Recent Events Archive
The College broadcasts live-web streaming of academic lectures and clinical update days and competitions, the live-streams are also hosted by selected hospital departments. Doctors can claim CPD credits for attending an event via webcast. Attendees must remember to register on arrive, or they may not be eligible for the CPD.
Brian Kavanagh Lecture 2021: Dr Martin J Tobin
21st May 2021
21st May 2021
20th May 2021
Gilmartin Lecture 2020
10th December 2020
Stream Events Archive
All live stream events are recorded and are available to watch at any time.
National Patient Safety
13th November 2020
Winter College Lecture 2020
13th November 2020
KP Moore Presentations
13th November 2020
CAI Sustainability Webinar
12th September 2020
National Intensive Care COVID Research & Scientific Conference
5th September 2020
Kate Flynn Presentations
5th September 2020
CAI Thought Leaders Series – Perioperative Medicine
2nd September 2020
Delivery of Non COVID services in a COVID environment
24th June 2020
National COVID Research & Scientific Meeting
Prof Daqing Ma Imperial College, London Professor Daqing Ma, MD, PhD, FRCA, is Professor of Anaesthesia and BOC Chair and Head of Anaesthesia Research of the Section of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Professor Ma’s talk is entitled ‘A Basic Overview of how anaesthetics work’
Professor Ma’s second talk is entitled ‘Psychotropic drugs’
Prof Kazuyoshi Hirota Hirosaki, Japan
Professor Hirota’s talk is entitled ‘Noradrenergic neurons and general anaesthesia’
Professor Hirota’s second talk is entitled ‘Ketamine update’
Prof Hugh Hemmings New York Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA is the Joseph F. Artusio Jr. Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Professor of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Hemmings earned a BS in Biochemistry from Yale College, a PhD in pharmacology from Yale Graduate School, and an MD from Yale Medical School. His graduate work in the laboratory of Paul Greengard, PhD was cited in his 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. He completed postdoctoral work at The Rockefeller University, a residency in anaesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he has been a faculty member for 25 years. An internationally recognized neuropharmacologist, Dr. Hemmings is an expert in the synaptic effects of general anesthetics and mechanisms of neuronal signal transduction. His research in these areas is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is active in several national and international societies for anesthesiology and neuroscience, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Anaesthesia. He has been elected Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthesiologists and is a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. Dr. Hemmings has authored more than 110 articles in anesthesiology and neuroscience, and has edited four books, including Pharmacology & Physiology for Anesthesia: Foundations and Clinical Applicationpublished in 2013.
Professor Hemming’s talk is entitled ‘Receptor sites of GA action: Na+ channels or Inhaled anaesthetics things not what they seem’.
He also presented a talk entitled ‘Antidotes in anaesthesia’
Professor Hemmings also presented a key note lecture entitled ‘Can general anaesthesia cause Alzheimer’s Disease?’
Prof Wolfgang Buhre Maastricht Professor Wolfgang Buhre serves currently as Professor of Anaesthesiology and Chairman oft he Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the MumC+ in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Furthermore he acts as the head of the Department of Surgical Sciences in this University Hospital. He is the acting chairperson of the Research committee of the European Society of Anaesthesiology
Prof Wolfgang’s talk is entitled ‘ GDT: Is it worthwhile and what is the best tool?’
Prof Wolfgang presented a key note lecture entitled ‘Anaesthesia for the patient with heart failure for non-cardiac surgery’
Dr James O’Rourke Beaumont Dr James O’Rourke is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and the Current Director of ICU in Beaumont Hospital. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the RCSI and a board member of the Joint Faculty.
Dr O’Rourke’s presentation is entitled ‘Interventions for acute stroke; anaesthetic considerations’
Prof Steve Bolsin Melbourne Stephen Bolsin is famous for something he claims he is not. Sources cite him as the ‘whistle blower’ in the Bristol Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Scandal. He claims he did not “blow the whistle”. He followed the correct routes and told the correct people; but they did nothing. Steve felt compelled to speak out, which led to exile in Australia. The consequences in the UK were cataclysmic. The General Medical Council found the two surgeons and Chief Executive guilty of “serious professional misconduct” and the concept of “Clinical Governance” was coined to ensure such dreadful practice would never occur again in the NHS. Clinical Governance gained global recognition. A Public Inquiry vindicated Dr Bolsin’s actions making 200 recommendations for the NHS. The Royal College of Anaesthesiologists awarded him the Frederic Hewitt Medal for Patient Safety. Steve has since used new technologies to support medical performance and ethical standards, with Palm Pilots to monitor trainees and also allow them to report incidents, electronically. The 98% voluntary incident reporting achieved in Geelong has never been bettered. The trainee’s ethical behaviour was also improved. Healthcare error is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Steve believes doctors must improve healthcare safety to achieve safer and less expensive health care. Reducing healthcare error can reduce the high cost and the medical profession has a key role in addressing the problem through their ethical duty. Achieving this goal requires an evolved ethical approach and behavioural understanding.
Professor Bolsins presented the Bristol Scandal key note lecture.
Professor Bolsin’s second lecture entitled ‘Quality, Risk, Ethics & Behaviour’
Dr Conor McDonnell Toronto Dr McDonnell; was a graduate of Medicine from NUIG in 1994 and is a fellow of College of Anaesthesiologists Ireland. He has been on staff at the The Hospital for Sick Children in the Dept of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in Toronto, Canada since 2006. He holds an academic appointment at the University of Toronto as Associate Professor and his primary research interests focus on Medication Error in Pediatric Hospital Practice, Quality Improvement in Clinical Care, and the Dynamics of Team Building and Cultural Change.
Dr McDonnell presented a talk entitled ‘Setting up a Department Quality Programme’
Dr Gavin Lavery Belfast Dr Gavin Lavery is Clinical Director of the HSC Safety Forum and has been a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at Belfast HSC Trust for over 25 yrs. The Safety Forum’s remit is to provide Leadership in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Dr Lavery leads 6 Quality Improvement programmes across HSC Trusts and this has given him a rare opportunity to see how organisational structures, approaches and culture can enhance or obstruct improvements in Quality and Safety.
Dr Lavery’s talk is entitled ‘Developing a Safety Culture’
Dr Donal Ryan St Vincent’s Dr Donal Ryan is a consultant intensivist in St Vincent’s University Hospital since 2009. He previously trained at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, after completing anaesthesia training in Ireland. He holds a masters degree in cardiac physiology and trained in general medicine prior to anaesthesia. He maintains an interest in the application of physiology to intensive care practice and in critical care outcomes
Dr Ryan’s talk is entiteld ‘The critically ill diabetic patient’
Dr Siobhán McQuaid Mater University Hospital Consultant Endocrinologist MMUH, Associate Clinical Professor UCD
Dr McQuaid’s talk is entitled ‘Recent advances in diabetes medicine’
Professor Gerry Fitzpatrick (AMNCH) Professor Fitzpatrick’s talk is entitled ‘Update on perioperative glycaemic management of the diabetic patient’
Dr Robert Plant (Cork) Dr Plant’s talk is entitled ‘Perioperative and critical care management of the acute brain injury’
Dr John Cahill NCPA/HPO Annual reports
Dr Micheal Looney Irish Hip Fracture Database
Dr Martina Healy OLCHC, Dublin Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Lead Paediatric Intensive Care, ROI. Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. She is a strong advocate for the development and accessibility of Paediatric Intensive Care services in Ireland, most recently leading the HSE Steering Group for the Model of Care in PICU. Her clinical and academic interests include Paediatric Intensive Care for infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, neutrally adjusted ventilation (NAVA) and respiratory ECMO in paediatrics. Dr Healy’s presentation is entitled: “PICU model of care for Ireland”.
Dr Brian Kinirons (Galway) Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr. Kinirons qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1986 and undertook postgraduate training in the UK, Ireland and France. He was appointed as a Consultant to the University College Hospital Galway in 2000. He is a clinical lecturer in Anaesthesia, National University of Ireland, Galway. He is Clinical Co-Lead of the Regional Anaesthesia Programme, Galway University Hospitals. He is an examiner for the Membership exam for the Irish College of Anaesthetist. He is a council member of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. He currently serves as Honorary Secretary of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. He is Vice President of the Irish Society of Regional Anaesthesia. Dr Kiniron’s talk is entitled: “Regional anaesthesia in trauma: Pipe dream or a better way?”.
Dr Padraig Sheeran Crumlin & Faculty Exercise & Sports Medicine Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Sheeran’s talk is entitled: Should CPX testing be an integral part of preoperative assessment?
Dr Jeremy Smith (Sligo) Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Jeremy Smith, Consultant Anaesthetist Sligo and lead clinician with The National Anaesthesia Programme. A graduate of University College Cork in 1985, he trained in Anaesthesia on the Southern scheme and post fellowship in 1989 as a Senior Registrar on the National Higher Professional Training Scheme. He obtained his certificate of specialist training in 1992. After this Dr Smith spent six months on an Anaesthesia teaching programme at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania. He then worked for two years at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee doing research and Cardiac anaesthesia at the VA hospital. While there he was achieved a Master of Science degree in Physiology. He returned to Ireland in 1995 to take up his post in Sligo. Since then Dr Smith has served on the Council of the College of Anaesthesiologists as well as being a member of the Irish Standing Committee of the Association of Anaesthetists. He started work with the NCPA in March of 2015. UPDATE ON THE WORK OF THE NCPA: DR JEREMY SMITH, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL CLINICAL PROGRAMME IN ANAESTHESIA
Dr Jeanne Moriarty St James’s Hospital Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Moriarty’s talk is entitled: “ACLS 1991 to 2016 – What’s new?”
Dr Colin McCartney Ottawa Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr. Colin McCartney is the Head and Chair of Anesthesiology at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa and is a Staff Anesthesiologist at the Ottawa Hospital, a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa and a Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. McCartney trained in medicine at the University of Edinburgh and where he recently completed a PhD. In between, he completed training in anesthesia and pain medicine in Scotland, a fellowship in regional anesthesia and pain medicine in Toronto, and worked as a Staff Anesthesiologist in Toronto before moving to Ottawa. At the University of Toronto he led research teams at two centres as well as two internationally recognized fellowship programs. Dr. McCartney’s research interests include examining opportunities for improvement in the clinical care of patients undergoing joint replacement, as well as improving the quality and safety of regional anesthesia procedures. Dr. McCartney is the editor for two anesthesiology journals, has published numerous articles in relation to regional anesthesia and pain medicine, and has supervised many graduate students, fellows and residents in their own research during the last fifteen years. Dr. McCartney currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Committee on Research at the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr McCartney’s talk is entitled: “Education in regional anaesthesia: past, present and future”.
Dr Alan Gaffney Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Gaffney is a Consultant Intensivist in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin He recently returned from Columbia University Medical Center where he worked on faculty as Assistant Professor and associate medical director of the Cardiothoracic ICU. He is the Clinical Lead for Organ Donation for the Dublin Northeast Hospitals Group. Dr Gaffney trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Ireland, the UK and the USA and has a PhD in Pharmacology where he studied blood-surface interaction on nano-modified ECMO circuits. Dr O’Gaffney’s presentation is entitled: “Assessment of circulating volume in critically ill patients”.
Professor Andrew Davidson Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Andrew Davidson is a Senior Staff Anaesthetist at The Royal Children’s Hospital; Director of The Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; and Professor in The Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. He trained in Melbourne, Nottingham, Rotterdam and Boston, and has received a Diploma of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Doctorate of Medicine (MD). He is editor in chief for Pediatric Anesthesia and has written over 100 peer reviewed publications, one book and 12 book chapters. He has received five Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council grants. His research interests include awareness, depth of anaesthesia assessment, clinical assessment of neurotoxicity and clinical trial design. Professor Davidson’s presentation is entitled: ‘Emergence delirium – emerging insights”.
Professor Anthony Gallagher Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Dr. Anthony Gerald Gallagher is Director of Research and Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning in the ASSERT Centre, University College Cork, Ireland. He completed a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology (1984-1988) at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown in Northern Ireland and his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Dublin, Trinity College (1989 – 1992). He was the first academic from Ireland to be awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Scholarship and during this time worked with Prof. Richard Satava at Yale University. He was Director of Research in the Dept. of Endosurgery Emory University and later the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Along with his colleague Prof. Gerry O’Sullivan (Deceased) he completed an authored book, Fundamentals of Surgical Simulation; Principles and Practices (2011). He is a regular keynote and invited speaker at national and international medical, surgical, cardiology, science and ergonomics conferences. He is considered one ohe leading exponents and international experts in the world for the design, application and validation of VR in medicine. In 2013 he was awarded his D.Sc. for his published work on ‘Assessment and training of surgeons and physicians for image guided medicine’. Professor Gallagher’s presentation is entitled: ‘Simulation fidelity and modelling real-life situations for assessing competence’
Dr Rob McSweeney Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Rob is an intensivist in the Regional Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. He trained in anaesthesia and intensive care in Northern Ireland, during which time he undertook a PhD investigating epithelial ion transport in ARDS. As a strong believer in promoting open access to scientific advancement, he started the free, not-for-profit, Critical Care Reviews project in 2009. Initially this consisted of a free educational website providing the world’s largest structured collection of open access critical care papers. This was followed by a weekly newsletter, collating the most important critical care research from the preceding seven days, as well as the best open access articles from across the literature. The project has since grown to include an annual meeting, attracting chief investigators for the biggest critical care studies of the year to discuss their work, an annual book, critiquing the most important studies of the year, and a podcast, discussing recently finished and upcoming critical care studies, as well as research methodology. In addition, Rob co-founded a new platinum open access journal, Critical Care Horizons. Dr McSweeney’s presentation is entitled: ‘Reviewing Critical Care’
Dr Leo Kevin Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Dr Kevin trained in anaesthesia in Ireland, the US and the UK, before returning home to take up a post as consultant anaesthetist at Galway University Hospital. His interests include applied physiology, the introduction of education into anaesthesia training in Ireland, and investigating the putative cardioprotective effects of red wine, preferably Italian. Dr Kevin’s presentation is entitled: ‘Perioperative MI: Pathophysiology and Risk Factors’
Professor PJ Devereaux Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Dr Dr. Devereaux obtained his MD from McMaster University. After medical school he completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Calgary and a residency in cardiology at Dalhousie University. He then completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University. Dr. Devereaux holds a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Career Investigator Award. He is the Director of the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University. He is the Head of Cardiology and the Perioperative Cardiovascular Clinical Program at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. He is also the Scientific Leader of the Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Surgical Research Group at the Population Health Research Institute. The focus of his clinic research is vascular complications around the time of surgery. He is undertaking several large international RCTs and observational studies addressing this issue. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and 60 editorials, book chapters, and commentaries. He has given over 450 invited lectures and 225 research presentations in 34 countries throughout, North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Dr. Devereaux is a full Professor in the Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine at McMaster University. In 2015 he received the prestigious McMaster University academic appointment of University Scholar. Professor Devereaux’s presentation is entitled: ‘Evidence based preoperative risk prediction and monitoring for perioperative vascular complications’
Dr Rosemary Hogg Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Rosie Hogg is a Consultant Anaesthetist currently based at the City & Musgrave Park Hospitals, Belfast. After studying medicine at the University of Leeds, she completed her Anaesthesia training in the Northern Ireland. She was awarded an MD from Queens University Belfast following research focused on patient-centred outcomes & regional anaesthesia. Rosie spent a year as visiting faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and continues to work closely with the department. She is also an honorary lecturer for the MSc in Regional Anaesthesia at the University of East Anglia. Her main interests are in Regional Anaesthesia, Enhanced Recovery and the use of Social Media in Medical Education. Dr Hogg’s presentation is entitled: ‘Engaging trainees in new models of learning & competence assessment’
Dr Josephine Boland Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Dr Josephine Boland is an independent medical educationalist and researcher with over thirty years experience in further, higher, teacher and medical education. She specialises in curriculum development, assessment design, quality assurance, faculty development and participatory enquiry. As Director of Medical Education in the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland she is currently leading the development of the competency framework for the postgraduate specialist training programme. Dr. Boland has experience of using Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in a range of contexts; as co-author of ‘A Draft Framework of Outcomes for Intern Training in Ireland’ (commissioned by the Medical Council) and in postgraduate training in anaesthesia and radiology. Her recent research, presentations and publications focus on medical education and assessment and the role of community engagement in promoting social accountability. Dr Boland’s presentation is entitled: ‘Entrustable professional activities’
Dr Michael Dockery Dr Michael Dockery, FCAI, FRCA, FFPMRCA Dr. Martina Healy is the Clinical Dr Alan Dr Dockery is a native of Dublin and graduated from UCD in 1986. He initially trained as a GP mainly in Scotland, after which he trained as an anaesthetist in the South-east School of Anaesthesia (SESSA) located in Edinburgh. He subsequently worked as a consultant anaesthetist in Fife, Scotland, for 8 years before taking up his current position as a consultant anaesthetist at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) in 2009. UHW has one of Ireland’s busiest Trauma Units. Dr Dockery has regular sessions in Trauma theatre and is the current Chair of the Hospital Transfusion Committee at UHW. Dr Dockery has a special interest in the provision of safe anaesthesia, and training of anaesthetists, in the developing world. Trauma is a prevalent problem in the developing world due mainly to poor road safety issues and violent conflict. He has worked in this capacity in several West African countries including Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo and Benin. Dr Dockery’s presentation is entitled: ‘Transfusion of blood products in trauma patients’
Dr Mohammed Faheem, Mullingar Equipment and Practical Setup
Dr Caroline Larkin Delaney Medal Winner 2016
Dr Cara Connolly The title of her presentation ‘Expression of anaesthetic and analgesic drug target genes in breast tumours is associated with disease metastasis, but not local recurrence’.
Dr Kirk Levins The title of his talk is ‘Effect Of Anaesthetic Technique On Immune Cell And Mor Expression In Surgically Excised Breast Cancer Tissue: A Prospective, Randomised, Investigator-Masked Study.’
Dr Paul Fennessy The title of his presentation ‘ Optimum incision for cricothyroidotomy? An observational study comparing two methods’.
Prof Freddie Wood President, Irish Medical Council Bullying and Conflict in Training and Practice
Dr Aoife Lavelle CAI Prize in Ethics & Professionalism Presentation Bullying in the workplace
To commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising 1916 Dr Barry Kennerk, Archivist and Historian, Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street presents: “More danger than he can digest: Paediatric gunshot injuries of Easter Week 1916 in context”
Presented by Dr Brian Marsh Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine Clinical Director – CCAEST, Mater Hospital, Dublin ‘How shall we care for our elderly critically ill’
Dr Brian O’Brien Brian O’Brien is from Dublin and holds degrees in Medicine and Physiology from UCD. He is a Consultant in Intensive care medicine, and Anaesthesia at Cork University Hospital, where he is presently departmental chairman. He is a fellow of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand, and of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland. He is a member of the Council of the ICSI and an examiner for the Irish and European Diplomas in Intensive Care Medicine. His clinical work includes cardiac surgery, critical care, neuro-anaesthesia and, when necessary, obstetrics. His research interests relate to outcomes and recovery following intensive care stay, and drug overdoses. He is married with two daughters, and in his free time swims, cycles and plays the piano, enjoying limited success in all three. Dr O’Brien’s presentation is entitled: “TOE outside the cardiac theatre”.
Dr Conan McCaul Dr Conan McCaul is a consultant anaesthetist in the Rotunda Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospitals in Dublin. He is a graduate of University College Dublin, the eastern regional anaesthesia and the national senior registrar training programmes in Ireland. Following specialist certification he undertook a clinical fellowship in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and a research fellowship in the laboratory of Dr Brian Kavanagh where he investigated the pathophysiology and therapeutics of hypoxic cardiac arrest for which he was awarded an MD. His current teaching and research interests include skills acquisition with equipment used to manage the difficult airway and the rescue of failed intubation. Dr McCaul’s presentation is entitled: “Transtracheal oxygenation”.
Dr David Whitaker Dr Whitaker is Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He is a Past President of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), past Chairman of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA) and a past elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthesiologists. He is Chairman of the European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA) Safety Committee and in 2010 he was a co-author of the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology now signed by over 200 anaesthesia related organisations worldwide. He is also a member EBA / ESA Patient Safety Task Force and the Quality and Safety Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists. Dr Whitaker is interested in implementing safer practices into Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine and is currently promoting better Patient Blood Management, pre-filled syringes and continuous capnography monitoring in Intensive Care, Sedation and Resuscitation. Dr Whittaker’s presentation is entitled: “Patient safety developments in Europe”.
Dr Elizabeth Behringer A native of Boston Massachusetts, Dr. Behringer received her Undergraduate BA with Honors at Brown University in Providence R.I. Upon graduation from Boston University School of Medicine, she went on to Internal Medicine Residency at the New England Deaconess Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesia and Fellowships in Thoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the Massachusettts General Hospital in Boston. She is Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She is the Director of the Fellowship in Critical Care and the Director of Critical Care Education. She is Attending Intensivist in the 24- bed Cardiac Surgical ICU specializing in the care of complex Cardiac Surgical patients, Orthotopic Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Devices. Dr. Behringer’s research and clinical interest include advanced airway management outside of the OR. Dr. Behringer has been the Co-Moderator of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Difficult Airway Workshop for more than a decade. She is Past President of the Society for Airway Management and earned it’s Distinguished Service Award in 2013. She is Co-Chair of the first World Airway Management Meeting (www.WAMM2015.com) to be held in Dublin Ireland in November 2015. WAMM is a joint venture of the Society for Airway Management and the Difficult Airway Society in order to celebrate their mutual 20th anniversaries in a global fashion. Dr Behringer’s presentation is entitled: “Hazards of airway management outside the OR”.
Dr Genevieve Goulding Dr Genevieve Goulding is a fulltime obstetric anaesthetist from the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, a large tertiary referral centre in Queensland, Australia. Her other special interests are in medical education, patient safety and the welfare of anaesthetists. She is one of the co-founders of the Welfare of Anaesthetists Special Interest Group (SIG), formed over twenty years ago. This group has been a leader in bringing welfare issues in trainees and fellows into the mainstream anaesthesia curriculum (including the final examination) and annual scientific meetings. The group’s most recent work has been a collaboration with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists to develop an educational resource about propofol addiction. She has served on the Board of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists as well as on the Council of ANZCA, the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesiologists, of which she is currently the president. Genevieve will be presenting on two recent initiatives from ANZCA: a new Professionalism Guide and the introduction of mandatory ‘Emergency responses’ into the College’s CPD program. Dr Goulding’s presentation is entitled: “ANZCA initiatives: A Professionalism Guide, hands-on CPD and Workforce initiatives”.
Professor John Eichhorn John H. Eichhorn, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, and Distinguished Service Professor, University of Kentucky, a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School, then trained at Harvard in surgery and anesthesiology, stayed 12 years on faculty before becoming Chairman of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi until 2003, and then moved to Kentucky. Included since its inception in 1992 on the list, “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Eichhorn’s main interests have been anesthesia patient safety, quality assurance, and practice standards, with special note for his introduction of the concept of intraoperative “safety monitoring” in a landmark 1989 Anesthesiology paper. Dr. Eichhorn chaired the Harvard committee that wrote the original “Harvard monitoring standards,” which were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1986 (that paper was listed in a March, 2015, review published in Anesthesia and Analgesia as No. 10 on a list of “the 20 most important anesthesia articles ever published.” With Dr. Eichhorn’s help, those standards became the basis for American national and various international standards and also, through his International Task Force on Anaesthesia Safety, standards adopted by the World Federated Societies of Anesthesiologists, first in 1992 and repeatedly since. He helped launch the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, founded its well-known Newsletter, and is still active there today. Appointed in 2007 a founding member of the World Health Organization “Safe Anesthesia Group,” he helped create the well-known WHO “Surgical Safety Checklist.” In 2011, from the Joint Commission/National Quality Forum, Dr. Eichhorn received the highest honor there is for U.S. patient safety efforts: the Eisenberg Award for Individual Achievement in Patient Safety and Quality. Recently, Dr. Eichhorn was invited to help inaugurate and currently serves on the Patient Safety Committee of the U.S. National Board of Medical Examiners, which is incorporating patient safety subject matter into the U.S. national medical licensing examinations. Professor Eichhorn’s presentation is entitled: “Intra–op to peri–op: anaesthesia patient safety then and now”.
Dr JP van Besouw Dr Jean-Pierre van Besouw, known to all simply as “J-P”, is President of the Royal College of Anaesthesiologists. He qualified in 1981 from Barts’ where he began his anaesthetic training; he subsequently trained in London and Australia before appointment to St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, London, where he has been a consultant and honorary senior lecturer with a specialist interest in cardiothoracic anaesthesia since 1990. He was elected to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthesiologists in 2008, became Vice President in 2010 and President in 2012. During his time on Council, he has been responsible for the development of College policies on examinations, recruitment and workforce. In 2013 he was elected Vice Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He is an elected Governor of St George’s Hospital. He is a past chairman of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA). He is married to Liliane, a medicolegal adviser, and has three grown up children. He enjoys gardening, rugby and travel particularly in South West France. Dr Besouw’s presentation is entitled: “Future challenges in Anaesthesia”.
Dr Malachy Columb Malachy Columb is Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Medicine at the University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe, UK, since 1996. He graduated from University College Dublin, Eire (1985), trained in Anaesthesia in Leeds, West Yorkshire and was a faculty member at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (1994-5). His research interests include the clinical pharmacodynamics of local anaesthetic agents where he developed the minimum local analgesic concentration (MLAC) model which has been replicated world-wide. He has just stepped down after nine years as an Editor at the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, is a member of the Associate Editorial Board at the British Journal of Anaesthesia and the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia. He has published over 100 scientific articles including, 70 original research articles, 30 review articles and 160 abstracts. His research has gained 21 national and international prizes. He is ranked at number one in the UK and Ireland and in the top 10 world rankings in four categories for expertise on biomedexperts.com (December 2014) related to the clinical pharmacology of local anaesthetics. Dr Columb’s presentation is entitled: “Clinical pharmacology of local anaesthetic agents: responding to dosing”.
Professor Marc Van de Velde Dr Marc Van de Velde obtained his medical degree at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium in 1991. He completed his residency in Anaesthesiology in 1996 at the University Hospitals of Louvain. In 2000, he received his PhD degree following research related to metabolic support of the stunned myocardium. He was appointed member of staff in 1997 at the department of Anesthesiology of the University Hospitals in Louvain, Belgium and is now Full Professor of Anesthesia. Until November 2010 he was clinical director of obstetric anesthesia and clinical director of anesthesia outside the operating room. Since November 2010, he is Head of the Department Anesthesiology at the Catholic University Leuven and Full Professor at the Leuven University Hospitals. He has given over 300 invited lectures at the international and national level, has published 70 articles in peer reviewed journals, has produced 30 manuscripts for non peer reviewed journals and has co-authored 4 book chapters. He is editor (together with Helen Scholefield and Lauren Plante) of a new, international book on Maternal Critical Care to be published in 2013 and he is editor (together with Vicki Clark and Roshan Fernando) of a new book on “Obstetric Anesthesia” to be published in 2014. He was member of the Committee of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association from 2003 – 2009 and is currently president of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA). He is chair of the Scientific Committee of the Annual ESRA Meeting organized in Ljubljana 2015 and Maastricht 2016. He is also Chair of the Scientific Subcommittee on Obstetric Anesthesia of the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA). His primary clinical interest focuses on obstetric anesthesia and anesthesia for children and adults with congenital heart disease undergoing non cardiac surgery. Most of his current research focuses on obstetric anesthesia. He is married with Eva and has five children, Sofie, Michiel, Bas, Ella and Juliette. He loves to travel and play golf. Prof Van De Velde’s presentation is entitled: “Post C section analgesia: towards an opiate free strategy”.
His Key Note lecture is entitled: ‘Managing spinal induced hypotension –lessons learned from obstetrical practice’
Professor Michael Richmond Prof Michael Richmond is Chief Medical Officer at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the principal public healthcare provider for the State of Qatar, where he has been leading on Clinical Affairs, Medical Education, Quality and Patient Safety since 2012. He is also acting as the interim Chief Executive of Hamad Medical Corporation’s Women’s Hospital. Prof. Richmond is responsible for the medical and clinical affairs of HMC’s eight hospitals, and is tasked with growing the Corporation’s clinical capacity in order to meet the diverse needs of Qatar’s rapidly growing population. His remit and expertise support HMC’s plans to evolve into an academic healthcare system, internationally recognized as a world-leading centre of excellence in clinical care, medical education and research. Prof. Richmond’s remit includes medical workforce development as well as medical job planning, appraisal and revalidation. He is also one of the lead sponsors of the clinical reconfiguration and transformation programs at HMC – these are major initiatives to incorporate services and staff from across the organization with the unifying aim of improving patient care and raising standards of quality. Prior to this appointment, he was the Executive Medical Director and Board Member of Sheffield Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust in UK. Sheffield is the largest and one of the most successful Foundation Trusts in England and Prof Richmond was instrumental in radically improving the clinical services. Prof. Richmond is an experienced clinician with more than 30 years of practical experience as a UK Teaching Hospital Consultant in Anesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Management. Prof. Richmond graduated in Medicine from University of Aberdeen before pursuing his initial medical training in the Royal Air Force. Prof Richmond’s Key Note lecture is entitled: “The changing face of health care – An innovative approach to improve quality and safety of care”.
Professor Michael (Monty) G Mythen Monty is the Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London. Director of The UCL Discovery Lab at The London 2012 Olympic legacy Institute of Sport Exercise and Health. Monty is also an Elected Council Member Royal College of Anaesthesiologists, Chair of The Board and Council Member of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia; A Director of Xtreme-Everest; Editor-in-Chief Perioperative Medicine. Editorial board member: British Journal of Anaesthesia; Critical Care and Co-Chairman of Evidence Based Peri-operative Medicine (EBPOM). Monty was National Clinical Lead at the UK Department of Health for the Enhanced Recovery Partnership in the English NHS from May 09 – March 2013. Prof Mythen’s presented this year’s Sir Ivan Magill Lecture which is entitled: “Anaesthetists are Perioperative Physicians: so why all the fuss?”.
Dr Niamh Hayes Graduate of University College Cork medical school 1998. Completion of MSc Anaesthesia (Medical Professionalism) in 2005 and Completion of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia (College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland) 2006. Special clinical interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia. Fellowship in Obstetric Anaesthesia in Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 – 2007. Previously the co-director of the Simulation Training programme at the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. Currently working as a consultant anaesthetist in the Rotunda and Mater Misericordiae Hospitals, Dublin, Ireland. Dr Hayes’s presentation is entitled: “General anaesthesia in obstetric practice: key and current issues”.
Dr Patrick Narchi Main fields: regional anesthesia; postoperative pain; ambulatory surgery; home nerve catheters; ultrasound guidednerve blocks DVD simulators; Simulators: 1- CD nerve blocks (1996);2- DVD nerve blocks with simulator (2002); 3- DVD ultrasound-guided nerve blocks with simulator (2008)Working in a private hospital in South-west France (Angouleme) since 2002; Board member of the French Society of Anesthesia (2003-2006); Board of ESRA: French representative 2003-2009; Expert in the French hotline “SOS-ALR” group; ASRA speaker from 1996- 2011; ESRA speaker from 2003-2014; World congress of Anaesthesia: 2000, 2204, 2008, 2012; World Congress of Regional Anesthesia (Sydney, February 2013); World Congress of Regional Anesthesia (Capetown, Novembre 2014); Scientific committee of many meetings: ASRA, MAPAR, ESRA, AGORA; Organization of live tele conference for nerve blocks for ESRA (2005), ASRA (2002), WCA (2004), ISRA (2000); Co chairman of the University Diploma (Lebanese University-Beirut): of the University Diploma (Lebanese University-Beirut): Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia. Dr Narchi’s presentation is entitled: “What we should abandon in RA in 2015”.
Professor Peter Marhofer Current status Director of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Anaesthesia, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Control – Medical University of Vienna Publications, Lectures Total number of publications: 235 Number of publications in Pubmed: 98 H-Index: 31 Total number of lectures: 501 Professor Marhofer’s presentation is entitled: “Peripheral nerve blockade – outcome data from the last 10 years”.
Dr Robert Deegan Dr Deegan graduated from UCD Medicine in 1986 and interned at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. After completing a BSc in Pharmacology at UCD, he spent the next several years divided between a Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University (Tennessee) and Anesthesia training in Dublin and Waterford. He returned to Vanderbilt for a Fellowship in adult and pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesia, and joined the faculty there in 1996. He was Division Chief for Cardiothoracic Anesthesia for 13 years, and continues as director of resident education in that specialty. In addition, he serves as Director of the intraoperative TOE service at Vanderbilt. Dr Deegan’s presentation is entitled: “Ventricular assist devices”.
Professor Scott Segal Scott Segal, MD, MHCM is Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. He recently assumed this position after serving as Chair of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston from 2010-2014. Prior to his tenure at Tufts, Segal was Vice Chair for education in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and associate professor of anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Harvard, his M.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, and a master’s degree in health care management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center and his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and served as a staff anesthesiologist at three Boston-area hospitals. Dr. Segal is board-certified in anesthesiology and has repeatedly been named among the “Best Doctors in America” as well as recognized for teaching excellence by the international Anesthesia Research Society and by his trainees at Brigham and Women’s. His clinical specialty interests include obstetric anesthesia and preoperative patient assessment and optimization. Dr. Segal is currently an oral examiner and senior examination editor for the American Board of Anesthesiology and sits on the board of directors and executive committee of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. His primary research interests are obstetric anesthesia and airway assessment, and he is a prolific contributor to academic publications and frequent lecturer in the field of anesthesiology. He presently resides in North Carolina and Boston. He is married to a corporate tax attorney and has three children, ages 23, 20, and 6. He notes that given this range, he will be at this for some time to come… Professor Segal presented a lecture entitled: “Epidural analgesia and maternal fever: Why sweat?”.
Prof Segal also presentated a lecture entitled: ‘Modern airway evaluation from Mallampati to computerised facial analysis’
Professor Terence Stephenson Professor Terence Stephenson is Chair of the GMC 2015-2018. Professor Stephenson was formerly Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges for 2012-2014 and President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2009-2012. He is also Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University College London and Co-Director of the Children’s Policy Research Unit. Professor Stephenson was formerly Dean of the Medical School and Professor of Child Health at the University of Nottingham, and a non-executive Director of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a consultant in general paediatrics and his research reflects his clinical interests in acute paediatric illness and emergencies. Professor Stephenson has co-authored textbooks, written numerous invited chapters and editorials, and published over 150 peer reviewed papers. Professor Stephenson’s presentation is entitled: “The role of the regulator”.
Mr Tom Hayes Tom is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and head of the Healthcare Law Group at Matheson. During the course of his career he has advised hospitals, healthcare organisations and professionals concerning medical malpractice litigation in high value and complex cases as well as offering general advice on healthcare related issues. He has a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and has successfully mediated a number of claims. Tom also has extensive experience as a professional disciplinary lawyer. He has lectured extensively on healthcare related topics concerning risk management and the management of claims generally. Mr Hayes’s presented a talk during the Medical Negligence – The Case for Reform Session. He is a consultant in general paediatrics and his research reflects his clinical interests in acute paediatric illness and emergencies. Professor Stephenson has co-authored textbooks, written numerous invited chapters and editorials, and published over 150 peer reviewed papers. Professor Stephenson’s presentation is entitled: “The role of the regulator”.
Dr John Carlisle South Devon Healthcare Trust, UK Dr Carlisle’s presentation was entitled:’Most research findings are false, occasionally because researchers make stuff up’ Dr Carlisle is also an intensivist in the intensive care unit and the preoperative assessment clinic. His main areas of interest: long-term survival, including my own; perioperative probabilities of harm and benefit; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; evidence-based medicine including systematic reviews. He is the editor for the journal Anaesthesia. For 11 years he was an editor and author for the Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group. He has contributed to the ESA & ESICM evidence-based guideline groups. Dr Carlisle is the author for Oxford Handbooks of: anaesthesia; day surgery; and vascular surgery. Dr Carlisle other area of interest is the detection of data fabrication and fraudulent research.
Dr Padraig Mahon, Cork University Hospital Depth of Anaesthesia Monitoring’
Prof Martin O’ Donnell, University College Hospital Galway Acute Stroke Management – Update for the Anaesthetist
Dr Niamh Hayes, Rotunda Hospital Cell Salvage in Obstetrics
Dr Brian Kinirons, University College Hospital Galway Regional Anaesthesia in the Anticoagulated Patient: A bridge too far?
Dr Dermot Kelly, St Vincent’s Hospital Myocardial Oxygen Supply and Demand and Coronary Flow Physiology
Dr Maire McCarroll Autumn College Lecture presented by Dr Fionnuala Ni Ainle, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin Obstetric Haemorrhage
Dr Robyn Concannon Mending The Bends
Dr David Devlin A Tale of Two Fishermen
Dr Georgina Duignan A Tale of Two Fishermen
Dr Hafiz Muhammad Shurjeel Latif Comparison of 0.1% bupivacaine, with 0.1% bupivacaine plus neostigmine 8mcg/kg for epidural analgesia in labouring patients
Dr Joe Tracey retired Consultant Anaesthetist His lecture was entitled ‘250 years at 22 Merrion Square. The story of the house and the specialty’. Dr Joe Tracey was a consultant anaesthetist in Beaumont and director of the National Poisons Information centre from 1985 until his retirement in 2010. He has been involved with the College for 25 years , initially as an examiner in the primary and laterally as a member of council. He was in turn chairman of the primary exam, Chair of education, Vice-president and director of the M.Sc. In 2011 he became involved with the Merrion Square Innovation Network, a group convened by Bord Failte to advise on the development of the square recognizing its status as the premier Georgian square in the city.This stimulated his interest in the history of the house and the square. He has also been involved in the preliminary analysis and report on the development of a college archive. He is married to Marie for nearly forty years. They have four adult children and two grandchildren. His hobbies /interests are swimming, fishing, French and Leinster rugby.
Dr Paul O’Connor Dept of Primary Care, NUIG A human factors approach to improving performance in anaesthetics
Dr Barry Lyons OLCHC Law, regulation and anaesthesia: Why do some practitioners end up in trouble?
Dr Aine O’Gara Case Report: Undetected Traumatic Tracheal Tear- Complex critical car and anaesthesia management
Gilmartin Lecture 2012 “The Patient Experience as a Catalyst for Change” presented by Mrs Margaret Murphy Expert Lead, Patients for Patient Safety, World Health Organization.
Dr Euan Shearer Speaker’s Lectures Dr Shearer is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Aintree Hospital, Liverpool since 1993 At various times he was Director of Critical Care and Deputy Director of Anaesthesia and Theatres. Dr Shearer’s Presentation is entitled: “Do Anaesthetists Exaggerate the Airwayand Management Challenges?”
Prof Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Prof Hemmings is a Distinguished Research Professor in Anesthetic Mechanisms, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology and Vice Chair of Research in Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Attending Anesthesiologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Prof Hemmings’s presentation is entitled: “Are Anaesthetics Bad for your Brain?”
Dr Karen B. Domino M.D., M.P.H. Karen Domino is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is also Chair of the Committee on Professional Liability of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr Domino’s presentation is entitled: “ASA Closed Claims Project: Lessons Learned and Current Trends”.
Professor Robert A Dyer Head of Obstetric Anaesthesia at the University of Cape Town from 1999-2012. Professor Dyer’s presentation is entitled: “Preeclampsia – Challenges for the Anaesthesiologist”.
Dr Stephen Playfor Dr Stephen Playfor is a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist and completed his training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, qualifying in 1991. Dr Playfor’s repentation is entitled: “Fluids and Sodium in Children”.
Professor Steven Shafer Professor Steve Shafer obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, New Jersey and continued his medical studies in Stanford University, California. Professor took up his Anaesthesology residency in the University of Pennsylvania and completed his post Doctoral fellowship in clincal Pharmacology in Anaesthesia at Stanford University. Professor Shafer’s presentation is entitled: “The Role of clinical Pharmacology in the Trial of conrad Murray”.
Dr Patrick Neligan Dr Patrick Neligan is a Consultant anaesthetist with a special interest in Intensive Care, in Galway University Hospital. Dr Neligan’s presentation is Entitled: “Metabolic Syndrome, Perioperative medicine & critical Illness – Quo Vadis?”
Professor Alex Sia Professor Alex Sia holds the position of Chairman of the Medical Board, KK Women and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. Professor Alex Sia also holds the position of Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of the National University of Singapore which he has held since 2007. Professor’s presentation is entitled: “Genetics in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia”.
Dr Barry Lyons Dr Barry Lyons holds the position of a Consultant in the Department of Anaethesia and Critical Care at Our Lady’s Children’s Hopsital. Dy Lyons also lectures in Medical Ethnics at Trinity College, Dublin. Dr Lyons presentation is entitled: “Ethical Challenges in Modern Critical Care”.
Dr Cathy McMahon After graduating from NUI Galway in 1998, Dr McMahon received her FCARCSI in 2003 and was awarded a masters in Anaesthesia in 2995. Dr McMahon currently works in PICU in Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin and Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street. Dr McMahon’s presentation is entitled: “Stabilising the Sick Child”.
Professor Michael Turner Professor Michael Turner is the UCD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in dublin. he served as a master of the Hospital from 1992-1998. Professor Turner’s presentation is entitled: “Obesity and Pregnancy”.
Wednesday 26th September 2012 “What kind of doctor, what kind of health service?” presented by Professor Robert Sneyd, Professor of Anaesthesia in Plymouth & Dean of the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Thursday 26th January 2012 “Leadership in anaesthesia — why YOU are important!” presented by Prof Gregor Shanik, Clinical Governance Director, Blackrock Clinic, Dublin.