Externally-Approved Events

The following national CPD events are external to the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and have been approved for CPD by the respective Medical Royal College or Faculty.

Events approved for CPD by the Royal College of Anaesthetists can be viewed in the online CPD system or via our online listing of CPD approved national events which is updated on a weekly basis.

Because of the wide range and variety of medical practice it is recognised that doctors working in one specialty may find it helpful to attend CPD events that are more usually appropriate for a different specialty. To facilitate this, CPD events approved by one Medical Royal College or Faculty may be accredited as part of the CPD for a doctor from a different College or Faculty without the need for a second accreditation process.

Further information on the standards necessary for CPD Accreditation can be obtained from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges framework document.

To add an external meeting to the list below please contact events@rcoa.ac.uk.

The IMPACT Course is a two-day course introducing the principles and practice of acute medical care and related knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.

The course is aimed at CT1 and CT2 level doctors in acute medical specialties including Acute Medicine, Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) and General Internal Medicine.

The course is open to delegates at FY2 level who are able to demonstrate a particular interest in pursuing a career in the specialties noted above. FY2 doctors must have completed at least eight months practice in acute medical specialties in their FY2 year before they can attend the course.

IMPACT enables trainee doctors to assess and treat acutely unwell patients and where appropriate gives guidance on when to ask for help. The course provides key point presentations, workshops, 'hands on' skills stations and critically ill patient teaching is given by experienced instructors in a supportive environment.

Designed by the Federation of Royal Medical Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the course is endorsed by the Resuscitation Council UK and the Intensive Care Society. IMPACT has been successfully running throughout the UK since 2004.

For a list of up to date courses and centres please see the IMPACT website.

Clinical Anatomy of the Mitral Valve (Cadaveric Course)


Wednesday, 20 March 2019

To be held at:

Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC), Thomson Building, University Of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Organised by:

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

This multidisciplinary and highly interactive course aims to provide in-depth understanding of cardiac anatomy, with an emphasis on the surgical and echocardiographic anatomy of the mitral valve.

11th Annual APAA Conference: 2-3 May 2019


Thursday, 2 May 2019

To be held at:

Sheffield Hallam University, Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NU

Organised by:

Association of Physicians’ Assistants Anaesthesia (APAA)

This year’s APAA conference will be a change from the usual single day format to include an extra day dedicated to educational sessions. The first day (Thursday 2 May 2019) will cover a variety of clinical skills stations where participants will be able to partake in a variety of specialty techniques using mannequins and state of the art equipment. This will be followed by a drinks reception and dinner. The second day (Friday 3 May 2019) will be a conference set in the Cantor lecture theatre, consisting of talks that will be chaired by educators from Sheffield teaching hospitals.

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