The below is a draft programme and is subject to change.

Day 1: Tuesday 22 May 2018

09.00-09.30 Registration and refreshments
09.30-09.40 Welcome and introduction
  Anaesthesia on the national and international stage

UK Anaesthesia and our place on the international stage
Dr Liam Brennan, President, RCoA

10.05-10.30 Perioperative medicine: An international perspective
10.30-10.40 Discussion and Q&A 
10.40-11.05 Keynote lecture
11.05-11.10 Refreshments
  Perioperative medicine: Pushing the boundaries
11.10-11.35 Why do patients have adverse outcomes?
11.35-12.00 Pre-habilitation: Where have we got to?
12.00-12.25 Proactive care of older people
12.25-12.35 Discussion and Q&A
12.35-13.00 The RCoA Annual General Meeting
13.00-13.50 Lunch and networking

Tailor your day: Choose two 45-minute breakout sessions

a) Management: Effective interactions
b) Stress and anaesthetists
c) Shared decision making
d) Education update: Revalidation for trainers
e) Trainee session
f) SAS session

15.25-15.50 Refreshments and poster viewing
15.50-16.20 Poster presentations
16.20-16.45 Anaesthesia and cancer outcomes
16.45-17.10 The Rank lecture
Prof Jennifer Weller, Head of the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, University of Auckland
17.10-17.15 Closing remarks

























Day 2: Wednesday 23 May 2018

08.45-09.15 Registration and refreshments
09.15-09.20 Opening remarks
09.20-09.40 Big data and anaesthesia
09.40-10.05 The John Snow Oration
Prof Mary Dixon-Woods, RAND Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
10.05-10.45 Panel discussion
Put your questions to the key players in the sector, as we discuss the big picture issues influencing anaesthesia today
10.45-11.10 Refreshments

Updates and controversies: Quick-fire talks

• Obstetric haemorrhage
• Paediatric airway management
• Adult airway: CICO 
• Novel approaches to acute pain management
• Initial management of head injury

12.40-13.30 Lunch and networking

The Webb Johnson Lecture

13.55-14.20 The brain and pain
14.20-14.45 Awareness and brain monitoring
14.45-14.55 Discussion and Q&A
14.55-15.15 College awards presentation
15.15-15.40 Refreshments
  Into the future: Global and UK context
15.40-16.05 Global anaesthesia programme
16.05-16.40 Debate: Direct laryngoscopy should be consigned to history
16.40-16.45 Closing remarks