Edinburgh 2017

The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held on 25 & 26 May. The venue is the John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh.

Meeting Details

AAA Meeting 2017 Edinburgh: Alice’s Journey


The 2017 Age Anaesthesia Association meeting will be held in Edinburgh in May and is being co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Department.


The theme of this year’s meeting is the perioperative management of an older person undergoing major surgery from initial presentation through preoperative assessment, intraoperative and postoperative care. This will be brought into focus by using a case-based discussion featuring Alice who is a 85 year old woman presenting for major colorectal surgery.


The speakers, who are recognised experts in their fields have been asked to devote the last few minutes of their presentations to Alice’s case in terms of options, risk and benefits, decision making and management.


As with previous years, we are hosting the 2 networks which were launched from this Association: the neck of femur fracture and the emergency laparotomy networks. Both require your support and contributions to shape the development of the networks and future practice.


We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh in May.


From the organisers,


Irwin Foo, Jon Wedgwood and Clair Baldie

Conference Dinner

This years conference dinner will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Join us for a delicious 3 course banqueting menu (sample menu below). Tickets are £48 per person, which will include access to their famous museum. 


Sample Menu:



Inverawe Smoked Salmon, Limes, Pickle Berries, Milled Black Pepper



Four Hour Braised Classic Daube of Beef, Gruyere Topped Sweet Potato Dauphinoise, Caramelised Baby Onions, Poached Vegetables and Gravy of Cooking Juices



Cardamom and Rhubarb Cheesecake, Roasted Hazelnut Praline and Tiny Herbs


Vegetarian alternatives are available. 


Final Programme Edinburgh May 2017
AAA- Edinburgh ASM Programme.pdf
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Dr Richard Griffiths- Major Trauma in Older People

Please take a look at the TARN report into major trauma in older people, it is going to influence how we deal with trauma for many years to come. I will highlight the key messages during the hip fracture session, excuse me for going slightly "off piste"
Major Trauma in Older People 2017.pdf
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Accommodation and Travel

Edinburgh Accommodation
Please note listed room rates are subject to change
Edinburgh Accommodation - AAA 2017.docx
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Travel Information
Details of how to get to Edinburgh and the John McIntyre Conference Centre
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About Edinburgh
Things to do and tourist attractions in Edinburgh
About Edinburgh.docx
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the margaret dodson prize

This year's winners of the oral presentations for the Margaret Dodson Prize are:

1st Place- Dr Nicola Maguire

2nd Place- Dr Edward Miller & Dr Jawaad Saleem


It has been agreed that from this year forward, the prize for the poster presentations will be named after the late Professor Gwyn Seymour.


This year's winner of the poster presentations for the Gwyn Seymour Prize is:


1st Place- Dr Jemima Smith


Abstract Guidelines
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