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
London 16 and 17 November 2018 Royal College of Physicians Drs Kausi Rao and Rehana Iqbal
Hull 1 February 2019 Mecure Hotel Grange Park Lane Drs Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Sundaram Ram
Reading 8 February 2019 Madejski Stadium Dr Atul Kapila
Norwich 1 March 2019 Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel Drs Siddharth Adyanthaya and Monica Morosan
Aberdeen 15 March 2019 Rox Hotel Dr Manisha Kumar
Newcastle 20 March 2019 Civic Centre Dr Upma Misra
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

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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