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The 4th National Annual Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology Conference took place, virtually, on Friday, November 13th. One hundred and eighty attendees heard excellent and expert presentations from: Dr. Dorothy Breen Rescuing the Acutely Deteriorating Patient; Dr. Amy Donnelly Opioids for Acute Pain in Ireland; Dr. Emma Cunningham Postoperative Cognitive Events in the Older Patient; Prof. Andrew Smith The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology; Dr. John Fitzsimons Shared Learning; and Dr. Stephen Drage Learning from the HSIB Maternity Investigation Program.   The KP Moore Medal also attracted substantial attention, with 95 abstracts submitted prior to the event.

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland welcomes the recent changes in the criteria for Trainee Specialist Registration eligibility with the Irish Medical Council (IMC) & the HSE English language competency requirements. On 6 November 2020, Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, enacted legislative changes that will help non-EEA doctors to access postgraduate specialist training in Ireland. The signing of commencement order for sections of the Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 allows any doctor eligible for registration on the Council’s general division to apply for specialist training. For the purpose of demonstrating eligibility for the application

University Hospital Galway is delighted to announce the Sustainability Day that they will take place coming Tuesday 17th November. Morning lecture starts at 08:00-08:45 and will follow up with all-day recycling event for UHG staff. Evening lectures/ talks will take place from 17:30 until 21:00 The webinar will be hosted by Dr Kevin Clarkson. It has been approved for 4 CPD points. Programme: UHG Sustainability Day 2020 [pdf] To register for the webinar please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHuaSrY6niIAHh3z27jtJxULdccA7eFgnfROBSKob5UoXeWw/viewform   

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is delighted to announce that the forthcoming Gilmartin Lecture 2020 will be delivered by Dr Miriam Colleran, Consultant in Palliative Medicine. The Lecture will take place on Thursday 10th December 2020 at 6pm. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting. Date: Thursday 10th December, 6pm - 8pm Venue: Zoom Conference Programme: 6pm Medal Ceremony 7pm Gilmartin Lecture titled ''Palliative Care in ICU in a time of change'' will be delivered by Miriam Colleran, Consultant in Palliative Medicine Flyer can be viewed here Fees: Free of charge CPD Points: 1 CPD Point awarded Please register for

Dear colleague, After a very successful webinar in September which was attended by over 250 people worldwide, UKMCS are now taking registrations for their 3rd webinar on Vascular disease in pregnancy. The event is on Thursday 19th November 2020, 18:30 – 20.00 (UK, GMT). Its free. For more information please see the attached flyer[pdf] To register please email ukmcs@bcs.com with your name and details including your GMC or NMC number. Please indicate in your email if you wish to bring a case for discussion.