Oxford CPD is a non-profit venture delivered primarily by anaesthetic consultants based at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We have deliberately kept prices as low as possible, and any monies raised are channelled directly back into developing the CPD days. Any excess funds generated will be used to enhance training opportunities for anaesthetic trainees in the Oxford Deanery.

OXFORD CPD COMMITTEE

Dr Henry Jefferson

Henry is a senior anaesthetic registrar in the Oxford Deanery, with experience running training programmes for both consultants and trainees. His main interests include head and neck surgery, difficult airway management, and the use of technology in healthcare. Henry is responsible for the day to day running of Oxford CPD and is the main point of contact for organisational issues.

Email: Henry@OxfordCPD.com

Dr Mridula Rai

Mridula has been a consultant anaesthetist at the OUH trust since 2005. Her specialist interest is in the field of difficult airway management.  She is passionate about teaching, training and research in this field and this is backed by her clinical experience in ENT and maxillofacial anaesthesia.

She is the coordinator for the intermediate airway training module for the ST3/4trainees and has developed the concept of the 3 month higher training module (HTM) for the ST7 trainees in Oxford. 

Mridula has organised several successful regional and national courses for the RCoA and the AAGBI such as the Oxford Difficult Airway workshop, Training the Trainers for RCOA, Difficult Airway in Special situations and the 2 Day Airway updates course for the AAGBI. More recently she has developed the FONA course to provide training for consultants and trainees in the Oxford region in front of neck access techniques.

Mridula has several well cited publications and editorials and has been a DAS committee member, lead for ADEPT and co -organiser of the DAS 2013 meeting in Ascot. 

Email: Mridula@OxfordCPD.com

Dr Vassilis Athanassoglou

Vassilis is a consultant anaesthetist in Oxford. He is, first and foremost, a clinical anaesthetist but his interests extend beyond this to encompass teaching and academic anaesthesia in the fields of regional anaesthesia and airway management. 

His specialist interests lie in the areas of difficult airway management, maxillofacial / ENT anaesthesia, and regional anaesthesia. He is Airway Lead for OUH, in charge of the advanced training module (ATM) for advanced airway management, and supervisor of the regional anaesthesia ATM. He regularly teaches on national and international airway workshops and courses. He has weekly regional anaesthesia and regularly teaches on national and international regional anaesthesia courses. He is involved very closely in trainee and fellow education both in advanced airway management and regional anaesthesia.

His clinical research interests are the use of high flow nasal oxygenation, videolaryngoscopy, development of matrices for teaching and assessment of fibreoptic skills. of ultrasound in regional anaesthesia with a particular focus on education and training techniques.

SPECIALITY COURSE ORGANISERS

Advanced Airway Management

Dr Mridula Rai

Dr Vassilis Athanassoglou

 

Paediatric Anaesthesia

Dr Arnie Choi

Dr Stewart Campbell

 

Anaesthesia for Major Trauma

Dr Adam Fendius

 

Obstetric Anaesthesia

Dr Suni Halder

 

Pain Medicine

Dr Jane Quinlan

Jane studied medicine in London and trained in anaesthesia at St Thomas’s and St Bartholomew’s hospitals before moving to Oxford.  She has been a consultant in anaesthesia and pain management at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2000 and is currently Trust Lead for Pain, and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Oxford.  She serves as secretary for the Acute Pain Special Interest Group (APSIG) of the International Association for the Study of Pain and was past chair of the British Pain Society's APSIG.

Jane has an interest in prescribed opioid dependence, a topic on which she lectures nationally, and she is proud to be a core member of the Opioid Painkiller Dependence Alliance, a unique collaboration of pain and addiction specialists and patient groups committed to raising awareness of opioid painkiller problems and campaigning for dedicated services. Her research interests include the investigation of chronic post-surgical pain following caesarean section with the Oxford Persisting Post-Operative Pain Study, and she sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Pain.

 

Regional Anaesthesia

Dr Svetlana Galitzine

Dr Vassilis Athanassoglou

 

Perioperative Medicine

Dr Andris Klucniks

 

Vascular Anaesthesia

Dr Sabeena Sharma

 

Emergency Anaesthesia

Dr Nick Crabtree