Calling all anaesthetic trainees, a great opportunity not to be missed!
Quite simply, NTAM is a fantastic meeting.
This annual update meeting originally set up by anaesthetists predominately in the North Thames region will be taking place again in the beautiful alpine resort of Tignes in France. The meeting has been running since 1999 and not only do the regulars just keep coming back, but we love seeing new faces every year from all over the country! This year the conference runs from Saturday 25th January - Saturday 1st February.
The meeting is deliberately kept small (max 70 delegates) not least to encourage interaction between consultants and trainees. It has a relaxed atmosphere where we are encouraged to learn from each other through formal presentations and informal chats over a glass of vin chaud or hot chocolate. By the end of the week, not only do we know everyone by name, but you'll also know which their favourite ski run is!
The academic content is highly rated and the programme is honed each time from every previous year’s feedback. In recent years our plenary speakers have included Mike Grocott (Caudwell Xtreme Everest), Judith Hulf (Immediate past-president of RCOA), Kathy Rowan (Director of ICNARC), Kevin Fong (Co-Director of the Centre for Aviation Space and Extreme Environment Medicine) and Rupert Pearse (Clinical reader in Intensive Care Medicine).
Following its great success last year we will be continuing the NTAM blog in 2014, which provides a summary of all the talks on a daily basis.
There is a Registrars' Session for which trainees are invited to submit an abstract (this year’s deadline is 31st November). All abstracts submitted are considered for the programme. There is a trainee prize available for the best presentation as voted for by the delegates, which is a discount for a future NTAM meeting. Great incentives to speak, and it'll look amazing on the ol' CV - presenting at an international conference!! The consultants are a friendly bunch, and we'll quickly shout down any heckling in the back! Seriously though, we have both presented in the past and have lived to tell the tale.
Join to become a member on the website, and you'll be able to have a look at the programmes from previous years (NTAM Archives), as well as download previous lectures.
Examples of previous trainee topics:
- Anaesthesia and HIV - Samantha Wilson
- Lessons from the International Trauma Conference - Ping-Yi Kuo
- Disposable Laryngoscopes - Andrew Hetreed
- Predictive Factors for survival in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Joanna Petrie
- Perioperative Hypothermia - Martin John