Program Details

Program Details

College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland

Framework for Engagement in Professional Development Activity For NCHDs


Participants can accrue credits in the three principal domains of clinical practice i.e. knowledge, skills and attitudes and behaviour. Table1 outlines the categories of activities and the Domains of Good Professional Practice -1 – Patient Safety & Quality of Patient Care, 2 – Relating to Patients, 3 – Communication & Interpersonal Skills, 4 – Collaboration & Teamwork, 5 – Management, 6 – Scholarship, 7 – Professionalism, 8 – Clinical Skills  -that activities in these categories reflect.


Event  Description Dates CPD Points/ event

Medical Council Domains






















Advanced Vascular Access  A one day course on the knowkedge, skills and complications involved in providing vascular access beyond peripheral venous cannulation


February TBC














Echocardiography Workshop  A one day course on echocardiography as applied to anaesthesia practice  2017 February TBC
Anaesthesia Emergencies Simulation   A simulation course covering anaesthetic emergencies arising from environmental problems

1st April 2016

8th April 2016

  8 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 
ARREST    A simulation course covering anaesthetic emergencies arising from clinical events

28th January 2016 

29th January 2016

  8 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 
COAST (Obstetric Anaesthesia Courses) A simulation course covering Obstetric scenarios for doctors working in or about to work in Obstetric Anaesthesia posts

25th February 2016

3rd March 2016

  8 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
BASIC Course BASIC (Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care) is a structured course comprised of didactic lectures and workshop/clinical skills stations delivered to anaesthetists and intensivists who will care for critically ill patients. 09th & 10th November 2017   12.5 1, 4, 8 






Difficult Airways Workshop

A one day workshop covering advanced approaches to securing the airway in emergency and elective scenarios

22nd September









Local Anaesthesia For  Ophthalmic Surgery

A one day workshop covering local anaesthesia techniques used in ophthalmic surgery

10th October




Microsoft Excel:Fundamental Skills for the Clinican The course is designed with a focus on the recent versions of Excel. Participants will learn the next steps from basic to intermediate tasks in MS Excel. 2017 Date TBC  5.5 Internal CPD Points 1, 6, 7, 8
Delaney Medal Abstract Presentations An evening meeting where NCHDs present clinical cases or research projects in competition for the medal

2017 March


    2 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
KP Moore Madal Presentations An evening meeting where NCHDs abstracts of their work in competition for the medal  17th November 2017  3,4,5,6,7 

Professionalism in Practice Workshop




AbbVie Scholarship

A one day course covering ethical and legal topics. 




A trainee research presentation award

27th October 2017




March TBC













Annual Congress of Anaesthesia










A two day meeting covering all anaesthetic topics and updates. The Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting. 



A two day meeting covering all ICM topics and updates. The ICM Annual Scientific Meeting. 



4th & 5th May 2017






11th June 2016

















Pain Faculty ASM   A two day meeting covering all pain medicine topics and updates. The Pain Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 22nd and 23 January 2016 TBC 1, 3, 8
Autumn College Lecture An evening meeting with a specialist speaker 2017 Date TBC
1 1, 3, 8
Winter College Lecture An evening meeting with a specialist speaker 11th October 2016 1 1,3,8
Core Topics Day A one day meeting with a number of speakers covering a range of core topics and practice update advice 08th October 2017  5 1, 3, 8
Audit Practice Evaluation Study Day      TBC 2017 3,4,5,6,7
CAT Consultant Interview Workshop  One day workshop designed for senior anaesthetic trainees/fellows. This workshop assists with CV and interview skills preparation. How to answer tough interview qustions.  2017 Date TBC
ISRA Regional Anaesthesia Update & Ultrasound Workshop  One Day workshop comprised of lectures with advice for those involved in audit. The workshop provides forum in which to present audit with prizes awarded  for both best oral presentation and best poster presentation 2018 March TBC TBC  1,3,8
Practical Guide to Awake Fibreoptic Intubation Workshop   One day workshop comprised of didactic lectures and workshop/clinical skills stations targeted at consultants and senior trainees with a special interest in Regional Anaesthesia. 2017 Date TBC  TBC 1,3,4
E-Learning Programme   A comprehensive web-based education delivery system for anaesthesia.  UK pending outcome of pilot project with the RCOA UK and NHS. Ongoing Points determined by module completions 1, 6, 7, 8



Access to Moodle based educational content  in Anaesthesia 



Online learning environment  






1 credit per hour   



1, 6, 7, 8