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Annual Congress 2022

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Annual Congress 2022

14-16 September, ICC Belfast 

**Online booking is now closed. To book please arrive at the ICC Belfast on the morning of the conference**


Annual Congress 2022 will go ahead

The Association is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen and we have offered our condolences to the Royal Family at this very difficult time.

We would like to inform attendees that while respectfully acknowledging this sad event, Annual Congress 2022 will go ahead next week (Wednesday 14 - Friday 16 September) in Belfast.

We suggest that the tone of the meeting should be respectful (but not sombre). We ask that any communications, including Social Media posts, are in keeping with the nation’s mood, in addition you should be aware that many of our delegates are not from the British Isles.

If you have any queries, do please contact us: [email protected]

Celebrate 90 years of the Association 

This is our first fully physical Annual Congress for over 2 years. Join us in Belfast to celebrate 90 years of the Association.  Get the latest updates on anaesthesia and peri-operative medicine at Annual Congress 2022 which will take place on 14-16 September 2022 at the ICC, Belfast.  

Reasons to attend

  • New look Annual Congress with new innovative ways to gain your CPD - with up to 15 CPD points.
  • An enhanced focus on interactivity and active learning - prominent keynotes, TED style talks, Q&As, debates and live on stage demo and simulation sessions
  • Access first-class scientific content, covering clinical and non clinical subjects
  • Catch up on the latest development in anaesthesia, while earning valuable CPD
  • Join our live symposia and meet our exhibitors
  • Special Association member rates apply

Confirmed Keynotes

  • The magic of the NHS - Mr Michael Rosen, Writer and performance poet for children and adults (Michael Rosen spent 6 weeks in ICU at the start of the first wave of the pandemic. He will talk about his experience of the NHS, what he remembers from his time on ICU and how this has changed him.)
  • Can we ever reduce the NHS waiting list for surgery? - Ms Deborah Eastwood, Vice President, British Orthopaedic Association
  • Infection to inflammation - why the immune system is so important and what goes wrong, including COVID-19 - Prof Luke O'Neill, Prof of Immunology, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Team work and creating a high performance environment - Dr Noelle Healy, Final year trainee and simulation fellow, College of Anaesthesiolgy in Ireland
  • The assistant surgeon. A Titanic story - Dr John Martin, Retired Consultant, Accident and Emergency Dept, Belfast (Great uncle was Dr Simpson, Assistant Surgeon on the RMS Titanic)