To qualify for our international membership you must be a practicing anaesthetist or trainee anaesthetist with permanent residence outside the UK and Ireland, or whose primary residence is not in the UK or Ireland, and who does not have a GMC or IMC registration.
Supporting our international members
The Association is proud of its global reach and our international members are an important part of our organisation. We keep international members up-to-date with the latest UK anaesthesia news and trends via our online resources and webinars. You will also be able to attend conferences and seminars in the UK at discounted prices.
International membership rates
We have priced our international fees according to the World Bank's classification system. The World Bank assigns the world's economies into four income groups — high, upper-middle, lower-middle, and low. We do this to ensure our international members always get the fairest rate.
Anaesthesia is the official monthly journal of the Association and available to all members. It publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of general and regional anaesthesia, intensive care and pain therapy, including research on equipment.
Anaesthesia is aimed at consultant and trainee practitioners involved in all branches of anaesthesia, intensive care medicine (including specialists from other disciplines) and pain therapy and also non-medical staff working in those areas.
Find out more about the Anaesthesia Journal.
Anaesthesia Reports is an independent peer-reviewed online journal that will publish case reports, educational articles, and multimedia, covering any aspect of clinical care from peri-operative medicine, critical care and pain medicine.
Association members can log on to the Anaesthesia Reports site using their membership information.
Get easy access to all our guidelines with our app
Accessing the Association’s guidelines on the go has never been easier, thanks to our guidelines app. The app is free for members. Simply download the app, log on with your membership details, and view all available guidelines.
Find out more about the guidelines.
Online CPD resources
The Association offers a variety of educational resources , from flagship congresses to one-day seminars. We understand that these may not necessarily be convenient for international members to attend so we also offer access to learn@, our online learning platform for Association members. You’ll find a wealth of educational, learning and CPD resources there, including lectures from our conferences. Learn@ is available as an app and all videos are downloadable to watch offline. Find out more about Learn@.can learn in your own time, and record your completed CPD for appraisals and revalidation.
Learn@ is available as an app and all videos are downloadable to watch offline. Find out more about Learn@.
Our work overseas
Anaesthesia in the UK is safer than ever, with patients cared for by trained anaesthetists using the latest equipment and monitoring techniques, and access to postoperative pain relief. Death due solely to anaesthesia is extremely rare in the UK (1 in 200,000 procedures).
This isn't the case for patients in lower-income countries. Often, anaesthetists in these countries work with basic equipment and no anaesthesia monitoring, except for a finger on the patient's pulse and a precordial stethoscope.
The death rate due to anaesthesia is increasing and can be as high as 1 in 150 operations in some areas. Pain relief after surgery is often non-existent.
Through our charitable foundation, the Association funds a range of projects and activities to promote quality anaesthesia, critical care, pain management, patient care and associated sub-specialties in low-resourced environments through the exchange of skills and knowledge.
Keep up-to-date with Anaesthesia News
Anaesthesia News is the official magazine of the Association. Regular features include reports from the officers and president, a page for trainees, a history page, a specialist society page, letters to the editor and an editorial. There’s a healthy dose of humour in each edition and we strongly encourage members of all grades to contribute. Free to all our members, Anaesthesia News is available online.
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