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On 24th June 2020 the College of Anesthesiologists of Ireland hosted a webinar focused on the “Delivery of Non Covid Services in a COVID environment”. Many thanks to Dr Brian Kinirons, President, CAI; Dr Niamh Hayes, Chair of Education Committee CAI, Prof Martin Cormican, HSE, Dr Vida Hamilton, HSE, Ms Debbie Mc Namara, RCSI/National Surgery Clinical Care Programme and Mr Paul Gallagher, Ireland East Hospital Group for their participation in this event. Here is a link to a recording of the webinar ( free access requires registration) : https://dv4.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/ce46a490925645b69bac37b025673fe71d   Links to documents referenced

This year’s winner of the Delaney Medal Competition was Dr Dylan Finnerty for his project entitled  “a Prospective, Randomised, Double-Blind Clinical Trial comparing Erector Spinae Plane Block with Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Quality of Recovery and Morbidity after Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery” [ppt]. One of the panel of judges Professor Adam Sapirstein of Johns Hopkins Medical Centre, US described Dr Finerty’s work as “A tour de force project and presentation. A clinical trial that can change practice is a profound undertaking. The presenter demonstrated how and why this was

The Health Research Board (HRB), the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI), and the Irish Clinical Academic Training programme (ICAT) come together to boost research careers amongst Ireland's future academic clinicians. With this initiative, clinicians in anaesthesiology, intensive care and / or pain medicine will soon have further opportunities to pursue careers as academic clinicians and gain valuable skills in combining clinical research with their clinical practice. Dr Mairead O'Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer at the Health Research Board said, 'We're delighted to play our part in increasing the number of highly skilled clinician

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland  are delighted to announce a webinar titled “Delivery of Non COVID services in a COVID environment” on Wednesday June 24th  from 18:00pm-19:30pm. A number of speakers will present education pieces relating to a return to non-Covid-19 work patterns and a restart of surgical services. This event will be free to register and is currently approved for 1.5 CPD points. We hope you will join us! Click for programme and registration details here Delivery of Non Covid Programme copy    

With the kind support of CAI and our consultant colleagues we have a planned a CAT Career Progression Evening virtual session for Monday June 22nd at 18.30. We look forward to an evening of fantastic talks from an array of  Anaesthesiologists.  If you are interested in virtually attending this event please see the programme schedule here at CAT Virtual Career Progression Evening

The recording of the 2020 Virtual Conferring Ceremony is available on this link: https://dv4.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/aa62ace422cd4f4aa10e1d1230dff1941d   The brochure of the 2020 Virtual Conferring Ceremony is available on this link: https://cai.preview.foleon.com/brochures/conferring-2020/welcome/   

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland invites medical students to submit an essay on the topic of "Anaesthesia Safety - What do our Patients expect?". The winner will be awarded a €500 prize and must be available to give a short presentation about their essay at the National Patient Safety Meeting in November 2020. 2nd Place: €250 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2020 3rd place: €100 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2020 The competition is open to all students in their clinical years. We also accept essays form students graduating