Anaesthesia Research 2022

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: 22 to 23 November 2022 | Day 1 09.00-17.00 | Day 2 09.00-17.00

Location: York, Malmaison 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

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

Malmaison York

2 Rougier Street


YO90 1UU

*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 22 November 2022
09.45-10.00 Registration and refreshments  
10.00-10.10 Welcome and introduction

Prof Mike Grocott

Mr Richard Stubbs

  Association of Anaesthetists and Anaesthesia Session  
10.10-10.30 Equity & Diversity in Research and Publishing Dr Seema Agarwal/Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly
10.30-10.50 The Patient Voice Dr Helen Laycock
10.50-11.10 Consensus on Equitable Authorship in LMIC Dr Ben Morton
11.10-11.20 Q&A Session  
  Research & Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT) session  
11.20-11.35 RAFT update Dr Martha Belete
11.35-11.50 Patient reported Outcomes, Postoperative Pain and Pain relief in daY case surgery (POPPY) Dr Will Hare
11.50-12.10 Refreshment break  
  Joint Anaesthesia Research Society (ARS) & Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN) sessions  
12.10-12.40 Speaker TBC (ARS)  
12.40-12.55 Abstract TBC (ARS)  
12.55-13.10 Getting Involved in perioperative trials: Quick fire updates - VITAL, CAMELOT, SINFONIA Dr Joyce Yeung
13.10-13.40 KEYNOTE: Me and Melotonin: 25 Years of Research Prof Helen Galley
13.40-14.40 Lunch break  
  Joint Anaesthesia Research Society (ARS) & Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN) sessions  
14.40-15.10 Science behind the Environmental Impact of Anaesthesia Modalities Prof Julia Slingo
15.10-15.25 New Proposal: Penicillin Allergy delabelling in Surgical preassessment Tools - Passport-1 Dr Louise Savic
15.25-15.40 New Proposal: Perioperative Tobacco-Essation in patients undergoing vascular or Cardiothoracic surgery - PROTECTOR Trial Dr Ronelle Mouton
15.40-15.55 Abstract TBC (ARS)  
15.55-16.10 Abstract TBC (ARS)  
16.10-16.30 Refreshment break  
  Joint Anaesthesia Research Society (ARS) & Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN) sessions  
16.30-17.00 Global Health Research in Perioperative and Critical Care Prof Rupert Pearse/ Prof Bruce Biccard
17.00-17.15 Abstract TBC (ARS)  
17.15-17.30 Abstract TBC (ARS)  
17.30-17.45 POMCTN adapted trial: The Impact of Restrictive versus Liberal Transfusion Strategy on cardiac injury in patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture - RESULT HIP

Dr Mike Gillies/
Dr Rhona Sinclair

17.45-18.00 New Proposal: Tranexamic acid post next of femur Dr Brendan Haughey/
Mr Owen Diamond
18.00-18.30 KEYNOTE: How research can change a city Prof John Wright


*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 23 November 2022
08.45-09.00 Morning refreshments  
09.00-09.05 Opening remarks  
  NIAA Research Award Session  
09.05 Session introduction Prof Fang Gao
09.10 Finalist 1 + Q&A  
09.30 Finalist 2 + Q&A  
09.50 Finalist 3 + Q&A  
10.10-10.30 Refreshment break  
  Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) session  
10.30-10.50 The Children's Acute Surgical Abdomen Programme (CASAP) What have we learnt so far? Dr Amaki Sogbodjor
10.50-11.10 Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP) Dr Martha Belete
11.10-11.30 Early post-operative death after emergency laparotomy: inevitable or a failure to recognise futility?  Ms Hannah Javanmard-Emamghissi
11.30-11.50 Q&A Session  
11.50-12.25 KEYNOTE: Gold nanoparticles in Modern Medicine Dr Sunjie Ye
12.25-13.25 Lunch break  
  Joint Anaesthesia Research Society (ARS) & Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN) session  
13.25-13.55 Torpor: When the Going Gets Tough, the Smart Give Up Prof Tony Pickering
13.55-14.10 New Proposal: Perioperative Research Platform trial Dr Tom Abbott
14.10-14.25 POMCTN adopted trial: Personalised Genomic Medicine to guide labour analgesia - EPIFEVER-2 Prof Gareth Ackland
14.25-14.40 Abstract TBC (ARS)  
14.40-14.55 Abstract TBC (ARS)  
14.55-15.30 KEYNOTE: 'My Life in Research' Prof David Menon
15.30-15.45 Award presentations and closing remarks  



Anaesthesia Research 2022 prices

Awards and Prizes

We now have multiple awards and prizes that will be presented as part of the programme at Anaesthesia Research and are now open to applicants:


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 26 September 2022.

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 2022 conference which takes place on 22-23 November 2022.

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend the NIAA Research Award presentation session of Anaesthesia Research 2022 in York on 23 November 2022.

The overall winner will be selected by the judges and announced at the end of Day 2 of Anaesthesia Research on 23 November 2022.

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


The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is pleased to resume three awards in conjunction with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and anaesthetists in training) who are making outstanding contributions to clinical research, particularly in relation to NIHR CRN portfolio research studies. These awards will open for applications on 30th June 2022 and close at 23:59 on 26th September 2022.

Applicants must be NHS clinicians (clinical academics are not eligible) and must be a fellow or member of the College. Clinicians can enter under one of three categories:

Consultant (including SAS doctors)

Anaesthetist in training (individual)

Anaesthetists in training (network)

Applicants must outline their contribution, engagement or leadership of NIHR Clinical Research Network portfolio studies with particular focus in the following areas:

How you demonstrate clinical leadership or engagement to enable your organisation to increase its participation in NIHR CRN portfolio studies

How you engaged with patients to inform them of new opportunities to participate in NIHR CRN clinical research

Your contribution to the successful delivery of NIHR CRN portfolio studies.

Each award carries a £1,000 prize. There is a short application form to apply (see below). The awards are designed to recognise clinicians who engage in academic research alongside their clinical work, would not be typically 'research active' and may be in the early stages of their research career.

 RCoA and NIHR CRN Awards Application Form 2022.docx 


BJA Research Forum abstract submission and presentation guidelines

The Anaesthetic Research Society invites abstract submissions for the British Journal of Anaesthesia Research Forum at Anaesthesia Research 2022. 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

Guidelines for submission can be found here


Awards will be presented during the Anaesthesia Research 2022 meeting in York, 22-23 November 2022. Winners will be expected to be present at the meeting for the award presentation, which will take place on 23 November. The cost of standard class travel, 1 night's accommodation and conference attendance for 23 November will be covered for the winners (1 attendee per category).