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Our committees

The Association currently operates the following committees:

Anaesthesia Equipment Standards Committee: Chair: Dr Peter Young - Provides a forum for those involved in Standards work and forms links with Standards organisations

Editorial Board (Anaesthesia): Chair: Dr Matt Davies - Oversees the production of the journal Anaesthesia, and supports and advises the Editor-in-Chief

Education Committee: Chair: Dr Victoria McCormack - Responsible for the educational strategy of the Association

Environment and Sustainability Committee: Chair: Dr Kenneth Barker - Leads the specialty on environmental matters and green anaesthesia

Finance, Audit and Investment Committee: Chair: Dr John Ward - Chaired by the Honorary Treasurer, this Committee maintain financial oversight of both the Association and the AAGBI Foundation

Guidelines and Working Parties Committee: Chair: Dr Tim Meek - Oversees the programme of active working parties, and considers proposals for new working parties

Heritage, Research & Innovation Committee: Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson - Provides a source of expertise on heritage matters and advises Foundation Board on matters relating to the heritage of anaesthesia and the Heritage Centre. Judges all applications for research funding (channelled through the NIAA and oversees the Association's research strategy

Honours and Awards Committee: Chair: Dr Matt Davies - Assesses nominations for honours and awards and oversees the administration of them

International Relations Committee (IRC): Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton - Supports anaesthetists who train, work, or undertake research in low- and middle-income countries

Irish Standing Committee: Convenor: Prof David Honan - Discusses matters of particular relevance to anaesthetic practice in the Republic of Ireland and works to provide support to Irish members 

Membership Services Committee: Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton - Oversees the whole range of Association services with the aim to improve membership benefits and value

Safety Committee: Chair: Dr Peter Young - Provides expert opinion on safety issues highlighted by members, the pharmaceutical industry and equipment manufacturers

SAS Committee: Chair: Dr Emma Wain - Considers all matters relating to SAS doctors in anaesthesia and aims to provide representation of their needs

Scottish Standing Committee: Convenor: Dr Paul Bourke - Discusses matters of relevance to anaesthetists practising in Scotland and works to support Scottish members

Trainee Committee: Chair: Dr Naomi Freeman - Provides a focus for the interests of trainee members of the Association and represents trainee views at the Board of Directors and other committees

Committee chairs can be contacted for advice through the Governance team on 020 7631 1650 (option 3) or email secretariat@anaesthetists.org

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