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May 2019
9th to
10th May 2019
Name: NACCS 54th Annual Scientific Meeting
Venue: Technology and Innovation Centre
City: Glasgow
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Description: GLASGOW 2019, 54th Annual Scientific Meeting
Thursday 9th - Friday 10th May
Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Join us in beautiful Glasgow, famed for its' industrial prowess, rich architectural and cultural heritage and impressive gastronomic scene. We are delighted that Glasgow is our host city for NACCS ASM 2019.

We will be joined by leading experts in Neuro Anaesthesia and Critical Care which will be alongside specialist workshops and lively debate.

Join us for an evening of networking and dancing* at our traditional Scottish Ceilidh! The NACCSGBI Committee are delighted to announce this change to the usual Conference Dinner and hope that you will be able to join us for a night of great fun and entertainment. *Dancing is not compulsory!
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

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