Anaesthesia Research 2023

Join us in York in November, as we bring together many organising groups to highlight anaesthetic research from the past year.

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Key details

Date: 28 to 29 November 2023 | Day 1 09.00-17.00 | Day 2 09.00-17.00

Location: York, Principal York

Availability: Places available

Clinical content lead(s): Professor Mike Grocott and Dr Ben Shelley

CPD credits: 10


*Please note: this event will take place live ONLY*

Save the date for the Anaesthesia Research conference, taking place in York in November, where we will join together with the following groups to highlight anaesthetic research from the past year.

  • National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA)
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA)
  • Anaesthetic Research Society (ARS)
  • Health Services Research Centre (HSRC)
  • UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN)
  • Association of Anaesthetists

Make sure to purchase a ticket for our conference dinner on Tuesday, 28 November! Tickets can be purchased alongside your conference ticket. 

*Your ticket includes dinner only, and does not include alcohol. 

Delegate feedback from the 2021 conference:

"A collection of some of the best research in anaesthesia"

"It was great to hear about some upcoming studies that we might get involved in"

"Good to have a conference and meet other members of the anaesthesia research community"

How to find us

Principal York

Station Road


YO24 1AA

*Please note: session timings and speakers may change until the final programme is published two weeks prior to the event*

You can download a PDF copy of the draft programme here

Tuesday 28 November 2023
09.00-09.50 Registration and refreshments  
09.50-10.00 Welcome and introduction

Prof Mike Grocott

Prof Ben Shelley

Dr Simon Howell

  Association of Anaesthetists and Anaesthesia Session  
10.00-10.15 Research Output: Dissemination is the name of the game Dr Mike Charlesworth
10.15-10.30 Perioperative Allergy Network: an update Dr Louise Savic
10.30-10.45 Artificial Intelligence in Academic Publishing: Friend or Foe? Dr Matt Wiles
10.45-11.00 Q&A Session  
  Research & Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT) session  
11.00-11.15 The POPPY Study: Patient reported Outcomes, Postoperative Pain and Pain relief in daY case surgery Dr Matthew Everson
11.15-11.30 Perioperative Blood Management: results of an organisational survey and individual anaesthetist survey of practice TBC
11.30-11.40 Q&A Session  
11.40-12.00 Refreshment break  
  RCoA Centre for Research and Improvement (RCoA CR&I) Session  
12.00-12.20 NAP7 Results Dr Richard Armstrong
12.20-12.40 PQIP Rachel Brooks
12.40-13.00 NAP8 Proposals Prof Iain Moppett
13.00-13.30 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Research Journey Professor Lesley Colvin
13.30-14.30 Lunch break  
  Joint Anaesthesia Research Society (ARS) & RCoA CR&I Session  
14.30-15.00 Invited Speaker (ARS) TBC
15.00-15.15 Abstract TBC (ARS) TBC
15.15-15.30 Abstract TBC (ARS) TBC
15.30-15.50 Refreshment Break  
15.50-16.05 SNAP3 Claire Swarbrick
16.05-16.20 NELA Nicola Kelly


Abstract TBC (ARS)  
16.35-16.50 Abstract TBC (ARS)  
16.50-17.20 Plenary TBC
17.20 Close  

*Please note: session timings and speakers may change until the final programme is published two weeks prior to the event*

You can download a PDF copy of the draft programme here

Wednesday 29 November 2023
08.00-09.00 Registration and refreshments  
09.00-09.05 Welcome and introduction


  NIAA Research Award Session  
09.05-09.10 Session introduction TBC
09.10-09.30 Finalist 1 + Q&A TBC
09.30-09.50 Finalist 2 + Q&A TBC
09.50-10.10 Finalist 3 + Q&A TBC
10.10-10.30 Refreshment Break  
  Joint Anaesthesia Research Society (ARS) & Centre for Research and Improvement Session  
10.30-10.45 Analgesic Efficacy for major GastroIntestinal Surgery (AEGIS) Caroline Thomas


Pain Relief after Instrumental Spinal Surgery (PRAISE) Dr Matt Wilson
11.00-11.15 Spurious Penicillin Allergy in Secondary Care (SPACE) Dr Louise Savic
11.15-11.30 Clinical and cost-effectiveness of a maternity quality improvement programme to reduce excess bleeding and need for transfusion after childbirth: the Obstetric Bleeding Study UK Sarah Bell
11.30-11.45 Abstract (ARS)  
11.45-12.00 Abstract (ARS)  
12.00-13.00 Lunch  
  Patient Voices@RCoA/PPI Session  
13.00-13.15 NIHR UK Standards for Public Involvement (title TBC) Ms Fay Scott, Ms Kalsum Akhtar
13.15-13.30 NHS England: Increasing Diversity in Research Participation Dr Katherine Jeays-Ward/Alice Williams (TBC)
13.30-13.40 Q&A Session  
  Centre for Research and Improvement (CR&I) Session  
13.40-14.00 OPTIMISE II - What's next for perioperative fluids Mark Edwards
14.00-14.20 Results from Melatonin for Anxiety prior to General anaesthesia in Children (MAGIC) trial Prof Chris Deary
14.20-14.30 Refreshment Break  


Building Independence with Creatine and Carbohydrates in Elderly Populations undergoing Surgery (BICEPS-SURG) Caroline Thomas/Zudin Puthucheary
14.50-15.10 Perioperative Iron and EPO Intervention Study (POP-I) Iain Moppett/Rhona Sinclair


Plenary: Long-term outcomes following critical illness: Moving beyond physiology Prof Joanne McPeake
15.40-16.10 Award Presentations and closing remarks  
16.10 Close  


Pricing Table 2023

Awards & Prizes

The NIAA is pleased to re-open our Research Award for researchers/investigators that have completed a 'body of work', which will be open for applications until Monday 25 September 2023.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges convened by the NIAA, and should be submitted as a summary of the applicant's research project/'body of work'. The judges will select a shortlist of applicants who will be invited to deliver a 10-minute presentation of their work in York as part of the Anaesthesia Research conference which takes place on 28-29 November 2023.

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend the NIAA Research Award presentation session of Anaesthesia Research 2023 in York on 29 November 2023.

The overall winner will be selected by the judges and announced at the end of Day 2 of Anaesthesia Research on 29 November 2023.

Full information, criteria and application details for the Research Award here.

Abstract Competition

The Anaesthetic Research Society invites abstract submissions for presentation the RCoA's annual Anaesthetic Research conference.

Abstracts are invited that cover the following topics:

• Anaesthesia and its related disciplines (namely critical care, peri-operative medicine & pain

medicine) and its subspecialties

• Clinical and laboratory research

• Robust Quality Improvement projects


Submissions are welcome from clinicians and academics, and from consultants, trainees and medical


Submissions from trainee networks are welcomed and encouraged.

Clinical Scientists, Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals are also welcome to submit abstracts.

By submitting an abstract, at least one of the authors is agreeing to register and to attend the meeting in order to present the abstract, if selected. The conference is on 28-29November 2023.

The top seven scoring abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation during the ‘Anaesthesia Research’ event; additionally, poster presentations may be offered. Successfully presented abstracts are eligible for publication in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.


For more information and to submit an abstract please visit:


Submit an Abstract · Anaesthetic Research Society (


The deadline for abstract submission is 30th September 2023.