This year’s International Airway Management Meeting was fully online, thanks for COVID, but SARS-CoV-2 certainly gave us lots to talk about. The meeting, held over 21-22 May, brought together 44 international experts for online presentations and very robust discussions, and had nearly 50 000 views online. The good news (if you missed it) is that the content is still fully available as an online recording (over 10 hours worth!), which you can access here:
New content – we’ve added a static page to OpenAirway to build up a resource of #FOAM content on airway ultrasound. There is quite a lot out there on the great big interwebs, but this should form a kernel of good stuff to get you up to speed, or learn a few nuggets. Please comment on the page if you have additional sources or ideas to suggest. You can find the Airway Ultrasound page here.
We’re hosting this in Cape Town in April. It’s going to be the first workshop if it’s kind on the continent, and perhaps even in the world: a combined cadaver and manikin simulation workshop, featuring senior anaesthesia and ENT trainees and specialists working together to solve challenging airway problems in real time. This will be reinforced by expert didactic input from local leaders in the field. Places are very limited, but expect feedback and images/video here on OpenAirway.
If you’ve found OpenAirway by search or accident, and the concept of #FOAM (Free, Open-Access Meducation) is new to you, then you’ll find the following video enlightening. The SMACC (Social Media And Critical Care) meeting is the yearly gathering of #FOAM enthusiasts, although it’s spiritual home, arguably, is within the ether of the Internet. OpenAirway was proud to be represented at SMACC this year in Dublin – truly an opportunity to interact, connect and be inspired by the best minds in acute and critical care from all disciplines.