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I’m a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and practice cardiothoracic anaesthesia at Vancouver General Hospital. My teaching and research passions surround multidisciplinary decision-making, shared experiences, and complications associated with airway management. My other roles include being a Royal College of Canada examiner, assistant head of the Canadian Airway Focus group and questioning what we think we know with brilliant airway collaborators. Last year I was awarded the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award.

Selected airway references by Laura on PubMed 

Laura on Researchgate


Airway techniques and equipment– what is new and what do I really need?

Awake intubation – making it a pleasant experience!

Bronchoscopy and BAL in the ICU Separating the lungs

Fiberoptic intubation made easy!

Frontline - what next?

Have a plan!

Prehospital management

Preoperative evaluation of the airway made useful

The "cannot-intubate-cannot-ventilate"– situation. Recognition. Management choices.

The paediatric airway

How to maintain oxygenation in the difficult and combative patient

Ultrasound and the airway



Bronchoscopy for anaesthesiologists


Fiberoptic airway management

Hands on ultrasonography in airway management

Lung separation and bronchial blockers

On full-scale simulators, SimMan: Managing the "cannot-intubate-cannot-ventilate"-and the "cannot-intubate-can-ventilate" situation and other

Retrograde intubation and various devices (ILMA, Airtrach, glidescope, Retromolar, C-trach, McGrath Series 5 and McGrath MAC, AWS, etc.)

High flow nasal oxygen, THRIVE

The paediatric airway



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