This year, CAST celebrated 10 years of continuous participation with simulation related scientific presentations at the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) annual meeting.  SESAM 2019 Annual Meeting was held at the Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland on 12th-14th June. Dr. Caoimhe Duffy, Simulation Fellow presented her work on Rapid Sequence Induction - Anaesthesiology Bootcamp.  Mr. Karl Perocillo, Simulation and Clinical Skills Manager presented  Foundation Programme for Anaesthesia/Recovery Room Care for Nurses/Midwives – Is simulation workshop beneficial to their learning experience? An evaluation.  Both pieces of work were well received

*****Date for your diary*** The National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference will take place in CAI, 22 Merrion Sq North on 15th of November 2019. Key themes this year include: Supporting Patient Safety - Incident reporting in Anaesthesia , Legislation and regulation ( The Patient Safety Bill, HPRA and HIQA) and key issues in Anaesthesia such as Capnography and Checklists . The day will also include presentations from Trainees , KP Moore Medal award , a meeting of the SANI network and the Winter College Lecture by Prof Ravi Mahajan, President, RCoA. Further

It is with great sadness that we learned that Brian Kavanagh passed away on Saturday June 15th, 2019. Brian Kavanagh graduated from University College Dublin in Ireland in 1985. He undertook basic specialist training in Internal Medicine in Dublin then went to the University of Toronto to complete anesthesia residency and fellowship training. He completed additional clinical and research fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at Stanford. He was appointed staff anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Toronto General Hospitalin 1994, and establishing his first independent laboratory there. In 1999, Brian was

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) have announced that an award of up to EU 100K per annum jointly funded by the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) will be made available to support and stimulate collaboration between investigators in the Republic of Ireland with investigators in the UK (including N. Ireland) to conduct excellent research (laboratory, clinical or both) in anaesthesiology, critical care and/or pain medicine. The BJA/CAI Collaborative Research Grant will be offered initially in NIAA Grants Round 2, which will open for applications in July