We are pleased to announce a leading edge one day meeting for surgeons, anaesthetists and their teams on Emergency Laparotomy.

Emergency Laparotomy remains a big challenge but practice is changing. Some teams have reduced their mortality substantially. Why not come and join us for a one-day meeting to hear the latest results, and learn how you can make your outcomes better in your hospital from groups who have achieved just that and join experts exploring key issues.  An excellent group of speakers has been assembled for what promises to be a very worthwhile day.

The Emergency Laparotomy Meeting will be held at the Council House, Birmingham on 20th November 2018 in Birmingham. This will be followed by the ASGBI Inaugural Presidential Dinner 2018 for our incoming president Iain Anderson.

Parent and Child Room: We will be arranging a Parent and Child Room if there are participants who would like to attend and will be bringing their babies.  Please let us know by Monday 12th November if you would like to use the facility.  

Emergency Laparotomy Day 2018 Provisional Programme

9.15 - 10.00 Registration including tea & coffee on arrival
10.00 - 10:45 Small Bowel Obstruction Chair - Iain Anderson, Ms Nicola Fearnhead
  The National Pathway Mr Ravi Vohra, Nottingham
  Background Evidence Mr Matt Lee, Sheffield
10:45 - 12:30 National guidelines for Managing Frailty and Futility in Emergency Laparotomy Chair - Dr Dave Murray, Ms Lyndsay Pearce
10:45 Death within 72h of laparotomy - heroic or futile? Dr Katherine Broughton, Glasgow
11:00 ELF - implications of the national multicentre study on laparotomy in the frail Ms Susan Moug, Paisley
11:20 Predicting mortality in emergency laparotomy in the older patient: a single centre experience Dr Arturo Vilches-Moraga, Salford
11:35 Can Nela predict who not to operate on? Ms Sonia Lockwood, Bradford
11:50 New guidelines on managing the frail laparotomy patient Mr Nick Lees, Salford
11:50 Discussion: national guidelines for Managing Frailty and Futility in Emergency Laparotomy Ms Lyndsay Pearce, Manchester
12:15 How to set up a COTE in-reach service Dr Arturo Vilches-Moraga, Salford
12:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:15   Chair - Ms Sonia Lockwood
13:30 Interpreting the NELA results 2018 Dr Sarah Hare, NELA lead RCoA
13:45 What type of future NELA report would help your practice? Dr Sarah Hare, NELA lead RCoA
14:00 Timing of surgical source control and outcomes: should we operate between midnight and 6am? Ms Hannah Boyd Carson, Derby
14:20 Raising the Standard: the new Higher Risk General Surgical Patient guidelines Mr Nick Lees, Salford
14:40 Discussion: Challenges in Raising the Standard Dr Dave Murray, NELA chair
15:00 Best Practice tariff for Emergency Laparotomy - how it will help Dr Dave Murray, NELA chair
15:15 Tea
15:45 - 17:00   Chair - Prof Peter Sagar & Prof Paul BS Lai
15:45 Is subspecialisation needed in Emergency Laparotomy? Is it achievable? Ms Gill Tierney, Derby
16:05 Minimising the need for the open abdomen: mesh mediated traction for sepsis Mr Dominic Slade, Salford
16:25 Can we prevent incisional hernia after emergency laparotomy? Mr Dominic Slade, Salford
16.45 Laparoscopy not laparotomy - safe? feasible? worthwhile? Mr Stuart Mercer, Portsmouth
17:00 End of meeting


Meeting Rates

Member Price - Nominal charge for members to confirm your place   £30.00 + £6.00 (VAT) £36.00
Non Member Price - Why not join ASGBI, contribute to your profession and receive worthwhile discounts   £150.00 + £30.00 (VAT) £180.00


This was sold out last year so early booking is recommended. ASGBI members receive a heavily discounted rate.


The Meeting will be followed by the ASGBI Inaugural Dinner 2018 for our incoming president Iain Anderson.


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