SASWR Scientific meeting: May 23-24 2018 in Taunton

This spring meeting has been organised by Helen Hopwood and Julie Lewis, from the Taunton department of Anaesthesia. The excellent programme is available on our website, as is the registration form. Please note that in order to avoid the M5 on the Friday before half term, there is a break with tradition, and the meeting will be on Wednesday and Thursday.

Hopefully the meeting will get of to an active start with keener members cycling to the venue. Find out who your cycling champion is now!
There will be a poster prize for trainees sponsored by Aguettant so please encourage your trainees to enter their work. Details about poster submissions are on the website, the deadline this time is May 11th.

Meeting venue
The meeting will take place at Somerset County Cricket Club. It is a few minutes walk from Taunton railway station, and easy to find from junction 25 on the M5. There is ample free parking at the cricket ground.

There are plenty of hotels in Taunton. It is usually cheaper to book online, than to negotiate a group-booking rate, so please book via websites such as;;

Academic programme
Helen and Julie have put together a varied and interesting programme, including local, regional and national speakers. Sessions include clinical updates on renal and vascular anaesthesia, QI, research and financial advice, and guest speakers talking about Nepal and the South Pole. The draft programme is available on the SASWR website.

Registration is via our website. Please read the policy on refunds at the foot of the registration form. Certificates of attendance will be available at the meeting.

Trade exhibition
Trade stands will be displayed outside the meeting area where tea and coffee will be served. Please visit the Trade stands and let them know their continued support is appreciated. 

Lunch is included in the registration fee.

Society evening event
We are hosting a ceilidh at beautiful Hestercombe House, so bring your dancing shoes.

I hope to see as many people as possible in Taunton in May. Please would you register as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 4th May. Any registrations after 16th May will need to be direct with Helen ( or Julie ( We look forward to seeing you there.
Best wishes,
Pippa Dix
Hon Sec, SASWR