The 2021 CAI-BJA/RCoA grant

The College congratulates Professor Donal Buggy on yet another landmark research funding award. The 2021 CAI-BJA/RCoA grant for original research (€100,000 ) was awarded to a team led by Professor Buggy (Mater, Dublin, instigator and overall Principal Investigator) and Professor Simon Howell (Leeds, UK) for the Management and Outcomes of Perioperative Outcomes of European Diabetic Patients (MOPED) programme.


This is the largest prospective, observational study of the perioperative journey of diabetic patients undergoing of surgery throughout Europe. Sponsored by ESA-IC, it will follow patients’ outcomes for 30 days postoperatively. It aims to enrol >5,000 patients in >20 countries. Despite the pandemic, there are >350 patients enrolled in 117 centres across 22 nations already. With Pádraig Ó’Scannail (locum consultant, Mater) as National Co-ordinator, Ireland is doing particularly well, with colleagues participating from 12 centres to date.


To find out more, visit our CAI link

To view the published protocol and express interest in registering to participate in MOPED, visit the link at ESA-IChere :