The North Thames Anaesthetic Meeting

15 CPD points from the Royal College of Anaesthetists

We implement an efficient online feedback system for the meeting, which means that we can improve and tailor our content and facilities to demand year-on-year, for the benefit of our delegates. We have included just a few of the comments and recommendations we have received below. If you'd like and further information about the conference and its format, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form on the bar above, or the contact links at the bottom of the page.

Very Good, thoroughly enjoyable and good academic content

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Great meeting; good variety so something for everyone

Example Presentation
Great venue and Great location!

A Typical Presentation
Fantastic meeting. Please keep it small!

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Continue scrolling down to read brief biographies of some of the NTAM committee members:

NTAM Organising Committee

Mark HARPER
Mark HARPER

Chairman

Consultant Anaesthetist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

Mark has been organising NTAM since its inception and finished his training in London in 2004.

He has a keen interest in peri-operative hypothermia and has recently advised NICE on their guidance 'Perioperative hypothermia: Management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults

Sarah CRAWFORD
Sarah CRAWFORD

Vice-Chairman

Trainee, East Anglia School of Anaesthesia

Sarah is an ST7 Anaesthetics Specialty Registrar trainee on the East Anglia rotation.

She has become a regular at NTAM and she is delighted to have been involved in the organisation over the past couple of years.

Sarah has skied with Andrew Hetreed, another previous NTAM Vice Chair for the last 2 years and admires his devotion to the 80s all in one ski suit. She adds that they also make him easy to find on the slopes in bad weather!

Tony WHITEHOUSE
Tony WHITEHOUSE

Academic Committee Member; Website Management

Consultant Critical Care and Anaesthesia, University Hospital Birmingham

Tony was the first organiser of NTAM in 1999.

He now works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) which currently has the largest single ICU in the UK and is treats critically ill patients from every adult speciality. Since starting his consultant post in 2004, Tony has an interest in infection and antibiotics in the critically ill. He has broadened clinical research at QEHB and collaborates widely with groups from around the world, the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Defence Medicine.

Prof. Monty MYTHEN
Prof. Monty MYTHEN

Academic Committee Member

Smiths Professor of Anaesthesia, Institute of Child Health

Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, UCL; Honorary Consultant Anaesthesia and Critical Care UCL Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust; Director, Centre for Anaesthesia UCL; Director of Research and Development UCLH NHS Foundation Trust; Director Joint UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Unit; National Clinical Lead Enhanced Recovery Partnership Programme, UK Department of Health; Board Member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine; Chair of the Intensive Care Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board; Chair of the Improving Surgical Outcomes Group; Editorial board member for The British Journal of Anaesthesia, Critical Care; Co-Chairman Evidence Based Peri-operative Medicine (EBPOM) annual meeting and website; Board Member, National Institute Academic Anaesthesia; Examiner for European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine.

Professor Michael (Monty) Mythen completed his UK anaesthesia fellowship (FRCA) in 1990, gained an MD in 1995 and was appointed assistant professor at Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina, USA before returning to the UK.

He has a wide range of research interests including: peri-operative fluid management and trans-oesophageal Doppler, haemostasis in the critically ill, endotoxin and endotoxin immunity and the determinants of post-operative morbidity and mortality. He has over 100 publications on PubMed and has extensive editorial involvement with a number of anaesthetic and critical care journals. He recently took part in "Caudwell Xtreme Everest" and as project leader spent 3 months as the laboratory manager at The Smiths Medical High altitude laboratory, Namche, Nepal (3,500m).

Wynne DAVIES
Wynne DAVIES

Academic Committee Member

Consultant Anaesthesia, University College Hospitals London

Dr Davies qualified from the Welsh National School of Medicine and has worked at UCL Hospitals NHS trust (formerly The Middlesex Hospital) as a Consultant Anaesthetist since 1991. Dr Davies was an examiner for the Royal College of Anaesthetists from 1999 to 2009, and has held a number of administrative posts within the department of anaesthesia such as Royal College tutor and departmental chairman. He is a much respected educator within the Central London School of Anaesthesia.

Mary FENNELLY
Mary FENNELLY

Academic Committee Member

Consultant Anaesthesia, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Dr Fennelly is a long-standing member of the academic committee for NTAM, and has been influential in making the meeting a successful event over the years. Dr Fennelly works at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and her specialist clinical interests include anaesthesia for spinal deformity surgery and intensive care medicine.

Andy PRESLAND
Andy PRESLAND

Academic Committee Member

Consultant Anaesthesia, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Dr Presland is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where he has held the role of Anaesthetic Service Director since 2012. His specialist clinical interests include ophthalmic anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia and day-case anaesthesia. His current professional commitments include advising the Royal College of Anaesthesia on ophthalmic anaesthesia. He is a regular speaker at NTAM and has been extremely influential in maintaining a high level of presentation and content from the educational and scientific programme.

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Committee Member

Cyrus Razavi

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Cyrus is an ST6 Specialty Registrar in Anaesthesia on the Central London rotation.

Having attended his first NTAM in 2016, he was very pleased to be invited on to the organising committee for a two-year stint from 2017-18.

He has an interest in medical apps and analysis of healthcare data, specifically on how these innovations can influence and improve everyday anaesthetic practice.

He has recently taken over maintenance of the the NTAM website from Tony Whitehouse and he wrote the NTAM app for the 2017 meeting.