Centre for Life, Newcastle May 2008

Session 1: Incapacity dilemmas in the elderly


1400 – 1435   The Mental Capacity Act 2005: implications for clinicians Dr. Chris Heneghan, Consultant Anaesthetist and Barrister, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny


1435 – 1510  The role of the Independent Medical Capacity Advocates (IMCA)

Ms. Sue Lee, IMCA Manager, Speaking Up, Cambridge


1510 – 1540  Coffee and trade exhibition


 Session 2:


1540 – 1625  Treating Cancer in Old age: could we do better?

                       Professor Margot Gosney, Director of the Institute of Health Sciences, University of Reading


1625 – 1710  Free Paper Presentations for the AAA Trainee Prize



Conference Dinner: La Riviera - Italian quayside restaurant


Friday 16th May

 0845 – 0915  Registration and coffee


Session 3: Early recovery after surgery (ERAS) programme: achievable in the elderly?


0915 – 0945 : ERAS overview and surgical aspects

Mr. Alan Horgan, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle


0945 – 1015 : Fluid management in ERAS

Dr. Chris Snowden, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle


1015 – 1045  : Analgesic aspects of ERAS

 Dr. S. Nimmo, Consultant Anaesthetist Western General Hospital,



1045 – 1115  Coffee break and trade exhibition



Session 4: Proactive Care of Older People undergoing surgery (POPS)


1115 – 1245  A multidisciplinary presentation describing the design, setting-up, and results to date of the POPS project

 Dr. Jugdeep Dhesi, Department of Ageing and Health, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London


 1300 – 1400  Lunch in Centre for Life Mezzanine and AGM


Session 5: 


1400 - 1445: Update on the National Hip Fracture Audit

Dr. Richard Griffiths, Consultant Anaesthetist and team, Peterborough Hospital 


1445 – 1530: Ethical Issues in the older surgical patient: a lawyer’s perspective

Mr. Barry Speker, Samuel Phillips Law Firm, Newcastle


1530 – 1615 Ethical case scenarios with audience participation

Professor Gwyn Seymour, President of the AAA and Professor Chris Dodds, Vice-President of the RCOA 


1615 -1630  Presentation of trainee prize and closing remarks by the President of the AAA


1630 -1700 Tea and trade exhibition