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Live Streams 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.

All live stream events are recorded and are available to watch at any time.

Professor Conleth Feighery
St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Professor Feighery completed his undergraduate medical training in University College Dublin; this was followed by internship and initial post-graduate studies in the Mater Hospital.  Subsequently he was appointed as a research fellow in Sir Patrick Dun’s hospital and in Trinity College Dublin, working with Prof. Donald Weir. His interest in research inspired the remainder of his career and his initial clinical specialty training was in Gastroenterology, but with a strong emphasis on immunological mechanisms.  In 1977 he undertook a research fellowship in Dallas, Texas and performed research in the field of transplantation immunology.  On returning to Dublin, he continued to practice Gastroenterology and conducted research into auto-immune disorders.In 1982, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Immunology in Trinity College and Clinical Immunologist in St. James’s Hospital.  A busy clinical service was established with major interests in auto-immune disorders including coeliac disease, vasculitic diseases and also primary immunodeficiency diseases. These clinical interests provided an excellent basis for ongoing research programs leading to the training of some 50 graduate students in PhD, MSc and MD studies.  For over 20 years Professor Feighery acted as an independent chair to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Children’s Research Centre, Crumlin, and continues committed to the Centre’s activities up to the present time.

Professor Feighery’s talk is entitled ‘The science of anaphylaxis from the clinical immunologists’ view

Mr Dean Sullivan
Deputy Director Strategy, Health Service Executive, Dublin

Dean Sullivan joined the Health Service Executive in August 2017, taking up the role of Deputy Director General – Strategy. In this role Dean leads the HSE’s planning and reform process across the health and social care system. Dean brings to the Deputy Director General – Strategy role a wealth of experience in strategic and operational planning and service delivery in health and social care. He has worked at a senior level for a number of years in different roles taking forward reform in the Northern Ireland health and social care system. In his previous role as Director of Commissioning in the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board, Dean personally oversaw a number of high profile regional service developments including the introduction of the new radiotherapy service in Derry. Dean has 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Dean, who trained as an accountant with the National Audit Office in London, previously worked as a senior civil servant for the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, overseeing the delivery of significant improvements in waiting times across a range of hospital and community services. Prior to this, Dean worked as a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse and PA Consulting Group. In PA Consulting Dean played a lead role in supporting the development by the independent Acute Hospitals Review Group of a comprehensive strategy to transform health and social care services in Northern Ireland.

Mr Dean Sullivan’s talk is entitled ‘HSE Health Strategy’

Dr Immanuel Hennessy 
Auckland, New Zealand

Jerusalem by birth, Irish by the grace of God. Fhreastail mé ar gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire, Cearnóg Parnell. After completing a degree in Biochemistry with Immunology at TCD (2004), I decided on a career in medicine and graduated from RCSI in 2009.  I completed specialist training in anaesthesia in 2016, while renovating an old Georgian house, with my Dad. After a Paediatric Fellowship in Temple Street I walked across the road into the Mater private to work as a Consultant Anaesthesiologist. Last June, I took up a role as the Senior Fellow in CVICU in Auckland City Hospital. At present my portfolio is all things ECMO and non-pulsatile. I have an active interest in climbing and high altitude medicine. I have been an expedition doctor on trips to Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro and on Elbrus. Mount Cook awaits in December.

Dr Hennessy’s talk is entitled ‘Other lessons from NAP6’.

Professor Monty Mythen
University College London, United Kingdom 

Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London; Chair, Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM). Founding Editor-in-Chief of Perioperative Medicine; Editorial Board British Journal of Anaesthesia; Founding Editor-in-Chief TopMedTalk; Founding Board Member Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI).

Professor Mythen’s talk is entitled ‘ How to get the postoperative period into perioperative medicine practice?’

Professor Mythen second lecture entitled ‘New concepts in patient controlled fluids’

Professor Rupert Pearse 
Royal Hospital London, United Kingdom

Rupert Pearse graduated in 1996 from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK.  He also completed much of his clinical training in the London region. His clinical duties are based on the busy intensive care unit at the Royal London Hospital where he oversees the care of patients suffering from critical illness of various causes. In 2006, Rupert was appointed Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and was promoted to Professor in 2014.  He is an active member of several national and international societies for anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.  He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In June 2015 he was appointed Director of the UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network and in 2017 he was also appointed as Clinical Director R&D at Queen Mary. Rupert’s main research interests are in improving outcomes for patients following major surgery and the cardiovascular pathophysiology of critical illness.  Rupert plays a leading role in many large multi-centre studies including EuSOS, ISOS, OPTIMISE, EPOCH, PRISM and OPTIMISE II. He has experience in a wide range of research methods including translational laboratory and clinical research, multi-centre observational and randomised trials and large epidemiological studies.

Professor Pearse’s talk is entitled ‘Goal Directed Therapy: Is it still critical?’

Professor Pearse’s second lecture entitled ‘Could periperative medicine actually improve patient outcomes? The EPOCH Trial’

Dr Thomas Scheeren (Groningen, The Netherlands)
Groningen, The Netherlands

In almost 30 years of clinical activity I worked at three academic university hospitals in two European countries, getting a broad overview and being involved in multiple teaching activities in the fields of anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine. My PhD thesis at the University Hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany included numeral studies on cardiovascular physiology, and was completed in 1999 after which I got my Habilitation (Associate Professor, Privat-Dozent). I was appointed as a full Professor of Clinical and Experimental Anaesthesia at the University of Rostock, Germany in 2004, and as full Professor of Anaesthesia and Cardiovascular Physiology at the University Medical Center in Groningen, The Netherlands in 2010. At present, I run an active research group on cardiovascular physiology and hemodynamic monitoring at this Dutch University hospital. My long-lasting interest in the fields of cardiovascular anaesthesiology and physiology, particularly focussing on haemodynamic monitoring including the microcirculation and tissue oxygenation, has led to more than 100 peer reviewed publications in international scientific journals and numerous lectures at national and international scientific meetings. I am currently Chair of the Scientific Subcommittee 14 (Monitoring, Ultrasound and Equipment) of the European Society of Anaesthesiology as well as Deputy of the Section Cardiovascular Dynamics of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Furthermore, I am Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing.

Dr Scheeren’s talk is entitled ‘ The future of monitoring’

Dr Scheeren’s second presentation entitled ‘Wireless monitoring postop and links to outcome’

Professor Kate Leslie 
Melbourne, Australia

Professor Kate Leslie is a specialist anaesthetist and head of research in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and honorary professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and Monash University in Australia. Kate is a former president of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and former chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges. She is currently a director of the Australian Medical Council and the chair of its Specialist Education Accreditation Committee. Kate was awarded the Australian Medical Association Woman in Medicine Award and ANZCA Orton Medal in 2014, was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2016, and was awarded the Doctor of Medical Science honoris causa by the University of Melbourne in 2017. Kate’s current research and publishing interests include awareness during anaesthesia, anaesthetic depth monitoring, major perioperative cardiac events, sedation for endoscopy and sex/gender equity in research. Kate is a foundation member of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network and was the chair between 2014-7. She was a leader of the B-Aware, ENIGMA and POISE studies, and is currently a chief investigator of the Balanced, RELIEF, PADDI and ROCKET studies. Kate has published >170 papers, been awarded >$15M in grants and is one of the six editors of Miller’s Anesthesia textbook.

Professor Leslie presented a talk entitled ‘Growing the next generation of research leaders’

Professor Laurent Brochard
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Laurent Brochard is the Interdepartmental Division Head of Critical Care Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is Full Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto, and holds the Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Acute Respiratory Failure. He is a Clinician Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Department of Critical Care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He obtained his MD degree from University Paris V in 1986 followed by residency training in Hopitaux de Paris.  He did his research fellowship at the National Institute for Scientific and Medical Research (INSERM) (Creteil).  He was appointed Vice Dean of the Medical School of Creteil, Paris 12 University in 1995 to 2003. He was the head of the Medical Council, Henri Mondor Hospital Medical ICU in Creteil, France from 2003 – 2010.  He became Head of the Intensive Care Unit of Geneva University Hospital, in Switzerland for three years (2010-2013) before coming to Toronto.  He has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Intensive Care Medicine in 2001 – 2007 and is currently Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He has a strong involvement in research, and especially clinical research about mechanical ventilation. He has been at the head of a clinical research network on mechanical ventilation in Europe (REVA) and leads an international collaborative group on applied respiratory physiology (PLUG). He mentored and directed more than 18 PhD students, many of whom are leaders in Critical Care. He published over > 500 peer-reviewed publications, including 120 articles over the past 5 years (H-index 92 in Scopus).

Professor Brochar’s talk is entitled ‘Mechanical ventilation: State of the Art’

Professor Tim Cook
Bath, United Kingdom

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath. Director of National Audit Projects and College Advisor on Airway.Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia University of Bristol. I am a DGH consultant, employed full time, in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.I have led two Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) National Audit Projects (NAP3 on epidurals/spinal anaesthesia and NAP4 on airway management) shining a light on major aspects of anaesthetic practice and changing practice.  I played a full role in NAP5 studying accidental awareness during general anaesthesia – undoubtedly the most ‘patient facing’ of all NAPs to date and NAP6 studying perioperative anaphylaxis. Currently we’re gearing up for NAP7- ‘Perioperative Cardiac arrest’. I have an overall interest in improving safety and quality in anaesthesia and intensive care using a bottom up approach. I have been fortunate to be awarded the RCoA Macintosh Professorship 2012-13, the Difficult Airway Society Professorship 2014, and several other prizes for which I am grateful and humbled.

Professor Cook’s talk is entiteld ‘NAP6: Perioperative Anaphylaxis’

Dr Tom Wall 
Mater University Hospital, Dublin

Originally graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Tom undertook further study with a subsequent MSc in Networks and Distributed Systems. He then worked in industry in a variety of roles including design and development of large scale enterprise database applications in the insurance industry, mobile device software development and telecoms research. Switching career direction he then studied Medicine in UCD, and following two years of general medical training, he completed specialty training in Anaesthesia in 2018. He is currently a research fellow and clinical lecturer in the Mater Hospital and UCD. His interest in informatics has continued and has involved development of an online clinical registry, AIMS database reporting and use of data analytics techniques.

Dr Wall’s talk is entitled ‘Anaesthesia data in the era of machine learning’

Dr Xiuhua Zhang
Beijing, China

Professor and Vice-Chair of Anesthesiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College.

Dr Xiuhua Zhang’s talk is entitled ‘Integrating technology into anaesthesiology practice in China’

Dr Gillian Lauder 
Vancouver, Canada

Dr Gill Lauder MB BCh, FRCA, FRCPC, CPE, Post Grad Diploma (Med Ed). Dr Lauder is a pediatric anesthesiologist, complex pediatric pain physician in the Department of Pediatric Anesthesia at BC Children’s Hospital. She graduated with MB BCh degree from University of Wales Hospital of Medicine.  She trained in anesthesia from 1988 until 1998. Two years of this time was spent at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London UK, and at CS Mott Children’s, Hospital, Michigan, USA. She was appointed as a consultant pediatric anesthesiologist to the Bristol Children’s Hospital and faculty member of the University of Bristol in 1998. During this time she set up and lead a multidisciplinary pediatric chronic pain service. She has worked at BC Children’s hospital since 2006 and therefore has over 25 years of clinical experience focused to pediatric anesthesia and pain management. She is committed to improve the adoption of preventative multimodal strategies in acute pediatric pain management and to promote holistic strategies to address the biopsychosocial impacts that occur in pediatric chronic pain. She has a special interest in pediatric Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), myoActivation, interventional blocks for pain management and ultrasound guided regional techniques.

Dr Lauder’s talk entitled ‘Perioperative Response to the Current Opioid Crisis’

 

Dr Helen Higham
Oxford, United Kingdom

Dr Helen Higham MBChB FRCA SFHEAHelen has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2001 and is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford. She is Director of OxSTaR, the University of Oxford’s Simulation Centre, (http://www.oxstar.ox.ac.uk/) and lead for Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning in the OUHT. She is co-director of the Patient Safety Academy providing training and support to healthcare professionals in the application of human factors to improve quality and safety across HEE-TV. (http://www.patientsafetyacademy.co.uk/) She is a current executive member and immediate past president of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare in the UK.

Dr Helen Higham’s talk is entitled ‘Can we pursue excellence using simulation?’

Dr Janette Brohan
Cork University Hospital

Dr Janette Brohan is a medical graduate from University College Cork and an anaesthesia graduate from the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. She has completed postgraduate fellowships in Cardiac Anaesthesia (Vancover General Hospital), Obstetric Anaesthesia (BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver) and Intensive Care Medicine (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London). In addition, she is qualified in Advanced Perioperative Transoesophageal Echocardiography, is an instructor and mentor in Focussed Intensive Care Echocardiography, and has developed a training course in focussed echocardiography for obstetric anaesthesiologists who are novices in echocardiography. Her areas of interest include cardiac disease in the obstetric patient population and teaching focussed echocardiography. Janette works as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Cork University Hospital.

Dr Brohan’s talk is entitled ‘TTE in maternal morbidity’

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Professor Kate Leslie
Melbourne Australia

Professor Kate Leslie is a specialist anaesthetist and head of research in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and honorary professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and Monash University in Australia. Kate is a former president of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and former chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges. She is currently a director of the Australian Medical Council and the chair of its Specialist Education Accreditation Committee. Kate was awarded the Australian Medical Association Woman in Medicine Award and ANZCA Orton Medal in 2014, was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2016, and was awarded the Doctor of Medical Science honoris causa by the University of Melbourne in 2017. Kate’s current research and publishing interests include awareness during anaesthesia, anaesthetic depth monitoring, major perioperative cardiac events, sedation for endoscopy and sex/gender equity in research. Kate is a foundation member of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network and was the chair between 2014-7. She was a leader of the B-Aware, ENIGMA and POISE studies, and is currently a chief investigator of the Balanced, RELIEF, PADDI and ROCKET studies. Kate has published >170 papers, been awarded >$15M in grants and is one of the six editors of Miller’s Anesthesia textbook.

Professor Leslie’s lecture is entitled ‘The BALANCED Trial’

Professor Mark Van de Velde
Leuven, Belgium

Dr Marc Van de Velde obtained his medical degree at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium (1991). He completed his residency in Anaesthesiology in 1996 at the University Hospitals Leuven. 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 Leuven and is now Full Professor of Anesthesia. Until November 2010 he was clinical director of obstetric anesthesia and clinical director of non-operating room anesthesia (NORA). Since November 2010, he is Head of the Department Anesthesiology and Full Professor at the Leuven University. He has given 500 invited lectures at the international and national level, has published over 250 articles in peer reviewed journals and non-peer reviewed journals and has co-authored more than 30 book chapters. He is editor of 3 textbooks in obstetric anesthesia: “Maternal Critical Care” (2013, Cambridge University Press), “Obstetric Anesthesia” (2016, Oxford University Press) and “Anesthesie an de Normale Zwangerschap” (2017, Acco). He is the former President of the ESRA society (Eur. Soc of Reg Anesth and Pain Therapy). He is currently member of the Executive Committee of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA), he is PROSPECT Chair and Chair of the ESRA Educational Committee. He was Chair of the Scientific Subcommittee 4 of Euroanesthesia (Subcommittee on Obstetric anesthesia). He was chair of the Scientific Committee of the Annual ESRA Meeting organised in Ljubljana 2015, Maastricht 2016 and Lugano 2017. Currently he is Editor-In-Chief of Best Practice and Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology. He also is Executive Editor of Regional Anetshesia and Pain Therapy and Associate editor of the European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 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. Italian food and wine make him smile!

Professor Van de Velde’s talk is entitled ‘Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus (PIEB) analgesia in labour’

Dr Van de Velde’s second talk is entitled ‘Managing the preclampsia patient for the non obstetric anaesthesiologist

Professor Rhona Flin
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Rhona Flin (PhD, FBPsS, FRSE) is Professor of Industrial Psychology, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University and Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology, University of Aberdeen. Her work examines human performance in high risk work settings, such as healthcare, aviation and the energy industries, with studies focusing on leadership, safety culture, team skills and cognitive skills. She was Principal Investigator for the projects that developed the non-technical skill frameworks, ANTS for anaesthetists and NOTSS for surgeons. In recognition of her research, she has been awarded Fellowships by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal Aeronautical Society. Current projects include safety culture, managers’ safety leadership, non-technical skills in safety-critical tasks and psychological factors in the adoption of new technologies. Her books include Safety at the Sharp End: A Guide to Non-Technical Skills (2008, with O’Connor & Crichton) and Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer on Non-Technical Skills (2015, with Yule and Youngson).

Professort Flin’s talk is entitled ‘Anaesthesia Non-Technical Skills’

Professor Rupert Pearse
Royal London Hospital, United Kingdom

Rupert Pearse graduated in 1996 from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK.  He also completed much of his clinical training in the London region. His clinical duties are based on the busy intensive care unit at the Royal London Hospital where he oversees the care of patients suffering from critical illness of various causes. In 2006, Rupert was appointed Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and was promoted to Professor in 2014.  He is an active member of several national and international societies for anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.  He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In June 2015 he was appointed Director of the UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network and in 2017 he was also appointed as Clinical Director R&D at Queen Mary. Rupert’s main research interests are in improving outcomes for patients following major surgery and the cardiovascular pathophysiology of critical illness.  Rupert plays a leading role in many large multi-centre studies including EuSOS, ISOS, OPTIMISE, EPOCH, PRISM and OPTIMISE II. He has experience in a wide range of research methods including translational laboratory and clinical research, multi-centre observational and randomised trials and large epidemiological studies.

Professor Pearse’s lecture is entitled ‘Does post-operative critical care have any effect on patient outcomes?’

Dr Stephen Mannion
South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork

Dr. Stephen Mannion is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist at the Department of Anaesthesiology, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland and a Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, University College Cork. He qualified in Medicine from University College Cork in 1996 (MB., BMedSci.) and after internship, completed two years of Internal Medical, obtaining his MRCPI in 1999. Following this, he specialized in Anaesthesiology, obtaining his FCARCSI in 2002 and received his Certificate of Specialist Doctor (Anaesthesiology) from the National Training Programme in 2006. During his training, his interest in regional anaesthesia resulted in his doctorate thesis -” The psoas compartment block – optimization of analgesic efficacy and safety” (MD conferred 2005) and a Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship (Adult and Paediatric) at Hôpital Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France under the supervision of Professor Xavier Capdevila. He has published articles in a number of anaesthesiology journals. He is currently the Chief Editor of “Ultrasound guided Regional Anesthesia in Children – a practical guide”, Cambridge University Press and has also written a number of book chapters and is co-editor of the DVD, «Regional Anaesthesia-a multimedia interactive guide to modern clinical practice ». He is an invited speaker and faculty member at both national and international conferences. He is a reviewer for Anesthesia & Analgesia and the British Journal of Anaesthesia. His professional interests include regional anaesthesia for ambulatory surgery & paediatrics, advanced airway management and total intravenous anaesthesia. Outside of work he enjoys kayaking and hill-walking. He is married to Elaine and they have six children.

Dr Mannion presented a talk entitled ‘Mindfulness’

Professor Tim Cook
Bath, United Kingdom

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath. Director of National Audit Projects and College Advisor on Airway.Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia University of Bristol. I am a DGH consultant, employed full time, in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.I have led two Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) National Audit Projects (NAP3 on epidurals/spinal anaesthesia and NAP4 on airway management) shining a light on major aspects of anaesthetic practice and changing practice.  I played a full role in NAP5 studying accidental awareness during general anaesthesia – undoubtedly the most ‘patient facing’ of all NAPs to date and NAP6 studying perioperative anaphylaxis. Currently we’re gearing up for NAP7- ‘Perioperative Cardiac arrest’. I have an overall interest in improving safety and quality in anaesthesia and intensive care using a bottom up approach. I have been fortunate to be awarded the RCoA Macintosh Professorship 2012-13, the Difficult Airway Society Professorship 2014, and several other prizes for which I am grateful and humbled.

Professor Cook’s talk is entiteld ‘Developments in difficult airway management ‘

Professor Xiuli Wang 
Beijing, China

Associate Professor at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College.

Professor Xiuli Wang’s talk is entitled ‘Integrating technology into anaesthesiology practice in China’

Professor Alistair Nichol 
University College Dublin

Professor Nichol is the Chair of Critical Care Medicine in University College Dublin and the Director of the Irish Critical Care- Clinical Trails Network and Consultant in St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. He is the Chair of the Irish Critical Care Clinical Trails Group.  To make life complicated he is also a Dept. Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care-Research Centre and a Senior Consultant in the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.  If you though it couldn’t get easier he also had four super kids aged 4-9. He has been an investigator on peer reviewed grants worth over 50 million euros from Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.  He has completed the hat trick of first author publications- in NEJM, Lancet and JAMA.  Currently he is completing trials in the critically ill which will randomize over 5000 patients in the next 5 years. He has academic interests in Cardiac Arrest, trauma and mechanical ventilation. He has no hobbies and plays no sports, but he lives in hope of this improving

Professor Nichol’s talk entitled ‘To cool the injured brain – how low, how long, if at all?’

Professor Alexis Turgeon 
Quebec, Canada

Dr Turgeon practices Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology at the CHU de Québec – Université Laval (Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus) in Québec City, Québec, Canada. He graduated from medical school at Université Laval in 1999. Following his residency training in Anesthesiology, he completed a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology. He pursued training in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Ottawa and research fellowship at the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is a scientist in the Trauma-Emergency-Critical Care Medicine Unit of the Population Health and Optimal Health Practices Axis at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre. Alexis Turgeon is Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Université Laval. He co-founded the Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials (PACT) Group and the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC) that he Co-Chairs. He is the Director of Cochrane Canada Francophone. Dr Turgeon is the Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Neurology and Trauma. He leads the CIHR-funded TBI-Prognosis Study, a pan-Canadian study aiming to develop a prognostic model of long-term prognosis following severe TBI. He leads the TBI-QualE Study aiming to understand the determinants of the decision to withdraw life-sustaining therapies in this population. He developed a research program on the use of blood products in critically ill patients. He leads the HEMOTION trial, a CIHR-funded multicenter RCT on RBC transfusion thresholds in TBI (co-Pls Lauzier, Fergusson). He conducts a vast research program in knowledge synthesis of prognostic markers and interventions in critically ill patients with TBI. Dr. Turgeon is funded by a CIHR Foundation Scheme grant and a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant to develop the Patient-Oriented Practice-Based Research Unit for Optimal Practices in Critical Care Neurology and Trauma.

Professor Turgeon’s talk entitled ‘Optimising oxygen delivery to the injured brain with transfusion & Prognostication after traumatic brain injury’

Professor Turgeon’s second talk entitled ‘Prognostication after traumatic brain injury’

Professor Andrew Maas
Antwerp, Belgium

Andrew Maas is Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery at the Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp. He holds positions as past Chairman of the Neurotraumatology Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) and the International Neurotrauma Society, and is Co-Chairman of the European Brain Injury Consortium. He has a vast experience as a general neurosurgeon and has specific research interests in Traumatic Brain Injury and neuro-intensive care.
Dr Maas was the Principal Investigator of the IMPACT study group (International Mission on Prognosis and Clinical Trial design in TBI), that was awarded an NIH grant (2003-2011) and resulted in over 55 publications and recommendations for improved trial design. Currently, together with Prof David Menon, University of Cambridge, he coordinates the large scale collaborative project CENTER-TBI: Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in TBI (www.center-tbi.eu), supported by the FP7 program of the European Union (Grant no: 602150; duration:2013-2020).

Professor Maas’s talk is entitled ‘Decompressive craniectomy: indications, techniques and complications’

Professor Antoine Vieillard-Baron
Paris, France

Antoine Vieillard-Baron, MD, PhD,Intensive Care Unit, Section Thorax-Vascular Disease-Abdomen-Metabolism, University Hospital Ambroise Paré, 9, avenue Charles-de-Gaulle, Boulogne-Billancourt 92100, France. Antoine Vieillard-Baron completed his fellowship training in 1996. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a fulltime intensivist in the medical-surgical intensive care unit at Hospital Ambroise-Pare in Boulogne, France where he has been Director since 2009. He was appointed as professor of critical care medicine in 2003. His academic background includes a PhD with research on the role of matrix metalloproteinases in pulmonary vascular remodeling in models of pulmonary hypertension related to hypoxia and monocrotalline. Dr. Vieillard-Baron is well known for his research on cardiopulmonary interactions, ARDS, and mechanical ventilation. He has been a pioneer in using transesophageal echocardiography to elucidate the pathophysiology of adverse effects of ventilatory support on hemodynamic function. In addition, he has defined the utility of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as a primary clinical tool for hemodynamic monitoring of the critically ill patient. Dr. Vieillard-Baron has been involved with the design and implementation of a successful national level program in France to train intensivists in both basic and advanced critical care echocardiography, as well as with the creation of the ESICM certification in critical care echocardiography, named EDEC. As part of this work, he has published landmark articles that establish training requirements for critical care TEE. In addition to developing the national standard in France, Dr. Vieillard-Baron works closely with critical care societies at the international level in the development of standards for competence in critical care ultrasonography and echocardiography; as well as being lead faculty at multiple courses in throughout the world. He has been a key figure in the development of international consensus statements on competence and training in critical care ultrasonography. Most recently he has chaired an expert roundtable panel on training standards for advanced critical care echocardiography.

Professor Vieillard-Barron’s talk is entitled ‘Echocardiography is the best cardiovascular monitor of all’

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Dr Vieillard-Barron’s talk is entitled ‘Different cardiovascular phenotypes in septic shock’

Dr Chris Holmes 
Temple Street Dublin 

Originally from Scotland, Trained in West of Scotland in and around Glasgow. I spent 2.5yrs at Great Ornond Street Hospital, 1yr of which was as a consultant. I was assistant director of the Zambia Anaesthesia Development project for 4 years, and spent several months teaching and working in the capital, Lusaka during that time, before moving to Ireland just over 3years ago to start at Temple Street”.

Dr Holmes’s talk is entitled ‘Anaesthesia for the floppy infant  ‘

Dr Cormac Breathnach
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin

Dr Cormac Breatnach received his medical degree from University College Dublin in 2001. Following this he embarked on a career in paediatrics in Ireland, completing both the General Professional and Higher Specialist Training schemes. In 2007 he took up a Fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London, in addition to operating with the Children’s Acute Transport Service. In 2008 he moved on to a Fellowship in Critical Care at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, where he completed his sub-specialist training before returning home to take up a position as Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin, in 2010. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at TCD and has a research interest in novel modes of mechanical ventilation, oxygen kinetics, post-operative pharmacokinetics and systems of care.

Dr Breathnach’s talk is entitled ‘The neonatal and paediatric standardised concentration infusion project ‘

Professor David Menon
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prof David K Menon MD PhD FRCP FRCA FFICM FMedSci. Head, Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge. Honorary Consultant, Neurosciences Critical Care Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Professorial Fellow, Queens’ College, Cambridge. Emeritus Senior Investigator, National Institute for Health Research, UK. Chair, European Brain Injury Consortium. David Krishna Menon is Professor and Head of the Division of Anaesthesia, and Professorial Fellow in Medicine at Queens’ College, Cambridge.  He is Principal Investigator at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre and at the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair in Cambridge, and Co-Chairs the Acute Brain Injury Program at the University of Cambridge. He is Chair of the European Brain Injury Consortium and serves on the Executive of the International Neuro Trauma Society. He currently acts as Vice-Coordinator of the CENTER-TBI project, a €30 million FP7 European multicentre study of precision medicine and comparative effectiveness research in traumatic brain injury, and as Joint Director of the Cambridge NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma. He has over a three hundred publications in peer reviewed journals, with a ‘h’ index of over 60, has contributed to major textbooks, and is one of two lead authors on a Commissioned Issue of the Lancet Neurology on Traumatic Brain Injury which was released at the European Parliament on the 7th of November 2017, and which has been used as a basis for briefing UK MPs in the All Party Parliamentary Group on Acquired Brain Injury. 

Professort Mennon’s talk is entitled ‘Traumatic brain injury in an elderly population?’

Professort Menon’s second talk is entitled ‘A wiser approach to second tier therapies’

Professor Gillian Lauder
Vancouver, Canada

Dr Gill Lauder MB BCh, FRCA, FRCPC, CPE, Post Grad Diploma (Med Ed). Dr Lauder is a pediatric anesthesiologist, complex pediatric pain physician in the Department of Pediatric Anesthesia at BC Children’s Hospital. She graduated with MB BCh degree from University of Wales Hospital of Medicine.  She trained in anesthesia from 1988 until 1998. Two years of this time was spent at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London UK, and at CS Mott Children’s, Hospital, Michigan, USA. She was appointed as a consultant pediatric anesthesiologist to the Bristol Children’s Hospital and faculty member of the University of Bristol in 1998. During this time she set up and lead a multidisciplinary pediatric chronic pain service. She has worked at BC Children’s hospital since 2006 and therefore has over 25 years of clinical experience focused to pediatric anesthesia and pain management. She is committed to improve the adoption of preventative multimodal strategies in acute pediatric pain management and to promote holistic strategies to address the biopsychosocial impacts that occur in pediatric chronic pain. She has a special interest in pediatric Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), myoActivation, interventional blocks for pain management and ultrasound guided regional techniques.

Professor Lauder’s lecture is entitled ‘TIVA for children’

Professor Hans Flaatten
Bergin, Norway

I am trained as an Anesthesiologist but have for the last 30 years worked as a full time Intensivist, mainly at the University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. I was head of the ICU from 1994 to 2014 and have had a Professorship at the University of Bergen from 2004. From 2014 as a full professor. I have also worked a long time within the European Society of Intensive care Medicine (ESICM), first as a National council member, later in the EDIC sub-committee and also three years as Head of the Division of Professional Development in ESICM. This made me realize how important education is for Intensive Care. I am also a part of the BASIC group (Hong-Kong) that has developed a series of ICU courses, used a lot also in UK and Ireland. Lately, I have been more active with research through the HSRO section of ESICM, and served as Head of this research group from 2014-17. My research area has mainly been outcomes after intensive care in general, but gradually the focus has shifted to study the very old (≥80 years) ICU patients. With the basis from the HSRO section, we have reached out and found a huge interest for this patient group in all countries, and hence founded a research group conduction the VIP studies. Of other research interest is quality improvement, in particular within intensive care, and other organization matters. More about myself and my research interests can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hans_Flaatten

Professor Flaatten’s talk is entitled ‘The very old intensive care patient study: what we learned’

Professor Flaatten’s seond talk is entitled ‘Development of a prognostic tool for very old ICU patients’

Professor Laurent Brochard (Toronto, Canada)
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Laurent Brochard is the Interdepartmental Division Head of Critical Care Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is Full Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto, and holds the Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Acute Respiratory Failure. He is a Clinician Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Department of Critical Care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He obtained his MD degree from University Paris V in 1986 followed by residency training in Hopitaux de Paris.  He did his research fellowship at the National Institute for Scientific and Medical Research (INSERM) (Creteil).  He was appointed Vice Dean of the Medical School of Creteil, Paris 12 University in 1995 to 2003. He was the head of the Medical Council, Henri Mondor Hospital Medical ICU in Creteil, France from 2003 – 2010.  He became Head of the Intensive Care Unit of Geneva University Hospital, in Switzerland for three years (2010-2013) before coming to Toronto.  He has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Intensive Care Medicine in 2001 – 2007 and is currently Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He has a strong involvement in research, and especially clinical research about mechanical ventilation. He has been at the head of a clinical research network on mechanical ventilation in Europe (REVA) and leads an international collaborative group on applied respiratory physiology (PLUG). He mentored and directed more than 18 PhD students, many of whom are leaders in Critical Care. He published over > 500 peer-reviewed publications, including 120 articles over the past 5 years (H-index 92 in Scopus).

Professor Brochard’s talk is entiteld ‘Eesophageal pressure monitors – for researchers only?

Professor Sheldon Magder
Montreal, Canada

Sheldon Magder is a Professor of Medicine and Physiology at McGill University and a Senior Physician at the McGill University Health Centre. He graduated from the University of Toronto and did his residency there in internal medicine and cardiology. He subsequently did research Fellowships in Stockholm Sweden and Stanford University in California with a major interest in exercise physiology and heart-lung interactions. He was previously the director of the division of critical care medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the director of the McGill Royal College program in Critical Care medicine. He is currently a critical care physician at the McGill University Health Centre and director of the McGill Critical Care Research Fellowship program.

Professor Magder’s talk is entitled ‘Blood pressure as a target for elderly patients with shock’

Professor Magder’s talk is entitled ‘CVP: much maligned and misunderstood’

Dr Jon Silversides 
Belfast, United Kingdom

Dr Jon Silversides has been a Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust since 2013, having completed training in Northern Ireland and a clinical fellowship in Toronto, Canada, obtaining FRCA, MRCP, EDIC and FFICM qualifications during this time.  He has active research interests in critical care and anaesthesia, and is chief investigator for RADAR-2, a pilot trial of conservative fluid administration and deresuscitation in critical illness.

Dr Jon Siversides’s talk is entitled ‘De-resuscitation in sepsis’

Dr Ronan McMullan
Belfast, United Kingdom

Ronan McMullan was appointed consultant microbiologist at Belfast Trust in 2006. He is also Reader at Queen’s University Belfast, where he previously graduated with an MD, focused on the development and assessment of the diagnostic accuracy of a Candida PCR test in ICU patients. He continues to pursue research on diagnostic tests for infection in the critical care setting and his main research interest is in diagnostic accuracy studies. He has a leadership role in several national clinical trials of novel diagnostics, including those funded by Innovate UK (TEST-IT), the Wellcome/DH healthcare innovation challenge fund (VAP_Rapid), and the NIHR health technology assessment (HTA) programme (A-Stop, ADAPT-Sepsis, & the SepTIC trials). Ronan is a member of the NIHR HTA programme’s prioritisation committee for hospital-based research. He is also Chair of the Microbiology Examiners’ panel for the Royal College of Pathologists and is a member of the GMC curriculum advisory group. Previously, he served as a co-opted expert member to the 2016 NICE sepsis guideline development group and also served as a member of the HTA Board for the NIHR antimicrobial resistance themed call.

 

Dr Ronan Mullan’s talk is entitled ‘Rapid diagnostics for infection’

Dr Tom Wall
Mater University Hospital, Dublin

Originally graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Tom undertook further study with a subsequent MSc in Networks and Distributed Systems. He then worked in industry in a variety of roles including design and development of large scale enterprise database applications in the insurance industry, mobile device software development and telecoms research. Switching career direction he then studied Medicine in UCD, and following two years of general medical training, he completed specialty training in Anaesthesia in 2018. He is currently a research fellow and clinical lecturer in the Mater Hospital and UCD. His interest in informatics has continued and has involved development of an online clinical registry, AIMS database reporting and use of data analytics techniques.

Dr Tom Wall’s talk is entitled ‘Effect of lidocaine and Src inhibition on metastasis after breast cancer surgery in a mouse model’

Professor Alexander Zarbock
Münster, Germany

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Münster, Münster, Germany. Professor Zarbock is a Clinician Scientist and Director and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, at the University of Münster, Germany. He acquired training at the University of Münster (Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine). Professor Zarbock is supported by the German Research Foundation. His research interests span various aspects of Critical Care Medicine, but center in critical care nephrology (renal replacement therapy), sepsis and organ protection. Prof. Zarbock’s current projects include measures to avoid acute kidney injury after surgery and the timing of renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. He is also author and co-author of over 120 scientific articles and book chapters.

Professor Zarbock’s talk entitled ‘Ischaemic preconditioning’

Professor Alistair Nichol
Monash University, Melbourne

Professor Alistair Nichol is the Chair of Critical Care Medicine in University College Dublin and the Director of the Health Research Board-Irish Critical Care-Clinical Trials Network at the UCD-CRC in St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin, Ireland.  He has a particularly long commute as he is a Professor in the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care-Research Centre, Monash University / Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Alistair is conducting clinical trials in critically ill linking these European and Australian / New Zealand networks, which have randomised over 10,000 patients over the last 5 years. Apart form having a 17,000Km commute Alistair also has four kids under 8 years of age.  He obviously therefore has no hobbies, no sporting interests but he lives in hope of this improving in the future.

Professor Nichol’s talk entitled ‘Does duration of storage of blood products influence outcome?’

Dr Aoife Quinn 
Addenbrooke’s Cambridge

Dr Aoife Quinn is a SAT 6 currently  doing a neurocritical care fellowship in the  Neuro and Trauma critical care unit  in Addenbrookes Cambridge. Addenbrookes is the major trauma centre for the East of England. This fellowship year is supported by a Richard Steevens bursary. In July she commences a neuroanaesthesia and neuro critical care fellowship in St Michaels Hospital Toronto. Her other areas of interest are trainee support and doctors wellbeing. During her three years on the Committee of Anaesthetists in training she helped organize the CAT wellbeing day, started the CAT mentoring scheme and the SAT buddy system. She was conferred the JFICMI diploma yesterday, which is absolutely the last exam she is every doing, and it rounds off her post graduate training which includes an MD  “Ets transcription factor regulation of COX 2 in Colorectal Cancer”, MRCSI, MCEM, FRCA and FCAI.

Dr Quinn’s talk is entitled ‘Management of major intra – operative haemorrhage’

Dr Brian Marsh
Mater University Hospital

Dr Brian Marsh FFARCSI, FJFICMI, FCICM (ANZ). Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine

Clinical Director – CCAEST, Mater Hospital, Dublin. UCD Associate Clinical Professor. Council Member College of Anaesthetists of Ireland 2002-2012. Dean Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland 2009-2012. Main interests – the clinical practice of  intensive care medicine, international collaboration with research groups such as the VIP study group, and promotion of education and standards in intensive care medicine with ESICM and the EDIC subcommittee.

Dr Marsh’s talk is entitled ‘Predicting outcome after critical care admission’

Professor Christa Boer (VU Centre, Amsterdam)
VU Centre, Amsterdam  

Christa Boer is Professor of Anesthesiology (Research in Perioperative Care), and published more than 160 papers in international journals. She is member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and chair of the Human Subjects Committee of VUmc. Her translational research focuses on the interplay between microcirculatory perfusion, endothelial activation and coagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass and hemorrhagic shock and on postoperative care. She is principle investigator of a large multicenter study focusing on postoperative care by anesthesiologists (TRACE study). She is member of the subcommittee Transfusion, Haemostasis and Thrombosis of the ESA, and chair of the subcommittee Transfusion & Haemostasis of the EACTA. She recently published the EACTS-EACTA guideline Patient Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery. In addition, she is member of the SCA Blood Conservation workgroup and NATA scientific committee.

Professor Boer’s talk is entitled ‘How anaesthesiologists can engage with the postoperative period’

Professor Boer’s sceond presentation is entitled ‘Transfusion triggers: Changing practice?’

Dr David Cosgrave 
St Vincent’s University Hospital

Locum Consultant Anaesthetist, Queen Charlotte’s, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. Honorary Research Fellow, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. David was awarded Certification of Specialist Registration in Anaesthesia in July 2016, and has completed fellowships in hepatobiliary and liver transplant anaesthesia, (St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin) obstetric anaesthesia (The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin) and renal and pancreatic transplant (The Hammersmith Hospital, London). He has recently submitted his thesis for examination for Doctorate of Medicine in University College Dublin, on the topic of Intrathecal morphine usage in major open hepatobiliary surgery, based around the randomised controlled trial, “The NAPRESSIM Trial, The use of low dose prophylactic naloxone infusion to prevent respiratory depression with intrathecal morphine in elective hepatobiliary surgery,” results of which will be published in the coming months. He has also contributed to publications on this topic including an online tutorial, audit and the trial protocol for The NAPRESSIM Trial. David is married with 2 young daughters to keep him busy outside of work, and enjoys cooking and running when time allows.

Dr Cosgrave’s talk is entitled ‘Liver Transplantation’

Dr Cormac Redahan
Mater University Hospital

Dr Redahan graduated from University College Dublin in 1985 and was conferred with a Fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons in  December 1989. In 1993, he completed a Clinical fellowship at the Toronto Hospital, Ontario, Canada before moving to the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio, USA.  There he spent over a year completing a cardiothoracic anaesthesia fellowship with a particular interest in Lung Transplantation. I have worked back in Dublin since 1996 at both Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Mater Misercordiae University Hospital.  His clinic commitments extend to the preoperative assessment clinic and upper and lower limb surgery at Cappagh Hospital while at the Mater Hospital he has been able to continue my interests in airway anaesthesia, cardiothoracic anaesthesia and transplantation.  He is involved in teaching at the cardiopulmonary resuscitation department at the Mater Hospital and in the simulation centre at the College of Anaesthetists here in Dublin.

Dr Redahan’s talk is entitled ‘Cardiac Transplantation’

Professor Donal Buggy
Mater University Hospital-UCD

Donal Buggy is Full Professor of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Consultant in Anaesthesia at Mater University Hospital, University College Dublin. An elected member of Council of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, he chairs the CEPD-Education committee and is Convenor of Irish Congress of Anaesthesia. He is editorial board member of BJA and the ESA’s Research Committee. A clinician scientist in perioperative interventions’ on postoperative patient outcomes, he is Chairman of EU COST Action 15204, Euro-Periscope, a collaborative network of researchers in the Europe, investigating the potential influence of anaesthesia and analgesia on cancer outcomes.

Professor Buggy’s lecture is entitled ‘How some anaesthetic-analgesic agents might influence recurrence & metastasis’

Professor Buggy’s second lecture is entitled ‘Can anaesthetic-analgesic technique during cancer surgery influence recurrence or metastasis?’

Dr Emmanuel Futier
Clermont, France 

 

Dr Futier’s talk is entitled ‘Individualising intraoperative mean arterial pressure targets in the high risk patient’

Dr Fiona Desmond 
Melbourne

Dr Desmond trained as a consultant anaesthetist and intensivist in Ireland, having completed the Irish training programme in 2013. She moved to Melbourne, Australia for further training and completed fellowships in paediatric intensive care medicine and paediatric anaesthesia at the Royal Childrens Hospital and further fellowships in liver transplantation and cardiac anaesthesia at Austin Health. She currently works at Austin health as a staff specialist anaesthetist and specialise in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary anaesthesia, cardiac anaesthesia and paediatric anaesthesia. She remains involved in paediatric liver transplantation at the RCH. She is currently completing a Masters in Business and Healthcare Administration with Monash University, for completion in early 2019.

Dr Desmond’s talk is entitled ‘Preserving harvested organs’

Dr Fiona Kiernan
Beaumont

Fiona Kiernan is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and a fellow of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland. She graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2005, and completed anaesthesia training in Ireland, with a clinical fellowship in University College Hospital, London. She has held a place on the State Board of the Health Insurance Authority since 2016. Along with her medical degree, she also holds a Masters in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is studying for a doctorate in economics with the Department of Economics in University College Dublin. She lectures on topics relating to resource allocation and health economics, and has presented internationally on healthcare utilisation, access to healthcare, behavioural economics in healthcare delivery, and the effects of uncertainty on health outcomes. Her main areas of research are outcome measurement, the social determinants of health, and the application of microeconometric theory in healthcare.

Dr Kiernan’s presentation is entitled ‘Health economics in anaesthesia & perioperative medicine’

Dr Jeremy Smith
HSE

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 Anaesthetists 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.

Dr Smith’s talk is entitled ‘Economics of current model of care ‘

Professor George Shorten 
Beaumont

Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and Foundation Director of the ASSERT Centre at University College Cork, Ireland (https://www.ucc.ie/en/assert/ ). Formerly Dean, School of Medicine University College Cork (2010-13) and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, appointed the first Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at UCC, Ireland in 1997. Was co-ordinating applicant for the Irish Health Research Board infrastructure grant which established UCC’s Clinical Research Facility (https://www.ucc.ie/en/crfc/ ). Appointed consultant anaesthetist at Cork University Hospital (1997), Honorary Consultant to the South Infirmary and Victoria Hospitals (1998), and Honorary President, Irish Association of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses (2002). Has served on many national and international research and education  bodies including as chair of the  Education Committee of the European Pain Federation, of the Irish Universities and Medical Schools Consortium and of the Council of Deans of Medical Schools in Ireland. Reviewer and consultant for the U.S. Department of Health, Ministerial appointment to the European Agency for Evaluation of Medicinal Products (and co-Chair during Ireland’s Presidency 2004). Primary investigator or co-investigator for peer review research grants of total value > EU 15M.  Author of approximately 200 articles for peer review journals and textbooks. Associate editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and member of the Editorial Boards of International Anesthesiology  Clinics, European Journal of Anaesthesia (2007-10), the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, and  the Journal of Perioperative Medicine.

Professor Shorten’s talk is entitled ‘On reflection’

Professor Kevin Carson
Temple Street

Professor Carson graduated from Queen Elizabeth College, University of London in 1980 with an Honours Degree in Microbiology. He then went on to study medicine at the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital University of London, graduating in 1985 with the MBBS Degree. He obtained his Fellowship in Anaesthesia (FFARCSI) in November 1991 followed by a Fellowship in Pain Medicine (FFPMCAI) in November 2008, a Fellowship of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FJFICMI) in November 2009 and a Fellowshop in Sports and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM) in 2017. He was awarded a Fellowship from the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (FAMM) in 2016. He is a Clinical Professor in UCD School of Medicine. Professor Carson was appointed Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Loma Linda University, California, USA and Attending Physician in the Department of Anesthesiology, Loma Linda University and Medical Centre in 1995. He returned to Ireland to take up a Consultant post in anaesthesia in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple St. and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (National Centre for Cardiothoracic Surgery and National Spinal Injuries Unit) and UCD in August 1996. From 2002 to 2011 he was Director and Chair of the Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine. In 2014 he was appointed to a full time role as Consultant Paediatric Intensivist and was Clinical Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit from 2008 to 2017 in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple St. He was the Lead Clinician in Paediatric Chronic Pain Management from 2006 to 2016. He was also Medical Officer to the Special Operations Unit in the Irish Defence Forces. He continues to practice paediatric and cardiac anaesthesia. Prof Carson was elected to the Council of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland in May 2006 and since that time he has held the post of Chair of the Examinations Committee, Chair of the International Committee, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the National Clinical Programme of Anaesthesia and Vice President of the College. He was also a member of the Trauma Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the HSE Procurement and Advisory Committee for National Paediatric Neurosurgery Services. Prof Kevin Carson was elected President of the College of Anaesthetists in May 2015 and currently sits on the Executive of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies and the HSE national Consultants Application Advisory Committee. Prof Carson has particular interest in paediatric intensive care as well as adolescent cardiac anaesthesia and anaesthesia for electrophysiology studies and cardiac ablation in paediatric patients and anaesthesia for neonates

Professor Carson’s talk is entitled ‘Achieving sustainable healthcare in Ireland’

Professor Ki Jinn Chin
Toronto

Ki Jinn Chin, FRCPC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto, and is also the Fellowship Coordinator and Regional Anesthesia Program Director at the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., completed anesthesiology training in in Singapore, and completed neuroanesthesia and regional anesthesia fellowship training at the University of Western Ontario and Toronto Western Hospital respectively. He is a well-published and internationally-recognized expert in regional anesthesia, with an academic focus on ultrasound-guided truncal and central neuraxial blocks.

Professor Ki Jinn Chin’s talk is entitled ‘Managing Epidural and Spinal Failures’

Professor Ki Jinn Chin’s second talk is entitled ‘Is epidural anaesthesia during major surgery a thing of the past?’

Dr Michael Griffen
Mater University Hospital

Dr Michael Griffin is a UCD medical and physiology BSc(Hons) graduate. Following completion of training in internal medicine and anaesthesia in Ireland he pursued a cardiothoracic anaesthesia, echocardiography and research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine between 1997 and 1999. During this time he was certified in the inaugural NBE and ASE boards in perioperative echocardiography and pursued research on myocardial fibrosis and remodelling. He was Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine between 1999 and 2002 before taking up his current as Consultant Anaesthetist in the Mater University Hospital (MMUH). He established a perioperative echocardiography service in MMUH as well contributing to the multidisciplinary development of the lung transplantation programme there. He commenced the MMUH CT anaesthesia fellowship programme in 2004 and initiated and contributed to the College of Anaesthetists Ireland (CAI) echocardiography and other workshops. He is an examiner, CAI Membership and Final Fellowship Exams. Appointed as co-Chair of the CAI Final Fellowship Exam and member of the Examination Committee in 2016. Appointed as UCD Medical School Associate Professor 2016. He has been Chairperson, Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, MMUH 2013 to March 2018. Significant departmental expansion occurred over this period, including relocation to new Operating theatres and an ITU/HDU with increased capacity, coupled with the appointment of 11 Consultants and 6 new NCHD posts. Served on the Medical Executive of the MMUH, CCAEST directorate, theatre management and other committees. He was actively involved in formulation of perioperative guidelines and the development of a clinical lead structure in the department. His interests include cardiothoracic transplantation, imaging for minimally invasive surgery, application of technology in general to impact on clinical outcomes and echocardiography training and simulation.

Dr Griffen’s talk is entitled ‘Lung Transplantation’

Dr Nancy Redfern
Newcastle, UK 

Nancy Redfern is Immediate past Honorary Membership Secretary of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland.  Clinically she works in Newcastle upon Tyne, with interests in obstetric and neuroanaesthesia. Her interests include mentorship, education, doctors’ health and wellbeing and appraisal.  She is currently working on ways of mitigating fatigue and the impact of ageing on performance at work.  She led the establishment of mentoring at the AAGBI, and the team of mentors now offer the opportunity to take an hour out of a conference to think about a current dilemma or opportunity.  She leads mentor development programmes for Royal Colleges and Deaneries, and, as well as using mentoring for herself, has a wide experience of mentoring others, from trainees to Medical Directors and Deans. Her 15 years of Deanery experience included managing flexible training, being Dean Director for Specialty training, with responsibility for 56 specialty programmes and briefly Lead Dean for two specialties.  From this she has experience in curriculum development and delivery, workforce planning, recruitment and assessment.  She has a Diploma in Education.

Dr Redfern’s talk is entitled ‘Wellness and achieving work life balance’

Professor Paul Myles
Monash University, Melbourne 

Paul Myles is Professor and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia.  He is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow, an Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, an Editorial Consultant for The Lancet, and an editorial board member of Anesthesiology.  He has published more than 250 papers, and been awarded more than 20 NHMRC grants totalling more than $30 million.  Last year he was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Research Award by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The main focus of his research has been on patient quality of recovery and large multicentre trials in perioperative medicine.

Professor Myle’s talk is entitled ‘Sifting through observational studies’

Professor Myle’s second talk is entitled ‘Should we be more restrictive with IV fluids in major surgery?’

Dr Roisin Nee
Galway  

I am currently in my last year of training on the anaesthetic training scheme and am completing a special interest year in regional anaesthesia in Galway University Hospital.

Dr Nee’s talk is entitled ‘Debriefing as a de-stressor’

Professor Ronan Cahill
Mater University Hospital  

Professor Ronan Cahill was appointed Professor of Surgery at University College Dublin and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in June 2014 before taking over leadership of the Section and Subject of Surgery in UCD in 2017. Ronan graduated MB,BAO,BCh (Hons) from University College Dublin in 1997 and then completed his basic and specialist surgical training in Ireland, gaining both MD by thesis (Health Research Board Clinical Research Fellow) and FRCS by examination. Thereafter, he was a clinical fellow at the IRCAD/EITS Institute in Strasbourg, France from 2007 to 2008 before moving to the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals as senior fellow and then consultant and senior clinical researcher from 2008 to 2010. Ronan returned to Ireland in 2010 as consultant general surgeon (specialist interest in colorectal surgery) at Beaumont Hospital before moving to the Mater and UCD. He is a recipient of both the Bennett and Millen Medals (RCSI Millen Lecturer 2010) and was the ASGBI Robert Smith Lecturer in 2014. He has authored over 150 peer reviewed publications, five book chapters and four National Guidelines. He is an editorial board member of five indexed surgical journals, including Colorectal Disease and the European Journal of Surgical Oncology and is a member of the SAGES Research Committee (SAGES Career Development Award recipient 2009). He has a major academic interest in Surgical Innovation and New Technologies and active basic science, clinical and device development research partnerships both nationally and internationally.

Professor Cahill’s talk is entitled ‘How surgery influences cancer metastasis’

Dr Roxaan Jappie
UCH London 

Dr Jappie graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2007 and started working as a consultant anaesthetist at University College Hospital in 2017. She has undertaken fellowships in advanced obstetrics and head & neck anaesthesia, as well as developing a successful social media-driven teaching platform know as “@Airwayhub”. From June 2018 she will be relocating to Belgium to work as an anaesthetist in the Hospital of East Limburg.

Dr Jappie’s talk is entitled ‘PQIP: The Peri-Operative Quality Improvement Programme’

Dr Sinéad Galvin
Beaumont Hospital

 

Dr Galvin’s talk is entitled ‘Kidney Transplantation’

Dr Stephen Mannion
Cork

Dr. Stephen Mannion is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Department of Anaesthesiology, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland and a Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, University College Cork. He qualified in Medicine from University College Cork in 1996 (MB., BMedSci.) and after internship, completed two years of Internal Medical, obtaining his MRCPI in 1999. Following this, he specialized in Anaesthesia, obtaining his FCARCSI in 2002 and received his Certificate of Specialist Doctor (Anaesthesia) from the National Training Programme in 2006. During his training, his interest in regional anaesthesia resulted in his doctorate thesis -” The psoas compartment block – optimization of analgesic efficacy and safety” (MD conferred 2005) and a Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship (Adult and Paediatric) at Hôpital Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France under the supervision of Professor Xavier Capdevila. He has published articles in a number of anaesthesia journals. He is currently the Chief Editor of “Ultrasound guided Regional Anesthesia in Children – a practical guide”, Cambridge University Press and has also written a number of book chapters and is co-editor of the DVD, «Regional Anaesthesia-a multimedia interactive guide to modern clinical practice ». He is an invited speaker and faculty member at both national and international conferences. He is a reviewer for Anesthesia & Analgesia and the British Journal of Anaesthesia. His professional interests include regional anaesthesia for ambulatory surgery & paediatrics, advanced airway management and total intravenous anaesthesia. Outside of work he enjoys kayaking and hill-walking. He is married to Elaine and they have six children.

Dr Mannion’s talk is entitled ‘Resilience during a career in anaesthesia- a load of oommmm?’

Dr Vijay Gottummukkala
MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Dr Gottummukkala’s lecture is called ‘Implications in the Perioperative period’

Dr Gottummukkala’s second talk is called ‘Onco-Anaesthesiology as a Discipline’

Professor William Gallagher
UCD

Professor William Gallagher is the Director of the UCD Conway Institute (www.ucd.ie/conway) and a Professor of Cancer Biology in the UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science. He is currently also the Director of the €7.5Mi BREAST-PREDICT Centre (www.breastpredict.com), which was the first Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre, involving 6 universities and Cancer Trials Ireland. Prof. Gallagher is lead investigator on a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded Investigator Programme (IvP) project, OPTi-PREDICT, which is centred on developing novel clinical decision support systems in breast and prostate cancer. He was also co-PI and Deputy Co-ordinator of a major SFI-funded Strategic Research Cluster, Molecular Therapeutics of Cancer (2009-2015) (www.mtci.ie); this was one of the most extensive organ-independent research programmes in the translational cancer research arena within the Republic of Ireland. Prof. Gallagher previously co-ordinated the FP7 Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) programme, SYS-MEL (www.sysmel.com), which was focused on applying systems medicine approaches to development of new diagnostic solutions in melanoma (2013-2017). He is currently co-ordinator of a large-scale FP7 collaborative project, entitled RATHER (www.ratherproject.com), which is focused on providing new rationalised therapy options for difficult-to-treat breast cancer subtypes (2011-2018).

Professor Gallagher’s talk is entitled ‘Mechanisms of cancer metastasis’

Professor Yuguang Huang
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital & President Elect Chinese Society of Anesthesiology & Council Member WFSA.

Professor Yuguang Huang is affiliated to Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences &, Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Yuguang Huang is currently providing services as Professor. He has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and International conferences. Professor Yuguang Huang contributions have acclaimed recognition from honourable subject experts around the world. He is actively associated with different societies and academies. His academic career is decorated with several reputed awards and funding.

Professor Yuguang Huang’s talk is entitled ‘Challenge and Opportunity by Chinese Anesthesiologists’

Professor Jin Liu 
Translational Neuroscience Center at West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Jin Liu, M.D., is the professor and chairman of Anesthesiology Department and Director of Translational Neuroscience Center at West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He is the immediate past president of Chinese Society of Anesthesiology. He received his MD degree in the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in 1988, trained as post-doctor at UCSF and worked as a VAP and attending anesthesiologist at SWMC in the USA from 1989-1994. His research focuses on inhale anesthesia, perioperative blood management and development of new anesthetics. He has published 200 research papers in English and 230 papers in Chinese.

Professor Jin Liu’s lecture is entitled ‘Perioperative RBC Transfusion’

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’

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 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 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 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.