Traditional Airway workshops

The traditional airway workshops on Wednesday 29th November will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various advanced airway techniques and procedural skills that are useful in managing both anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway. It also an opportunity to use recently introduced new airway devices and techniques. There is a high faculty: delegate ratio allowing maximum opportunity to learn the skills from experienced national and international faculty. Delegates in small groups rotate to a total of ten workshops. As places are limited, early booking is recommended. Six CEPD credits have been applied for the day.

Workstations include:

Ultrasound in Airway Management

Airway ultrasound facilitates identifying and confirming airway anatomy, assists in predicting difficult airway and has a role in confirming correct placement of tracheal tube. Correctly identifying cricoid cartilage and cricothyroid membrane essential for the successful management of CICO situation. The delegates will have the opportunity to get hands on experience airway scanning on live models under the supervision of experienced faculty.

Awake Tracheal Intubation

This station provides an interactive teaching on performing awake tracheal intubation ( both awake VL and awake FOI) .  The format includes video demonstration and discussion on topical anaesthesia and sedation techniques. The delegates have an opportunity to gain practical tips from anaesthetists who are experts in the field and perform this technique on a regular basis.

ORSIM bronchoscopy simulator

This station will employ the ORSIMTM airway simulator where the delegates have an opportunity to practice endoscopy skills and to gain realistic experience of performing fibreoptic intubation in both normal and difficult airways.

Fibreoptic intubation through supraglottic devices

This station re-enforces the plan B of DAS intubation guidelines and provides an opportunity to discuss the current concepts and recent developments in supraglottic airway devices. Under the supervision of experienced faculty delegates can practice both one stage and two stage technique of fibreoptic assisted tracheal intunbation through supraglottic airway devices.

Front of neck access

In this station various rescue techniques for can’t intubate can’t oxygenate scenario will be demonstrated. The delegates will have opportunity to practice front of neck access in both palpable and unpalpable cricothyroid membrane simulators.

Lung isolation techniques

The objective of this workshop is to give hands on practice on correct placement of double lumen tracheal tube tubes  and bronchial blocker using fibreoptic scope and also to understand the principle of managing lung isolation, in a patient with difficult airway/intubation. Delegates have an opportunity to use various recently introduced new devices such as Viva sight.

Paediatric airway management

This station incorporates skills required to manage airway in neonates, infants and small children presenting with challenging airways. Delegates have opportunity for hand on practice of using vildeolaryngoscopes and fiberoptic intubation in children.

Video assisted fibreoptic intubation

When airway anatomy is distorted from previous surgery, radiotherapy, airway tumours or acute pathology fibreoptic intubation can be challenging. A difficult fibreoptic intubation can be rescued using a video laryngoscope. Similarly, a difficult videolaryngoscopy can be rescued using a fibreoptic scope. This technique also has important role in  nasal to oral tube exchange.

Suction assisted laryngoscopy and airway decontamination (SALAD)

Tracheal intubation is challenging when airway is contaminated with vomitus, blood, and secretions. This technique described by Jim Du Canto and colleagues, is an important skill, to secure airway in such challenging situations. Delegates will have opportunity to learn step by step approach to laryngoscopy and airway decontamination leading successful tracheal intubation.

Important Dates

Registration Open

June 1st 2023


Abstract Submission Open

May 15th 2023


Abstract Submission Closes

September 7th 2023

Abstract Review

October 3rd 2023

Notification to Authors

October 24th 2023


End of Early Registration

August 31st 2023