Savoldelli et al have proposed in their newly published article a framework for simulation in anaesthesiology training, the result of an Utstein meeting. The authors include Professor Crina Burlacu, UCD and St Vincents Hospital, Dublin,  and the full article is available here.   Citation: Salvoldelli GL, Burlacu CL, Lazarovici M, Matos FM, Østergaard D; Utstein Simulation Study Group. Integration of simulation-based education in anaesthesiology specialist training: Synthesis of results from an Utstein Meeting. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2023 Oct 20. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000001913. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37872824. integration_of_simulation_based_education_in.134

The Royal College of Anaesthetists have published the report of its 7th National Audit Project (NAP7), which studied perioperative cardiac arrest over a year-long period in almost all UK NHS hospitals and some in the independent sector.  The report, At the Heart of the Matter, provides the largest, most comprehensive assessment of the incidence, management and outcomes of perioperative cardiac arrest to date. The full report is available here: View NAP7 report on our website 

  The Emerging Leaders Conference Competition 2024 will be held at Cedar Creek Lodges, Mount Tamborine, Queensland, Australia between the 30th April - 2nd May 2024; in conjunction with the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting 3rd – 7th May 2024. Please see link below for conference programme: The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland will support one Fellow to attend the conference. To be eligible, Fellows must be within five years of their FCAI conferral. To apply please submit your completed application form and curriculum vitae to Emerging Leaders Conference 2024 Application Form Applications should be submitted

This month, CAI researchers have conducted an assessment of sustainable transport infrastructure present in 47 publicly funded hospitals in Ireland. The work was conducted by members of the CAI Sustainability Committee,  Dr Sophia Angelov (former CAT chair), Dr Clare Keaveney Jiminez, Dr Vincent Wall and Dr Donall O’Cróinín (Chair of the Sustainability Committee). Describing an empirical retrospective observational study, data was collected on 47 hospitals sustainable transport infrastructure, and calculated weighted scores calculated to provide a Total and Active Sustainability Score for each hospital. The report describes that only 7  of

The anaesthesiology community is very proud of SAT trainee, Dr Carolyn Hayes who received this prestigious award from Triathlon Ireland this week. In making the award, TI made specific reference to her outstanding performances in representing Ireland over nine years including as an Olympian at Tokyo 2020, and her competitive spirit. She was acknowledged as an exemplary role model for women in sport. Congratulations to you Carolyn from all your colleagues.