SOWRA Annual Meeting 2009

Friday 19th June 2009, CITEC, Torbay Hospital

The 2009 SOWRA Meeting is being organised by Torbay hospital and will be held in the new state of the art CITEC building .

The local organisers are Drs Andrey Varvinskiy & John Thorn.

For the first time we are having a poster presentation session with a prize awarded to the best poster by a trainee.

For more details and information on how to submit please click here .


  Session 1
08:30-09:00 Registration, coffee give out case discussions
09:00-09:30 Welcome and quiz (created by Theresa Hinde & David Pappin) Dr John Thorn
09:30-10:00 Continuous Femoral Nerve Blockade for fractured neck of femur Dr George Mathew
10:00-11:00 Peripheral nerve blocks: Why do they fail? Dr Svetlana Rutter, Oxford (Guest Speaker)
11:00-11:30 Coffee / Poster presentation
  Session 2
11:30-12:00 Foot and ankle surgery (local expertise) Dr Andrey Varvinskiy
12:00-12:30 Regional Anaesthesia by Non-physician Anaesthetists Dr John Thorn
12:30-13:00 Enhanced recovery for knees Dr Omar Islam
13:00-13:45 Lunch and give out case discussions Dr Rachel Blackshaw
13:45-14:15 Case discussions Dr Rachel Blackshaw
  Session 3 (Workshops)
14:15-15:00 Session 1: Brachial plexus
Sciatic Nerve
15:00-15:20 Break

Session 2: 2x20 minutes workshops on;
Femoral + saphenous (+/- LCNT +/- obturator)
Ankle (tibial, peroneal) +/- popliteal
TAP/RS = TAP and rectus sheath blocks
Needling = phantom needling practice (x2 ultraosund machines)
BP = brachial plexus - interscalene/supraclavicular/infraclavicular/axilla (delegates to choose)
UL LM / LL LM  upper and lower limb landmark
Free scan - delegates to direct
Forearm - ulna, median and radia

16:00-16:30 Quiz results Questions Summary
16:30-17:00 SOWRA Annual General Meeting & presentation of prizes
19:30 / 20:00

Dinner at The Elephant Restaurant , Torquay (additional charge)

Registration Fees:

£35 (Morning session, lunch and refreshments included)
£70 (All day, lunch and refreshments included)
For further information contact:
Mail: SOWRA09, Laura Holloway, Department of Anaesthesia, Torbay Hospital, Lawes Bridge, Torquay . TQ2 7AA
Tel: 01803 654311 Fax: 01803 654312 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Directions to Torbay Hospital may be obtained here together with maps of the hospital.
Parking is pay and display - the latest charges may be obtained here .