Other activities

 Complimentary Networking Drinks

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Time: 17:45 – 18:30

Location: Exhibition hall, third floor

Join us for complimentary networking drinks after the close of the conference on Wednesday where the industry exhibition is being held. Network with fellow colleagues and exhibitors in a relaxed setting while enjoying a few drinks. All those booked on the Wednesday of the conference will automatically be booked for this. If you are not coming to the Wednesday of the conference but would still like to attend, please email events@aagbi.org.

complimentary drinks reception

 Winter Celebration Party

Thursday 10 January 2019

Time: 19:15 - 23:00

Location: Searcys at The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP

Tickets: £45

Please note that the Winter Celebration Party is now fully booked.  Please email events@aagbi.org to be placed on a waitlist in case of any cancellations. 

Join us on the top two floors of the iconic Gherkin for our Winter Celebration Party. Take in the architecture of one of London’s most unique skyscrapers while appreciating exclusive panoramic views of the skyline. Enjoy a sparkling drinks reception followed by a selection of canapés and bowl food, 180 metres above the city of London. 

There will be no tickets issued for the party so if you have booked, your name will be on our list when you arrive. For security reasons, please ensure that you bring a form of ID with you (i.e. a bank card).

Dress code: Smart casual with medals & decorations


 5K Fun Run

Thursday 10 January 2019

Start time: 07:00

Back due to popular demand a 5K Fun Run will be taking place around St James’s Park and the surrounding area. This year it is in aid of the our SAFE Africa appeal.

Meeting location:
Police outhouse on the corner of Birdcage Walk & Horseguards Parade - a map will be available on the conference app.

To book: Go to our enquiries desk before the day of the Fun Run to fill in a disclaimer form.

Cost: There will be a discretionary donation of at least £10 per participant which will go to the our SAFE Africa appeal. Encourage friends and family to sponsor your run here.

 Parent and Baby Room

Don’t miss out on informative lectures and networking with colleagues at Winter Scientific Meeting 2019. The parent and baby room is a resource room where the lectures from the conference’s main auditorium will be streamed, allowing you to keep up to date on the conference proceedings whilst looking after your young children within the comfort of an informal setting.

Focus group session on membership benefits – volunteers needed

The Association of Anaesthetists is committed to ensuring member value and as such are reviewing our member benefits package. We would like to invite members to take part in a focus group session:

  • to give feedback and views on the membership benefits

  • we would also like to know if you have any suggestions for improvement

The 45 minute focus group session will be take place at 10:30-11:15 during the tea break on Thursday 10 January 2019 (Guild Room, mezzanine level). Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to take part please email Nicola Heard, Head of Education and Membership Services on nicolaheard@aagbi.org.

CPR training for children

On Thursday 10 January 2019 we'll be welcoming pupils and teachers from local primary schools to WSM 2019. The children will be taught CPR techniques from trained faculty.

This training is only being hosted at the Winter Scientific Meeting and is not endorsed or quality assured by the Association.

Delegates are not permitted to attend/observe this training.