Annual Congress 2021 | Association of Anaesthetists

Annual Congress 2021

Key Details

Annual Congress 2021

23-24 September

Get the latest updates on anaesthesia and peri-operative medicine at Annual Congress 2021 which will take place online 23-24 September 2021. As a fully virtual conference you can learn live or on demand, from the comfort of your home, workplace, or anywhere in the world. Receive priority access to all live recordings from Annual Congress 2021 to watch back for three months after the conference has ended. So even if you can't attend live, you won't miss out on great CPD.

Click here to access the virtual platform


Annual Congress 2021 – decision to move to a fully virtual conference

It is with regret that the Association of Anaesthetists has decided to change Annual Congress 2021 from a hybrid to a fully virtual conference.

Whilst the UK government has ended all legal restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a profession we recognise the need to remain vigilant. Although there have been more positive reports recently, we are still unclear what the impact of the pandemic will be in late September. We recognise that many members are still unsure about travel, meeting in large groups, and being away from home.

The Board have, therefore, taken this difficult decision to reduce the risk of needing to pivot to a fully virtual event at the last minute. We feel it is better to provide certainty to all those involved by providing a conference format that we are able to guarantee we can deliver. We know this will be disappointing to those who wish to travel to Liverpool for Annual Congress 2021. All delegates who have booked to attend in person will be changed automatically to a fully virtual ticket and the difference in cost will be refunded to them; however, if you would prefer a full refund please let us know via email: [email protected]

We want to ensure we offer delegates the best possible conference experience, and because of the current uncertainty we feel that this is more achievable in a fully virtual format. We are certain that all attendees will enjoy top-quality CPD and education from the Association. The virtual conference platform will give you the freedom and flexibility to watch sessions at your own convenience, either live or on demand for three months after the conference. We will strive to create the same networking ‘buzz’ you would have experienced if you had attended in person.

Finally, we have extended the early booking date to Thursday 26 August to allow more members to take advantage of the discounted rates. We hope that you will join us online next month for a dynamic and innovative Annual Congress, 23-24 September 2021.


Chris Mowatt
Chair, Education Committee

Mike Nathanson
Association of Anaesthetists

Reasons to attend

  • Access first-class scientific content, covering clinical and non clinical subjects
  • Catch up on the latest development in anaesthesia, while earning valuable CPD
  • Access virtually through the Annual Congress 2021 online platform live for three months after the conference
  • Join our live symposia and meet our virtual exhibitors
  • Special Association member rates apply

Confirmed Keynote speakers:

  • Prof Hugh Montgomery, Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance
  • Dr Laura Duggan, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist, Vancouver, Canada
  • Prof Matthew Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia, Sheffield