Dr Martina Healy OLCHC, Dublin


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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


To view her talk and presentation please click on the link HERE




Dr Brian Kinirons (Galway)


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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 entiteld:

Regional anaesthesia in trauma: Pipe dream or a better way?


To view his talk and presentaioin please click on the link HERE 



Dr Padraig Sheeran (Crumlin & Faculty Exercise & Sports Medicine)


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Dr Sheeran’s talk is entitled:

Should CPX testing be an integral part of preoperative assessment?


To view his talk and presentation please click on the link HERE



Dr Jeremy Smith (Sligo)


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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.




To view his talk and presentation please click on the link HERE




Dr Jeanne Moriarty, St James’s Hospital


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Dr Moriarty’s talk is entitled:

“ACLS 1991 to 2016 – What’s new?”


To view her talk and presentation please click on the link HERE




Dr Colin McCartney (Ottawa)


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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


To view his talk and presentation please click on the link HERE 


Dr McCartney also presented a key not lecture entitled ‘Does regional anaesthesia have a place in modern perioperative care?’

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Dr Alan Gaffney

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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’


To view his talk and presentation please click on the link HERE



Professor Andrew Davidson 

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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’


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Professor Davidson’s Key Note Lecuture is entitled:

‘Should we be concerned about anaesthetic toxicity in infants and children?’

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Professor Anthony Gallagher

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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’


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Dr Rob McSweeney

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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’


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Dr Leo Kevin

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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


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Professor PJ Devereaux

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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


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Professor Devereaux’s Key Note lecture is entitled:

‘Current state of knowledge from large trials regarding preventing perioperative major vascular complications’

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Dr Rosemary Hogg

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Dr Rosie Hogg MB ChB FRCA MD


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


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Dr Josephine Boland



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


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Dr Michael Dockery

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Dr Michael Dockery, FCAI, FRCA, FFPMRCA


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 Irelands 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


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