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 Andrew Kane
12.20-12.40 PQIP Dr 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 Nociceptin and an immunovascular axis: relevance to sepsis Prof Dave Lambert
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 Dr Claire Swarbrick
16.05-16.20 NELA Dr 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 Prof Fang Gao
09.10-09.30 Quality of recovery following childbirth: A prospective, multicentre cohort study Dr James O'Carroll
09.30-09.50 Towards multidisciplinary care for chronic subdural haematoma from an understanding of regional care networks to national consensus Dr Daniel Stubbs
09.50-10.10 Building digital trials and Learning Health Systems in Perioperative Medicine Dr Matthew Wilson
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

Pricing Terms and Conditions

Payment must be made at the time of booking unless otherwise stated. The RCoA, FICM and FPM are unable to hold places on events without payment. Credit or debit card payments must be made online via our card payment handler Stripe, or by phone. We do not accept purchase orders or raise invoices for places on our events. 

Discounts are available for some membership types at the rates stated below. You must be eligible for the discount both at the time of the booking and at the time of the event itself. We may ask for proof of your member status at any point. If you are unable to prove your entitlement to the discount we may charge you the full event rate, or invite you to update your membership status accordingly. In such a situation we may withhold access to the event until your updated payment clears, or your new membership status is confirmed.

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We'd like to thank our sponsor, MDDUS Solutions for helping support this event

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