Workshops 2019

Workshops

Workshops will be held on Thursday morning (28th November 2019), led by a number of anaesthetists experienced in the field of intravenous anaesthesia. These will be from 10:30am until 12:30pm, preceded by coffee. TIVA for Tots (Workshop 1) is a longer paediatric TIVA workshop on Thursday 28th November 2019 (10:20-15:00) (see here).

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  • Workshops are complimentary, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tiva for Tots has an additional capacity of 100.
  • If a delegate has cancelled a place may be available, even if no places are shown.
  • One-day registration, with workshop, is available.

Workshop 2 - TIVA for the Final FRCA - What you need to know (WS2) (23 places left)
Thu 28th Nov 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30
Sponsor: Mediplus logo
Location: Duchess 4

Tutors: Dr Jonathan Wills & Dr Ruth Greer


Aimed at those preparing for the FRCA - but suitable for others with no experience of TIVA.

Workshop 3 - TIVA for Beginners (WS3) (1 places left)
Thu 28th Nov 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30
Sponsor: Mediplus logo
Location: Devon Suite

Tutors: Drs Fiaz Ahmad, Jon Brearley, Tim Cominos and Helen May


  • When and why to use TIVA - an overview of the benefits of TIVA in everyday practice and an enthusiast's view on overcoming commonly perceived obstacles to the use of TIVA.
  • What issues could I face and how do I solve them.
  • Which TCI models do I chose use?
  • Practical Aspects of Adult TIVA and covers equipment selection and set-up plus practical advice for safely starting out using TIVA.

Workshop 4 - Advanced Clinical TIVA (WS4) (0 places left)
Thu 28th Nov 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30
Sponsor: Medtronic logo
Location: Duchess 1

Tutors: Drs Anup Biswas and Nigel Huggins


This workshop assumes basic understanding and competence at delivering TCI TIVA, in a broad patient population. We aim to give information on factors considered within the three common algorithms used and why we therefore might choose one algorithm over another or a different target in different patient populations. It will touch on use in obese patients but not paediatric.

Workshop 5 - Advanced Science in TIVA (WS5) (0 places left)
Thu 28th Nov 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30
Location: Colston

Tutors: Drs Laura Hannivoort and Hugo Vereecke


At this workshop, the attendees will learn (in an interactive way) how PK and PD models are developed, why non-linear mixed effect modelling is used, and which covariates should be used to describe demographics. They will also learn how model interaction models work. We will explain why there is discussion which model should be used for propofol and why there is no discussion for other drugs (e.g. remifentanil).

Workshop 6 - TIVA in Bariatric Surgery (WS6) (0 places left)
Thu 28th Nov 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30
Sponsor: BD Medical logo
Location: Duchess 2

Tutors: Prof Anthony Absalom and Dr Nick Kennedy


This workshop is aimed at trainee and consultant anaesthetists with some experience of TIVA, who wish to extend their practice to obese patients. The learning objectives are that by the end of the session attendees will:

  1. appreciate the general risks of Anaesthesia in obese patients
  2. understand the benefits and risks of TIVA in the obese
  3. understand the pharmacokinetic and dynamic implications of obesity
  4. understand the limitations and pitfalls of current models and infusion pumps
  5. Know how to use adjuvant drugs to optimize the speed and quality of recovery

Workshop 7 - Clinical use of pEEG (WS7) (0 places left)
Thu 28th Nov 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30
Sponsor: PharmedUK logo
Location: Duchess 3

Tutors: Dr Peter Klepsch and Dr David Mulvey


During the workshop we will discuss:

  1. the basics of EEG waveforms
  2. simple neurophysiology of anaesthesia
  3. what does the index number mean?
  4. objectives beyond the index number when using pEEG
  5. clinical use and critique of the apparatus available to clinicians