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The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland invites medical students on the island of Ireland to submit an essay on the topic of "Safety while we watch - What should a Patient Safety Culture in Anaesthesiology look like?". 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 Conference in November 2021 (date & time to be confirmed). 2nd Place: €300 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2021 3rd place: €100 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference

The 4th National Annual Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology Conference took place, virtually, on Friday, November 13th. One hundred and eighty attendees heard excellent and expert presentations from: Dr. Dorothy Breen Rescuing the Acutely Deteriorating Patient; Dr. Amy Donnelly Opioids for Acute Pain in Ireland; Dr. Emma Cunningham Postoperative Cognitive Events in the Older Patient; Prof. Andrew Smith The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology; Dr. John Fitzsimons Shared Learning; and Dr. Stephen Drage Learning from the HSIB Maternity Investigation Program.   The KP Moore Medal also attracted substantial attention, with 95 abstracts submitted prior to the event.

University Hospital Galway is delighted to announce the Sustainability Day that they will take place coming Tuesday 17th November. Morning lecture starts at 08:00-08:45 and will follow up with all-day recycling event for UHG staff. Evening lectures/ talks will take place from 17:30 until 21:00 The webinar will be hosted by Dr Kevin Clarkson. It has been approved for 4 CPD points. Programme: UHG Sustainability Day 2020 [pdf] To register for the webinar please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHuaSrY6niIAHh3z27jtJxULdccA7eFgnfROBSKob5UoXeWw/viewform   

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is delighted to announce that the forthcoming Gilmartin Lecture 2020 will be delivered by Dr Miriam Colleran, Consultant in Palliative Medicine. The Lecture will take place on Thursday 10th December 2020 at 6pm. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting. Date: Thursday 10th December, 6pm - 8pm Venue: Zoom Conference Programme: 6pm Medal Ceremony 7pm Gilmartin Lecture titled ''Palliative Care in ICU in a time of change'' will be delivered by Miriam Colleran, Consultant in Palliative Medicine Please note the above programme is subject to change. Flyer can be viewed here Booklet can

Dear colleague, After a very successful webinar in September which was attended by over 250 people worldwide, UKMCS are now taking registrations for their 3rd webinar on Vascular disease in pregnancy. The event is on Thursday 19th November 2020, 18:30 – 20.00 (UK, GMT). Its free. For more information please see the attached flyer[pdf] To register please email ukmcs@bcs.com with your name and details including your GMC or NMC number. Please indicate in your email if you wish to bring a case for discussion.