The 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.