The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is a proud member of the International Academy of Colleges of Anaesthesiology (IACA) and in partnership with four international colleges, is leading the development of a global virtual conference that will share vital lessons and help clinicians better prepare for COVID-19 or similar future respiratory pandemics. Please visit the meeting website for more information. The conference will be co-badged with other world-renowned organisations including the British Journal of Anaesthesia The International Academy of the Colleges of Anaesthesiology made up of  the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), Australian and New Zealand College

We are currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2021 Anaesthetic Research Fellowship, supported by Abbvie. A scholarship to the value of €12,500 will be awarded, as a lump sum or may be divided, to support a research project(s). Please find the attached poster[pdf] and Application form [fillable pdf]. All applications to be submitted by email to by Monday, 26th April 2021, 5pm.    

 The 2020 postponed North West Airway Meeting will run all day on Wednesday 12th May 2021 as a free webinar. The meeting has been approved for 5 CPD points by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. It will be recorded so if you register you can watch the talks in your own time if you are unable to make the day. Poster can be viewed here [pdf]  Link to register for airway webinar: For more information please click on the following link:    

Dear All, We are absolutely delighted to invite you all to attend the Inaugural Irish Perioperative Medicine Society (IPOMS) launch webinar. It will be delivered online on Tuesday the 23rd of March 2021 from 6pm to 8.30pm. This event is FREE and is accompanied by 2 CPD points from the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. Registration details for the event can be found here: The event is being hosted and proudly sponsored by EBPOM (Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine). Our international speaker, Prof Monty Mythen, will give a personal account of his experience and involvement in delivering a perioperative medicine service.

The new pan-European, ESA-sponsored, prospective observational study of diabetes are looking for a calling for a National Co-Ordinator. This person would be an anaesthesiologist going to be based in Ireland for the next 3 years. Preferably at consultant, locum consultant or post CCST level. The role would involve enrolling diabetic patients undergoing surgery in their own centre and encouraging other centres to do so also. If you would like to find out anymore information please contact Professor Donal Buggy on  

This is a consensus document produced by expert members of a Working Party established by the Association of Anaesthetists in 2019. It has been seen and approved by the Association of Anaesthetists’ Board of Directors. It has been endorsed by the Defence Medical Services, the Intensive Care Society, Health Education England, NHS Practitioner Health, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Summary Anaesthetists are thought to be at increased risk of suicide amongst the medical profession. The aims of the following guidelines are: increase awareness of suicide and associated vulnerabilities, risk