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

Applications are invited for One Year Post CST Fellowship in Pain Medicine  Fellowship Applicants must: Be registered with the Irish Medical Council Specialist Register by the time of the interview Have completed an approved Specialist Training programme recognised by the Faculty of Pain Medicine Have fulfilled the HSE requirements regarding the English language To apply please send CV and cover letter to Closing date: 5PM, 14th November 2019 Interviews: 2nd December 2019, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, 22 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2.  

Congratulations to Dr. Caoimhe Duffy, past Simulation Fellow, Dr. Zeenat Nawoor Quinn, past Simulation Fellow and Prof. Crina Burlacu, Director of Simulation for their project Rapid Sequence Induction - An Anaesthesiology Bootcamp, the Initial Irish Experience, for being shortlisted for the Irish Healthcare Awards NCHD Project of the year 2019.