EAAA Newsletter – Volume 2

EAAA President, Janet Pickett, has this week published volume 2 of the newsletter. The newsletter includes a review of the 2015 meeting, including the Harold Youngman Prizewinning abstract from Kim Wild, and details of the forthcoming 2016 Meeting.

Newsletter – Volume 2 

Registration for the 2016 meeting is now open and the deadline for prize entries is fast approaching – remember the first prize is awarded the Harold Youngman Medal and £500.


2016 Meeting

We are delighted to be able to publish the 2016 Core Topics Meeting Programme. The educational programme has been designed around the feedback received at the 2015 meeting in terms of format and content. RCoA CPD approval has been awarded.


Thursday afternoon sees a new focussed clinical update session addressing core areas of CPD for the general anaesthetist such as obstetrics, an update on hip fracture anaesthesia (SNAP2) and anaesthesia for amputation surgery.

On Friday will be the ever popular Harold Youngman Trainee Prize session and after a successful inauguration at last year’s meeting the FOAM Film Fest @FOAMfilmfest returns.

President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the East of England’s own Liam Brennan @drgas51 will be speaking on Friday afternoon on Morale & Wellbeing, a very fitting subject for the trainee-focussed day of the meeting given ongoing issues around the junior doctors contract.

Trade support is already being pledged and we hope this will be another successful meeting.

Registration is now open; see the programme and registration pages for details.

Harold Youngman Prize Winners 2015

This year 20 entries were received for the Harold Youngman Prize. Lots of hard work was put in by all the entries but congratulations must go to our winners:


First Prize & The Harold Youngman Medal 

Dr Kim Wild

Service improvement project: Moving from intraoperative IV to preoperative oral simple analgesia in day surgery.


Second Prize 

Dr Katie Allan

Day procedure survey: Self care post discharge at NNUH.


Third Prize

Dr S King

Unforeseen benefits of introducing an enhanced recovery programme for elective caesarean delivery on the timing of day of discharge following emergency caesarean delivery.


Poster Prize

Dr Georgia Hacke

Anaphylaxis under general anaesthesia in Addenbrooke’s Hospital


The Harold Youngman Prize is open to all medical students, FY doctors and non-consultant grade anaesthetists in the East of England. If you have an anaesthesia related project please consider entering it. If you are a college tutor or educational supervisor look out for projects your trainees are conducting – with a little encouragement they could be winning the 2016 prize.

Details of the competition will be released in due course but in the meantime put the meeting dates in your diary – 10th & 11th November 2016 – and start thinking about what work you can submit. Any enquiries relating to the Harold Youngman Prize can be directed to famila.alagarsamy@addenbrookes.nhs.uk



Trade Sponsorship & Support 2015

The East Anglian Association of Anaesthetists is extremely grateful to the companies that provide sponsorship and support to our educational event. It is through this support that our non-profit making organisation can continue to stage the Core Topics Meeting and provide an annual prize for trainees in the East of England. Some of the companies supporting our event are below.

mtp      tfx_logo

pajunk         sonosite

carefusion         proact

logo_karlstorz_de         lidco_footer_logo


3m        masimo_logo

vygon-logo        b braun logo

Harold Youngman – “The Man Behind the Medal”

Dr Peter Featherstone gave an excellent oral presentation as part of the 2012 Harold Youngman Prize Meeting, Ickworth House on the life and achievements of Dr Harold Youngman.

The Only Image of Dr Harold Youngman
The Only Image of Dr Harold Youngman

Peter has an interest in the History of Anaesthesia and has presented his work Nationally. Having trained in the region Peter has very recently been appointed as a Consultant Intensivist on the John Farman Intensive Care Unit. Perhaps it is time for a JVF biographical entry to the Harold Youngman Prize!

Peter has kindly provided a written summary of his talk to be published on this website. In addition to the usual submissions of Case Reports, Service Evaluations and Audits the EAAA committee welcomes History of Anaesthesia entries.

The Man Behind the Medal

FOAM Film Fest 2015

FOAM Film Fest 2015


Dr Benji Marriage will be giving a talk on the Friday afternoon of this year’s EAAA Core Topics and Harold Youngman meeting on the subject of FOAM and innovations in medical education. If you haven’t heard of FOAM it stands for “Free Open Access Medical Education” – sign up now for the meeting to find out more!

As part of his talk Dr Marriage will be awarding the inaugural FOAM Film Fest prize, the first-prize winning video will be presented and is supported by a £50 prize from the EAAA.

Full details of the film prize are available below or at the FOAM Film Fest website. The closing date is 22nd October so start planning and making your videos.

FOAM film fest

FFF Poster