The virtual workshop, taking place on 15th June 2022 at 09:30 BST/18:30 AEST, will discuss the topic of ‘Mitigating for Nerve Injury During Regional Anaesthesia’.
Leading specialists in the field of regional anaesthesia from both Australia and the UK will discuss their clinical perspectives and experiences of mitigating for peripheral nerve injury. The event will also allow the renowned clinicians to share their unique insights with an international audience of the regional anaesthesia community.
A wide range of topics will be covered such as ergonomics, needle handling, and effective use of ultrasound-guidance, this webinar is highly relevant for any regional anaesthesia professional.
- Dr Conrad Macrokanis who will be acting as moderator and assisting with discussion and questions. Dr Macrokanis is a Specialist Anaesthetist in private practice in the Brisbane area and is actively involved in Anaesthetic teaching, lecturing and research. He is also involved in a national committee for Perioperative Care and is a national facilitator for regional anaesthesia.
- Dr Allan Hurley who will be discussing the Australian experience of peripheral nerve blocks and the risk of associated nerve injury. The Consultant Anaesthetist currently works at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and provides perioperative regional anaesthesia and nerve blocks for patients for the APS. Dr Hurley has a keen interest in regional anaesthesia with a focus in rib fractures and ultrasound education.
- Dr Morné Wolmarans whose presentation will focus on optimising ergonomics, ultrasound settings, probe handling and needle movements during peripheral nerve blocks. A Consultant Anaesthetist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Wolmarans is a past President and a former Board Member of RA-UK, Vice Chair for EDRA Board (European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia) and an Executive Board Member of ESRA.