A two day conference on chronic pain for all Medical Specialities, including Specially devised symposia for GP’s. Pain Nurse Specialists and Researchers taking place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th February 2020.  The ASM will take place at the College of Anaesthesiologists, 22 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2.   A trainee refresher symposium will take place on Friday afternoon from 16:00. Sessions will cover Radiology and Epidemiology amongst others.   Prof Henrik Kehlet, Professor of perioperative therapy and Head of Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University will be awarded with the Rynd Medal

Title: 27th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium The 27th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium will be held on: Thursday, 5th March in the CERC (Clinical Education and Research Centre) Building in the University Hospital Limerick & Friday 6th March & Saturday 7th March 2020 in the Graduate Entry Medical School, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, University of Limerick. Deadline for Abstracts Submission: Friday 15th November 2019. For more queries please go to

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is delighted to announce the launching of our new improved Simulation Programme webpage. Check it out at Whether you are a College Fellow, a trainee or a visitor to the College website we invite you  to visit our page to retrieve the latest news about the College of Anaesthesiologists Simulation Training (CAST) programme. You will find a list and short descriptions of mandatory courses for Specialist Anaesthesiology Trainees as well as information about other simulation activities. You are able to apply for forthcoming simulation events as well as find answers to most

Dublin, September 17th, 2019: The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) have today announced the recruitment of a National Clinical Lead in Patient Safety. In the 72nd World Health Assembly in May this year a resolution on “Global Action on Patient Safety” was adopted. This resolution urges member states to recognise patient safety as a key health priority and take concerted effort to reduce patient harm in the healthcare setting. It also recognises that patient safety is a critical element of universal health coverage so that the public can be assured that healthcare

We invite you to submit abstracts for the South of Ireland Association of Anaesthetists Autumn Meeting (in association with the 21st Current Controversies in Anesthesia & Peri-operative Medicine meeting). Venue: The meeting will be held on Friday 11th October 2019 in the Skellig Hotel, Dingle, Co. Kerry. Meeting agenda:  Autumn meeting 2019 Agenda. Submission Deadline: The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday 21th September 2019. Submission Process: Please read more details  and download Abstract Submission Form (.doc) For further information visit:

The BJA/CAI Collaborative Research Grant is offered initially in NIAA Grants Round 2, which is NOW OPEN for applications with a closing date of 20th September. Decisions on applications submitted will be made at the committee meeting to be held in December 2019.  Up to €100K (~£89.5k) per grant The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 20 September 2019 Aim The grants are intended to support collaborative research projects in Anaesthesia, Critical Care or Pain Management between BJA/RCoA and CAI and may be for salaries or for the purchase of items of equipment. The

It is with great sadness that we learned that Brian Kavanagh passed away on Saturday June 15th, 2019. Brian Kavanagh graduated from University College Dublin in Ireland in 1985. He undertook basic specialist training in Internal Medicine in Dublin then went to the University of Toronto to complete anesthesia residency and fellowship training. He completed additional clinical and research fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at Stanford. He was appointed staff anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Toronto General Hospitalin 1994, and establishing his first independent laboratory there. In 1999, Brian was