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Third annual meeting 16th July 2010

Governors Hall, St Thomas’, London

Conference programme:

9.00 – 9.30     Registration & Coffee

9.30 – 9.45     Welcome – Professor Martin Smith, PLAATAG, UCL

9.45 – 10.30   Keynote Speaker – Professor Steve McMahon, KCL

10.30 – 11.15 Research Presentations – Neuroscience and Pain

Nathan Gauge (KCL) – Intra-operative Monitoring Significantly Reduces Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction in Elderly Non-Cardiac Patients; Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial.

Marcela Vizcaychipi (Imperial) – Heat Shock protein 72 prevents early postoperative memory decline after orthopedic surgery under general anesthesia in mice.

Dominic Hegarty (KCL) – Retrospective Cohort Analysis of Clinical Outcome Following Targeted Neuromodulation for Chronic Pain in the Sacroiliac Joint.

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee, Posters & Networking “Heartworks” TOE Simulation session I

11.45 – 12.25 Research Presentations – Innovation & Technology

Paul Cornick (Masimo) – Non-Invasive Haemoglobin & Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring

Hugo Araujo (KCL) – Cardiac output may change propofol dynamics, as measured by Bispectral index of the EEG.

12.25 – 13.45 Lunch and Poster session

13.45 – 14.30 Keynote Speaker – Dr Andrew Morley, GSTT NHS Trust.

14.30 – 15.00 Research Presentations – Critical Illness & Perioperative Care

Alex Dyson (UCL) – Tissue PO2 monitoring in a long-term sepsis model.

Ben Creagh-Brown (Imperial) – The role of the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) and its ligands in systemic inflammation following surgery necessitating cardiopulmonary bypass.

15.00 – 15.35 Coffee, Posters & Networking “Heartworks” TOE Simulation session II

15.35 – 15.50 Research Presentations – Patient safety, Education and Simulation

Susanna Walker (Imperial) – Assessment of a newly designed Resuscitation Trolley in a Simulated Environment.

15.50 – 17.00 Pursuing Academic Careers Session

Academy of Medical Sciences – Professor Simon Wessely, KCL

Wellcome Trust & Medical Research Council – getting funded Open discussion

17.00-17.15 Thanks, Prizes & Closing remarks

17:30      Drinks – All Bar One.

Second annual meeting 2009

Chealsea and Westminster, London


Professor Nick Franks – ‘Mechanisms of General Anaesthesia’


▪  Dr Yi-Ling Chan1. Professor Mervyn Singer.    ‘The vascular KATP channel and septic shock’.

▪  Dr Maan Hasan   ’New LOR technique and small epidural needles; development and clinical trial’.

Imperial College London:

▪  Dr Pratik Sinha. Dr Neil Soni.  ‘Ventilation Ratio: A simple bedside tool to measure ventilatory efficiency’.

▪  Dr Szabolcs Bertok. Professor  Masao Takata.  ‘Differential role of TNF receptor subtypes in TNF-mediated upregulation of leukocyte adhesion molecules in mouse lung microvasculature’.

▪  Mr António Manuel Rei Fidalgo. Professor Mervyn Maze.   ‘Surgery affects long-term memory in a mouse model of post-operative cognitive dysfunction’.

University of Oxford:

▪  Dr Thomas Smith1, Dr Jaideep Pandit.  ‘Iron and the Pulmonary Circulation’.

Inaugral Meeting January 2009

University College London


Professor Mervyn Singer – ‘The ups and down of basic and translational medicine’


▪  Dr Parjam Zolfaghari. Professor Mervyn Singer.  ‘Skeletal muscle mitochondrial membrane potential is reduced in severe sepsis’

▪  Dr Daniel Martin , Professors Hugh Montgomery and Monty Mythen.  ‘Human Hypoxia Tolerance’

▪  Dr Gareth Ackland, Clinical Scientist. ‘Autonomic dysfunction in acute sepsis’

▪  Dr Robert Stephens, Research Training Fellow , Professor Monty Mythen. ‘Endotoxins and immune effects of surgery and anaesthesia’

Imperial College London:

▪  Mr Alasdair Scott. Professor  Masao Takata.  ‘HLA-DR Expression and Subset Dynamics of Blood Monocytes during Elective Surgery with Low to Intermediate Risks’.

▪  Mr Anthony Dorr. Professor  Masao Takata.  ‘Injurious ventilation and intratracheal lipopolysaccharide increase soluble TNF receptors in the alveoli via two distinct mechanisms’.

▪  Mr Nicollo Terrando. Professor Mervyn Maze.  ‘Inflammation mediates postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in mice after major surgery’.

▪  Dr Tudor Philips. Professor Andrew Rice.  ‘A clinical investigation of HIV associated painful neuropathy’.

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