EAF 2018

XXXIVth Edinburgh
Anaesthesia Festival
POSTPONED TO 18-20 August 2021

Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival 2018

Thank you all for attending EAF 2018!

EAF 2018 Day 1 EAF 2018 Reception

Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th August 2018

This year, the EAF will be inviting abstracts for oral and poster presentation. The deadline for submission is 12 June, various prizes are available. Please find the details here:

Call for Abstracts Register here Full Programme Download Flyer (PDF, 0.9MB)


The Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival (EAF) has become the largest Anaesthesia meeting in Scotland with over 1/3 of our delegates travelling from all over the world.

The 2018 programme (13-15 August 2018), is crammed with renowned national and international speakers delivering topical lectures on a wide variety of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine related subjects.

The programme will be available early in 2018.

Keynote speakers:

We have more keynote speakers than ever before, including:


  • Prof Tim Walsh - Edinburgh
  • Dr Anupama Wadhwa - Louiseville
  • Dr Stephanie Jones - Boston
  • Dr Naveen Eipe - Ottawa
  • Dr Tiffany Moon - Texas
  • Dr Adrian Sultana - Sydney
  • Dr Frances Chung - Toronto
  • Dr Richard Urman - Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr Jacob Stensballe - Copenhagen University Hospital


Details of other speakers, including topics, bios etc will be available shortly.

The Venue

Following the huge success of previous years’ meetings, our 32nd Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival will remain in the world class Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The EICC is right in the heart of the city centre and a short walk from a great selection of three, four and five star hotels.



An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital of Scotland is an architectural mixture of medieval wynds and neoclassical elegance – a beautiful and historic city which comes alive in August. We have organised our meeting to coincide with the world famous Festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival.



All delegates are invited to our Welcome Drinks Reception, at the EICC on Monday 13 August 2018, following the first day of talks – a fantastic chance to network with peers and speakers. No need to book.

The annual Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival Dinner will be held on Tuesday 14 August, 8pm. This Dinner was sold out in 2017. The evening starts with a Private Viewing of Rembrandt and Drinks Reception at the Royal Scottish Academy followed by 3 courses of Scottish Fine Dining. This is extremely popular and sold out in 2017. Booking required. (If you have already registered and would like to now include the Dinner, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



Take advantage of early bird rates with various hotels throughout Edinburgh. The conference Centre is a 5 minute walk away from many 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. (Please see Links Tab for booking sites). If you have any difficulty booking accommodation, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Conference Rates

1 Day 3 Days
Early Bird * £165 £475
Standard £195 £525
Trainee/Retiree £85 £250

* Early Bird - Payment required prior to 17 May 2018 12:00.

We hope you can join us and look forward to welcoming you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries.

Kind regards,
Karen Grant
Event Adminstrator
Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival
T 07749 925 486

EAF, a registered charity (SC002854)