EAF 2019

XXXIVth Edinburgh
Anaesthesia Festival
17-19 August 2022

EAF 2019

XXXIIIrd Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival: 12-14 August 2019

Thank you all for attending! Save the date for next year: 19-21 August 2020, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

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The Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival has grown to become Scotland's largest annual anaesthesia, intensive care and pain management conference. Over 3 days and comprising 26 talks and lively debates, this conference is staged to coincide with Edinburgh's world-renowned festival season. It's the perfect opportunity to bring friends and family to enjoy this wonderful city at its very best.



EAF 2019 offers up to 3 days packed with stimulating talks from respected national and international speakers. Keynote speakers for 2019 include:

  • Professor Thiery Girard (University Hospital Basel, Switzerland)
  • Associate Professor Morten Hylander Møller (Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen)
  • Doctor Helen Mackie (Scottish Government)
  • Professor Ramani Moonesinghe (University Hospitals London)
  • Professor Mike Read (Northumbria NHS Trust)
  • Doctor James Peyton (Boston Childrens Hospital and Harvard University)



Go to the EAF 2019 programme Download the EAF 2019 programme (PDF, 2.1MB)


The Festivals

Whilst in Edinburgh, why not experience some of Edinburgh's other world-renowned festivals, including:

  • The Edinburgh International Festival runs from 2nd to 26th August and invites top-class performers of classical music, theatre, opera and dance. The festival also hosts a series of visual art exhibitions, talks and workshops.
  • The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world - runs from 2nd to 26th August, and has over 42,000 performances, 2,700 shows across 280 venues.
  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo , held from 2nd to 24th August is a spectacular global gathering, showing the talents of musicians and performers, military and civilian, from over 46 countries, and with an annual television audience of 100 million viewers worldwide.
  • The Edinburgh Art Festival boasts Scotland’s best contemporary artists along with exhibitions of important international artists. It runs from 25th July to 25th August
  • The Edinburgh International Book Festival runs from 10th to 26th August and invites over 800 authors, with 700 events, attracting 220,000 visitors who have the opportunity to meet the authors and attend high-profile debates / discussions. 


Princes St Gardens
Ross Fountain
Scottish Parliament
Balmoral clock tower



As well as the conference itself, EAF 2019 also includes:

A Welcome Drinks Reception following the first day of talks, which is free to all delegates plus 1 guest.

The popular Conference Dinner held on the second day of the conference, sold out in the previous 2 years.

Abstract Competition with a prize fund of over £1,000.



(An early bird discount is available if you register before 30th May 2019)


Per Day: £225

All 3 Days: £575

Trainee / Retiree:

Per Day:  £95

All 3 Days: £275


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Dear Delegate,


On behalf of the organising committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Edinburgh for the XXXIII Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival.  Our three-day programme is packed with presentations which we hope you will find both interesting and stimulating. As always, there will be plenty of opportunities for debate and we look forward to your participation in what promises to be an engaging and informative meeting.

To mitigate CO2 emissions from this year’s meeting, we are investing in the UK Woodland Creation project again, to plant 192 trees in the Scottish Borders. To date, the UK Woodland Creation project has been responsible for the creation of over 135 UK woodlands, comprising over 7.0 million trees and covering 10,000 acres, all offering multiple benefi ts to the UK beyond just carbon capture. We endeavour to source EAF merchandise from sustainable or recycled sources. Our Abstract Journal and pads are made from recycled materials, our pens from sustainable bamboo. Our food and drink is sourced from local providers who support green initiatives. Surplus food from this year’s meeting will be distributed to Edinburgh’s homeless via “Streetworks”, an incredible charity set up 27 years ago to support Edinburgh’s vulnerable, homeless people. All folders, pens and pads not used at this year’s meeting will be donated to the ‘Backpack Project’ – part of ‘Mary's Meals’, helping provide food and education to some of the world’s poorest communities.


We hope you can join us for drinks at this year’s EAF Welcome Drinks Reception. This will take place immediately after our first day of talks, Tuesday 13 August at 5pm, on the ground floor of the EICC behind the EAF reception desk.


Lastly, we would like to thank our Sponsors, their support is invaluable to us. We hope you find the time to visit them during the intervals. To enter into a prize draw (Prize fund > £1,000) ask 6 sponsors to stamp the competition card within your conference folder and return it to the EAF Reception before 2pm on Wednesday 14 August.


Yours sincerely


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