Airway workshop (Saturday, 20/01/2024) IMA House, Kochi


08. 00am Registration

08. 30am Introduction & Overview

09. 00am – 01 00pm Morning Session (5 stations)

01. 00pm – 01. 30pm Lunch

01. 30pm – 05. 30pm Afternoon Session (5 stations) 05 30 pm - Closing remarks


Station 1: ORSIM & Oxford Box

Station 2: Endoscopic Intubation Oral & Nasal

Station 3: Videolaryngoscopy (Channelled & Non channelled) (Airtraq, Pentax AW Scope, Venner AP Advance, King Vision, GlideScope, C- Mac, Tuoren & McGrath)

Station 4: Hybrid intubation

Station 5: Supraglottic Airway Devices (i–gel, Ambu Aura, Baska Mask, LMA/LMA Supreme/Rescue Intubation)

Station 6: Lung isolation & OLV

Station 7: FONA/Emergency Cricothyroid Airway Access, Trans Tracheal Jet ventilation

Station 8: Airway Simulation (Human factors)

Station 9: Paediatric Airway Management

Station 10: Airway Ultrasound & THRIVE (OPTIFLOW)

At each station, candidates will be spending 45 minutes


Sunday, 21/01/2024 IMA House, Kochi

Conference Programme

8.00am – 8.30am - Registration

8.30am – 8.45am - Welcome and Inauguration

8.45am – 9.45am – Session I

1) Dr. Saramma P. Abraham, Former HOD of Anaesthesiology, M.O.S.C Medical College, Kolenchery

2) Dr. Suresh G. Nair, Senior Consultant Anaesthetist, Aster Medcity, Kochi

8.45am – 9.05am – Human Factors in Airway Management

Dr. Ramkumar V, Former HOD of Anaesthesiology, KMC, Manipal

9.05am – 9.25am – Oxygenation: before, during and after Airway Management

Dr. Baburaj C, Professor & HOD of Anaesthesiology, Government Medical College, Thrissur

9.25am – 9.45am - Extubation of the Difficult Airway

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Professor & Director of Anaesthesiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

9.45am – 10.00am - Coffee Break

10.00am – 11.00am – Session II

1) Dr. Vinodan K, HOD of Anaesthesiology, Medical Trust Hospital, Ernakulam

2) Dr. Sachin George, HOD of Anaesthesiology, Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva

10.00am – 10.20am – Airway Management in Trauma

Dr. Fauzia Mir, Consultant Anaesthetist, St. George’s University Hospital, London, UK

10.20am – 10.40am – Airway Management in Obstetrics

Dr. Shalini Miriam Ipe, Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology, M.O.S.C Medical College, Kolenchery

10.40am – 11.00am – Airway challenges in the obese patient

Dr. Ashish C. Sinha, Professor, Loma Linda University, Moreno Valley, CA, USA

11.00am – 12.00 Noon – Session III

1) Dr. Shaloo Ipe, Professor & HOD of Anaesthesiology, M.O.S.C Medical College, Kolenchery

2) Dr. Rajeev K, HOD of Anaesthesiology, Lisie Hospital, Ernakulam

11.00am – 11.20am – Airway Ultrasound

Dr. Pankaj Kundra, Professor and Dean (Academic), Department of Anaesthesiology, JIPMER, Puducherry

11.20am – 11.40am – Lung Isolation & OLV

Dr. Thomas Koshy, Professor of Anaesthesiology, SCTIMST, Trivandrum

11.40am – 12.00 Noon – Risk stratification and mitigation of complexity factors to reduce airway management complications

Dr. Johannes Huitink, Anaesthesiologist & medical retrieval specialist, Airway Management Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands

12.00 Noon – 1.00pm – Case-based Panel Discussion on Adult Airway Management

Dr. Sajayan A. R, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospitals, Birmingham, UK


1. Dr. Mary Thomas, Professor of Anaesthesiology, RCC, Trivandrum

2. Dr. Bindu George, Professor & HOD of Anaesthesiology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore

3. Dr. Raj Sahajanandan, Consultant Anaesthetist, MOH, Oman

4. Dr. Nishkarsh Gupta, Professor of Anaesthesiology, AIIMS, New Delhi

1.00pm – 2.00pm - Lunch

2.00pm – 3.00pm - How I Do it? – Case-based Session

1) Dr. Shamshad Beegum, Professor & HOD Anaesthesiology, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna

2) Dr. Shoha Philip, HOD of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Lourdes Hospital, Ernakulam

2.00pm – 2.15pm - Hybrid Intubation

Dr. Jayaram K. Dasan, Consultant Anaesthetist, King's College Hospital, London, UK

2.15pm – 2.30pm – Airway management in the ICU & ER

Dr. Sara Vergis, Professor of Anaesthesiology & HOD of Critical Care, M.O.S.C Medical College, Kolenchery

2.30pm – 2.45pm – Child with central airway obstruction

Dr. Jerry Paul, Professor of Anaesthesiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

2.45pm – 3.00pm – Airway management in under resourced setting

Dr. Ann Miriam, Mission Network Consultant, CMC, Vellore

3.00pm – 3.20pm Pro/Con Session

Mask ventilation prior to muscle relaxant

Dr. Mohan A. Mathew, HOD of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Lakeshore Hospital, Ernakulam

Pro: Dr. Jaya S. Jacob, Consultant Anaesthetist, Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

Con: Dr. Joe John Chirayath, Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology, Amala Medical College, Thrissur

3.20pm – 4.20pm – Case-based Panel Discussion on Pediatric Airway Management

Dr. Elizabeth Joseph, Professor of Anaesthesiology, Government Medical College, Manjeri


Dr. Rebecca Jacob, Former Professor & HOD of Anaesthesiology, CMC, Vellore

Dr. Ekta Rai, Professor & HOD of Anaesthesiology, CMC, Vellore

Dr. Krishna H. M, Professor & HOD of Anaesthesiology, KMC, Manipal

Dr. Anita Shirley Joselyn, Professor of Anaesthesiology, CMC, Vellore

4.20pm – Close of Conference & Tea

Register +91 9447 209 010