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The 2019 Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

The Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine, will take place on 9th and 10th May 2019 at Croke Park. This is the highlight of our Education Calendar, and includes high profile national and international speakers. Congress delegates can also attend workshops and breakout sessions throughout the meeting, with sub-specialty sessions.

The Congress also provides an opportunity for our trainees and registrars to present on subjects related to anaesthetic practice. In conjunction with the Annual Congress we host several social events including the Annual Gala Dinner, which offers a fantastic opportunity for old friends and colleagues to meet and socialise.

Annual Congress Information

Schedule for Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine: Download the Programme for the Annual Congress 2019 (.pdf)

* Please note the Schedule may be subject to minor changes.

Dates: 9th and 10th May 2019

Venue: Croke Park Dublin (Main Hogan Suite and Canal Suite 2)

Registration reopens on Thursday the 9th of May at 07:30am.

Registration Times:

Thursday 9th May: Registration desk opens at 07:30am.

Friday 10th May: Registration desk opens at 07.15am.

For further information contact: Áine Mitchell, amitchell@coa.ie

The Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Programme 2019

01 08:30 – 10:00

Main Hogan Suite

Will technology make us obsolete or can we work with it to improve patient outcomes?

Chairperson: Dr Brian O’Brien (Cork University Hospital)

Anaesthesia data in the era of machine learning  

Dr Tom Wall (Mater University Hospital, Dublin)

The future of monitoring

Dr Thomas Scheeren (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Integrating technology into anaesthesiology practice in China

Dr Xiuhua Zhang  (Beijing, China)

02 08:30 – 10:00

Canal Suite II

Paediatric Anaesthesia

Chairperson: Dr Suzanne Cronly (Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin)

TIVA for children

Dr Gillian Lauder (Children’s Hospital Vancouver)

Anaesthesia for the Floppy Infant

Dr Chris Holmes (Temple Street Children’s University Hospital)

The neonatal and paediatric standardised concentration infusion project

Dr Cormac Breathnach (Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin)

03 08:30 – 10:00

 

Level 5 Corridor: e-Poster Presentations
04 10:00 – 10:30

Exhibition

Tea/Coffee and Trade Exhibition
05 10.30 – 11:00

Main Hogan Suite

Welcome by President  

Plenary Lecture:

Chairperson: President – Dr Brian Kinirons

Growing the next generation of research leaders

Professor Kate Leslie (Melbourne, Australia )

06 11.00 – 12:30

Main Hogan Suite

Getting the POST into Perioperative Medicine

Chairperson: Professor Donal Buggy (Mater University Hospital, Dublin)

How to get the postoperative period into perioperative medicine practice

Professor Monty Mythen (University College London, United Kingdom) 

Wireless monitoring postop and links to outcomes

Dr Thomas Scheeran (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Could periperative medicine actually improve patients outcomes? The EPOCH Trial

Professor Rupert Pearse (Royal London Hospital, United Kingdom)

07 11.00 – 12:30

Canal Suite II

ICU Session: Too old for ICU?

Chairpersons: Dr Brian Marsh (Mater University Hospital, Dublin)

and Dr Catherine Motherway (University Hospital Limerick)

The very old intensive care patient study – what we learned

Professor Hans Flatten (Bergen, Norway)

Traumatic brain injury in an elderly population

Professor David Menon (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Blood pressure as a target for elderly patients with shock

Professor Shelley Magder (Montreal, Canada)

Development of a prognostic tool for very old ICU patients 

Professor Hans Flaatten (Bergen, Norway)

08 11:00 – 12:30

 

Level 5 Corridor: e-Poster Presentation
09 12.30 – 13:30

Exhibition

Lunch and Trade Exhibition
10 12.30 – 13:30

Canal Suite II

CAI AGM

Chairperson: Honorary Secretary College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland – Dr Anne Hennessy

Packed lunch included

11 13.30 – 15:00

Main Hogan Suite

Anaphylaxis in Anaesthesiology

Chairperson: Dr Anne Hennessy (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin)

The science of anaphylaxis from the clinical immunologists’ view

Dr Con Feighery (St James’s Hospital, Dublin)

NAP6: Perioperative Anaphylaxis 

Professor Tim Cook (Bath, United Kingdom)

Other lessons from NAP6

Dr Immanuel Hennessy (Auckland, New Zealand)

12 13.30 – 15:00

Canal Suite II

ICU Session: Improving outcomes in Neurocritical Care

Chairpersons:

Dr Rob Plant (Cork University Hospital) and Dr Rory Dwyer (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin)

Optimising oxygen delivery to the injured brain with transfusion &prognostication after traumatic brain injury

Professor Alex Turgeon (Quebec, Canada)

A wiser approach to second tier therapies

Professor David Menon (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Decompressive craniectomy: indications, techniques and complications

Professor Andrew Maas (Bergin, Belgium)

Prognostication after traumatic brain injury

Professor Alexis Turgeon (Quebec, Canada)

13 13:30 – 15:00

 

Level 5 Corridor: e-Posters Presentations
14 15.00 – 15:30 Tea and Coffee
15 15.00 – 15:30

Canal Suite II

CAT AGM
16 15.30 – 16.00

Main Hogan Suite

Plenary

Chairperson: Professor Ger Curley (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin)

Mechanical ventilation: State of the Art

Dr Laurent Brochard (Toronto, Canada)

17 16.00 – 17.30

Main Hogan Suite

Fluids in perioperative organ protection during major surgery

Chair: Dr Kevin Clarkson (University Hospital Galway)

Crystalloid or colloid and a little or a lot?

Dr Leo Kevin (University Hospital Galway)

Goal directed therapy: Is it still critical?

Professor Rupert Pearse (Royal Hospital London, United Kingdom)

New concepts in patient controlled fluids

Professor Monty Mythen (Univesity College London, United Kingdom)

18 16.00 – 17.30

Canal Suite II

ICU Session: Monitoring in ICU: worth the effort?

Chairpersons: Dr Ed Carton (Mater University Hospital, Dublin)

and Dr Alan Gaffney (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin)

CVP: much maligned and misunderstood

Professor Sheldon Magder (Montreal, Canada)

Echocardiography is the best cardiovascular monitor of all

Dr Antoine Viellard-Barron (Paris, France)

Esophageal pressure monitors – for researchers only?

Professor Laurent Brochard (Toronto, Canada)

To cool the injured brain – how long, how long, if at all?

Professor Alistair Nichol (University College Dublin)

19 16:00 – 17:30

 

Level 5 Corridor: e-Posters Final Presentations
20 17:30 – 18:30

Canal Suite II

ISRA AGM
01 08:00 – 09:30

Main Hogan Suite

Caring for the carers: maintaining wellness and resilience

Chairpersons: Dr Sinéad Farrell (Chairperson CAT) and

Dr Camillus Power (Tallaght Hospital, Dublin)

Mindfulness

Dr Stephen Mannion (South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork )

Can we pursue excellence using simulation?

Dr Helen Higham (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Anaesthesia non-technical skills

Professor Rhonna Flin (Scotland, United Kingdom)

02 08:00 – 09:30

Canal Suite II

Delaney/Abbvie Young Investigators Presentations

Chairperson: Professor George Shorten (Cork University Hospital)

02 08:00 – 09:30

Canal Café

ISRA Workshop

Ultrasound on Lower Limb Blocks

Places are limited and must be pre-booked. To book email amitchell@coa.ie

03 09:30 – 10:00 Tea/ Coffee and Trade Exhibition
04 10.00 – 11:00

Main Hogan Suite

Plenary Lecture

Chairperson: Professor Donal Buggy (Mater University Hospital, Dublin)

The BALANCED Trial

Professor Kate Leslie (Melbourne, Australia)

Plenary Lecture

Chairperson: Professor Ger Curley (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin)

The changing landscape of traumatic brain injury care, research and the role of neurosurgery

Professor Andrew Maas (Bergin, Belgium)

05 11.00 – 12:30

Main Hogan Suite

Obstetric Anaesthesia

Chairperson: Dr Joseph Costello (University Hospital, Galway)

Labour analgesia in China

Professor Xiuli Wang(China)

TTE in maternal morbidity

Dr Janette Brohan (Cork University Hospital)

Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus (PIEB) analgesia in labour

Professor Marc van De Velde (Leuven, Belgium)

06 11.00 – 12:30

Canal Suite II

ICU Session: The Future of Infections in ICU

Chairpersons: Professor Ger Curley (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin) and Dr Tony Ryan (St James’s Hospital Dublin)

Rapid diagnostics for infection

Dr Ronan McMullan (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Different cardiovascular phenotypes in septic shock

Dr Antoine Vieillard-Barron (Paris, France)

Novel antibiotics to overcome resistance

Dr Ignacio Loeches (St. James’s Hospital, Dublin)

De-resuscitation in sepsis

Dr Jon Silversides (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

07 12.30 – 13:30

Catering Area

Lunch and Trade Exhibition
08 12.30 – 13:30

Main Hogan Suite

Model of Care for Anaesthesiology – National Clinical Programme for Anaesthesia

Dr Jeremy Smith, Clinical Lead, National Clinical Programme for Anaesthesia

Packed lunch provided

09 12.30 – 13:30

Canal Suite II

Gaining entry to the specialist register

Chairpersons: Dr John O’Dea (Limerick Regional Hospital) and Dr Ehtesham Khan (Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda)

10 13.30 – 15:00

Main Hogan Suite

Plenary Lectures

Chairperson: President, Dr. Brian Kinirons

1. Women in medicine

Prof Kate Leslie (Melbourne, Australia )

2. Managing the preclampsia patient for the non obstetric anaesthesiologist

Professor Marc van der Velde (Leuven, Belgium)

3. Does post-operative critical care have any effect on patient outcomes?

Professor Rupert Pearse (University College London, United Kingdom)

4. Developments in difficult airway management
Professor Tim Cook (Bath, United Kingdom)

5. Perioperative Response to the Current Opioid Crisis

Dr Gill Lauder (Vancouver, Canada)

Prize-giving (Mary Lehane, Delaney Medals, Abbvie, Sub-Specialty and Student Prizes) by President, Dr Brian Kinirons

Close of Conference

Dr Brian Kinirons, President, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland

11 15.40 Tea and Coffee

Annual CAT Fun Run 2019

Download Report  on CAT Fun Run 2019 (pdf).

The CAT Fun Run took place on 10 May 2019 on the beautiful Clontarf seafront. This year’s run was held in memory of Dr Mark Owens and Dr James Close, two trainees who passed away in the last year.

The Mark Owens Trophy is awarded to the overall winner of the fun run, this year being awarded to Dr Pierce Geoghegan who crossed the line with an impressive time of 17:07.

The James Close Trophy is awarded to the best dressed participant in the fun run. The trophy this year was awarded to Dr Emer Ryan.

Congratulations to all participants and our deserving winners.

As with previous years the run was in aid of a worthy charitable cause. The chosen charity this year is the Practitioner Health Matters Programme. The programme supports doctors at times of significant stress both personal and professional www.practitionerhealth.ie . If you would like to support the Programme the donation link for the run remains active at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cat-fun-run-2019

CAT team.

Information on Registration Fees as follows:

Consultant: Two Days €360, One Day €185

Trainee: Two Days €165, One Day €90

Nurse: Two Days €75 ,One Day €50

Medical Students: Two Days €35, One Day €25

The Ultrasound Workshop on Lower Limbs Blocks is booked out and at maximum capacity, if  you would like to be placed on a cancellation list please contact Áine at amitchell@coa.ie .

CAI 2019 Delaney Medal Competition

The CAI 2019 Delaney Medal competition for new original research in anaesthesiology, critical care or pain medicine will open for submissions on February 11th and close on March 19th, 2019. To be eligible, the applicant be a trainee in anaesthesiology in Ireland (at the time of submission) and have conducted the submitted research in Ireland. The submitted work must be unpublished and may not have been presented prior to May 10, 2019. Applications, comprising an abstract of no more than 250 words (and one figure or table) will undergo peer review. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their work at the CAI Annual Congress on May 10, 2019.

Please send submissions for the CAI 2019 Delaney Medal Competition to  DelaneymedalICA2019@coa.ie

The Abbvie-CAI Research Grant award

The CAI, in partnership with Abbvie, is pleased to announce the 2019 Research Grant Award. This award is intended to promote and support excellent original research in anaesthesiology, critical care or pain medicine in Ireland. The call for submissions opens on Feb 11th and closes on March 19, 2019. To be eligible, the applicant must be a trainee in anaesthesiology in Ireland (at the time of submission) and the proposed work must be undertaken in Ireland. The submission must outline in summary (no more than 250 words) research objective, the methodology to be employed and associated budget. Applications will undergo peer review and shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their work at the CAI Annual Congress on May 10, 2019. No more than one award will be made in 2019 (subject to the quality of applications); the total award value will be up to EU 25,000.

Please send submissions for the Abbvie-CAI Research Grant to Abbvie-CAIgrant2019@coa.ie

Guidelines and Topics for ePosters below:

Download ePoster Guidelines (.pdf).

  1. Eligibility – Doctors in Training OR Fellows of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland/Joint Faculty of Intensive Care/ Members of the Intensive Care Multidisciplinary team including Nurses/Physiotherapists/Pharmacists. Medical students /Scientists with supervision in ICM / Anaesthesiology doctors are welcome to submit.
  2. “Free” means free – case reports and audit.
  3. Candidates must forward their submission as an abstract OR e-Poster by March 18thand as an e-Poster using the approved e-poster template ONLY by April 8th.  Successful poster submissions will be presented as e-Posters.
  4. Papers should not be presented outside the originating department prior to the meeting.
  5. Presentation at the meeting. Successful candidates should make themselves available for the full 90 minutes of their allocated session to present their E-Poster on the 9th& 10thMay.
  6. Presentation at the meeting. Successful candidates will be required to give a 2-3-minute oral summary of their paper at an allocated E-Poster Pod at the venue, followed by questions from the judges.
  7. The absolute time limit for receipt of abstract or e-Posterapplications is by Monday 18th March 2019. Submissions must be emailed to ICA2019eposters@coa.ie
  8. The absolute time limit for receipt of Final E-Posters for all submissionsmust be received by Monday April 8th 2019. Submissions must be emailed to  ICA2019eposters@coa.ie
  9. Prizes will be awarded before the final key note lecture on Friday 10thMay 2019

Dr. Miriam Langdon

Chief Moderator e-Posters, Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine 2019

Consultant in Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Dr. Sinéad Farrell

Moderator e-Posters, Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine 2019

SAT4, Chairperson of Committee of Anaesthesiology Trainees

Dr. Catherine Motherway

Moderator e-Posters, Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine 2019

Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine, President of The Intensive Care Society of Ireland

Topics for ePosters:

  • Audit
  • Case reports
  •  Research
  • ICM
  • Paeds
  • Obs
  • Airway
  • Pain
  • Periop Med

For further information contact: Áine Mitchell, amitchell@coa.ie