The latest meeting of the EAICG, incorporating the 2013 Andy Fletcher trainee prize presentation competition was held at Revenwood Hall, Rougham on Wednesday 13th November 2013. There were over 70 delegates. The morning programme involved informative discussions around the proposed changes to the network by Dr Rowan Burnstein and Dr Simon Fletcher. Mr David Sapsford ( ITU pharmacist) discussed the pharmacology of ethylene glycol and methanol poisoning. He then explained that there is a national shortage of iv ethanol, and suggested that the region should centrally stock fomepizole.
After coffee Dr Rowan Burnstein discussed the legal implications of when families and medical staff do not agree over escalation of care. Then Dr Chris Kubitzek gave an excellent talk on the critical care management of the sick parturient.
There were then 13 excellent presentations by trainees. After much debate it was decided that the prize of £300 should be awarded to Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam for her excellent presentation on the incidence of colonisation within safety ports of 3 way taps. Second Prize went to Zhi Teoh a medical student who discussed the burden of delirium within the critical cares of East Anglia. Third prize was split between Dr Cowan and Dr Waise. The prizes were awarded by Dr Lowe who was thanked for his services to the EAICG, as he will shortly be retiring. Dr Mauger was thanked for providing excellent sound engineering.
Photographs courtesy of Dr Jeremy Mauger.