SASA 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Full set

Wow, I’m exhausted. ¬†The 2013 South African Society of Anaesthesiologists congress was a fabulous success, with huge kudos going to the local and national bodies who did all the hard work. ¬†I was particularly gobsmacked by the quality of the registrar presentations, but everything from the overseas guest speakers down to the ice-cream stand was great. ¬†Some contentious issues, some good arguments… and some bad ones ūüėČ

Due to the nature of the multiple streams, I attended a fraction of the talks and didn’t even take notes for all of those, but this year’s “Rough Notes”¬†compendium¬†still runs to 41 pages. ¬†I’ve caught up the talks of the first day of the refresher that were missing, and tried to correct the blatant typographical errors and mistakes. ¬†Please feel free to share the link, with all the usual disclaimers:

SASA 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Complete Set

SASA have also made many of the abstracts (especially the guest speakers) available in the latest issue of SAJAA.  You can find the Table of Contents and links to the full PDFs here:

SAJAA 2013 Vol 19, No 1:  Table of Contents

Your feedback and/or comments here on the blog are always welcomed.  Enjoy!

Grrr… “To err is human; to really muck up you need a computer”

A glitch somewhere in the Matrix has caused all the permalinks (the nice descriptive links to my blog’s posts and page) to fail. ¬†We’re busy looking for the problem, but haven’t found it yet, so if you’ve landed up on the home page after trying to follow a link from elsewhere, I¬†apologize. ¬†You can find what you’re looking for either by clicking on one of the categories on the right, or by typing search terms into the search window on the top right-hand corner of each page. ¬†For instance, if you’re here for the SASA notes, type “SASA 2013” (or 2012, etc.) ¬†If you’d like info on powered hang-gliding, try that as a term. ¬†If you’re here for info on nyotaimori, try Wikipedia (if you’re at work) or Google (if you’re not). ¬†For everything else, there is Mastercard. :p

SASA 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Congress Day 2

I was taking part and listening to the Registrar Communications stream for most of the day today, which was absolutely fantastic (even if I say so myself!). ¬†The quality was phenomenal. ¬†As a consequence of doing my own talk, however, I didn’t transcribe all of the others. ¬†Here’s the rest, and some updated notes:

SASA 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Congress day 2 (incomplete)

My talk (on Confined Space Intubation) is available on the Presentations page here on the blog.

SASA 2013 – Rough Notes – Congress Day 1

The first day of the main congress has just been completed. I felt strongly about attending the registrar research stream in the afternoon after the plenaries, which proved to be fascinating and of very high quality. Unfortunately, my battery again suffered for the last two talks, so I apologize that those were not transcribed. The notes from the first day of the refresher still need to be completed, but here is the draft in the meantime:

¬†SASA 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Day 1-3 (incomplete)

SASA 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Day 2

Here are the updated notes after the second day of the refresher course.  I still have to find a chance to transcribe the notes from yesterday after my laptop battery died.  Day 2 is complete.

SASA 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Day 2 (incomplete)

SASA Congress 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Refresher Day 1

SASA 2013

The annual South African Society of Anaesthesiologists Congress for 2013 is underway in Port Elizabeth, where we are being treated to good organisation, excellent weather and great hospitality. ¬†I’m trying to keep some rough scribbles to jog my memory down the road. ¬†As usual, I offer these notes to the wider community with the caveats that they are typed by me very rapidly during the sessions, and thus may have errors in typography or interpretation. ¬†They are also not a complete record, but rather the points that I think valuable/interesting and manage to transcribe in time. ¬†If you find them useful, feel free to share the link.

Day 1’s notes are incomplete, as my laptop battery didn’t last all day. ¬†I’ll type the rest when I have a chance. ¬†A complete set of notes will be posted here on the blog when the congress is completed, and I’ll try provide links to any presentations and a copy of our poster etc.

SASA 2013 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Day 1

The PE crowd also treated us to a great party on the beach last night, replete with live music and a ‘Red’ theme…which may be a reason the first session this morning was slightly less full than yesterday. ¬†My typing speed may also have suffered ūüėČ