The programme for the 2020 RAFT Winter Scientific Meeting is now out! As with last year's meeting it will be held at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London.
The latest programme is available here, with the final details being updated shortly.
The day has a packed programme which will include:
The Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland invites applications for Trainee Research and Audit Development grants of up to £5,000 for the purpose of supporting research and audit projects in the field of vascular anaesthesia undertaken by anaesthetic trainees. The purpose of these awards is to advance both the care of patients undergoing vascular procedures and the training and development of the vascular anaesthetists of the future.
Awards are open to all anaesthetic trainees in United Kingdom and Ireland not holding a substantive or locum consultant post. The trainee must be working in or affiliated with a department providing vascular anaesthetic services.
Applications will be considered for research and audit projects that can be undertaken during the course of training. Trainees must be supported by one or more named supervisor who can demonstrate that they have both the necessary expertise in research and audit to complete the proposed project and a track record of successful supervision of trainees. Applications for projects spanning a period of up to two years undertaken by a number of trainees over this period will be considered.
Applications should consist of:
Queries about this award may be addressed to Dr Ronelle Mouton.
Please submit applications by email to: Mrs Jane Heppenstall (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm on Thursday 28th February 2019.
For more information, visit https://www.vasgbi.com/research/grants.php
We are excited to announce some fresh changes to the committee! Duly appointed are: -
We would like to thank our retiring committee members Alex and Caroline who have both worked tirelessly to help shape, promote and nurture RAFT of the past few years.
Don't forget the RAFT Winter Meeting 2019 on Friday 1st February 2019 at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Book your place now!
Date: Friday 1st February 2019
Venue: Royal College of Anaesthetists, Red Lion Square
Save the date!
RAFT's hugely successful winter meeting is coming in February 2019. It will include: -
Get your study leave requests in NOW!
We will also be sending out a national RAFT update survey in the next month for group chairs / RAFT reps.
Full programme details to follow soon. Watch this space...
You can book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raft-winter-meeting-2019-tickets-52644962500/
Any TRN wishing to present their work, please get in touch via the Contact Form.
DALES is now finally closed to recruitment!
We were able to extend the study beyond the original window which allowed for even more sites to come onboard. The number of accruals has exceeded everyone's expectations and is a huge success for portfolio studies!
Some headline figures for you...
Accrual information will be uploaded centrally over the next few weeks, with more local feedback of accrual information coming soon.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all those involved. We couldn't have done it without you! Please continue to upload site surveys if you haven't already.
Let the write up commence!
DREAMY has also completed it's recruitment. More news to follow soon..!
The latest national project from RAFT is live: Drug Allergy Labels in the Elective Surgical population
This is an area that has never been more relevant, especially in light of NAP6's findings regarding Teicoplanin and other antibiotics.
Click on the image to read more -if you think your site could be involved use the form to contact the study team.
In a seminal study of great relevance to all of us who administer drugs and deal with allergy, the NAP6 report is out and it has confirmed Teicoplanin allergy as the commonest cause of perioperative anaphylaxis in the UK; the relevance of DALES (which maps the scale of the problem of inaccurate allergy labels) has never been greater
Piloting for DALES getting underway today in Leeds! We look forward to bringing you more updates on the next RAFT project.
Book your study leave now and come join us at GAT this year in Glasgow for the RAFT Project Meeting.
On discussion will be current and potential future projects as well as organisational planning, hope to see you there!
You can book GAT here: