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Next meeting: Exeter 21-22 November 2024. Details to follow soon.

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Spring 2024 

Published 14/5/24

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Guest Speakers Biography

SESSION 1 “Child Care”

Dr Anthony Bradley

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Governance lead, Airway lead, WATCh retrieval consultant.

Special interests include ENT and Spinal. Enthusiast of Regional and TIVA.

Product of the Peninsula Deanery. Lover of the Southwest, especially the Scilly Isles. Once surfer, then cyclist, now runner (for convenience). Christian, Husband, and Father. Happiest on campervan adventures with my wife and daughter.

Dr Rob Conway

Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS FT

Rob is a consultant anaesthetist here in North Devon and is the current Clinical Lead and Paediatric Anaesthetic Lead. He spends his time between shipping kids around North Devon and Saunton Beach where he can be often spotted on his long board. 

SESSION 2 Sustainability Update

Dr Pete Ford

Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS FT

Chief of staff and theme lead for Sustainability for Exeter's NIHR Healthtech research centre 2024. Multiple department roles including airway and procurement lead for over a decade. Clinical Director for Business Innovation and Sustainability 2019 to 2024. Winner of the 2023 National HSJ Towards Net Zero Award. Finalist for the Sustainability hero and clinical categories at the National NHS Sustainability Partnership Awards 2023 and finalist at the Exeter Sustainability awards 2023.

Dr Richard Hixson

Critical Care Consultant, Healthcare Ocean

Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, Physician Environmentalist, Member of the UK Ocean Decade Committee, and co-founder of Healthcare Ocean. Richard’s interest is Global Goal 14, Life Below Water and he works with healthcare providers, supplier industries and NGOs to improve the health of the ocean ecosystem.

SESSION 3 Advanced Monitoring

Dr Grant Rodney

Consultant Anaesthetist, Dundee, NHS Tayside.  

Anaesthesia interests: airway, paediatrics, TIVA and advanced monitoring, developing world.  Lifelong ‘twitcher’, campaigner for routine quantitative neuromuscular monitoring, member of Association working party for Standards of monitoring (2015 and 2021).  Passionate about the need for personalised anaesthesia delivery based on individual patient needs, enhancing clinical care and delivering patient outcome benefits."

Dr Mark Barley

Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Mark is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust where he is both the equipment and airway leads. His clinical interests are anaesthesia for major head and neck surgery, upper GI and emergency surgery. As the Honorary Secretary of SIVA (the Society For Intravenous Anaesthesia) he is duty bound to be a TIVA DIVA. He’s a keen advocate of processed EEG for all patients receiving general anaesthesia and has delivered lectures and workshops regarding pEEG at both national and international conferences. When not lugging multiple pEEG, nociceptive and neuromuscular monitors around Nottinghamshire he’s trying to out-run and out-cycle middle age to maintain his brain health.

Dr Peter Klepsch