Due to the success of the Transporting the Critically Ill Patient Course piloted in 2019, the CAI Transport Users Group and Training Department are running two Transport of the Critically Ill Patient Courses in the College of Anaesthesiologists, 22 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2. To request an application form, please contact Rachael Kilcoyne via e-mail

Dr Karthik Srinivasan recently received the HSE Open Access Researcher of the Year 2019 award from Ms Ana Terres, Deputy National Director HSE. The award made jointly with Prof George Shorten was based  on the work on proficiency based progression training in epidural placement at Cork University Maternity Hospital. “Proficiency-based progression training: an ‘end to end’ model for decreasing error applied to achievement of effective epidural analgesia during labour: a randomised control study”. The background is that training procedural skills using proficiency-based progression (PBP) methodology has consistently resulted in error reduction. They

Dr Dorothy Breen and Prof George Shorten, with the support of the Clinical Research Facility in Cork have been awarded €280,000 jointly by the HRB and HSE, to fund a patient safety research project entitled PROTECT. The Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety (RCQPS) award is intended to promote research in quality and patient safety in healthcare. PROTECT aims to determine the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary, outcomes-based, team training programme for Safety Huddle performance in decreasing the incidence of patient adverse events. The study will be conducted in Cork University Hospital and

  The Faculty of Pain Medicine Clinical Research Medal competition will take place at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting on the 28th February 2020, at the college of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. Submission Eligibility Criteria First author may be a medical student or medical postgraduate from any specialty Project Supervisor must be a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, CAI in good standing A copy of the Hospital Ethical Approval must accompany the submission The research project must be clinically focused First author cannot hold a substantive Consultant appointment or have been

Examiner Training Day Friday 31st January 2020 Venue: CAI, 22 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2 Registration is free, accommodation and travel expenses will be covered by the College. Examiners must attend this mandatory workshop every three years. All new examiners must attend the Training Day in January 2020. Download programme HERE To reserve your place email Orla at

Congratulations to Ms. Deirdre Flynn – CAST Simulation nurse assistant – for presenting her work with the title ‘ Role of a simulation nurse: A personal reflection’ at the 10th Anniversary Meeting of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH).

Title: 27th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium The 27th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium will be held on: Thursday, 5th March in the CERC (Clinical Education and Research Centre) Building in the University Hospital Limerick & Friday 6th March & Saturday 7th March 2020 in the Graduate Entry Medical School, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, University of Limerick. Deadline for Abstracts Submission: Friday 15th November 2019. For more queries please go to