Anaesthesia 2020 postponed - speaker FAQs

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Why is Anaesthesia 2020 being postponed?

As a professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine throughout the UK, the College takes seriously its responsibility to protect clinicians and the public from contracting COVID-19 and to ensure that the NHS is as prepared as it can be for increased demand.

As most of those attending the annual conference are doctors and other health professionals, this move signals the College’s concern to protect the NHS frontline workforce as best it can.

When has Anaesthesia 2020 been rescheduled to?

The confirmed date is 18-20 May 2021.

The confirmed venue Old Trafford, Manchester.

What if I can’t make the new date?

We understand how busy our speaking faculty are and we endeavour to facilitate as many needs as possible. We will be in be touch with you personally about how we can manage any changes in timing or availability.

Will the costs of my prearranged travel still be reimbursed?

We would ask that you first contact your travel provider to confirm whether a refund or transfer of ticket is available. If this is not possible, we will honour our commitment to reimburse invited speaker travel costs in line with the Colleges travel policy.

If you have any questions about this or you have not already been contacted by the College please email

Can’t find the answer to your query here?

If you can’t find the answer to your query in any of these FAQs then please email us at We aim to respond to your email within two working days. We will respond to emails in the order in which they are received.