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The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland welcomes the recent changes in the criteria for Trainee Specialist Registration eligibility with the Irish Medical Council (IMC) & the HSE English language competency requirements. On 6 November 2020, Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, enacted legislative changes that will help non-EEA doctors to access postgraduate specialist training in Ireland. The signing of commencement order for sections of the Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 allows any doctor eligible for registration on the Council’s general division to apply for specialist training. For the purpose of demonstrating eligibility for the application

University Hospital Galway is delighted to announce the Sustainability Day that they will take place coming Tuesday 17th November. Morning lecture starts at 08:00-08:45 and will follow up with all-day recycling event for UHG staff. Evening lectures/ talks will take place from 17:30 until 21:00 The webinar will be hosted by Dr Kevin Clarkson. It has been approved for 4 CPD points. Programme: UHG Sustainability Day 2020 [pdf] To register for the webinar please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHuaSrY6niIAHh3z27jtJxULdccA7eFgnfROBSKob5UoXeWw/viewform   

You are invited to the launch of the new e-Curriculum for the National Specialist Anaesthesiology Training Programme. The launch will take place virtually on Friday 9th October 2020 at 3.00pm.  Information on the programme for the event is available here  and further details regarding registration will be available shortly. Please see link for a preview of the new e-Curriculum here - https://www.anaesthesia.ie/curriculum/. We look forwarding to launching the new e-Curriculum and welcoming our speakers, especially our guest speakers Prof George Shorten from CUH and Dr Olle ten Cate from the Netherlands. In order to

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The college would like to inform you of the 'Leadership during a Pandemic: Charting a Course for Healthcare, Society and the Economy conference'. This first-of-its-kind conference is an all-island event which will feature Ireland’s healthcare and business leaders as they discuss how we can work together to move through the defining event of our generation. The event is hosted by the UCD Leadership in Healthcare Network and is a collaboration between UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Click here to register Programme details

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is delighted to announce the CAI Sustainability Zoom webinar this Saturday, September 12th from 11:00am-1:00pm. The webinar will be hosted by Chair of the Sustainability Committee Dr Dònall O’Cróinín and feature a number of prominent  guest speakers. Programme: CAI Sustainability Webinar 2020 [pdf]   Please register for the webinar below: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_erCCqmQgQjGXRW9m3yxrbA  

This year’s winner of the Delaney Medal Competition was Dr Dylan Finnerty for his project entitled  “a Prospective, Randomised, Double-Blind Clinical Trial comparing Erector Spinae Plane Block with Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Quality of Recovery and Morbidity after Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery” [ppt]. One of the panel of judges Professor Adam Sapirstein of Johns Hopkins Medical Centre, US described Dr Finerty’s work as “A tour de force project and presentation. A clinical trial that can change practice is a profound undertaking. The presenter demonstrated how and why this was