Keynotes and sessions confirmed so far | Association of Anaesthetists

Keynotes and sessions confirmed so far

Confirmed keynotes

  • 'How to make change happen and start a hand transplant service', Professor Simon Kay, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Leeds (credited with the UK's first hand transplant operation)
  • Featherstone lecturer, Dr Brendan McGrath, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, Manchester
  • 'Challenges of the workforce', Sir Julian Hartley, Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Dr Jacqueline Andrews, Executive Medical Director, Executive Lead for Digital, Director of Infection Prevention and Control



Confirmed sessions

Work is well underway on the programme for Annual Congress 2024. Please check back here for updates as the programme develops, but in the meantime we are pleased to announce the following confirmed sessions:

Wednesday 25 September

  • HIT or no HIT - are high-intensity theatre lists the answer to reduced efficient in the operating theatre?
  • Chronic pain
  • Airways
  • Peri-operative transfusion
  • Day surgery
  • Are virtual wards the answer to hospital overcrowding?
  • Case based discussions - what would you do?
  • Healthcare and the environment
  • Allergy

Thursday 26 September

  • Education through escape rooms
  • Cardiothoracics and cardiology with ACTCACC
  • Trainee debate - restructuring the training curriculum
  • Pre-operative
  • Meeting regional anaesthesia competencies
  • Calling out abusive behaviour in the NHS
  • Acute pain
  • Artificial intelligence and augmented reality in regional anaesthesia
  • Paediatrics
  • AI in Healthcare - help or hindrance?

Friday 27 September

  • Journal session: the effect of patient demographics on outcome
  • Critical care
  • Prehabilitation: Debate
  • Obstetrics
  • The future of medical education - are apprenticeships the answer?