Conference Highlights

International Faculty




  • Dr Clyde Matava (Canada)
  • Dr Duncan McLuckie (Canada)
  • Dr James Peyton (USA)
  • Dr Andrew Weatherall (Australia)
  • Dr Emma Stockton (UK)
  • Dr Hazel Sonkwe (Zambia)
  • Dr Tsitsi Sithole (Zimbabwe)

More excellent speakers pending confirmation.

Pre-Congress Workshops



  • Regional Anaesthesia - Lets think out the box
  • Paediatric POCUS - Make ultrasound part of your regular practice
  • Airway - Manage the difficult paediatric airway
  • MEPA (NMCH) - Emergencies in paediatric anaesthesia
  • Empowering Changemakers - Creating and celebrating diverse teams
  • Procedural Sedation & Analgesia

These workshops will feature regional and international expert facilitators in each of their fields.

Congress Highlights



  • 2019: Year of the vulnerable – Adolescents and non-compliance
  • Virtual, simulated, augmented reality – Paediatric anaesthesia (patient & provider)
  • Transfusion updates
  • Highlighted pharmacology in neonates and the obese paediatric patient
  • Metabolic or muscles: Just some hot AIR?
  • Operating room distraction and impact on operating room safety
  • 3-D printing for regional anaesthesia and airway training
  • Medical marijuana in the adolescent with chronic pain
  • Think out the b(l)ox(cks)

Paediatric Anaesthesia Nurse’s Refresher



Lecture highlights include engaging, and provocative speakers:


  • Why do we consent patients?
  • My role as an anaesthetic nurse
  • New preoperative feeding and fasting guidelines
  • Why are kids different to adults?

These workshops will feature regional and international expert facilitators in each of their fields.

Nursing Workshop Sessions



Afternoon of Friday 8 November 2019


  • Paediatric BLS
  • Machine check
  • Difficult airways
  • Recovery room