D.A.W.N. Volume 20 No. 15 5 May – 11 May 2008 Department of Anaesthetics Weekly Newsletter If you have an article, reference or any newsworthy exposé please forward to Camy (email@example.com) REGISTRAR POSTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHETICS Registrar posts are available in the Department of Anaesthetics. Training commences on the 1st July 2008. Requirements for the post are: Tertiary qualification (MBCHB) or equivalent. Current registration for independent practice with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Community service employees may also apply on condition that their appointment will be subject to the successful completion of community service. All applications should be forwarded to: THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PRIVATE BAG X 9051 PIETERMARITZBURG 3200 Attention: Mrs M Upton Enquiries: Ms. N Hlope Tel: (033) 897 3699 Mrs M Upton Tel: (033) 395 2312 MMED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY LECTURES The schedule for the Research Methodology Course to be held over two weekends (17 and 18 May and 24 and 25 May) is available on the departmental website. Please note the course will be repeated in August and September (details will be sent out at a later date). Attendance for first and second year registrars is compulsory. PLEASE RSVP (Denise Heslop) BY FRIDAY, 09 MAY. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org THE SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: Conference on the Future of Healthcare in SA – How will it be provided and funded? Date: 30 – 31 August 2008 Venue: Birchwood Hotel, Gauteng Contact: Adri van Eeden 012~4812042 / email@example.com 4th PUBLIC HEALTH ASS. OF SA CONFERENCE: Date: 2 - 4 June 2008 Venue: Holiday Inn, Cape Town. Abstract: 14 March deadline Website: http://phasa2008.mrc.ac.za/ Contact: M Simpson 021 938 0898 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UKZN - OPEN DAYS 2008 Saturday, 24 May: 09h00 – 14h00 Howard College. 1ST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: UKZN COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: ASTRAZENECA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (Tues, 12th & Wed, 13th August) Staff and students are invited to submit abstracts towards the College of Health Sciences-AstraZeneca Research Symposium, Innovation Centre (Gate 9, Howard College). There is no limitation in the number of abstracts submitted by each discipline. However, not all will be automatically accepted. The organising committee will review the submissions and categorise those accepted in oral and poster presentations. Closing date for abstracts: 31 May 2008. Abstracts to be submitted in the prescribed format. Enquiries: Maryann (031) 260 2525 / Email: email@example.com CLINICAL FORUM Date: Time: 16h45: 17h15: 6th May 2008, L5 16h30 for 16h45 Thor – KGV: Brouckaert Addington : RE Hodgson CRITICAL CARE SOCIETY Date: Time: Topic: 15th May 2008, L5 17h30 for 17h50 Mythbusting Mechanical Ventilation Speaker: Dr Eric Hodgson Venue: Entabeni Board Room JOURNAL CLUB Date: 20th May 2008, L5 Topic: ICU Session 1: 1645–1715: Dr D Agjee Session 2: 1715–1745: DrS Naidu Consultant: Dr N Kalafatis RESEARCH MEETING Date: 27th May ~ 16h30, L5 Speaker: To be announced Topic: Research Resources Enquiries: Dr Bruce Biccard MANAGEMENT/CONSULTANT MEETING: Tuesday, 13th May, [15h30] and [16h30] respectively. Agenda items to Carol - firstname.lastname@example.org 10th Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine, Florence, Italy. 28 August - 1 September 2009 www.wfsicom-florence2009.it FCA PART I ANAESTHETIC REFRESHER COURSE - 2008: Thurs, 26th – Sun, 29th June Mrs Maud Nkosi / Dr Jacinta Shung Tel: (011) 488 4344 / 4325 Email: Jacinta.Shung@wits.ac.za LOADING SHEDDING AT MEDICAL SCHOOL: Wednesdays: 08h00 - 10h30 CRITICAL CARE & THORACIC SOCIETY CONFERENCE: 5 – 8 AUGUST 2008, CT Website active from March 2008: http://www.cmc.uct.ac.za Belinda Chapman, Tel: 0 21 406 6407 Email: email@example.com END OF YEAR PARTY Wanted: Party Organiser Volunteers please!!!! LAUGHING GAS A sing on the door of a lawyers chamber read: Where there is a will there is a way, where there is a way there is a law, where there is a law, there is a rule, where there is a rule, there is a loophole, where there is a loophole there is a lawyer and so HERE I AM!! EVERTON CONSERVANCY GARDEN PARTY Date: Sunday, 25th May 2008 Venue: 6 Forest View Drive Everton Light Musical Entertainment Buffet Lunch provided for picnic. Please bring own blankets and chairs. Wine, Beer and soft drinks available. Proceeds to conservancy Adults: R80 Children: R40 Interested? Contact : Prof Rout FRIDAY MORNING MEETINGS: 07H15: L5 LECTURE THEATRE - MEDICAL SCHOOL DATE TOPIC SPEAKER CRITIC MODERATOR 02 May 09 May 16 May 23 May 30 May MON 05 May PUBLIC HOLIDAY Glycaemic Control in Cardiac Anaesthesia Obesity and Anaesthesia Acute Coronary Syndrome To be announced 16h30 FCA PART II TUTS: ENDOCRINE 1 Diabetes Mellitus B Biccard Mazibuko A Keshav J Maharaj A Bindapersad S Chetty T Torborg A Keshav J Ishwarlall S Tarr S Osborn I Soni M Sommerville T 2008 DIARY MS TUES 06 May 16h45 CLINICAL FORUM N Brouckaert WED 07 May 07h00 07h00 16h30 16h30 M & M MEETING: KEH M & M MEETING: IALCH DA TUTORIAL Difficult Airway S Tarr KEH ICU IALCH IALCH May, 14-16 Aug, 30-31 Sept, 15-19 Aug, 12-13 Aug, 28-1 Obstetric Anaesthesia 2008, Belfast SAMA., Gauteng Clinical Course, IALCH UKZN Research Symposium WFSICCM Congress, Florence, Italy DEPT WEBSITE www.anaesthetics.ukzn.ac.za NO BIRTHDAYS FCA PART II WED CLINICALS Cronje/ Mahara j/ S. Naidu THU 08 May 14h30 FCA PART I TUTORIALS Internal environment, homeostasis, cell membrance, communication C Jolly Electrolytes C Jolly Water- osmolality, osmolarity, osmolar and anion gap C Rout FRI 09 May 07h15 FRIDAY MORNING MEETING: Glycaemic Control in Cardiac Anaesthesia Mazibuko A Thought for the Day! Small efforts bring large results when repeated often enough. And anyone has the ability to make a small effort.