The Annual Congress of Anaesthesiology 2021

The college are delighted to showcase a selection of Eposters as part of our Annual Congress 2021. We would like to thank all of those who submitted for their hard work and dedication to making this year’s event possible.

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and the Faculty of Pain Medicine organised the Congress of Anaesthesiology on the 20th and 21st May 2021. The Congress was delivered virtually on a dedicated platform. The theme of the Congress 2021 was the safety and well-being of patients and health professionals. During the 2-days conference, we welcomed high-profile national and international speakers. Please note, all lectures were recorded and are available to view on the platform. Delegates also got the chance to attend workshops on pain medicine, regional anaesthesia and peri-operative medicine (PoCUS).

Recordings of all sessions are available on-demand until the 21st August 2021. If you missed the event and wish to purchase the access to the platform, please click below. The booking page will close on the 20th August at 4pm.

The theme of the Congress 2021 is the safety and well-being of patients and health professionals.

Tariff types One Day Both days
Consultant €125.00 €250.00
NCHD/Trainee €62.50 €125.00
Nurses €25.00  €50.00
Pain Medicine Session Olny €50.00
Medical Students €25.00 €30.00

CPD Points have been awarded for this meeting.

  • Thursday: 7 CPD Points
  • Friday: 8 CPD Points
  • Both days: 15 CPD Points
  1. ISRA Workshop

Recording of the ISRA Workshop can be accessed here

  1. Faculty of Pain Medicine Workshop, Thursday 20th May 13.45-16.45

Workshop 1 Ultrasound in Spinal Pain Intervention – Workshop Lead: Prof Dominic Harmon

Workshop 2 Knee Denervation/Rhizotomy: Clinical Anatomy, Evidence and Experience. There has been an increased interest and new research in interventional procedures for Knee pain. Recent publications include nerve blocks, Pulsed radio frequency and denervation/rhizotomy procedures for chronic knee pain. Dr Lynch will present the clinical research in collaboration with Prof Thomas Campbell, Anatomy and Special Clinical Lecturer in UCD who will present the relevant anatomy. – Workshop Lead: Dr Tadhg Lynch

Workshop 3 Introduction to basic expectations and skills expected from a Chronic pain registrar or Fellows in the pain medicine department. The workshop will demonstrate some procedures which are part of the management of Chronic pain patients and evidence for such procedures – lumbar facet / MBB, selective nerve root blocks, Sacroiliac joint injections. Demonstrations include discussions around Rhizotomy and Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation procedures – basic concepts, indications and complications. – Workshop Leads: Dr Anil Patel & Dr David Moore

  1. PoCUS Workshop, Friday 21st May 8.30am-10am

Recording of the PoCUS Workshop can be accessed here.

The selection of Eposters can be either found here or on the Congress platform.

This year’s winner of the FPM Clinical Prize was Dr Sinead Forde for her project entitled  ‘An Exploration of the relationship between the psychological profile and BMI in chronic low back pain’

This year’s winner of the Delaney Medal Competition was Dr Oscar Duffy for his project entitled  ‘A National Audit of CO2 Equivalent Emissions from Inhalational Anaesthetic Gases’”

This year’s winner of the 2021 Anaesthetic Research Fellowship was Dr David Hannon for his project entitled  ‘Enhancing the Safety and Effectiveness of Mechanical Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome’

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Annual CAT Fun Run 2019 Download Report  on CAT Fun Run 2019 (pdf). The CAT Fun Run took place on 10 May 2019 on the beautiful Clontarf seafront. This year’s run was held in memory of Dr Mark Owens and Dr James Close, two trainees who passed away in the last year. The Mark Owens Trophy is awarded to the overall winner of the fun run, this year being awarded to Dr Pierce Geoghegan who crossed the line with an impressive time of 17:07. The James Close Trophy is awarded to the best dressed participant in the fun run. The trophy this year was awarded to Dr Emer Ryan. Congratulations to all participants and our deserving winners. As with previous years the run was in aid of a worthy charitable cause. The chosen charity this year is the Practitioner Health Matters Programme. The programme supports doctors at times of significant stress both personal and professional . If you would like to support the Programme the donation link for the run remains active at: CAT team.

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