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The College congratulates Professor Donal Buggy on yet another landmark research funding award. The 2021 CAI-BJA/RCoA grant for original research (€100,000 ) was awarded to a team led by Professor Buggy (Mater, Dublin, instigator and overall Principal Investigator) and Professor Simon Howell (Leeds, UK) for the Management and Outcomes of Perioperative Outcomes of European Diabetic Patients (MOPED) programme.   This is the largest prospective, observational study of the perioperative journey of diabetic patients undergoing of surgery throughout Europe. Sponsored by ESA-IC, it will follow patients’ outcomes for 30 days postoperatively. It aims

PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS IS EXTENDED TO MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2022 In accordance with the Standing Orders of the Council of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland 4 vacancies arise on Council this year. All Fellows of the College, In Good Standing, of not less than three academic years duration on the date fixed for the election, are eligible for election to the Council. The Election to fill the vacancies thus occurring, will be conducted electronically with opening of balloting on Tuesday 15th March 2022 and closing of balloting at 12 noon on Friday 29th

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 anaesthesia

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland invites medical students on the Island of Ireland to submit an essay on the topic of “Patient Safety in Anaesthesia - Have we made progress?”. 1st Place: The winner will be awarded a prize of €500 prize and must be available to give a short presentation about their essay at the National Patient Safety Conference in November 2021 (date & time to be confirmed). 2nd Place: €300 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2022 3rd place: €100 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2022 The competition

Professor Crina Burlacu has recently indicated her intention to step down as Director of Simulation Training at the CAI having fulfilled that role with great success over the past 13 years. On behalf of the College, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Crina for her sustained contribution to our community over that time. I’m acutely aware that the establishment of CAST (College of Anaesthesiologists Simulation Training programme) and, perhaps even more importantly, its growth over the past 13 years have been challenging and achieved in large part