Upcoming Events

HAS Scientific meeting 2024: Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th September 2024

The Conference will be held on Wednesday 25th September (all day) and Thursday 26th September (morning) at the Three Swans Hotel, 21 High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ. (Telephone 01858 466 644).

Peter Featherstone (peterjfeatherstone@yahoo.co.uk) is organising the Scientific Meeting, and Kenneth MacLeod (kennethmacleod1@icloud.com) the domestic arrangements.

The Conference will follow the usual format of presentations all day on the Wednesday and on the Thursday morning. Dr Alistair McKenzie will deliver a Blessed Chloroform Lecture on the Thursday.
The AGM will be held on the Wednesday afternoon.
There will be the President’s Reception and the Conference Dinner on the Wednesday evening.

Information for those wanting to present papers is available here. Presentations from Trainees are particularly welcome, and those selected to present will be invited to attend the Meeting and Dinner as guests of the Society.

Unlike previous years, there will be no block booking for lunch at the end of the meeting on the Thursday, but the hotel dining room is available for those that wish.

The registration form is available here. The registration fee includes a buffet lunch on the Wednesday and coffee / tea breaks. Registration is free to Anaesthetic Trainees and Medical Students whether presenting a paper or not.

Accommodation; Attendees will need to book their own accommodation.
There are some rooms reserved at the Three Swans until 31st August, at a preferential rate of £80 per night single, £92.50 double, per night. To book, phone 01858 466 644, quoting BK077010. 50% payment will be required on booking, and the remainder by 31st August.

There is also a Travel Lodge very close by (+44 871 984 64740), as well as assorted B&Bs, Airbnbs etc.

Market Harborough’s story spans the Middle Ages, the Civil War, and the Regency. The town’s heyday was as an important stopping place for the stagecoaches between London and Manchester, and the Three Swans Hotel was the principal coaching inn. The coming of the canals and the railways ended this, but the atmosphere remains. The site of the inn’s stabling is now their conference and wedding venue. The hotel is comfortable and homely, serving the town as it has for the last five hundred years.

Modern Market Harborough has excellent road and rail connections. The town centre has never been encumbered by town planning, and has a good collection of shops and cafes. The hotel has its own car park.

Mayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology Centennial meeting - joint with Anesthesia History Association: Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th April 2025

​​The Mayo Department of Anesthesiology is holding a centennial meeting (joint with the Anesthesia History Association) at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota from Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th April 2025.   The programme will contain ample time for free papers on the history of anaesthesia, critical care, and pain medicine.  More details to follow.

International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia: September 2025

The next ISHA will be held in Paris in September 2025.
For more details see the ISHA website (under construction at time of posting)