Annual Scientific meeting 2021 via ZOOM

27 Apr 21

Date for your Diary:

The YSOA Annual Scientific Meeting which could not be held due to the COVID-19 situation, will now be held on Tuesday 27th April 2021, Unfortunately due to the current Covid 19 crisis and listening to current official advice we have decided to postpone the Annual Scientific Meeting at the Principal Hotel in York on Tuesday the 27th April 2021. This meeting will now take place as a virtual online ZOOM Meeting and delegate fees will be 50% of normal charges, please see attached flier and programme and register via the book now link.

Speakers for the day are:

Safety on Labour Ward, Dr Adrian Evans, Consultant Obstetrician, York
Acquired liver disease in pregnancy, Dr Charlie Millson, Consultant Liver Specialist, York

Awareness under obstetric general anaesthesia: results of the DREAMY Trial, Dr Peter Odor, Consultant, UCL

Capacity and Court of Protection in the pregnant patient , Ms Nageena Khalique QC

Management of cardiac disease in pregnancy in units without specialist obstetric cardiac ser- vices, Dr Matthew Balerdi, Consultant Cardiologist, Hull

Further speakers to be confirmed


Essential Information

  • 5 CPD points applied for the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Meeting Fee (non members):

  • Consultants £60

  • SAS/Trainee £35

  • ODPs/midwives £12.50

    Abstract Prizes

  • Oral Presentation £100

  • Poster prize £50



We are asking that Posters (not abstracts) are submitted in Microsoft word, PowerPoint or PDF format emailed to by 13 April 2021, these will then be judged for 3 oral presentations to be presented on the day (the best wins £100) and the best Poster (winning £50) all will be circulated to delegates prior to the meeting


0930 – 0940

 Welcome / Introduction
Dr Kay Robins, Consultant Anaesthetist York

Dr Sarah Radbourne, Consultant Anaesthetist, Mid Yorkshire. President YSOA


0940 – 1020 Awareness during general anaesthesia in obstetric anaesthesia: the DREAMY Study by Dr Peter Odor, Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London

1020 – 1100 The Ockendon Report and the Response of Local Maternity Network Systems by Mr Kevin Phillips, Consultant Obstetrician, Hull and Lead of Y&H LMS

Tea / Coffee Break 1100-1130


1130-1210 Acquired liver disease in pregnancy by Dr Charlie Millson, Consultant Liver Specialist, York

1210– 1250 Management of cardiac disease in pregnancy in units without specialist obstetric cardiac services by Dr Matthew Balerdi, Consultant Cardiologist, Hull

Lunch Break 1250-1400


1400 – 1430 Trainee Oral Presentations

1430 – 1510 Management of COVID Positive Pregnant Patient by  Dr Debbie Horner, Consultant Anaesthetist Bradford

1510 – 1550 Pregnancy and COVID-19, an update by Dr Arvind Palanisamy, Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology St Louis, USA

1550 – 1600 Prizes/ Close

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