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Annual Scientific Meeting Edinburgh 2023

18-19 May 2023 
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, Edinburgh

Please note: Online bookings have now closed. You can book on site from 8am on Thursday 18 May.

Programme highlights to include:

  • NAP7 & obstetrics – an update - Dr Emira Kuršumovic
  • Maternal medicine networks - Dr Donald Peebles
  • The Bruce Scott Lecture - Prof Rebecca Reynolds
  • Anaesthesia in pregnancy and neurodevelopment - Dr Sarah Devroe
  • Decision making and neuraxial anaesthesia (platelets) - Dr Grace Lim
  • Maternal morbidity - lessons from Scotland - Dr Nazir Lone
  • Do anaesthesia associates have a role in the provision of obstetric anaesthesia? - Dr William Harrop-Griffiths
  • Plus, updates on labour analgesia, anaesthesia for operative delivery and Preeclampsia

View the full programme

We would like to thank all those who submitted abstracts for the OAA Annual Scientific Meeting 2023. We are extremely grateful to the reviewers who generously gave their time to help mark this year's submissions. 

ePoster presentations

ePoster presentations list by board number - Thursday

ePoster presentations list by board number - Friday

All ePoster presentations - alphabetised by presenter surname

View all accepted oral presentations

Registration Fees Standard OAA Member Non Member
Consultant (or equivalent)  £520 £615
Trainee  £400 £450

Online booking will close at 9am on Monday 15 May 2023.

If you are a non-member, to obtain the members' reduced rate you must first join the OAA and wait for confirmation of your membership before registering online.

By booking you will:  

  • Be able to attend both days of the conference (Thursday 18 and Friday 19 May 2023)
  • Be able to view recordings of the content post conference
  • Be able to access industry exhibition, e-posters, networking opportunities and much more
  • Fee includes refreshments and lunch 

Please note that there are no virtual tickets available for this meeting, all delegates would be expected to attend physically. 

OAA Retired Members can receive a reduced rate by calling 0207 631 8882.

There are also special fees for:

  • Midwife/ODP/Nurse's  - £310
  • Medical students - £85

To book at these reduced rates, please call 0207 631 8882.

Please note: Invoices are not issued for registration fees. You will be able to download an electronic receipt from your login on the website, immediately following completion of your credit card payment.


We have negotiated special delegate rates at nearby hotels. Book by Tuesday 18 April 2023 to secure event rates. Rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Book accommodation


The Annual Scientific Meeting is being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Find out how to get there.

Drinks reception

As an attendee of our Annual Scientific Meeting you are invited to our Drinks Reception on Thursday 18 May. This is a complementary event for all attendees and no booking is required.

Time: 5pm 
Location: Lennox suite, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Annual dinner

Join us to meet up with colleagues and friends for our popular annual dinner hosted at the National Museum of Scotland. Situated in the heart of the Old Town, the museum is just a short walk from the world famous Royal Mile.

Enjoy a sparkling drinks reception in the Kingdom of the Scots gallery where you will have the opportunity to discover Scotland as it emerged as a nation in 1100.  Here you can view the famous Lewis Chessman and precious Monymusk reliquary and encounter legends of Scotland's history, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.  

You can also enjoy the striking architecture of Hawthornden Court and see the fabulous Dovecot tapestry.

A selection of drinks, canapés and food will be available, as well as exciting local entertainment. 

Date: Thursday 18 May 2023
7.30pm until late
Tickets: £55. Delegates can purchase a ticket for themselves and up to three guests. Guests who aren't attending the conference are also welcome.
Location: National Museum Scotland
Dress code: Smart casual

In the event you are unable to attend, you will be able to cancel your place subject to approval and offered a refund minus a £20 administration charge up until 3 May 2023. Please provide written notice of your cancellation to events@oaa-anaes.ac.uk. 

We hope that this event will run as planned, but if the event is cancelled or postponed for any reason, please be assured that you will receive either a full refund or your ticket will be transferred to a new date.

By booking onto any OAA events, you are acknowledging and agreeing with the OAA's event code of conduct


Why sponsor or exhibit at Obstetric Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting 2023?

  • Over 600 attendees expected to attend
  • Raise your company’s visibility in the field and strengthen long-term business relationships
  • A chance to showcase your products in-person and network with delegates from the UK and internationally
  • Be part of the programme by running a sponsored symposium
    All catering will be in the exhibition area to maximise delegate traffic to your stand
  • Delegates will be encouraged to visit the exhibition at the end of each session

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities include:

  • Exhibition stands
  • Industry sponsored symposia
  • Conference app sponsorship
  • Your branding on our badges and lanyards
  • Pull-up banners
  • Delegate capture via scanner hire
  • E-posters
  • Session sponsorship
  • 30 second videos
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