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  Kate Flynn Medal   The Kate Flynn Medal 2020 will take place as part of the National Intensive Care COVID Research & Scientific Conference on 5th September 2020.  This meeting takes place the day after the 2-day charity cycle ICU 4 U and is designed to focus on local expertise and knowledge gained over the COVID pandemic era thus far. The Kate Flynn medal is open to all trainees and NCHD's in all specialities related to Critical Care Medicine (ICM, Anaesthesiology, ED, Acute Medicine, etc.) Guidelines for Abstract Submission:   The presenter should submit abstracts as

The National Doctor’s Training and Planning Unit (NDTP) has announced the opening date for the NDTP Aspire Post CSCST Fellowship.   NDTP in conjunction with the Acute Hospital Division launched the NDTP Aspire Fellowship Awards in 2017 with an aim of stimulating the creation and introduction of 6 fully funded supernumerary post CSCST fellowships. July 2018 also saw an introduction of 2 further Aspire fellowships funded by the NDTP in conjunction with the Mental Health Directorate.   NDTP has launched the call for Aspire proposals from potential supervisors for post CSCT fellowships. Successful

  KP Moore Medal Competition 2020   CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   In association with National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference   Friday 13th November 2020   Anaesthetists in training are invited to submit abstracts on a topic related to Patient Safety in Anaesthesia, for consideration as a presentation at the KP Moore Medal Competition 2020. The KP Moore medal will be presented to best trainee presentation at the National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference on Friday 13th November.   The Abstract Submission Guidelines Must not exceed 250 words. Must be typed (double-spaced) on the relevant abstract forms (available from the Education Department or website)

Some ICU doctors/nurses/staff are uncomfortable with being labelled heroic and frontline staff. We are very appreciative of the enormous generosity of the Irish public to us. However now we would like to give back to the patients and families of patients, relatives and others affected by the Covid-19 crisis and turn the focus on them rather than us. Particularly to the elderly, those in nursing homes, those suffering from anxiety/mental illness, Covid-19 ICU survivors and victims of cancer who have had their management interrupted or delayed because of the Covid-19

Applications are invited for Training Posts for: Year One Fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine There are a number of new posts available at short notice for candidates seeking up to one year of intensive care medicine accredited training and eligibility for JFICMI examination. Such applicants may: Have completed CST in base specialty Or  Wish to advance their interest, training and experience in intensive care medicine Or Be seeking further training and experience pending uptake of a deferred international Fellowship To apply please send CV to jficmi@coa.ie Further details available from jficmi@coa.ie See also information re Higher Specialist

On 24th June 2020 the College of Anesthesiologists of Ireland hosted a webinar focused on the “Delivery of Non Covid Services in a COVID environment”. Many thanks to Dr Brian Kinirons, President, CAI; Dr Niamh Hayes, Chair of Education Committee CAI, Prof Martin Cormican, HSE, Dr Vida Hamilton, HSE, Ms Debbie Mc Namara, RCSI/National Surgery Clinical Care Programme and Mr Paul Gallagher, Ireland East Hospital Group for their participation in this event. Here is a link to a recording of the webinar ( free access requires registration) : https://dv4.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/ce46a490925645b69bac37b025673fe71d   Links to documents referenced

This year’s winner of the Delaney Medal Competition was Dr Dylan Finnerty for his project entitled  “a Prospective, Randomised, Double-Blind Clinical Trial comparing Erector Spinae Plane Block with Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Quality of Recovery and Morbidity after Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery” [ppt]. One of the panel of judges Professor Adam Sapirstein of Johns Hopkins Medical Centre, US described Dr Finerty’s work as “A tour de force project and presentation. A clinical trial that can change practice is a profound undertaking. The presenter demonstrated how and why this was