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Anaesthesia and Assessment: The Diploma in Anaesthesia and Beyond

The first recorded use of anaesthesia was in 1846; despite this, there was no formal qualification in anaesthesia until the introduction of the Diploma in Anaesthetics (DA) in 1935. This talk will explore the early days of anaesthesia and the origins and development of the DA.

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About the speaker

Dr Rob Feneck retired from clinical practice in 2014, having been a cardiothoracic anaesthetist since 1981, initially at the London Chest Hospital and latterly at St Thomas’ Hospital. He retired from academic practice at Kings College, London in 2016. He is currently a volunteer with the Heritage Centre and a student of the History of Medicine.

He was formerly Chairman of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA), President of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (EACTA), and President of the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland – the only person to have held all three positions.

He was elected Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology ( ESC) in 2008.