Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists

of Great Britain and Ireland

47th Annual Scientific Meeting


APAGBI POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 2021                     

Welcome to APAGBI 2020, London

The Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists' Annual Scientific Meeting will be hosted in London 2020 by a team drawn from the many hospitals that care for children in the capital. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA), who will make significant contribution to the programme.

The programme will feature developing areas such as peri-operative medicine, foetal surgery and EXIT procedures. 

Topical issues such as the impact of high profile cases on staff, increasing demand for trauma services and the environmental impact of anaesthetic practice will be covered.  In addition to lectures and symposia, there will be practical workshops on Total Intravenous Anaesthesia, airway management and dealing with the anxious child.

The Organising Committee is excited by the opportunity to offer a relevant and varied programme and look forward to welcoming you to London.

As at 5th March 2020

The Hosts and Organisers of this Conference are regularly assessing the situation as regards COVID-19.  As at today, there is no guidance against mass gatherings being staged in the UK.
For this Conference, risk assessments are being undertaken by the hosts and organisers and additional measures are in place at the venue including the allocation of an isolation room for any participant feeling unwell, additional cleaning staff dedicated to surfaces, handles, door knobs and lift buttons, plus additional hand cleanser available for participants.

At this point in time, there is no change to the planned activities surrounding this Conference. 



Yosha Prasad and Dan Taylor,  APAGBI Conference Local Committee 




 Conference Venue: IET at Savoy Place, London.  UK

Social Programme

Two social events are planned: A welcome reception on the King's College Terrace with views of the South Bank; King’s College Terrace provides the venue for a warm welcome to all delegates from the UK , Europe,  North Amercia and Australia in a relaxed atmosphere. 

For the Conference Dinner: a slice of history with Barber - Surgeons' Hall the venue in the City of London for the Conference Dinner Dance.



For 2020 there will be a 4 workshops  planned over the three days:

Wednesday: Paediatric Peri-operative Medicine Workshop at King's College, Strand Campus

Thursday: Anxiety Management: led by Dr Phil Cunnington and  Mike Stylianou, London

Difficult Airways: led by Dr Karen Wouters and the team from Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Friday: TIVA for TOTs: Practical TIVA session led by: Dr Peter Brooks, London

How To Get Published in Pediatric Anesthesia:  with Andrew Davidson (Editor), Melbourne, Australia