Core Topics

Keep up to date locally with essential topics in anaesthesia by attending the AAGBI’s Core Topics meeting. Central to the AAGBI’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 Organiser
Exeter 27 April 2018 Sandy Park Conference Centre Drs Katharine Meikle & Bruce McCormick
Manchester 18-19 May 2018 Manchester Conference Centre Dr Akbar Vohra
Dublin 14 June 2018 College of Anaesthetists of Ireland Dr Kevin Bailey
Cardiff 22 June 2018 Radisson Blu Cardiff Dr Jon Hall
Birmingham 12 October 2018 Novotel Birmingham Drs Naginder Singh,  Nick Murphy & Laura Tasker
Wessex 19 October 2018 Holiday Inn Winchester Drs Paul Diprose & Richard Heames
London 16-17 November 2018 Royal College of Physicians Drs Kausi Rao & Rehana Iqbal
Norwich 01 March 2019 Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel Drs Siddharth Adyanthaya & Monica Morosan
Newcastle 20 March 2019 Civic Centre Dr Upma Misra

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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