Case Study
WAMM 2019

The 2nd World Airway Management International Conference, a sequel to the successful inaugural event in Dublin in 2015, was hosted by DAS, SAM, and EAMS. Featuring a world-class lineup of internationally renowned experts, the conference attracted 1804 attendees from 71 countries. Spanning over several days, the event included workshops, simulation sessions, plenary talks, parallel workshops, expert sessions, industry lunch sessions, and E-Poster viewing. Attendees also enjoyed an Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception, and Dinners, along with an industry Exhibition. The British Journal of Anaesthesia served as the Official Journal of WAMM 2019, enriching the conference’s academic discourse.

Delegates
Expert Sessions
Airway Groups
Airway Groups
Delegates
Expert Sessions

“The size and complexity of this event is eye-watering and only an operation of the capability of CPI, with their contacts, systems and significant back -office operation could make an event of this type possible for a small company such as ARMA”

The WAMM 2019 Conference was held in a historic former stock exchange building, conveniently situated near the Amsterdam Central Station and adjacent to Dam Square. This prime location offered easy access to shops, restaurants, and hotels, with a travel time from the airport of less than 20 minutes. Despite its challenging nature, the venue accommodated 1300 attendees in the plenary room and featured multiple smaller rooms on the 1st floor for breakout sessions. The ground floor layout efficiently facilitated registration, with a central foyer connecting the exhibition halls and plenary hall. Live video streaming to an overflow room on the 1st floor allowed attendees to view plenary lectures, while all-day coffee service enhanced the conference experience. To manage capacity, live video streams were also provided in the exhibition halls, where refreshments were available throughout the day.

Delegates were treated to an immersive experience at the Beurs van Berlage venue. Led by the Workshop Committee spearheaded by Gunjeet Dua and the Simulation Committee guided by Joseph Quinlan, attendees delved into hands-on practical sessions that offered invaluable insights. With meticulous coordination from the CPI fulfillment team under the leadership of Jess Collins and generous support from industry partners providing cutting-edge equipment, delegates had the rare opportunity to engage directly with airway management techniques. A total of 120 participants eagerly immersed themselves in the Airway workshops, rotating through various stations and benefiting from expert guidance. From simulated scenarios to interactive demonstrations, this session provided delegates with a unique and enriching experience they wouldn’t typically access.

At WAMM 2019, delegates rallied behind the noble cause of the Global Capnography Project in Africa, generously contributing to its mission. Originating in 2016, the Global Capnography Project (GCAP) embarked on a groundbreaking endeavour to introduce capnography to underserved regions. Its vision was clear: to gauge the prevalence of capnography in operating theatres and intensive care units (ICUs) within low-income countries, assessing its viability and potential to enhance early detection of critical airway incidents. Pioneering in its approach, GCAP’s efforts represent a pioneering step toward advancing healthcare in resource-constrained settings. WAMM 2019 proudly stands in solidarity with this groundbreaking initiative, extending its support to sustain and propel the ongoing endeavours of the project across Africa.

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