Wednesday 5 July
Adult TIVA/TCI (novice) @ £25 - Room C
Getting into Anaesthesia FREE - Room L
Adult TIVA/TCI (intermediate) @ £25 - Room C 13:30-15:00
Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia @ £25 - Room D
Mentoring taster sessions FREE Throughout the day
Thursday 6 July
Wellbeing drop in session FREE - Room H
Tips and pitfalls of videolaryngoscopy @ £25 - Room D
Lung Isolation Technique (LIT) @ £25 - Ferrier Hall
All Wales Airway Group CICO workshop @ £25 - Room L 09:30-11:30
NIAA drop in session FREE - Fully booked
Lung Isolation Technique (LIT) @ £25 - Ferrier Hall
NIAA drop in session FREE - Fully booked
All Wales Airway Group CICO workshop @ £25 - Room L 13:30-15:30
World Anaesthesia Society: Working as a trainee anaesthetist @ £25 (£15 refund for current members of WAS) - Room C
NIAA drop in session FREE - Fully booked
Mentoring taster sessions FREE Throughout the day
CV analysis drop in session FREE Throughout the day
Friday 7 July Session
Mentoring taster sessions FREE Throughout the day
CV analysis drop in session FREE Throughout the day
Workshop Descriptions
Wellbeing drop in session

The wellbeing and support of our members is a priority for the Association of Anaesthetists.  On Thursday morning before the conference starts, we are holding a wellbeing drop in.  It will be an informal space for those interested in wellbeing to gather to discuss what helps and what hinders our wellbeing and consider how we can help each other.  Everyone is welcome: you don’t need to be a member of the AAGBI.  Members of the GAT Committee and AAGBI Board and Staff will be present to chat over coffee and croissants.  Come and join us and share your concerns and ideas and help us think about what the Association can do for you.

It would be helpful for catering purposes if you could register in advance, but you are very welcome to just drop in at any point.  We hope to see you there.

To express your interest for this session please email

NIAA drop in sessions

These session are now fully booked

This workshop will offer assistance to research-active (or research-interested) trainees who are looking for external reviews of their ideas, assistance with ethics applications, assistance with grant applications, or sourcing formal external academic supervision or appraisal.

There will be a series of 10 minute slots available. These can be booked via the registration process, or if you have already registered by emailing You will be allocated a 10 minute slot within the workshop times.

Domain 1: Knowledge, skills & performance, Domain 2: Safety & quality, Domain 3: Communication, partnership and teamwork, 1H02, 3J03, AR_HS_15, 16, AR_IK_05, 06, 07, 08 



The fundamentals focusing on safety, elective & non-complex surgery and ASA I & II patients.
How to select an algorism and a target.


Aimed at those competent to practise without direct supervision (more complex surgery ASA III (IV) patients), special circumstances (emergency anaesthesia) and extremes of physiology.

Delegates attending the novice workshop can also attend the intermediate workshop in the afternoon if relevant

Getting into Anaesthesia
Is Anaesthesia for you?
With limited exposure to anaesthesia and critical care in the undergraduate curriculum we understand that you might be curious to learn more about a career in anaesthetics. We are offering you the opportunity to get a head start for interview preparation, practice clinical skills and speak to anaesthetic trainees.
Come and see how rewarding and dynamic a career in anaesthesia can be. Understand how exposure to the sickest patients in the hospital and working across multiple specialties such as paediatrics, cardiac, ICU and trauma can help you develop lifesaving skills for almost any situation.
Is research  your thing? Do you have interests in pre-hospital emergency medicine? Do you need to work less than full time? Anaesthesia’s session based working allows ultimate flexibility! 
Sign up today and see why anaesthesia is the perfect career for you!
Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia
Hands on experience scanning live models under the guidance of regional anaesthesia experts. Stations will cover ultrasound basics as well as upper and lower limb nerve scanning and block techniques (interscalene, supraclavicular, axillary, femoral and sciatic). This workshop is targeted at basic/intermediate level trainees. Domain 1: Knowledge, skills and performance, Domain 2: Safety & quality,
Domain 3: Communication, partnership and teamwork,
1A01, 1A03, 2G01, 2G02, 2G03, 2G04RA_BK_01, 03A, 06, 07, 11, 22, RA_BS_19, RA_HS_02, RA_IK_02, RA_IK_05, RA_IS_03
Tips and pitfalls of videolaryngoscopy
  • Evaluate use of the range of videolaryngoscope designs
  • Discuss the ease of use and pitfalls of each design
  • Repeated use of videolayrngoscopes in manikins with normal and simulated difficult airway
  • Awake video laryngoscope guided intubation - how to anaesthetise the airway
  • Case based discussions - successes and failures (candidates and/or faculty)
Lung Isolation Technique (LIT)
This is very much a 'hands on' practical workshop aimed at developing the skills of double lumen tube and broncial blocker placement including the tricks and pitfalls of their use. There will be ample time to practice the skills under the supervision of experienced clinicians
All Wales Airway Group CICO workshop
The GAT course will comprise 5 workshops covering cannula tracheotomy (palpable anterior neck anatomy), jet oxygenation, Melker conversion, scalpel-bougie and cannula tracheotomy (impalpable anterior neck anatomy).  Delegates must work through preliminary learning materials, which will be sent out before the course.  On the day they will use sheep prosections to learn and practise the techniques, with one faculty member supervising each pair of delegates. Learning objectives:
    • Describe the anaesthetist's algorithm for managing the CICO scenario, and the rationale behind it.

    • Confidently perform cannula cricothyroidotomy / cannula tracheotomy

    • Describe the equipment and technique required for safe jet oxygenation

    • Perform seldinger conversion to Melker airway

    • List the indications for, and correctly perform the scalpel-bougie technique

Demonstrate the steps required to manage the CICO scenario in the impalpable anterior neck anatomy situation. 1B02, 2A01, 3A01

World Anaesthesia Society: Working as a trainee anaesthetist in the developing world

Members of the World Anaesthesia Society will be refunded £15 of their workshop fee after the meeting

An interactive workshop with faculty from the World Anaesthesia Society who have had a variety of experiences working abroad. It will cover the practicalities of organising anaesthetic experience in the developing world including financial, training, safety, ethical and equipment issues.  It will provide links and contacts for volunteering opportunities abroad.  Small group discussions will be based around personal experiences such as short and long term teaching projects, clinical roles and aeromedical retrieval and transfer. Domain 1: Knowledge, skills & performance, Domain 3: Communication, Partnership and Teamwork  1F04, 1H02, 1I02
AD_HK_01, 02, 06, 07 

CV analysis drop in sessions

Free informal sessions offering analysis and advice for CVs, interview practice and tips for appyling for your first consultant post.

These will run on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Please email in order to book a place.

Mentoring taster sessions
GAT are offering conference participants 75 minute mentoring sessions with one of a team of highly trained and experienced mentors, all of whom use mentoring for themselves. The mentors are a selection of trainee and senior anaesthetists, some of whom have held posts as Royal College Tutor, Deputy or Regional Adviser, and AAGBI Council members. Mentoring conversations are confidential.Sessions will be most useful to conference participants who:
  • Are strategic about their own development
  • Want to discuss a potential opportunity or a dilemma
  • Have specific educational or work needs
  • Are at a cross road in their career - Career/life planning

Please click here for more information.These sessions cannot be booked online, if you would like to book a place please email with a preferred time and date to  Domain 1: Knowledge, skills & performance, Domain 3: Communication, partnership and teamwork, 1H02TM_HS_18