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Dear Colleagues, The next Sylvester O’Halloran (Virtual) Perioperative Symposium will be taking place on the 5th & 6th March 2021. Keynote talks by: The Paul O’Byrne Lecture   -    Professor H. Paul Redmond Nursing Masterclass   -   Professor Eva Doherty Sylvester O’Halloran Lecture   -   Professor Werner Hohenberger Sir Thomas Myles Lecture   -   Professor Susan Standring There will also be sessions in Clinical Breast, Colorectal, Covid, Vascular, Plenary, Orthopaedic, General Surgery, Anaesthesia, Head & Neck and Poster Sessions When: 5th March 2021 Where: Online (Hopin.com platform) Register here: https://hopin.com/events/sylvester-o-halloran-virtual-perioperative-symposium-2021

An exciting new 1 year clinical and medical education Fellowship opportunity commencing July 2021 The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and St James’s Hospital are delighted to offer one Trainee the opportunity to work full-time in this one-year post which offers a unique combination of educational scholarship centred around the anaesthesiology/intensive care department within the largest hospital in the state. This Fellowship provides the opportunity to work in a clinical department with excellent educational credentials, and to gain skills in the theory, design, delivery and assessment of undergraduate/ postgraduate teaching, as well as

This is the 10th year of the Association of Anaesthetists Manchester Core Topics meeting which is aimed at updating anaesthetists in a wide area of topics. All the speakers are experts in their field. Please click here to view the AOA Online Core Topics Manchester Poster . This year’s event takes place online on 22 & 23 April 2021 and topics will update the participants in some of the following areas:                 For more information and to register please see the attached programme and link below: https://anaesthetists.org/Home/Education-events/Events/Event-Details/eventDateId/389

We are plotting a path towards more sustainable practice in our specialty. The environmental impact associated with the production, distribution and ultimate disposal of the journals we receive is not so trivial that it may be ignored. Please consider the following: an average person in industrialised country uses up to 300kg of paper per year; to manufacture a kilogram of paper requires two to three kilograms of wood and about 15 litres of water and finally, the majority of global paper production is not from recycled sources. The British Journal of Anaesthesia

Advanced Subspecialty Training in Pain Medicine Applications are invited for Training Posts for one-year Post CST Fellowship in Pain Medicine commencing July 2021 Fellowship Applicants must: 1. Be registered with the Irish Medical Council Specialist Register by the time of the interview 2. Have completed an approved Specialist Training programme recognised by the Faculty of Pain Medicine 3. Have fulfilled the HSE requirements regarding the English language To apply please send CV and cover letter to rwilliams@coa.ie Closing date: 5PM, 26th February 2021 Interviews: 8th March 2021

Orthopaedic anaesthesia is practiced by almost all anaesthetists. Some areas have become more specialist. Regional anaesthetic techniques have seen changes. Many patients have co-morbid conditions. Topics include awake shoulder surgery, analgesia for knee surgery, issues for spinal surgery including protection of the spinal cord, tips on using ultrasound effectively, as well as the pros and cons of general versus regional anaesthesia for orthopaedics. All the speakers are experts in their respective fields and have done original research. You will be updated on current trends in anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery. Learning objectives: 1. Management of patients with cardiac disease 2. Management of coagulation during surgery 3. Specialist airway management 4.

In accordance with the Standing Orders of the Council of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland 3 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 Monday 15th March 2021 and closing of balloting on Friday 30th April 2021. If you wish to nominate a Fellow as a