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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 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/   

Due to the Annual Congress being cancelled, please see the below update on all competitions that have been advertised in relation with our Annual Congress. 1.       Eposters/ Dr Mary Lehane Competiton Regrettably, we decided to cancel this competition. All abstracts that have been submitted until now won’t be taken into consideration.   2.       Anaesthetic Research Fellowship This competition will go ahead as planned, just virtually. A winner will be announced online. Extended Deadline for all applications is Monday 27th April 2020.   3.       Delaney Medal Competition This competition will go ahead virtually and we extended the deadline for abstract submissions. We decided that 6 trainees with best abstracts will be

We are aware that Anaesthesiologists and Intensive Care specialists will be at the forefront of the response to those most impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The risks of spreading the infection amongst a large number of delegates at our annual scientific meeting and the subsequent lengthy quarantine period creates an unacceptable risk to the health system. Our intensive care units and hospital networks require our fellows and trainees to stay in hospitals to help manage the outbreak and care for our communities. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel the CAI

A two day conference on chronic pain for all Medical Specialities, including Specially devised symposia for GP’s. Pain Nurse Specialists and Researchers taking place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th February 2020.  The ASM will take place at the College of Anaesthesiologists, 22 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2.   A trainee refresher symposium will take place on Friday afternoon from 16:00. Sessions will cover Radiology and Epidemiology amongst others.   Prof Henrik Kehlet, Professor of perioperative therapy and Head of Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University will be awarded with the Rynd Medal

  The Faculty of Pain Medicine Clinical Research Medal competition will take place at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting on the 28th February 2020, at the college of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. Submission Eligibility Criteria First author may be a medical student or medical postgraduate from any specialty Project Supervisor must be a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, CAI in good standing A copy of the Hospital Ethical Approval must accompany the submission The research project must be clinically focused First author cannot hold a substantive Consultant appointment or have been