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The Western Anaesthesia Society is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 41st Western Anaesthesia Symposium 2022! WAS 2022 will take place on 25th-26th March 2022 in Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway in person! Check out the link for registration and symposium programme here   ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE O'BEIRNE-COSTELLO MEDAL COMPETITION IS 7th MARCH 2022 ! Please find abstract submission guidelines [PDF] attached. Looking forward to seeing you in Galway! Best wishes, Western Anaesthesia Society

As the training of doctors becomes competency-based, the role of simulation and other forms of technology enhanced learning (TEL) have become even more important and widely adopted by Training Bodies. The College of Anaesthesiologists in Ireland plans to enhance its TEL capacity and use of simulation-based training in the coming years. This will enable the College to offer quantifiably effective training, valid and reliable assessment and individualised feedback to trainees and to doctors maintaining professional competence. Although TEL offers only one element of a first class training programme, it provides the capability

The College congratulates Professor Donal Buggy on yet another landmark research funding award. The 2021 CAI-BJA/RCoA grant for original research (€100,000 ) was awarded to a team led by Professor Buggy (Mater, Dublin, instigator and overall Principal Investigator) and Professor Simon Howell (Leeds, UK) for the Management and Outcomes of Perioperative Outcomes of European Diabetic Patients (MOPED) programme.   This is the largest prospective, observational study of the perioperative journey of diabetic patients undergoing of surgery throughout Europe. Sponsored by ESA-IC, it will follow patients’ outcomes for 30 days postoperatively. It aims

The CAI and the Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard  in Boston MA are offering a Fellowship to doctors who will complete the CAI SAT programme on or before July 2022 or who have done so since July 2019.  This Fellowship will provide doctors with an opportunity to learn, train and practice in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fellows will experience clinical, academic and cultural aspects of a world-leading Department of Anaesthesiology at the hospital in which modern anaesthesia

A message to all doctors this Christmas time Zoom Meeting 15th December 2021 @ 7pm https://rcpi-ie.zoom.us/j/91461225108?pwd=ODBiM1FYVFFuTTRjb2ZTWTFOUDBJQT09 This special event has been organised to recognise and support all doctors working in Ireland. This event is collectively organised by the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies, Practitioners Health Matters Programme, Irish Medical Council together with National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP). A series of speakers will contribute to this event and all doctors are encouraged to join, what we hope will be an important moment in the circumstances we are working in. Event Objectives - acknowledge the

The CAI and the Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard  in Boston MA are offering a Fellowship to doctors who will complete the CAI SAT programme on or before July 2022 or who have done so since July 2019.  This Fellowship will provide doctors with an opportunity to learn, train and practice in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fellows will experience clinical, academic and cultural aspects of a world-leading Department of Anaesthesiology at the hospital in which modern

The HSE NDTP Aspire (Post CSCST) Fellowship awards have resulted from the collaborative efforts of HSE’s Acute Hospitals’ Division, Mental Health Division, National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP) and the Forum of Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies in Ireland. The Fellowships are funded by HSE NDTP and they are recognised and managed through the CAI. The CAI are delighted to approve two Aspire Fellowship posts which are open to applicants who will complete the CAI SAT programme on or before July 2022 or who have done so since July 2019. These posts are for

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Introduction to Transesophageal Echo Course is designed to provide an overview of transesophageal echocardiography encompassing machine setup, image acquisition and optimization of basic views. This course is suitable for candidates in later stages of training, trainees who may be considering Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology Fellowships and consultant colleagues who may want a brief refresher. The course is a mix of didactic lectures/case studies and simulation on transesophageal echocardiography simulators. Click here for programme Please note that spaces are limited and given the course is frequently over subscribed early booking is advisable. Please email anaes@mater.ie to secure a place