Welcome to the WAIT website

WAIT stands for Wessex Anaesthetists In Training. We hold an annual meeting for Wessex Anaesthetic Trainees on topical and interesting subjects. It is an opportunity to hear educational lectures from leaders in the field as well as speakers on topical training, management and political issues. There is also a chance for trainee presentations on audit & research projects as either platform presentations or posters with prizes awarded by an expert panel.

WAIT 2024

WAIT 2023

WAIT 2023 took place on Thursday 23rd March at Kimbridge Barn, Romsey.


Fantastic programme including....

Posters & Presentations


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WAIT 2022 - Thursday 31st March 2022 at the Three Choirs Vineyards

Welcome to WAIT 2022!!

We are really hoping to make this the social event we have been waiting for, with a great day of inspirational speakers followed by an sparkling wine drinks reception and three course dinner all in the grounds of a stunning vineyard in the South Downs!.


Programme - (Download)

Presentations - (Download Oral & Poster abstracts)

Date: 31st of March 2022

Location: Three Choirs Vineyard, Botley Road, Shedfield, Hampshire, SO32 2HL.

Sponsorship: Kindly sponsored by Karl Storz, Hamilton Medical, The MDU and Gama Aviation

WAIT 2021 - Online, Wednesday 24th March 2021

WAIT 2021 was online via Zoom on Wednesday 24th March 2021, 9am-5pm

Trainee Presentations

Trainee Posters

WAIT 2021 Poster

WAIT 2020

Due to Covid-19 WAIT 2020 is being deferred until 2021

WAIT 2019 - Royal Southern Yacht Club, Thursday 10th October 2019

WAIT 2019 (Surviving the extreme - Antarctica, War, Space, Moutains & Medicolegal) happened on Thursday 10th October 2019 at the Royal Southern Yacht Club

Downloads - Poster / Programme / Programme handout

WAIT 2018 - National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Wednesday 17th October 2018

WAIT 2018 happened on Wednesday 17th October 2018 at The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Downloads - Programme / Poster

WAIT 2017 - Holiday Inn, Winchester. Wednesday 11th October 2017

WAIT 2017 happened on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Winchester

Downloads - Programme / Booklet

WAIT 2016 - Bartley Lodge Hotel, Cadnam. Tuesday 11th October 2016

The WAIT 2016 meeting happened on Tuesday 11th October 2016 at Bartley Lodge Hotel.

There was a fantastic programme (pdf) including talks on :-

WAIT 2015 - Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Thursday 15th October 2015

The WAIT 2015 meeting happened on Thursday 15th October 2015 at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.

There was a fantastic programme including talks on :-

WAIT 2014 - Marwell Zoo, Wednesday 15th October 2014

The WAIT 2014 meeting happened on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at Marwell Zoo.

There was a fantastic programme (PDF) including talks on :-

Also covered on our twitter feed @WAITmeeting

WAIT 2013 - Hilton Southampton (Chilworth), Friday 11th October 2013

The WAIT 2013 meeting happened on Friday 11th October 2013 at The Hilton Southampton.

There were talks on PICU, CPEX, adrenaline in cardiac arrest, medicolegal issues, awareness, OOPE in Australia and Africa, and Kevin Fong finished with an entertaining discussion on risk.

See the twitter feed @WAITmeeting

Downloads - Poster / Programme

WAIT 2012 - Norton Park Spa Hotel, Friday 19th October 2012

The WAIT 2012 meeting happened on Friday 19th October 2012 at Norton Park Spa Hotel just north of Winchester.

The programme included talks on NCEPOD, Pre-Hospital and Trauma medicine, Bariatrics and Simulation, finishing with Suman Biswas from the Amateur Transplants.

Downloads - Poster / Programme.

WAIT 2011 - The Rose Bowl, 21st October 2011

WAIT 2011 happened on Friday the 21st October 2011 at The Rose Bowl (Ageas Bowl) just outside Southampton.

The programme included talks from national figures on 'Matching Michigan', 'Human factors in Airway Management', 'Patient Safety', Out of Programme Experiences, 'Preparing for the Consultant Interview' and finished off with some lively debates.

Wessex Trainees' Airway Prize 2011

This is a new prize run by the Portsmouth Anaesthetic Department and open to all Wessex Anaesthetic Trainees to present Case Reports, Surveys, Audits or Research with an Airway theme.

The prize was attendance at the 2011 PAWS course & £100. More information can be found here or download the poster.

WAIT 2010 - Christchurch Harbour Hotel, 15th October 2010

WAIT 2010 happened on Friday the 15th October 2010 at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel

The programme included 'Why Anaesthetists get sued' by Dr David Bogod, 'Role of device regulation in anaesthesia and critical care safety' by Prof Peter Hutton, Professional development opportunities for trainees, 'Medical TV Script Writing' by Dr Dan Sefton and finishing off with a court room dramatisation. The background documents for the Courtroom drama can be found below.

Downloads - Particulars of Claim / Medical Expert Report / Norfolkchance Expert Report