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About our events

Our events

Find out about the seminars, webinars, core topics meetings, conferences and other educational events we offer.   

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Our educational seminars feature leading experts in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine presenting the latest information and thinking on a variety of key anaesthesia topics. 

Seminars are designed to focus on a specific field of interest within anaesthesia. They offer an intimate learning environment with a maximum of 50 delegates at each. Keeping the numbers low encourages delegate faculty interaction. 

Our seminars are open to all grades of anaesthetists.

Most seminars are held at our headquarters at 21 Portland Place in central London. A small number of seminars are held in larger venues, always in close proximity to our headquarters. 

The seminars are timed so it's possible for almost all those attending (both speakers and audience) to travel to and from London on the day, without the need to stay overnight. Most seminars start around 10:30 and finish by 16:30.

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23/24 Seminar fees

£215 - Members
£170 - Trainee Members
£440 - Non-members
£107.50 - Retired Members

Regional seminars

Due to demand some of our most popular seminars may also be run in locations across the UK including Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Newport.

Prices vary depending on the seminar content. 

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Watch and learn from your own home with our informative webinars. You have the freedom to join in live, or watch the recorded versions at a later date. 

At each webinar three or four experts each speak for 20 to 30 minutes about their specialist subjects. You'll then get the chance to ask questions if you're watching live. The whole event lasts just over two hours. 

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22/23 webinar fees 

Prices for all webinars are £21 for trainees, £26 for members and £56 for non-members. Some webinars are free for members. 

Core Topics meetings 

Keep up-to-date with essential topics in anaesthesia by attending our Core Topics meetings. Central to the Association's educational programme, these are one or two day meetings held at different locations around the UK and Ireland. Discover what's new, share ideas and network with peers in these interactive sessions.

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23/24 Core Topics fees

£250 - Members 
£200 - Trainee members  
£370 – Non-members 
£125 – Retired members 

Annual conferences

The Association organises three major conferences every year:

Trainee Conference

Aimed at: all levels of trainee anaesthetists from ST1 to ST7, medical students and first-year consultants

Attended by: around 300 delegates

Opportunities to: network with colleagues; present work as an oral presentation or poster; attend exciting hands-on workshops

Visit the Trainee Conference page for more information.

Conference overview 
Year  2023
Location  Leeds
Dates  6 - 7 July 
Abstract submissions open  1 November 2023
Abstract submissions close 23:59 on Wednesday 8 February 2023
Pricing See 2022 fees


Annual Congress

Aimed at: all levels of anaesthetists from trainees to consultants

Attended by: around 800-1,000 national and international delegates

Opportunities to: attend informative sessions; hear high-profile speakers; visit an extensive trade exhibition

Special member early-bird rates apply. Visit the Annual Congress page for more information.

Conference overview 
Year  2023 2024 
Location  EICC, Edinburgh  Harrogate
Dates  13-15 September  25-27 September
Abstract submissions open  11 January 2023  TBC
Abstract submissions close 23:59 on 12 April 2023  TBC
Pricing  TBC  TBC

Winter Scientific Meeting

Aimed at: all levels of anaesthetists from trainees to consultant

Attended by: around 1,000 national and international delegates

Opportunities to: hear the latest high-profile speakers discussing current issues in anaesthesia; submit an abstract; visit the extensive trade exhibition

Our members benefit from special early-bird booking rates. Visit WSM page for more information.

Conference overview
Year 2024
Location/on QEII London
Dates 11 - 12 January
Abstract submissions open 10 May 2023
Abstract submissions close 23:59 on 9 August 2023
Fees TBC


CPD accreditation and our events

In keeping with the GMC condition that CPD activity doesn’t need a set number of 'points' or 'credits', the Association doesn't issue these for its educational activities. 

However, for those members who wish to record their CPD in terms of points or credits it's normal practice to give one credit or point for each hour of education provided.  

CPD certificates will be available to download from the 'My account' section of the website immediately after the meeting. If you are unable to access these online please contact the Events team who will be able to help.