Conferences & Meetings

Upcoming events:

Advertising – Virtual GADP (Global Anaesthesia Development Project) conference: ‘Continuing to build essential surgical services during a pandemic.’
29th January 2021

Mixture of international speakers, charity and program updates. Please register through the google form below. The program and virtual conference link will be emailed closer to the date. CPD accreditation through the RCOA has been applied for.

There is no fee for the conference this year, but GADP are raising funds to support their in-country project work including COVID-19 training, development of PPE resources and guidance as well as developing post graduate anaesthesia training capacity using remote methods. Any support attendees are able to contribute towards these projects and other work for the charity are much appreciated:

Please see their website for further information about what GADP is up to:

New date for our WAS Spring Seminar – 16th March 2021 in collaboration with RCoA

Details here

Unfortunately, after careful consideration, the 2020 Spring Seminar has been cancelled. At this difficult time, our NHS is in need of its expert workforce, and we are mindful of our responsibility to support efforts to delay the spread of COVID19 across the UK. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to those of you who were planning to attend. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Join us for a day of lecture-based discussion on the delivery and provision of anaesthesia across the world. Hear from world-class speakers on current challenges, new initiatives and how we can move towards health equity. Topics will include:

  • The health of migrant populations in the UK
  • How religion and ethic background affect health access
  • The impact of climate change on health equity
  • Developing global health skills

WAS at recent global anaesthesia events 

WAS secretary Dr Tamara Banerjee spoke at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Friends of MSF screening of ‘Restoring Dignity’. This is a documentary made in collaboration with MSF about the journey of noma Survivors and MSF project in Sokoto, Nigeria

WAS President Tom Bashford delivered the keynote speech at the THET conference on 26th September 2019. The focus of the conference was on Responsibility, Collaboration, Innovation and Equity. Read his blog post “Partnership, Collaboration & Working Towards Shared Goals” here

Our WAS seminar on 30th April 2019 was a great day with an interesting & inspiring line-up of speakers. Thanks to all those who joined us and to those who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you next time! You can view some of the presentations here.

WAS President Tom Bashford presented at Global Anaesthesia: Engaging the Collective on 22nd March 2019, on  a systems approach to the provision of health care.

WAS attended the SAFE-T Summit on 5th April 2019 focused on Global Equity & Teamwork.

Previous WAS Seminars

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