By: 27 August 2013

The AAGBI Annual Congress, held at The Convention Centre Dublin, is a great setting for you not only to gain from the experience and advice of your peers, but also to put forward questions, problems and dilemmas you’ve encountered. The Congress is designed to cater for all grades of anaesthetists, and around 1000 delegates are expected to attend.


Scientific content

Highlights of the conference include sessions on: medical education including the use of technology; safety in the operating theatre and intensive care unit; working overseas in resource-poor settings; and keynote lectures covering peri-operative risk and testing (Prof Mike Irwin, Hong Kong), long-term peri-operative outcomes (Prof Dan Sessler, Cleveland, USA), and the John Snow lecture ‘The Road to Perdition’ by Dublin’s own Dr Rhona Mahony. There will also be collaborative sessions involving the  Intensive Care Society of Ireland, the Preoperative Association and others.

There are also interactive workshops on safety-critical communication, difficult airways, the use of ultrasound in regional anaesthesia, how to get published, and how to revalidate. The conference will also allow you the opportunity to shake the hands of the people behind the medical devices that you use each day, see what new ones they have come up with and share ideas about the products currently available.


Social programme

What better way to unwind after three days of intensive lectures and workshops than by attending the Dinner & Dance at the historic Guinness Storehouse, a picturesque building steeped in history and Ireland’s most famous beverage. Other events include the annual AAGBI 5-km fun run for the sportier delegates, and this year marks the first AAGBI International Sudoku Championship for those who prefer to break a mental sweat instead. The spouse/accompanying person’s programme includes a tour to Kilkenny and Wicklow, and there will also be an art exhibition and a complimentary drinks reception at the trade exhibition on the first day.


Book your place

Book your place now! And join the conversation on Twitter by following @AAGBI and add #ACDublin13 to your tweets. More details can be found on the congress website and more information about the AAGBI can be found here.