AAGBI President-Elect to speak at Summer Meeting

02/06/2014

Barema are delighted to confirm that AAGBI's President-Elect, Dr Andrew Hartle, will be guest speaker at this year's summer meeting, giving the after-dinner speech at the evening conference dinner.

Consultant anaesthetist and intensivist, Dr Andrew Hartle is based at St Mary’s Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He is very active in promoting anaesthesia and constantly looking to improve patient care both, through his day to day role at St Mary's and via the Association. 

Andrew drew media attention after a chance encounter with Lord Coe whilst Andrew was volunteering at the London 2012 Olympics. Having been on duty during the 7/7 London bombings, he told Lord Coe that, "I saw the worst of mankind that morning, and now I’m into this and I’ve seen the best." Lord Coe went on to quote Andrew's words at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games. 

Barema and the AAGBI have a close partnership stretching back over 40 years. The AAGBI represents the medical and political views of over 10,500 anaesthetists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and, through its overseas membership, has close contact with anaesthetists in many other countries.

As President, Andrew will be leading the AAGBI in its aims of promoting and advancing education, safety and research in anaesthesia, as well as the professional aspects of the specialty and the welfare of individual anaesthetists.

See details and register for the summer meeting here