APA Linkman Meeting

APA Linkman Meeting 2018

The 2018 APA Linkman meeting will be held at the Bath Racecourse on Friday, 12th October 2018.

Registration opens on 15th May 2018 and will be via Eventbrite.

There is a small increase to the delegate fees as match to the expense of venue hire at Bath. However, it is a great value meeting with an exciting program and we are offering subsidized rates for non-consultant delegates in addition to an early bird discount.

When:  12th October 2018

Where: Langridge Stand, Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU

You can access the presentations from the 2017 APA Linkman meeting at York by clicking on the links below. These will be available till March 2019.

To get a flavor of the meeting, please check out #APAL17 on twitter.

The Linkman prize presentation is a great opportunity to showcase your work. Please see details below.

Linkman Prize details

Abstract Submissions are invited from practising anaesthetists, trainee and SAS doctors* (in Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Surgery and Emergency Medicine) for the Linkman Prize. This year's theme for the Linkman Prize is ' Networking for patient-centred care’. The project can involve any teamwork project, pathway or activity that helps to ensure that the right care for children is delivered by the right people in the right place.

*The term SAS doctors includes Specialty doctors, Trust Grade doctors and Associate Specialists’.

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

2. Measures of effectiveness

3. Lessons learnt 


The prize is: 

The first prize is ‘One day registration (day of choice) at the APAGBI ASM 2019 at Sheffield’. 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. The top 7 submissions will be invited to display a poster at the Conference.


·         The deadline for submissions has been extended. The new deadline is 10 pm on 3rd September 2018

·         Results will be intimated by 12th September 2018


The winner will be expected to make a five minute oral presentation at the Linkman Meeting on 12th October 2018 at Bath.

Please send the abstracts by email to the Linkman coordinator on apalinkman18@gmail.com or on nimrajan@gmail.com


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 2018 Meeting