EAF 2015

XXXIVth Edinburgh
Anaesthesia Festival
17-19 August 2022

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Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival 2015

The three‑day programme will include a combination of national and international speakers delivering topical lectures on a wide variety of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine related subjects.

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Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr David Green, Kings College
  • Professor Tim Hales, University of Dundee
  • Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Imperial College
  • Professor Jens Kessler, Heidelberg
  • Professor Rubert Pearse, QMUL
  • Professor George Shorten, Cork

The Venue

The Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh is a unique, historic venue located on the centre of the city. The address is: 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ.

The Conference suite (The Queen Mother Conference Centre) is one of the largest purpose-built lecture theatres in Edinburgh with tiered seating and excellent acoustics.



Teas and coffees will be available on arrival each morning and during intervals. A buffet lunch will also be provided each day.

During the evening of 20th August, we hope you can join us for a 3 course Dinner in the prestigious, Victorian Great Hall of the The Royal College of Phsyicians with welcome drinks in their magnificant New Library. With over 300 years of history, the RCPE is the ultimate setting for our Annual Dinner with their stylish suite of Victorian and Georgian rooms filled with stunning original architectural features. The cost will be £50 per person (partners welcome).


History of the venue: Royal College of Physicians

(from RCPE website)

“In the seventeenth century, Edinburgh physicians began to hold meetings in their own homes to discuss the regulation of medical practice and the ways in which standards in medicine could be improved.
Sir Robert Sibbald, an eminent physician and noted historian, was a member of this group. He had the opportunity to petition King Charles II, who granted the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh its Royal Charter in 1681. Thus, Sir Robert is generally accepted to be the founder of the College. The founding Fellows of the College were concerned not only with the advancement of medicine as a reputable science, but also with alleviating the miseries of the City's poor and needy.
The Library was founded in 1681 when Sir Robert Sibbald, one of the founders of the College, gifted 100 volumes to form the nucleus of a Library. The Library is the oldest, and the largest, medical library in Scotland, and one of the largest in the United Kingdom.
The Library and Archives hold over 60,000 books, including a copy of the first edition of the first book printed on medicine - the De Medicina of Celsus, published in 1478 - and almost 1500 journals, some of which are particularly rare. Also held are over 300 externally deposited manuscript collections concerning eminent scientists such as Joseph Black and William Cullen”

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