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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

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) have today announced that an award of up to EU 100K per annum jointly funded by the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) will be made available to support and stimulate collaboration between investigators in the Republic of Ireland with investigators in the UK (including N. Ireland) to conduct excellent research (laboratory, clinical or both) in anaesthesiology, critical care and/or pain medicine. The BJA/CAI Collaborative Research Grant will be offered initially in NIAA Grants Round 2, which will open for applications in

Nominations for College Council 2019 Notice is hereby given that an Election to the Council of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland will take place if required. In accordance with the Standing Orders of the Council of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland 5 vacancies arise on Council this year. All Fellows of the College, In Good Standing, of not less than three academic years duration on the date fixed for the election, are eligible for election to the Council. The Election to fill the vacancies thus occurring, will be conducted electronically with close of

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, along with our Malawian Partners, has been shortlisted for an Education Award in 'The Best International Collaboration Project' category. This is in recognition for the High Dependency, Obstetrics and Trauma management (HOT) project that takes place in Malawi, with a team from the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland delivering clinical training programmes. Over 600 medical staff in Malawi have now been trained as part of our mission to reduce inequality and improve patient care. The  Education Awards encourage and celebrate excellence in the third level education

Title: Western Anaesthesia Symposium 2019 Description: 40th Anniversary, Early Bird rate registration until February 11th Guest speakers will include: Dr Gareth Ackland (London, UK). Dr Brian Kinirons (President College of Anaesthesiologists) Dr Nuala Lucas (London, UK). Professor Andrew Ochroch (Philadelphia, USA) Dr Donall O'Croinin (Cork) Dr Anders Perner (Copenhagen, Denmark) Professor Stephanie Snow (Manchester, UK) Trainees are invited to submit abstracts of interesting cases for oral presentation. Please send abstract (max 1 page) to leo.kevin@hse.ie Venue: Glenbo Hotel, Bushypark, Co. Galway Date: 5th and 6th April 2019 How to book: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/western-anaesthesia-symposium-2019-tickets-51544550137 Programme details: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/western-anaesthesia-symposium-2019-tickets-51544550137    

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is delighted to announce the launching of Airway Leads Training in Ireland (ALTI). This 1-day course will take place in the Education Centre, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, 22 Merrion Sq, Dublin on Friday, 8th February 2019. It follows a Train - the -Trainer model, and consists of a combination of lectures, clinical skills and simulation stations delivered by experts with a national and international reputation in airway management and education. The course is suitable for CONSULTANTS registered with the IMC who have a special interest

We are pleased to announce the A-CRISIS Simulation Workshop for Consultant Anaesthesiologists taking place in the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland on Friday 18th January 2019. This very successful simulation course is at its 6th edition and has attracted to date a large number of consultants from all over Ireland. The feedback from delegates has been very positive. The course offers fantastic opportunities for practicing your technical and non-technical anaesthesiology skills in relation to the management of rare and critical anaesthetic events in the non-threatening environment of our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory which mimics to almost perfection a real clinical environment. Each simulated scenario is followed by constructive discussions