achuthan Sajayan, Birmingham UK

15:55 - 16:25

The Prehospital Airway

Dr. Richard Price EMRS from Scotland

16:25 - 16:50

Debate - HFNO should be a standard of care

16:50 - 17:00

Prizes and Closing Remarks

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Friday 30th November

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Please note 5 CPD points have been awarded per day. 

Claire Wallace, Scientific programme coordinator

DAS 2018 LOC