Welcome Note

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, we would like to cordially invite you to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) UK, to be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham between 31 October – 2 November 2021.

As you know, we had to postpone our 2020 ASM due to COVID19 pandemic. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the first face to face meeting of DAS after a long gap of three years. There are many reasons to meetup now, including the much awaited academic discussions, social events and of course the missed silver jubilee celebrations.

The highlights include cadaveric airway workshop, case based discussions, pro-con debates on controversial topics, keynote speeches from global airway experts and an innovation session. The workshops will be held on Sunday 31st October, followed by two days of conference with speakers coming from across the globe. The social events during the conference will reflect the rich multi-cultural heritage this city is so proud of.  

Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom and is home to several world-famous sporting venues, museums, canals and it also promises a fantastic multicultural culinary experience. The city is getting ready for the 2022 commonwealth games with lots of new facilities being developed to cater for the visitors from all over the world. Birmingham is also one of the most easily accessible cities in the country, with extensive rail and road networks. Moreover, the international airport is only a 10 minutes train ride from New Street station. 

International Convention Centre (ICC Birmingham), with its state-of-the-art facilities is located in the heart of the city, next to the world famous Symphony hall and Birmingham library on the Broad Street with the lots of pubs, restaurants and hotels close by.  

Since the Society was established in 1995, this is the first time a DAS conference is being held in Birmingham and we will strive hard to make sure this will be a memorable experience for the attendees of DAS 2020. 

We look forward to seeing you. 

Dr Achuthan Sajayan


Dr Rajneesh Sachdeva


Important Dates

Registration Open

1 April 2021


Abstract Submission Open

1 April 2021


Abstract Submission Closes

19 July 2021

Abstract Review

5-23 August 2021

Notification to Authors

30 August 2021


End of Early Registration

15 September 2021

Conference Begins








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