Core Topics

Keep up to date locally with essential topics in anaesthesia by attending our Core Topics meeting. Central to the Association’s educational programme Core Topics meetings are one- or two-day conferences held at different locations about the UK and Ireland.

  • Covering a broad spectrum of core topics essential to every anaesthetist, including trainees
  • The opportunity to update your knowledge and top up your CPD in a time and cost effective way.
  • Discover what’s new, share ideas and network with peers in these didactic and interactive sessions.
  • Covering FRCA exam subjects, perfect for busy trainee anaesthetists.
  • Come away with up-to-date information and skills.

Forthcoming Core Topics meetings are shown below:

Location Date(s) Venue Organisers
Aberdeen POSTPONED Rox Hotel Dr Manisha Kumar
Exeter 26 April 2019 Sandy Park Drs Bruce McCormick and Mark Pauling
Manchester 17 and 18 May 2019 Manchester Conference Centre Prof Akbar Vohra
Leeds 7 June 2019 Leeds Marriott Hotel Dr Pawan Gupta
Birmingham 11 October 2019 Novotel Birmingham Centre Dr Naginder Singh
Wessex 18 October 2019 Holiday Inn Winchester Drs Paul Diprose and Richard Heames
London 15 and 16 November 2019 Royal College of Physicians Drs Rehana Iqbal and Kausi Rao
Nottingham 12 December 2019 Crowne Plaza Nottingham Dr Mike Nathanson

Core Topics sessions may also include:

  • Adult anaesthesia, which may include vascular, orthopaedic, day case, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, ambulatory surgery pre-operative assessment and any other aspect of adult anaesthesia care
  • Paediatric anaesthesia and medicine
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Medicine for anaesthetists
  • Radiology for anaesthetists
  • Pain management, acute and chronic
  • Resuscitation
  • Emergency medicine
  • Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia

Core Topics Lead: Dr Elizabeth McGrady, Glasgow - To contact Dr McGrady on matters regarding core topics please email


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