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June 2019
18th to
21st June 2019
Name: 30th Annual Meeting of The European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care
City: Salzburg
Description: The 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2019) will take place June 18-21 in Salzburg, Austria. This is a unique multidisciplinary forum for colleagues from around the world to meet and discuss a variety of topics, generating stimulating debates and fruitful collaborations. Join doctors, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals for this outstanding opportunity to take part in cutting-edge workshops, educational sessions and networking opportunities.
July 2019
12th July 2019
Name: Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV) UK Meeting
Venue: Governor's Hall
Address 1: St Thomas' Hospital
City: London
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Description: The HMV UK Meeting provides a multi-disciplinary network for established clinicians and healthcare professionals that are either caring for patients dependent on home mechanical ventilation, or that have an interest in continual care using highly advanced specialist technologies.

The meeting offers an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the latest advances in the management of children and adults with chronic respiratory failure.

• Advanced sleep studies in ventilated patients
• Auto-titrating NIV – recent study results
• Home NIV in bronchiectasis
• Tracheostomy ventilation in MND in the UK


09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and introductions – Patrick Murphy, Rachel Moses, Martin Latham
Chair: PBM Past, present & future of home ventilation
09:30 – 10:00 A year in review: Karen Ward, Aintree, UK
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote speaker: Lessons from 40 years of Home Ventilatory Support on Tyneside, Rob Bullock, Newcastle, UK
10:30 – 11:00 The future of home ventilation: the next generation
Chris Carlin, Glasgow, UK
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Chair: ML New modes in home ventilation
11:30 – 12:00 Auto‐titrating NIV in the management of OHS: overview and new study results, Maxime Patout, Rouen, France
12:00 – 12:30 Auto‐titrating NIV to facilitate out‐patient setup: results of an international RCT, Patrick Murphy, London, UK
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch, exhibition and networking

Chair: PBM Optimisation of NIV
13:30 – 14:15 The when, how and why of polygraphy in home NIV, Sigurd Aarrestad, Oslo, Norway
14:15 – 14:45 Home NIV in CF and non‐CF bronchiectasis: Problems and solutions, Fiona Cathcart, London, UK
14:45 – 15:15 CBT for COPD, Karen Marshall, Newcastle, UK
15:15 – 15:45 Tea & coffee

Chair: RM Home ventilation: Delivery of care
15:45 – 16:15 Getting it right first time in home ventilation: Lessons from best practice, Martin Allen, Stoke, UK
16:15 – 16:45 Tracheostomy ventilation in MND: A snapshot of UK practice, Jonathan Palmer, Plymouth, UK
16:45 – 17:00 Summation and close
17:00 – 18:00 Networking drinks reception
September 2019
9th September 2019
Name: Newcastle Percutaneous Tracheostomy Course
Venue: Newcastle Surgical Training Centre
Address 1: Freeman Hospital
City: Newcastle
Contact: Lousie.sore@nuth.nhs.uk
Contact Phone: 0191 2138589
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Description: The Newcastle Percutaneous Tracheostomy Course is designed to provide trainees with a basic skills set required to facilitate their entry into higher surgical training. The course will employ a series of technical and non-technical human factors simulation to guide trainees through different aspects and expectations of their training.

This full day course will begin with mini-didactic lectures of fundamental knowledge and panel case based discussions. The course will be focused on hands-on training with our faculty in small groups. This course is designed to provide participants with an interactive hands-on experience in percutaneous tracheostomy and advanced airway devices using simulation models and cadavers.

Who should attend:
This activity is intended for the following specialites: ENT, Critical Care, Anesthetists, Emergency Medicine, Respiratory Physicians and Nurse Practitioners.
January 2020
23rd to
24th January 2020
Name: 29th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting
Venue: Fairmont Hotel
City: St Andrews
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Description: The 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Scottish Intensive Care Society is taking place on the 23rd and 24th of January 2020 at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. Looking like it's going to be another tremendous meeting, speakers already confirmed include Kathryn Maitland, Niall Fergusson and Kevin Fong. More to be announced shortly.

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