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About Us

We are the Society for Education and Networking for all Anaesthetists in Wales.  If you work in Wales and you're an Anaesthetist, whether in-training, SAS or Consultant you are automatically a member.

We also encourage allied professionals, including Operating Department Practitioners, Anaesthetic Nurses and Anaesthesia Associates to our meetings. It's great to learn as a team. Please join us if you are a medical student, or perhaps a doctor in-training and thinking about a career in Anaesthesia.  Our meetings are open, friendly and a great way to get to know our community.  You will also find our pricing very competitive compared to other meetings.


We support research, education and governance through our abstract competitions and details of these can be found on the meeting pages.

We also support projects through our SAW Bursary programme click to find out more


Following a meeting, held on November 26th. 1948, at Cardiff Royal Infirmary, convened by Dr.D.S. Jones a notice appeared in the British Medical Journal and "The Lancet". It read: Society of Anaesthetists of Wales. A Society of Anaesthetists of South Wales is in the process of formation and a meeting with this end in view will be held at Cardiff Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, January 12th, 1949, at 8.0.p.m. All those whose main interest is in anaesthesia are invited to attend the meeting.



SAW will be back with a bang and an awesome two-day packed meeting in OCTOBER 2024

We are proudly joint with PAGW (Paediatric Anaesthetists' Group Wales) for a jam-packed two day meeting filled with top quality CPD

10th (SAW day)-11th October (PAGW day) 2024 in central Cardiff

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