Other activities

  Wednesday Evening Drinks Reception

Wednesday 04 July 2018

On Wednesday after the scientific lectures finish there will be an informal gathering for drinks in the exhibition area, an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues and discover more about working abroad, anaesthesia sub-specialties, LTFT and much more. This is free to attend and there is no need to book.

Start Time:

Location: Conference Foyer


  Thursday Evening - Annual Dinner and Dance

Join the party at the GAT Annual dinner and dance
Thursday 05 July 2018

We have organised a cracking social event for delegates attending the GAT Annual Scientific Meeting.

The annual dinner and dance will take place on the Thursday evening, and will give you the chance to meet with colleagues old and new, sample some delicious food and drink and let your hair down on the dance floor. This year’s event will be held at the Trades Hall. We encourage a black tie dress code; however, feel free to express yourself in whatever attire takes your fancy! 

Start Time: 1930 drinks reception, call to dinner 2000
Finish: 00.00

Location: Trades Hall, Glasgow
Cost: £55 (To include - drinks reception, three course dinner, wine and entertainment)

To book: You can purchase your dinner ticket when booking online for the GAT ASM 2018. If you have already booked and would like to add this on to your booking please call +44 207 631 8888

Online booking is no longer available for the dinner. Please enquire about availability at the enquiries desk.


 Parent & Baby Room

Don’t miss out on informative lectures and networking with colleagues at GAT ASM 2018. The parent and baby room is a resource room where the lectures from the conference’s main auditorium will be streamed. This will allow you to keep up to date on the conference proceedings whilst looking after your children within the comfort of an informal setting.



We are delighted to be supporting two worthwhile causes during this year’s GAT ASM:

•    AAGBI’s SAFE Africa campaign
•    Scotland-based charity Medics Against Violence

There will be different activities taking place across the three days in Glasgow. We will be very grateful for your participation and support.

GAT bake competition & cake sale
The GAT bake competition and cake sale will take place on day one of the GAT ASM, Wednesday 04 July 2018, 1500-1530.

  • Prizes to be awarded will include Best GATeaux (overall bake), Best Veggie Bake, Most More-ish and The Showstopper
  • In celebration of the NHS 70th birthday #Big7Tea
  • £2 minimum donation per item - every penny will support the GAT ASM chosen causes

If you are interested in entering a bake, please email fundraising@aagbi.org for more information.

5K charity fun run
The 5K charity fun run will take place on day two of the GAT ASM, Thursday 05 July 2018. Meet us at 0700 outside the Hilton Glasgow to follow a scenic route around Glasgow and the River Clyde. All abilities are welcome, whether you plan to run, jog or speed walk!

There is a suggested donation of £10 to participate, which will support the GAT ASM chosen causes. Registration and cash donations can be made at the enquiries desk from Wednesday 04 July 2018.

Dinner donations
We will be collecting charity donations at the annual dinner and dance, taking place on the evening of Thursday 05 July 2018, 1930-00.00. Each place setting will include a miniature bottle of whisky, for which there is a suggested donation of £5 that will be donated to the GAT ASM chosen causes.

GAT Raffle
We have some fantastic prizes in store for this year’s raffle. Tickets will cost £2 each (or £5 for a strip) and can be purchased over the three days, either from the AAGBI fundraising stand or from one of our roaming volunteers. Winners will be drawn on day three of the GAT ASM, Friday 05 July 2018, 1515-1545. Good luck!

Other ways to get involved:

  • The GAT Committee are climbing the national three peaks in aid of SAFE Africa! Sponsor the Great GAT Challenge here
  • Visit the AAGBI fundraising stand to find out more about the GAT ASM chosen causes
  • Make a donation online to SAFE Africa here or Medics Against Violence here
  • You can also donate £10 to SAFE Africa by texting GATS18 £10 to 70070
  • Donate £10 to Medics Against Violence by texting GATS07 £10 to 70070

If you have any questions regarding fundraising at GAT ASM 2018 please email fundraising@aagbi.org.