Welcome Letter

​​​It is with great pleasure that BARNA (British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association) is hosting the 12th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists in the UK on behalf of IFNA (International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists). The venue is the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre), the famous Clyde Auditorium, in Glasgow, Scotland – a perfect location for this prestigious event and we would be delighted if you would come and join us!​

This is a wonderful opportunity for Nurses working in anesthesia from around the world to come together and share in their practice and professional camaraderie.  The term 'Nurse Anesthetist' is used widely across the rest of the world and every country may work slightly differently to another.

I want to assure you that the World Congress is the perfect forum for anesthetic and recovery nurses and any other allied health professionals with an interest in this speciality to attend as we endeavour to 'build bridges between nurses in anesthesia'.

We are developing a stimulating scientific program to include airway management, both paediatric and adult, obstetrics, pain and bariatric management, to name just a few.

Networking with colleagues from across the globe is always fun, so please come to Glasgow, enjoy the warm Scottish hospitality and be a part of WCNA 2016!

This is the first time the congress has been held in the UK and in Scotland, a beautiful part of the world full of some of the most striking countryside, in contrast with its seven cities, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling. There are many castles steeped in history and some wonderful wildlife too, not to mention the spectacular golf courses! The plentiful lochs are just waiting for you to come and appreciate their awe and splendour. Who knows, perhaps you may spot the Loch Ness Monster!

It is an honour to welcome each and every one of you and we cannot wait to meet you all.​

Manda Dunne


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