Last night the Prime Time Investigates programme on RTE (23.11.21) depicted events relating to alleged sexual assaults of patients by a doctor employed as an anaesthetist while they were under his care. Although we recognise that these matters are currently under investigation, and that the named individual was not on the Specialist Division of the Medical Council Register for Anaesthesiology, we are conscious that the allegations may have raised concerns, amongst those who have undergone or will undergo anaesthetic procedures in Irish hospitals. Today, we seek to reassure those who may have

The Webinar is brought to you by the International Academy of Colleges of Anaesthesiology (IACA) and will be held on 8 December commencing at 8am GMT.  With doctors’ health and wellbeing an important issue being addressed by all five colleges of the IACA, this webinar encompasses personal stories, reflection, practical advice and the opportunity for questions, discussion and debate. The “Putting doctors’ health and wellbeing into practice” webinar will run for one hour with the first 30 minutes dedicated to three main speakers who will be joined by three panellists for a

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is delighted to announce that the forthcoming Gilmartin Lecture 2021 will be delivered by Mr Turtle Bunbury. The Lecture will take place on Thursday 9th December 2021 at 6.30pm. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting. Date: Thursday 9th December, 6.30pm – 7.30pm Venue: Zoom Virtual Webinar Flyer can be viewed here Fees: Free of charge CPD Points: 1 CPD Point awarded Registration is open, please register here.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Lucia at

From the first issue of January 2022, the British Journal of Anaesthesia will move to online access. In July 2022, BJA Education will also move to a digital format, with an opt-in service for print editions for a further twelve months until June 2023. This transition away from print copies reflects the ongoing commitment of the CAI, RCoA, BJA, and Elsevier to environmental and sustainability concerns. It is expected that  this will have a positive environmental impact in terms of the journal’s carbon footprint. The move away from print reflects the user habits of the journal’s

The CAI and the Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard  in Boston MA are offering a Fellowship to doctors who will complete the CAI SAT programme on or before July 2022 or who have done so since July 2019.  This Fellowship will provide doctors with an opportunity to learn, train and practice in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fellows will experience clinical, academic and cultural aspects of a world-leading Department of Anaesthesiology at the hospital in which modern

The HSE NDTP Aspire (Post CSCST) Fellowship awards have resulted from the collaborative efforts of HSE’s Acute Hospitals’ Division, Mental Health Division, National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP) and the Forum of Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies in Ireland. The Fellowships are funded by HSE NDTP and they are recognised and managed through the CAI. The CAI are delighted to approve two Aspire Fellowship posts which are open to applicants who will complete the CAI SAT programme on or before July 2022 or who have done so since July 2019. These posts are for