Annual Congress 2014

Welcome to the AAGBI Annual Congress


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This years AAGBI Annual Congress is in the Yorkshire Victorian Spa town of Harrogate. We have a varied and stimulating programme lined up, with highlights including Keynotes from:

  • Mr Peter Lees, Medical Director of the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management, will be speaking on 'Organisational culture & its impact on patient care'
  • Prof Andrew Street from the York Centre for Health Economics, will be speaking on 'How much has NHS productivity changed over time?'
  • Dr Paul Aylin from the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London will be speaking on 'Dying for the weekend'

There are  Plenary sessions on the launch of NAP5 project and the ASAP Sprint Audit of Hip Fracture Care. We also have sessions on Wellbeing (the Tiring, Ageing and Ailing Anaesthetist), Military Anaesthesia - including a lecture on Anaesthesia during the Great War, Regional Anaesthesia, Transplant Medicine and an update in Critical Care Medicine. There will also be lots of interactive workshops, mentoring sessions, and a new Poster Discussion session. Coupled with the dinner and drinks receptions, this is a great chance to get all your CPD and networking opportunities in one place.

Online Booking has now closed - Spaces are still available, please arrive on the day to register

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European & USA Accreditation
The 'Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland' (or) 'Annual Congress 2014' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),
'Annual Congress 2014' is designated for a maximum of 16 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits
are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.