Accreditation:Approved by the RCoA for 6 CPD credits Certificates will be issued. Codes: 2A03, 2A07, 2C01, 2C02, 2B01, 2B02, 2B03, 2D02Course AdvisorDr Sarah Wray, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal London HospitalAbout the CourseObjective: to provide the General Anaesthetist with a practical and comprehensive update on how to best manage obese patientsPractical: Practicalities, top tips, evidence-based, but not research focused.Comprehensive: the whole patient journey from initial assessment and preparation to post-op care. Covering adults, children, parturients, day surgery and critically ill.Relevant to day-to-day practice and pitched at a level suitable for the Consultant General AnaesthetistAimed at answering questions, such as:What investigations really are useful/needed/worthwhile?Moving and handling safely – how and what’s new?Post-op management – where to send the patient and when?What practical tips can I get from the bariatric anaesthetist?Lectures, including case scenarios and Q&A, plus Panel Discussions, covering:Pre-operative Assessment and PreparationsInduction, Maintenance and ReversalPost-operative CareThe Obese Patient and the HDU/ICUThe Obese ParturientThe Obese ChildTips from the Bariatric AnaesthetistThe Faculty includesDr Brendan O’Connor, Consultant Anaesthetist, Birmingham Heartlands HospitalDr Nick Kennedy, Consultant Anaesthetist, Musgrove Park Hospital, TauntonDr Lionel Davis, Consultant Anaesthetist, Homerton University Hospital, LondonDr Sarah Wray, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, Royal London HospitalWhat Attendees have saidQuality of lectures and course information – very good.Good quality content, practical advice and informative panel discussion.Covered real practical issues and a wide range of specialists.Time keeping was very good and good to have presentations available on line.Speakers provided very practical/’real life’ advice.“Take home” messages very useful – will be a guideline to my practice.I will be more confident in all aspects of assessing and dealing with obese patients.I leave more prepared and confident and I will review my pre-op preparation of the obese patients.