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Thank you to H.E. Ambassador Gerry Cunningham for meeting Dr Brian Kinirons and Professor Ellen O'Sullivan from the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, at the Embassy of Ireland in Malawi, on September 8th 2018. A delegation from the College were in Malawi to deliver a course to a wide community of medical and nursing staff on advances in trauma and obstetrics, improving maternal and newborn mortality and best practice patient care. Dr Brian Kinirons, Prof Ellen O'Sullivan, Prof Anthony Cunningham, Dr Tom Schnittger, Dr Anne Tobin and Dr Cillian Suiter from the

The College of Anaesthetists of Ireland has today, September 13th 2018, announced that the terms ‘anaesthesia’ and ‘anaesthetist’ will be replaced with ‘anaesthesiology’ and ‘anaesthesiologist’. To officially mark this terminology change, Minister for Health Simon Harris TD will unveil a plaque at the College in Merrion Square, renaming the College officially to the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. This terminology change is in line with global best practice and acknowledges the wider role of the anaesthesiologist. The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesia (WFSA) defines anaesthesiology as the medical science and

The College invites applications for training posts for one year Post CST Fellowship in Pain Medicine commencing July 2019. 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 on Friday  7th December 2018 Interview Date and Venue: 17th December 2018, College of Anaesthetists, 22 Merrion Square, Dublin    

Call for Abstracts:  KP Moore Medal Competition 2018 We are now accepting abstract submissions to be considered for presentation at the KP Moore Medal Competition in the College on Friday 16 November during the National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference. The closing date for applications is Friday 26th October 2018. Submitted abstracts must be on a topic related to Patient Safety in Anaesthesia and could include research, audit, quality improvement or safety enhancement projects. Closing Date: Friday 26 October 2018 Contact: Orla Doran at odoran@coa.ie for further information. KP Moore Call for Abstracts (pdf.) KP Moore Abstract Form (.doc)  

The Royal College of Anaesthetists have announced their venue for Anaesthesia 2019 (20-22 May 2019) at etc Venues in St. Paul’s, London - https://www.etcvenues.co.uk/gallery/stpauls.   More details on event to follow soon. They are also starting plans for their 2020 meeting which will be a Tripartite meeting, to be held in Manchester in the 3rd week of May 2020.  It is likely to be a 3 day event.

The National Clinical Programme for Pathology is in the process of producing guidelines to add to the  National Laboratory Handbook. The following two guidelines are ready for external consultation: Laboratory testing for hereditary haemochromatosis Laboratory testing for  hyperprolactinaemia The Fellows of the College of Anaesthetists have been offered the opportunity to participate in the consultation process. Feedback can be given on each guideline through the link below. https://www.rcpi.ie/news/releases/opportunity-to-participate-in-the-external-consultation-process-of-the-national-pathology-handbook-aug-2018/ The deadline for receipt of submissions is 17:00hrs on Monday 24th September 2018. All feedback will be greatly appreciated by the National Clinical Programme for Pathology.

The Professionalism in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine Report is a speciality specific guide to professionalism and ethics to sit alongside the Medical Council’s Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics. Download Professionalism in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine Report (pdf). President Kevin Carson provides a foreword for the report as follows: "Professionalism is the cornerstone of professional integrative practice that has its roots in a robust training and education, underpinned by current and innovative research, scrutinised by appropriate tests of knowledge and competencies to ensure the highest standards of patient safety throughout