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Scientific Programme

Welcome and Network Checks - 09:45 - 10:00

Dr Imran Ahmad and Dr Gunjeet Dua

  • Session 1 - 10:00 -11:15

    Advances in Paediatric Airway Management

    Dr Paul Baker, New Zealand

    DAS Intubation Guidelines - How do we adapt to COVID 19?

    Dr Barry McGuire, UK

    Obstetric Airway Management - Any Adaptations for us?

    Prof Mary Mushambi, UK

  • Session 2 - 11:30 -12:45

    Lessons learnt on Airway Management during COVID 19 pandemic in Italy

    Dr Max Sorbello, Italy

    Supraglottic Airway Use - Updates in management for the COVID era

    Prof Ellen O'Sullivan, Ireland

    Laser Safety during Airway Surgery

    Dr Alistair Mc Narry, Scotland

  • Session 3 - 13:15 - 14:30

    ATI Video Presentation

    Dr. Imran Ahmad

    Gastric Ultrasound - Live Scanning

    Dr Kariem El Boghdadly, UK

  • Session 4 - 14:30 - 16:00

    Jetting and Thriving in the COVID age - To do or not to do?

    Prof Anil Patel, UK

    Video Laryngoscopy as the default technique-how to prepare and implement this as the new standard.

    Prof Richard Cooper, Canada

    Safe Extubation in Critical care

    Dr Elizabeth Behringer, USA

16:00 - Summary, feedback and Close

Course is approved for 5 CPD points from the RCOA


Dr Imran Ahmad

Consultant Anaesthetist
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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I am a consultant anaesthetist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, where I am the Clinical Lead for Guy’s Hospital. I have a specialist interest is difficult airway management and I am the clinical lead for airway management at the Trust. Currently I am Honorary Secretary of the Difficult Airway Society (DAS), one of the largest anaesthetic sub-speciality societies in the UK, with over 3000 members. I have also been awarded an honorary senior lecturer position by King’s College London, UK.

At our Trust I am also the education lead for the airway fellowship and we regularly submit papers which are published in peer reviewed journals such as Anaesthesia and BJA and produce work which is presented at national and international meetings. I have gained a lot of experience in advanced airway procedures, including awake tracheal intubation, videolaryngoscopy, apnoeic oxygenation techniques, tubeless surgery and surgical airways. I have also developed an interest in improving airway assessment in patients with difficult airways and have pioneered the use of Virtual Endoscopy in assessment of these patients. We are also developing other novel techniques in airway management such deviceless intubation, the use of alternative devices for awake tracheal intubation and verbal automated cognitive aids for emergency airway management. I have also successfully been awarded a KHP R&D Challenge Fund Grant of £80,000 to fund a project to develop a robotic- assisted navigational endoscopy system to aid in awake tracheal intubations.

I am regularly invited to talk at meetings and conferences both nationally and internationally, this includes being invited as a visiting professor to give the grand rounds at Stanford University in March 2020. I have spoken at conferences such as the DAS ASM, Association of Anaesthetists Congress, ESA and conferences in Europe, North & South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. I have contributed to many anaesthesia textbooks, including a BMA award winning difficult airway book and am the co-author for three FRCA exam books.

I have over 30 peer-reviewed publications, including the 2015 DAS intubation guidelines, a number of systematic reviews, clinical studies and editorials, resulting in almost 1000 citations to date. I have also be invited by Anaesthesia Journal and the BJA to review a number of submissions. I am the chairperson of a group commissioned by DAS to develop guidelines on awake tracheal intubations, the publication was officially launched at the World Airway Mananagement Meeting (WAMM2) in Amsterdam in November 2019 and has been published in Anaesthesia Journal. This paper is already in the top 10 highest altmetric scoring papers ever for the journal, currently with an altmetric attention score of 471. I am the course director for the Guy’s Airway Management Course, which now attracts over 300 delegates from all over the world and hosts a number of national and international speakers.

Dr Gunjeet Dua

Consultant Anaesthetist
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Gunjeet Dua, completed her anaesthetic training in South Eastern School of Anaesthesia and is now a Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS FT with a special interest in Education and Training. She has recently taken up the role as Clinical Content Lead for Web Events at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Gunjeet is currently the Programme Director for Higher Training for South Eastern School of Anaesthesia, London and Educational Lead for Anaesthetics and Perioperative Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals. She also developed and now actively leads the TAP Academy Practice Course for Post Graduate Nurses for Kings College London. Her recent role was planning and leading multidisciplinary training for the COVID-19 pandemic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Gunjeet is also is the Founder and Course Director for the renowned Guy’s Advanced Airway Course which hosts about 350 international delegates every year. She was lead for the Workshop Committee for World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM) at Amsterdam in November 2019 and DAS workshops in London 2017. Gunjeet has developed and regularly teaches on a number of national and international training courses. Gunjeet also developed an immensely popular hands on difficult airway course for ODPs and anaesthetic nurses which is now run annually at Guy’s Hospital. Another of her recent initiative includes developing an in-situ multidisciplinary simulation training course for theatre teams focussing on human factors, communication, theatre safety and emergency protocols.


Dr Barry McGuire

President DAS UK


Prof Anil Patel

Past President DAS UK


Prof Ellen O Sullivan

RCOA Council member and chair global partnerships


Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly

Editor Anaesthesia


Prof Mary Mushambi

Author DAS Obstetric Intubation Guidelines


Prof Richard Cooper



Dr Paul Baker

New Zealand


Dr Elizabeth Behringer

Past President SAM , USA


Dr Massimiliano Sorbello

EAMS Italy


Dr Alistair McNarry

Edinburgh UK


Dr. Katie Rowland

Anaesthetics Registrar, SESA


Dr. Craig Johnstone

Consultant Anaesthetist GSTT


Ms. Irina Anastasescu

Airway Lead for Nursing, GSTT



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