By request of a few folks and for the sake of convenience, I’ve packaged all my notes from the refresher and congress into one bundle. The usual disclaimers apply.
That’s all, folks… the 2012 SASA Congress is over. Great gala dinner last night as well: I found myself getting jiggy on the dancefloor with people who I’ve read in the Lancet/A&A/NEJM/etc. Makes you remember that we’re all people at the end of the day, and just about all of us share in the love of a good party. Today was also a shorter day, ending at lunchtime with a great pro-con debate on Evidence Based Medicine which was both serious and very funny. I’m afraid the notes don’t do it justice, but that’s why you have to submit abstracts, give lectures and get to conferences!
I’ll combine all the notes into one document at some stage, but for now here are my notes from the last day:
Quip of the day: The forensic psychiatrist who gave the lecture on “The Disruptive Doctor” comes on stage and peers out over the packed auditorium. “Interesting,” he says, “I had no idea so many anaesthetists wanted to see a psychiatrist!”
The penultimate day is done. How time flies when you’re having fun. Tonight is the gala dinner, which should be entertaining, if only to see everyone in their frippery and finery 😉
Here are my rough notes for today – please feel free to share. The usual disclaimers regarding accuracy and typographical errors apply.
First day of the Congress proper today (last two ays were the refresher course). I barely took any notes, as I was tied up presenting in the morning and then playing… uh, learning at the airway workshops all afternoon. I did manage to attend two talks in the haemodynamics stream, for which my rough notes are available here:
My presentation on adjuncts to local anaesthetics for peripheral nerve blockage is on the Presentations page, or click on the following link:
A shorter day today, and so fewer notes. I also blame the fact that I was on call last night (paeds anaesthesia) a barely managed a nap from six to seven this morning before hitting the Congress, so please forgive brevity and errors. There was a parallel anaesthesia nursing stream as well as private practice and transoesophageal echo workshops, of which I attended none, favouring sleep 😉 The congress proper begins tomorrow.
On a lighter note, some of us found the solution to painful presentations… cappucino 😉
Trying to remain true to my form of keeping real-time notes from conferences, I was ready today with laptop on my knees for the first day of the SASA 2012 pre-congress anaesthesia refresher course. See the congress web-page for details of the program, speakers, etc.
The organisers have promised that most presentations will be available online after the congress.
Disclaimer – I keep these notes for myself, and am always happy to share, but as they are taken very quickly duing the talks and generally remain unedited, I can’t be held responsible for errors. Take it or leave it… *grin*