Examiner Training Day Friday 31st January 2020 Venue: CAI, 22 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2 Registration is free, accommodation and travel expenses will be covered by the College. Examiners must attend this mandatory workshop every three years. All new examiners must attend the Training Day in January 2020. Download programme HERE To reserve your place email Orla at

Congratulations to Ms. Deirdre Flynn – CAST Simulation nurse assistant – for presenting her work with the title ‘ Role of a simulation nurse: A personal reflection’ at the 10th Anniversary Meeting of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH).

Title: 27th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium The 27th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium will be held on: Thursday, 5th March in the CERC (Clinical Education and Research Centre) Building in the University Hospital Limerick & Friday 6th March & Saturday 7th March 2020 in the Graduate Entry Medical School, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, University of Limerick. Deadline for Abstracts Submission: Friday 15th November 2019. For more queries please go to

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland invite 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 attend the Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology on the 21st & 22nd May 2020 The winner will also 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 Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology 2020 3rd place: €100 plus invitation to Annual Congress of

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is delighted to announce the launching of our new improved Simulation Programme webpage. Check it out at Whether you are a College Fellow, a trainee or a visitor to the College website we invite you  to visit our page to retrieve the latest news about the College of Anaesthesiologists Simulation Training (CAST) programme. You will find a list and short descriptions of mandatory courses for Specialist Anaesthesiology Trainees as well as information about other simulation activities. You are able to apply for forthcoming simulation events as well as find answers to most

Dr Liam Conroy recieved the EFIC Pain Champion Award at an award ceremony held at the Bi-annual EFIC Scientific Meeting, in Valentia in September.  The award was in recognition of his commitment to patients and to education in pain medicine over many years. Dr Conroy was actively involved in the original Faculty of Anaesthesia at RCSI and latterly in the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and the Faculty of Pain Medicine.  For the past three years he has served as Chairman of the European Diploma in Pain Medicine, based at the

UPDATE – September 2019 Joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in young children Issued by: Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Royal College of Anaesthetists Association of Anaesthetists The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland Please read the full guidance on RCOA website. (link) Executive summary Studies on immature animals have demonstrated that general anaesthetic agents can induce changes in the central nervous system. Some of these studies have also suggested longer-term effects on learning and memory tests. To date the results from both epidemiological studies and prospective trials in the human infant