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Tuesday 19 September 2023 18:00 - 20:00 (Login available 17:50)


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Medical Student and Foundation Year Members - £0
Non Members - £12


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About the Association of Anaesthetists

This webinar is aimed at Medical Students and FY Doctors, and is free to those who are members of the Association.

Membership of the Association is £12 per annum for those grades, and you can join here.

You can explore the full benefits of being a member here, but as a summary:
1 Year-long membership for just £12
2. Heavily discounted Association of Anaesthetist events (including Trainee Conference)
3. Multiple opportunities to present abstracts and posters which are published in Anaesthesia journal
4. Undergraduate elective funding
5. Access to a vast library of online learning resources on our Learn@ platform

About this webinar

Many of us gained a chance to see medicine's best kept secret (a career in anaesthesia) through chance meetings with kind anaesthetists taking us under their wing, or lucky selection of modules and electives as undergraduates. We want to create equity of opportunity for those who haven't had those experiences, and to introduce you all to our world.

This is the first in a series of webinars designed by anaesthetic trainees, for future anaesthetic trainees. We're going to give you a rundown of life as an anaesthetist, the skill required, and the many career paths it opens up for you. There will also be significant time allowed for Q&A and discussion with a group of current anaesthetic trainees of all levels, so that we can give you the reality of what life is like. We love our specialty, and we want you to love it too.

Login will be available from 17:45, but the broadcast will not start until 18:00.

Joining the webinar 

You can log in from the comfort of your own home, your office, or any where else that is convenient. All you need is a decent internet connection and a quiet room. If you are unable to attend live do not worry, you will be automatically sent the recording 24 hours after the webinar whether you attend or not. 

Please ignore questions about access and dietary requirements during the booking process. Joining details will be sent automatically via email - please ensure the email we have for you is correct, and remember to check for updates in that email account in the week prior to the webinar. 

Organisers: Dr Stuart Edwardson (Chair, Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee), Dr Sarah Marsden (Vice Chair, Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee), Dr Allan Xu (Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee)

Chair: Dr Allan Xu (Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee)

Welcome and Introduction – Dr Allan Xu
Who is the anaesthetist? –Dr Orla Gillman
Life of an anaesthetist (5 x 10-15 minute presentations):
            •    Perioperative medicine and elective surgery – Dr Stuart Connal
            •    Pre-hospital medicine and emergency care – Dr Jen Coe
            •    Obstetric anaesthesia – Dr Sarah Marsden
            •    Intensive care medicine - Dr Sally El-Ghazali
    •    Regional Anaesthesia - Dr Becki Marsh

Q&A – chaired by Dr Allan Xu with the following on the panel:
Close – Dr Allan Xu