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The Annual Congress of Anaesthesia 2018

To download the programme please click HERE


CPD Approved 

Awaiting NMBI CPD Accreditation  


To download Congress Poster please click HERE

To download Nurses Congress Poster please HERE

To download Medical Student Congress Poster please click HERE


Overview of  programme sessions:

The Perioperative Period and Cancer Recurrence


Prof William Gallagher (UCD) - Mechanisms of cancer metastasis

Prof Ronan Cahill (Mater University Hospital) - How surgery influences cancer metastasis

Dr Vijay Gottummukkala (MDAnderson CancerCentre, Houston) - How current cancer therapies might reduce metastasis

Prof Donal Buggy (Mater University Hospital-UCD) - How some anaesthetic-analgesic agents might influence recurrence & metastasis


Interpreting Medical Research for the Busy Clinician


Dr Colin Black (Gt Ormond St London) - Can I trust the source? Open versus closed access publications.

Dr Cecilia O’Kane (Queens University Belfast) - Interpreting laboratory research

Prof Paul Myles (Monash University, Melbourne) - Sifting through observational studies

Prof Alistair Nichol (Monash University, Melbourne) - Interpreting clinical trials 


Transplantation Anaesthesia


Dr Fiona Desmond (Melbourne) - Preserving harvested organs

Dr Cormac Redahan (Mater University Hospital) - Cardiac Transplantation

Dr Michael Griffin (Mater University Hospital) - Lung Transplantation

Dr Sinéad Galvin (Beaumont Hospital) - Kidney Transplantation

Dr David Cosgrave (St Vincent’s University Hospital) - Liver Transplantation


Impact of health economics in anaesthesia


Prof Charles Vincent (Imperial London)- Economics of health safety

Dr Fiona Kiernan (Beaumont) Health economics in anaesthesia & perioperative medicine

Prof Kevin Carson (Temple St) - Achieving sustainable healthcare in Ireland

Dr Jeremy Smith (HSE Lead) - Economics of current mode of care


Perioperative Organ Protection during Major Surgery in the High Risk Patient 


Prof Alex Zarbock (Muenster Germany) - Kidney protection

Dr Emmanuel Futier (France) - Perioperative Protective Lung Ventilation: the POP Concept

Dr Brian O’Brien (Cork) - Myocardial protection in noncardiac protection in noncardiac


Paediatric Anaesthesia


Dr Catherine Doherty (Manchester) - Tracheostomy safety

Dr Elena Fernandez (Gt Ormond St London) - Paediatric difficult airway

Dr Suzanne Cronly - (OLHSC Crumlin) - Mediastinal Masses and their 'Anaesthetic' Implications in Children


Key Note Speakers


Prof Paul Myles (Monash University Melbourne)

Patient Centred Outcome Measures In Perioperative Medicine


Prof Charles Vincent (London)

Safety: A Moving Target?


Dr Vijay Gottummukkala (Md Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston)

Oncoanaesthesia As A Sub-Specialty: Has Its Time Come?