Anaesthesia 2020 - Postponed - sponsor and exhibitor 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 is Old Trafford, Manchester.

Will my organisation’s sponsorship / exhibition booking be automatically transferred to new date?

We will automatically transfer your booking to the new date. However, on this occasion, refunds will be available to sponsors / exhibitors who are unable to attend the rescheduled conference date. Refunds will not be processed automatically, and requests should be made in writing to

Can my organisation cancel our booking altogether?

Yes, any cancellation by the exhibitor / sponsor must be made in writing to the organiser. Please email

Will the costs of sponsor / exhibitor company staff’s prearranged travel and accommodation be reimbursed?

In the event of postponement or cancellation of the exhibition for any cause not within the control of the organiser, the organiser shall not be liable to the exhibitor in respect of any actions claims costs or expenses including claims for consequential losses.

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.