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Educational events and COVID-19

We continue to adapt our plans for forthcoming education events either to be postponed or converted to an on-line resource wherever possible.  Decisions have also been taken to cancel some events given the current pressures.

Cancellations March to April

All events which were due to take place during this period are cancelled. We will look to convert other events after May to virtual and online learning if possible.

Trainee Conference 8-10 July 2020 postponed to 2-4 June 2021

Accepted abstracts to Trainee Conference will be published. Shortlisted submitters will be informed that they were selected for presentation.

Annual Congress 23-25 September 2020 cancelled

Annual Congress 2020 Harrogate is cancelled, including the abstract submission process.

Communication is going out to faculty and members about these decisions and the website is being updated.

Webinars on COVID-19

We have been organising online meetings on COVID-19, the next being, Surviving COVID-19: keeping the carers caring, which will be held Saturday 28 March 2020. You can also access this webinar from Sunday for free from our website. Additional COVID-19 related webinars are likely to be held on 4 April and 18 April. Keep an eye on our website for updates about this and forthcoming webinars

  2020  2021  2022  2023 
 Trainee Conference  8-10 July **POSTPONED**
(Newcastle)
2-4 June 2021
(Newcastle)

TBC TBC
 Annual Congress  23-25 September **CANCELLED**
(Harrogate)
22-24 September
(Liverpool) 
 14-16 September
(Belfast)
 13-15 September
(Edinburgh)
 Winter Scientific Meeting  London  13-15 January
(London)
 London  London

Trainee Conference 2020 - Postponed

We have taken the decision to postpone this year's Trainee Conference. The new date for Trainee Conference Newcastle will be 2-4 June 2021, and will be held at St. James' Park Newcastle Upon Tyne. 

This decision was made in light of the on-going global COVID-19 situation and our wish to reduce the risk to our members, the specialty and the public. We will shortly be in touch with all registered delegates, faculty and exhibitors for the event.

8-10 July, St. James' Park, Newcastle United Football Club

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Reasons to attend

  • The leading trainee scientific meeting in the UK aimed at all levels of trainee anaesthetists
  • An attendance of around 350 delegates each year means the conference is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues
  • An excellent opportunity to discover more about working abroad, anaesthesia sub-specialties, LTFT and much more
  • Informative lectures, exam streams and hands-on workshops
  • Special Association member rates apply.

Find out more about Trainee Conference 2020



Trainee Conference 2020-2022 key dates:

Conference overview 
Year  2020  2021 2022
Location  Newcastle **Postponed** Newcastle TBC
Dates  8-10 July **Postpone** 2-4 June TBC
Abstract submissions open  6 November 2019               TBC TBC
Abstract submissions close 5 February 2020 TBC TBC



Annual Congress 2020 - Cancelled 

We have taken the decision to cancel this year's Annual Congress. 

This decision was made in light of the on-going global COVID-19 situation and our wish to reduce the risk to our members, the specialty and the public. We will shortly be in touch with all registered delegates, faculty and exhibitors for the event.

Annual Congress 2020

23-25 September, Harrogate

Reasons to attend

  • Informative educational sessions 
  • High-profile speakers
  • An attendance of around 800 national and international delegates 
  • Extensive trade exhibition with over 40 leading anaesthetic companies 

Keynote lecturers include

  • Ailing health: artificial intelligence in healthcare – Prof Hugh Montgomery, Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance, London
  • Title TBC - Prof Paul Myles, Chair of the Academic Board of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Victoria, Australia
  • Current  deficits in airway and research – Dr Laura Duggan, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist, Vancouver, Canada

Find out more about Annual Congress 2020



Annual Congress 2020-2023 key dates:

Conference overview 
Year  2020    2021 2022 2023
Location  Harrogate
Liverpool Belfast Edinburgh
Dates  23-25 September
22-24 September 14-16 September 13-15 September
Abstract submissions open  CANCELLED
TBC TBC TBC
Abstract submissions close CANCELLED
TBC TBC TBC



Winter Scientific Meeting 2021

13-15 January, QEII Centre

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Reasons to attend

  • The leading scientific meeting in the UK aimed at all levels of anaesthetists
  • With around 1100 attendees each year, the conference is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues
  • Unique core topic day 
  • Informative scientific lectures and current interactive workshops
  • Special Association member rates apply.

View this year's programme

Register your interest in attending Winter Scientific Meeting 2021