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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.

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland welcomes the recent changes in the criteria for Trainee Specialist Registration eligibility with the Irish Medical Council (IMC) & the HSE English language competency requirements. On 6 November 2020, Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, enacted legislative changes that will help non-EEA doctors to access postgraduate specialist training in Ireland. The signing of commencement order for sections of the Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 allows any doctor eligible for registration on the Council’s general division to apply for specialist training. For the purpose of demonstrating eligibility for the application

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