The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland invites medical students to submit an essay on the topic of "Anaesthesia Safety - What do our Patients expect?". The winner will be awarded a €500 prize and must be available to give a short presentation about their essay at the National Patient Safety Meeting in November 2020. 2nd Place: €250 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2020 3rd place: €100 plus invitation to National Patient Safety Conference 2020 The competition is open to all students in their clinical years. We also accept essays form students graduating

Due to the Annual Congress being cancelled, please see the below update on all competitions that have been advertised in relation with our Annual Congress. 1.       Eposters/ Dr Mary Lehane Competiton Regrettably, we decided to cancel this competition. All abstracts that have been submitted until now won’t be taken into consideration.   2.       Anaesthetic Research Fellowship This competition will go ahead as planned, just virtually. A winner will be announced online. Deadline for all applications is Friday 17th April 2020.   3.       Delaney Medal Competition This competition will go ahead virtually and we extended the deadline for abstract submissions. We decided that 6 trainees with best abstracts will be invited

Government advice is that all non-essential travel and non-essential contact with others is now to be avoided. Considering that announcement and in order to protect the health of the College’s staff and visitors, we will close our building from 5pm today, Wednesday 18th March 2020. The College buildings will remain closed until the Government’s advice changes. All the College’s staff will be working from home until the situation changes. While the building may be closed, the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland emphatically remains open for business and the core focus of our work

We are aware that Anaesthesiologists and Intensive Care specialists will be at the forefront of the response to those most impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The risks of spreading the infection amongst a large number of delegates at our annual scientific meeting and the subsequent lengthy quarantine period creates an unacceptable risk to the health system. Our intensive care units and hospital networks require our fellows and trainees to stay in hospitals to help manage the outbreak and care for our communities. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel the CAI

In honour of International Women’s Day 2020, the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland today shares the stories of two female anaesthetists who contributed to the advancement of women in medicine . This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “#EachforEqual” and we are proud to honour the impact that Dr Ella Webb and Dr Sarah Joyce O' Malley made and celebrate their achievements. Both of these pioneers had a tremendous impact on the profession. Dr Ella Webb (1877-1946) Dr Sarah Joyce O’ Malley (1896-1959)

There was little about the youth of Sarah (commonly referred to as Sal) O’Malley (née Joyce) to suggest that she would reach the top of the medical profession, nor was there much fortune evident in the timing or location of her upbringing. Born to a sheep rearing family in remote Connemara in the west of Ireland, she attended school in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo.

Isabella, later shortened to Ella, Ovenden, was born on October 16th 1877 in Dublin. She was schooled in Dublin, London and Göttingen, Germany. Graduating with a science degree from the Royal University of Ireland in 1899, she entered the Catholic University School of Medicine in Cecilia Street, Temple Bar which had opened its doors to women three years previously.