Dexmedetomidine has recently been adopted by the UK anaesthesia and intensive care communities following an extensive history of use in veterinary medicine. This evening meeting will provide a synopsis of its clinical utility and information regarding practical applications in different patient cohorts, in relation to both anaesthesia and critical care. An expert panel will discuss potential advantages and disadvantages and where pain fits in this continuum of use will be addressed. To contribute to this discussion book your place today.
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Ms Louise Clark, President Elect, Pain Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Dexmedetomidine – what it is and what it does: Mechanisms and clinical pharmacology
Dr Joanna Murrell, Senior Lecturer and European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia, Langford Vets
Dexmedetomidine: What can it offer the anaesthetist?
Dr Joe Sebastian, Consultant Neuroanaesthetist, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dexmedetomidine in cardiac anaesthesia and critical care
Dr Daniel Aston
Speaker panel and colleagues from the floor. Please bring your clinical questions, quandaries and conundrums for discussion.
Presentation: The Andrew Lawson prize
Dr Juliet Cohen
Close of meeting