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13-14 January 2021, Winter Scientific Meeting 2021; Virtual meeting

In January 2021 the Association of Anaesthetists Winter Scientific Meeting (WSM) will be taking place in a new online format. As the UK’s largest annual anaesthetic and peri-operative medicine conference


18-20 May 2021, Anaesthesia 2021; Online

From the website: The postponed Anaesthesia 2020 flagship conference returns in May 2021 for three days of what promises, to be a bigger,  must-attend event for the specialty. Now in


3-4 December 2020, RCOA Winter Symposium 2020; Online event

From the website: 2020 has been a year of isolation, uncertainty and hard work: COVID-19 has taken it out of all of us. End the year by joining us at


26 November 2020, Developing world anaesthesia; Online course

Now in its ninth year, the popular Developing World Anaesthesia course will take place online for the first time in November. It is suitable for anyone planning, or even just


Providing safe regional anaesthesia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Stewart Southey looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the very nature of how anaesthesia services can be delivered, and the need for increased attention on patient safety in regional


Biegler Autopress available from CMS

Promotional feature Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS) is the exclusive UK distributor for the Biegler Autopress automatic pressure infusor.  Autopress can be used in conjunction with the Biegler blood and


BMJ Best Practice made free to access for NHS staff

A clinical decision-making support tool from the BMJ is now free to use for all NHS staff. All staff in England can now access BMJ Best Practice, a point of


Nationwide survey highlights bullying as a concern in the perioperative workplace

A second survey carried out by the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has confirmed what has long been suspected, that bullying is an area of concern within the operating theatre


NTU Singapore scientists develop “biorubber” glue for faster surgical recovery and pain relief

Materials scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have invented a new type of surgical glue that can help join blood vessels and close wounds faster and may also


Neanderthals may have had a lower threshold for pain

According to a new study, people who inherited the Neanderthal variant of the ion channel that has a key role in starting the electrical impulse that signals pain and is