The 2020 AfPP Annual Conference: Caring for those who Care

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) is the UK’s leading membership organisation dedicated to theatre practitioners and improving perioperative care. We aim to enhance the quality of care and patient safety by constantly developing and promoting the leading standards for perioperative practice.




10 – 13 September at University of York

“The AfPP Conference is a brilliant experience. I always leave feeling inspired and motivated”.
Sam Luff, Operating Department Practitioner

The AfPP Annual Conference is our flagship event. With a packed programme covering a diverse range of subjects, it’s guaranteed to educate, challenge and inspire you. There’s a fantastic line up of speakers and the conference will give you the opportunity to learn from experts and network with other practitioners.

You can expect lectures on best practice, future developments and topical themes; hands-on surgical skills workshops, and speed education workshops from exhibitors. There’s also a great line-up of evening entertainment!

Topics for 2020 include Whistleblowing, Sustainability, Difficult Airways and The Future of Surgery. Speakers include Dr Phil Hammond, doctor, journalist, broadcaster and comedian; Corinne Hutton, author, speaker and double hand transplant recipient; Professor Simon Kay OBE, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon; and Peter Duffy, FRCS MD, Consultant Urologist and author.

We have three different residential packages starting at £80 (student members). These all include 2 days education, accommodation, meals and beverages. We also have a one day package starting at £60. AfPP members benefit from a generous discount

You also have the option to spread your payments over a number of months

Call 01423 881 300 to join AfPP today and benefit from the member rate (annual membership must be paid in full to benefit from the reduced delegate rate).

“Lots of amazing and inspirational stories and educational speakers, and the opportunity to meet loads of amazing people from all aspects of the perioperative environment. Every aspect of the weekend was educational and informative. Thank you to everyone who took the time to prepare and present to us! Absolutely amazing, I will definitely be back next year.”

Laura Middlehurst, Student Operating Department Practitioner

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