Event Listings

RCNi Revalidation Study Days

2 March 2017 to 31 December 2017, Various locations

Taking place across the country during 2017, the RCNi Revalidation Study Days promise to explain this daunting process in full, with in-depth presentations given by expert speakers and the official NMC revalidation forms brought to life through group discussions and workshops.

ECG Clinical Workshop

14 June 2017 to 14 June 2017, London

Brought to you by the RCNi and Knowledge4Nurses, this CPD-accredited course is designed for any nurse who needs to improve their ECG reading knowledge.

The course delivers an intense whole day, CPD-accredited workshop to equip the delegate with the skills and knowledge to understand ECGs in an innovative way.

BARNA Annual Conference 2017

16 June 2017 to 16 June 2017, London

Annual BARNA Conference 2017 – Revalidate your clinical practice

Nurse-led clinics: Preoperative assessment (two-day programme)

22 June 2017 to 23 June 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This event will allow participants to update and enhance their knowledge within the speciality of preoperative assessment. The study days cover a wide range of clinical and organisational topics facilitated by specialist nurses and consultant anaesthetists.

Recovery Care of Children

6 July 2017 to 6 July 2017, London

Essential and popular one-day course for theatre professionals involved in the perioperative care of children.

Medicines Management study day

11 July 2017 to 11 July 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

To provide an overview of the risks associated with medicine management and the outcomes following an error or incident.

The Royal Marsden National Cancer Pain Study Day

13 September 2017 to 13 September 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This study day aims to provide an overview and update on current issues in cancer pain management.

TCI and BIS Practicum

22 September 2017 to 22 September 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

A highly practical one day course ideal for specialist trainees, Post-fellowship trainees and Consultants.

Chronic Pain Management Conference

2 October 2017 to 3 October 2017, London

New scientific discoveries have brought about some significant advances in the understanding of why differing approaches to the management of chronic pain are needed. There is growing evidence for the application of ultrasonography, radiofrequency ablation and neuromodulation in chronic pain management for both diagnostic and treatment applications. Techniques such as epigenetics and the use of risk stratification tools will enable personalised medicine. The quality of clinical research and lessons learned from opioid addiction have enabled the clinician to better advise their patients on the best treatments for them.

Anaesthesia for Major Surgery: What's New?

12 October 2017 to 12 October 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This year’s topics will cover various aspects of anaesthesia management of major surgical patients, including pre-operative assessment, intra-operative monitoring, evidence based practice of fluid and haemorrhage management and problem-based solutions.

The Royal Marsden palliative care study day

16 October 2017 to 16 October 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This day focuses on issues relating to palliative care based on the best available evidence, with lectures delivered by experienced professionals considered to be experts in their field

Paediatric Palliative Care study day

19 October 2017 to 19 October 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

Children and Young People Oncology Palliative Care Study Day: improving clinical practice

The day will update practitioners on current practice in managing this patient group and the evidence base to inform practice.


1 November 2017 to 4 November 2017, Luna Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN] invites you to attend the 4th International Conference for PeriAnaesthesia Nurses to be held at Luna Park in Sydney, New South Wales. With the conference venue set on beautiful Sydney Harbour, our theme is Tides of Change, with advocacy, education & research being the focus of the conference.

The 10th Royal Marsden Pain and Opioid Conference

16 November 2017 to 17 November 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This conference presents new information concerning opioids, examining scientific and clinical subjects germane to patients and practitioners.

The Essence of Clinical Aromatherapy

25 November 2017 to 25 November 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This unique international seminar for aromatherapy in hospital and hospice care brings together researchers, experts and practitioners for a full day of education, networking and inspiration.

An Introduction to Nutrition and Cancer in Practice

7 December 2017 to 7 December 2017, The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

The study day is aimed at dietitians, nurses and other health care professionals who are relatively new to the field of oncology or work in oncology as part of a mixed caseload.


18 June 2018 to 20 June 2018, Budapest, Hungary

13th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists.

It is a great honour and pleasure for the Hungarian Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Intensive Care Nurses (HANA) to host the 13th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists in Budapest in 2018.

Past Events

BARNA Annual Conference

10 November 2012, London, UK

The British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA) annual conference 2012 took place at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on 10 November 2012.

BARNA presents: Patient Warming: Back to Basics

15 November 2013, Epsom General Hospital

A free joint study day by BARNA, EOC and Mölnlycke.

ASPAN Annual Conference

27 April 2014 to 1 May 2014, Las Vegas, USA

The American Society of Peri-Anaesthesia Nurses is delighted to be holding its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada between 27 April – 1 May 2014.

BARNA Annual Conference 2014

6 June 2014 to 6 June 2014, Greenwich University, London

The British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA) 2014 annual conference.

Study day: The Obese Patient

3 October 2014 to 3 October 2014, RCN HQ, London, UK

Talks, top tips and discussions on nursing the obese patient through surgery including pre, intra and post operative phases.

This study day is open to all nurses and operating department practitioners working in anaesthetics, theatre and recovery (PACU).

Joint study day from BARNA, SOBA (The Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia) and the RCN (Royal College of Nursing).


Annual IARNA Conference

4 October 2014, Killenard Co. Laois, Ireland

The Irish Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association will host the 12th Annual Conference at The Heritage Resort in Killenard Co. Laois on 4th October 2014. We look forward to seeing you all there.

BARNA Talks: Education and Revalidation

30 January 2016 to 30 January 2016, Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St., London, WC2B 5DA

Whether you are a manager or nurse working in anaesthetics / PACU this meeting will be valuable to you. The sessions will be informal and interactive.

World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists

13 May 2016 to 16 May 2016, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK


The British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA) is hosting the 12th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists in the United Kingdom on behalf of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA). It will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Clyde Auditorium, in Glasgow, UK!


15 September 2016 to 17 September 2016, Turku, Finland

We have the privilege to invite you to the 14th NOKIAS congress in Turku on 15th - 17th September 2016. The Finnish Association of Nurse Anesthetists, FANA, is proud to be hosting NOKIAS2016, the Nordic congress for Intensive Care Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists. The theme of the congress is “With the patient in focus” covering different fields of our specialties related to anesthesia and intensive care.

IARNA 2016 Conference

1 October 2016 to 1 October 2016, Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Irish Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association

Registration for the 14th National IARNA Conference 2016 is now open!

The Operating Theatre Summit and Exhibition 2016 (London)

4 October 2016 to 4 October 2016, University of London

Our London conference builds on the success of our previous conference delivered in Manchester which attracted a wide audience of operating theatre professionals. Delegates discussed the key issues and challenges facing operating theatre professionals and debated future changes facing the profession.

Innovation and service developments in Operating Theatres

11 October 2016 to 11 October 2016, Royal College of General Practitioners, London

The 4th conference explores developing roles and skills within the operating theatre and looks at some key management issues too. Local initiatives combined with a national policy agenda delivered by theatre professionals from all over the UK make this event a must for theatre managers and senior perioperative professionals. The day also provides an excellent opportunity for face to face networking and exchanging experiences and ideas.

RCN International Centenary Conference

22 November 2016 to 23 September 2016, QEII Centre, London

The RCN International Centenary Conference is a unique international nursing event which will reflect on the past 100 years of nursing and help plan for the next 100, whilst celebrating the RCN’s centenary.

Health care leaders from around the world will deliver keynote speeches and our five core themes cover a broad scope of topics, from technology and innovation to society, communities and relationships. 

Listen. Explore. Inspire.

UK-Med recruitment information session

11 February 2017 to 11 February 2017, London

UK-Med is recruiting experienced OT practitioners with an interest in humanitarian work to join the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) - which deploys to sudden onset disasters, such as earthquake and tsunami, on behalf of the UK Government.

Safe Staffing Summit: A Practical Guide to Safe and Effective Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix

22 February 2017 to 22 February 2017, The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

This national summit will focus on delivering safe staffing and improving nurse staffing levels in line with the new National Framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff and the National Quality Board expectations which are reflected in the Care Quality Commission inspection framework.  

Preoperative Assessment and Optimisation of the Older Surgical Patient

15 March 2017 to 16 March 2017, Wellcome Collection, London

It is increasingly recognised that there is a need to have geriatric medicine input in surgical pathways for older people to improve patient outcomes & experiences. However the introduction of geriatric medicine specialists into complex surgical environments is highly challenging and evidence of successful service developments is sparse.

AfPP and RCN Perioperative Forum Workshop

18 March 2017 to 18 March 2017, RCN HQ, 20 Cavendish Square, London

Breaking down barriers, driving up standards: the role of the perioperative team
Joint AfPP and RCN Perioperative Forum Workshop
Over the last 68 years the NHS has undergone radical transformation. Do you ever wonder what your role will look like in 10 years from now?

Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning for Clinicians and Managers

25 April 2017 to 25 April 2017, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning for Clinicians and Managers in Health and Social Care

This conference will provide a practical guide to handling, investigating, responding and learning from complaints in health and social care. Through national updates, practical case studies and in depth expert sessions the conference aims to improve the effectiveness of complaints handling within your service, and ensure that complaints lead to change and improvements in patient care.

Effective Nurse Director

26 April 2017 to 26 April 2017, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This Summit aims to bring together current and aspiring Nurse Directors together to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice. 

Cancer Nursing Practice Conference

27 April 2017 to 27 April 2017, The Christie Hospital, Manchester

Aimed at cancer nurses working in a variety of settings, this conference will provide attendees with learning outcomes that can be applied in practice and will explore the issues faced by Cancer Nursing professionals today.

EORNA Congress

4 May 2017 to 7 May 2017, Rhodes Island, Greece

On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th Congress of the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA). The congress will be held in Rhodes island – Greece from the 4th to the 7th of May 2017. It will be a great moment bringing together all committed nurses, leaders and perioperative professionals.

Breast Surgery as Day Surgery

11 May 2017 to 11 May 2017, The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Until recently, the standard of care in the UK for women requiring non-reconstructive breast cancer surgery (i.e. mastectomy or wide local excision with or without any axillary surgery) was for in-patient admission, the duration of which was dictated by the routine use of wound drains.  Despite the demonstrable benefits associated with reducing length of stay and same day discharge being a breast peer review outcome, national variation in duration of admission persists. The challenge in reducing this and standardising care requires an understanding of health professional misperceptions and service organisation issues preventing demonstrably safe change to clinical practice that patient feedback confirms is associated with good experience of care.

Pain Management Workshop

12 May 2017 to 12 May 2017, Royal College of Anaesthetists, London

Bought to you by the RCNi and Knowledge4Nurses, the workshop promises to improve nurses skills and knowledge in pain management with fun, educational interactive sessions which leave each nurse fully prepared to implement their learning into their job

Caldicott Guardians: National Annual Conference

15 May 2017 to 15 May 2017, De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

CONFIRMED TO SPEAK: Dame Fiona Caldicott, National Data Guardian confirmed to give update on the National Data Security

Review and implications of the recommendations for Caldicott Guardians. 

We are pleased to announce the fifth national Caldicott Guardians Conference. The conference will be chaired and has been produced in association  with Christopher Fincken, Chair, The UK Caldicott Guardian Council. 

Anaesthetic and Recovery Care

5 June 2017 to 7 June 2017, British Orthodontic Society, London

The popular course for anaesthetics and recovery care nurses and operating department practitioners. The three-day programme is an excellent opportunity for theatre professionals to explore current principles in practice. The course is intense but provision will be made to ensure candidates are given every opportunity to develop knowledge and skills

Airway management course for anaesthetic and recovery nurses and ODP's

7 June 2017 to 7 June 2017, Guy's Hospital, London

Topics to be covered on this popular airway management course:

Difficult Airway Trolley and Equipment

Case Based Discussions

DAS Guidelines 

Barna. British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association