The annual Faculty of Pain Medicine Cadaver Course returns on Monday 13th November at the Mater Hospital. The course is suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners in the fields of Pain Medicine and Anaesthesiology with targeted sessions depending on your level of experience. There will be small group tutorials with progression into Cadaver stations.   Places on the course are limited. Please email  to express your interest. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Once you have registered your interest, you will receive a secure link via email next

Event: Local Anaesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery (14th Live Demonstration Block Course) The Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in association with The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and Irish College of Ophthalmologists present: A workshop for anaesthesiologists and ophthalmologists comprising lectures and local anaesthetic block demonstrations. Date: Tuesday 24th October 2023 Where: Education & Conference Centre, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. CME Points:  6 CPD points approved by The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. Programme: you can see the programme Here.  Course Fee: Consultants €250; NCHDs and Trainees €150 Topics include: – 

We are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the CAI Medical Essay Competition is Benjamin Wong (Royal College of Surgeons, Year 2). The runners-up are Andrew Boland (UCD, Resident) and James Volz (Cork University, GEM 3). To access and read the winning essays on the topic of ‘Primum non nocere, An impossible task in medicine?’ please click below: Benjamin Wong - Essay [pdf] Andrew Boland - Essay [pdf] James Volz - Essay [pdf] The standard of submissions this year was extremely high and incredibly there were over 36 excellent essay submissions. We thank all candidates

On Wednesday 31st of May, the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies will host a one-day conference. The event will be a unique opportunity for colleagues from the Training Bodies, the Medical Council, and the HSE together with Trainers and Trainees to come together to discuss the key issues impacting training. Our speakers will touch on all the important topics including training the medical workforce, meeting trainees' needs, the future of training, and crucially - the role of the Forum in addressing the challenges. Where: College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland When: 31st May

Please be reminded, the 2022/2023 PCS end-of-year deadline of 30th April 2023 is fast approaching.   It is important that you upload your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity for the 2022/2023 PCS year on or before 30th April 2023, as your e-Portfolio for 2022/2023 PCS year will no longer be accessible after this date.   PCS-Activity-Categories   PCS-Requirements   In early May you will be issued with a PCS Statement of Participation for the 2022/2023 PCS year which will state your CPD activity for that year.   For any further queries please contact