About Us

Doctor making young patient smileThe Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (APAGBI)  was formed in 1973 by a small group of UK based paediatric anaesthetists. The aims of the Association are to promote high standards in the specialty through education and research and we advise other professional bodies on anaesthesia for children. Our members are drawn from every type of hospital in the UK and Ireland, Europe and from further overseas. Our members are active in all aspects of work in paediatric anaesthesia including acute and chronic pain and paediatric intensive care. We have developing subspecialty interest groups in paediatric neurosurgery and paediatric cardiac surgery.

  • Meetings

    Education and trainingOur Annual Scientific Meeting is held in May each year in the UK or Ireland. Free paper and poster presentations form an important part of this meeting.

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  • Research

    The APA supports the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) from which grants for research are awarded on an annual basis. Fing out about current opportunities from the NIAA.

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  • Membership

    Memberhship circleWe have a membership of over 1000 UK and overseas anesthetists. Full Membership is open to all consultant anaesthetists with an interest in paediatric anaesthesia.

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  • Peer Review

    A system of interdepartmental visits was piloted in 1999 and continues between all UK based children’s hospitals, university and district general hospitals.

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  • Trainees

    Young female doctor with arms foldedOur new website contains many resources to help you develop your interest in paediatric anaesthesia. 

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  • Education

    We have developed our resources to reflect the demands of Continuing Professional Development and Revalidation. Here is our 'one-stop shop' for Revalidation.

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