TopMedTalk is covering the flagship meeting of the Royal College of Anaesthetists from the British Museum, London.

In this piece, discussion is had about the importance of perioperative medicine leading to conversation about the naming of the conference and differences between terminology; are you an ‘anaesthetist’ or an ‘anaesthesiologist’?

The contributors emphasise the global perspective as well as telling you some of the things you should be looking forward to as our coverage progresses over the next few days.

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Presented by Monty Mythen, Joff Lacey and Desiree Chappell with their guest Mike Grocott, Professor of anasthesia and critical care at the University of Southampton and one of the co-organisers of the meeting.