On 23 May 2014, the 3rd Neuroanesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting was held in The Academia, SGH Campus.
The Neuro SIG event was organised by Dr Shariq Ali Khan and Dr June Goh and was excitingly entitled “A Heart Stopping Event” as it provided very interesting anaesthesia management pearls on complex/giant aneurysms.
We were privileged to have both home-grown and a visiting speaker from Dukes University, USA Asst Prof Michael L. Luke James who presented an overview of the anaesthetic management of complex and giant aneursyms. Subsequently, Dr Vincent Ng (neurosurgeon from National Neuroscience Institute) discussed about the neurosurgical aspects for deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), Dr June Goh (anaesthesiologist, Singapore General Hospital) provided an interesting case study in the practical complexities of anaesthesia for DHCA, Dr Chong Chin Ted (anaesthesiologist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital) discussed on the anaesthetic management for cerebral bypass and parent artery balloon cclusion, while Dr Shariq (anaesthesiologist, Singapore General Hospital) elaborated on adenosine flow arrest.
This was preceded by some yummy snacks and fine wines to whet the appetite for the intellectual discourse that followed. The evening event was well attended by both trainees and specialists from both public and private sectors. Please contact SSA to provide suggestions on next year’s Neuro SIG topic.