The PostGraduate Assembly (PGA) of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists is one of the largest international gatherings of anaesthesiologists, and is committed to innovative approaches to ongoing education. Given this commitment to continuing learning combined with the success of prior Supplements, the PGA has again joined with the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) to produce a BJA/PGA Special Issue based on a selection of clinically relevant lectures from PGA67 held in New York City, December 13–17, 2013. The PGA is the premiere international annual meeting with more than 6000 attendees; of whom, more than 30% are from outside the USA. This collaborative international project thus represents an opportunity to enhance the educational missions of both the PGA and the BJA. Again the BJA is sponsoring a Scientific Panel of international experts on a timely topic.