The Age Anaesthesia Association is at the forefront of bringing together anaesthetists, surgeons and geriatricians in the development of a cohesive approach to the management of older surgical patients. Since the AAA was formed in 1990, our mission has been to promote evidence based, high quality perioperative care for all older surgical patients through using our national collaborative voice and joint working with the AAGBI, BGS and RCS.

We currently have two vacancies on the Age Anaesthesia Council – a trainee representative from Geriatric Medicine and a trainee representative from Anaesthesia. This is an amazing opportunity for trainees to take an active part in our organisation and be involved in the support of national perioperative collaboration, education, and research.


The successful candidates will be expected to attend Council Meetings and the Annual Scientific Meeting for the three-year term (or until CCT). Attendance at the Annual Scientific Meeting will require a two-night stay (to allow attendance at the council meeting on the night before the first day of the conference). The other Council Meeting can be participated in remotely. Successful candidates will receive complimentary registration and accommodation costs at the Annual Scientific Meeting.


Eligibility: You must be in specialist training in an anaesthetic specialty or geriatric medicine. You should have a demonstrable commitment to service development, quality improvement or research and of course an interest in perioperative medicine for older people. Experience working within multidisciplinary teams and a mastery of social media are desirable extras!​

In addition, the anaesthetic trainee rep has an exciting opportunity to be involved in re-writing content for E-Learning Anaesthesia modules. This would be supported by the outgoing trainee rep as well as council.


Applications: To apply, please send an expression of interest (approx. 100-250 words) and two-page CV to Lucy Parkinson-Britner, Society Secretariat, via or call 0114 299 5922 for more information. 

Deadline for applications: Friday 19th November 2021.