APA Linkman Meeting

APA Linkman Meeting 2019

The next Linkman Conference is scheduled for Monday, 4th November 2019 at the King Khalid Building, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and will be a joint APA Linkman/SPAN meeting.

Registration is via BookCPD.


It is a great value meeting with an exciting program. I have attached the program and the call for abstracts.

Great news for trainees and SAS grade doctors - We offer subsidized rates for non-consultant delegates in addition to an early bird discount.

The Linkman prize presentation is a great opportunity to showcase your work. 

Please see details below.

The theme for the 2019 Linkman Prize is ' 'Paediatric Peri-operative Medicine’’. The project can involve any teamwork project, pathway or activity that promotes the ethos of ‘Paediatric Peri-operative Medicine’.


The first prize is ‘One-day registration (day of choice) at the APAGBI ASM 2020 at London’.  

The top three submissions will be published on the linkman page of the APA website and the first author of each of the three will receive a certificate of commendation from the APAGBI. Some submissions may be also be selected for poster display at the Conference.


Word limit: Three hundred words. 

 Anyone can make a submission/presentation. However, the prize is only for doctors in non-consultant posts. 

 Scoring Domains

1. Context of the project (within the Paediatric Peri-operative medicine theme)

2. Measures of effectiveness

3. Lessons learnt 


Timeline for the Linkman Prize

  • Call for abstracts (opened 5th June 2019)
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday 13th September 2019.
  • Results will be intimated by 1st October 2019. 

The winner will be expected to make a five-minute oral presentation at the Linkman Meeting on 4th November 2019 at Edinburgh.


Please send the abstracts by email to the SPAN Trainee Representative, Katie Misselbrook on Katie.misselbrook@nhs.net 

APA Linkman Meeting Archive

The first Linkman Meeting was held at the Royal College of Anaesthetists on the 17th November 2006 and continued on an annual basis until 2011. No meeting took place in 2012 while a reassessment of the Linkman scheme took place.   Here is an archive of material from the meetings from 2006 to 2017.

APA Linkman Conference 2017
APA Linkman Conference 2016

Consent and Candour in Paediatrics - A Medicolegal update - Dr Wellesley

Strategies to eliminate Accidental Awareness under GA in the paediatric population - Dr Sury

APA Linkman Survey on Provision of Paediatric Anaesthetic services in DGHs - Dr Bartholomew

Is inhalational induction justifiable in paediatric emergencies? - Dr Craig

Neonatal Airway Training - Dr Ridgway

Linkman 2019 Meeting
Linkman Prize Details 2019