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SVUH Grand Rounds 2022 Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine (virtual)

Euroanaesthesia 2022, June 4-6th, 2022 (hybrid)

Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials Network 2022, Belfast, June 14th, 2022 (in-person)

Critical Care Reviews Meeting, Belfast, June 15-17th, 2022 (in-person)

ERC Congress 2022, June 16-17th, 2022 (hybrid)

ESRA Congress, Greece, June 22-25th, 2022 (in-person)

ICLT International Conference on Liver Transplantation, June 23-24th, 2022 (hybrid)

CAS Annual Meeting, Halifax, June 24-26th, 2022 (hybrid)

British Pain Society, London, June 28-30th, 2022 (hybrid)

AAGBI Trainee Conference, July 12-14th, 2022 (hybrid)

NAPA Pain Conference, California, August 18th-21st, 2022 (hybrid)

BTS Annual Congress 2022, Belfast, September 5-7th, 2020 (in-person)

Aircraft Cabinm Air Conference 2022, UK, September 14-15th, 2022 (online)

Association of Anaesthetists Annual Congress, Belfast, September 14-16th, 2022 (in-person)

IASP World Congress on Pain, Toronto, September 19-23rd, 2020 (hybrid)

Aviation Health Conference, September 20-21st, 2022 (in-person)

Green Anaesthesia Day, Dublin, September 29th, 2022 (hybrid)

ESICM Annual Congress, October 22-26th, 2022 (in-person)

ICAAPM 2022, Dubai, November 8-9th, 2022 (in-person)

Annual Research Conference, Sligo University Hospital, November 25th, 2022 (in-person)

Hyperbaric Medicine
Video lectures, Karolinska Institute

UCD Connections 2020/21

UCD celebrates 50 years at Belfield

Trek Ireland virtual tours - Explore Ireland from home

Discover - The Wild Atlantic Way

RTE/Notre Dame 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration

Welcome to SEDDA

-South East Dublin Department of Anaesthesia, Ireland

SEDDA is the aggregation of the Departments of Anaesthesia of seven participating hospitals located in the South East of Dublin.  With St. Vincent'sa University Hospital at the core, the other constituent hospitals are The National Maternity Hospital, The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital, St. Columcille’s Hospital, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Read more...

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Dr Hugh GallagherDr Shrijit Nair, Chairman 2022 - 2023

Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Saint Vincent's University Hospital






UCD President’s Garden Party 2022

Dr Tony Healy was delighted to accept the cordial invitation of Professor Mark Rogers and Dr Deirdre Doyle to attend the UCD President's Garden Party in acknowledgement of the ongoing support of St Vincent's Anaesthesia Foundation to the University.


Professor Alistair Nichol, Consultant Anaesthestist, SVUH

Congratulatuions to Professor Alistair Nichol, UCD Chair of Critical Care Medicine, who received a special commendation from the Irish Research Council for his ‘exceptional contribution’ to the field of medical research, relating to critical care clinical trials and the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.




Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials Network - ICC-CTN Meeting, Belfast, June 14th 2022





10th Anniversary of the Emergency Aeromedical Service





UCD Open Festival Day June 11th 2022

Astronaut Chris Hadfield in conversation with Dr Niamh Shaw in O'Reilly Hall UCD




International Renal Research Institute Vicenza June 14-16th 2022

Dr Stephen Duff, Newman Fellow, UCD School of Medicine presents 'Novel biomarkers predict progression of Acute Kidney Injury in hospitalised patients with Acute Heart Failure'






The Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine at  SVUH and the St. Vincents Anaesthesia Foundation—Wish to acknowledge & express their sincere Gratitude to Louise, for her outstanding Administrative capacity, in her contributions, dedication & organisational skills—that contributed and lead to the successful growth & development of the Department.



UCL Perioperative Medicine in Action Online Education

Explore perioperative medicine and how you can improve care for the high risk surgical patient. Join this RCoA endorsed course.




Irish Simulation Conference Poster

Simulation Training in the COVID Pandemic, An Assessment of Logistical Changes
Campbell S, Donnelly A, Burlacu C. Deparment of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin



Worldwide celebrations as James Joyce's Ulysses turns 100 Februrary 2nd 2022






We stand in solidarity with our medical colleagues and the people of Ukraine at this time. We condemn any targeting of healthcare facilities and civilians .Our thoughts are with you.

Donation on behalf of SVAF to Médecins Sans Frontières.



Medical neutrality must be observed in Urkaine

The World Medical Association (WMA) and the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) express deep concern about the conflict in Ukraine initiated by the Russian Federation and strongly stress that the international principle of medical neutrality and human rights must be respected.



Associate Professor Crina Burlacu, SVUH

Congratulations to Associate Professor Crina Burlacu, Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Simulation Lead, on her appointment by the Board of Directors of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care for the membership of ESAIC Simulation Committee starting January 1st, 2022.




SVUH Airways Skills Workshop, February 16th, 2022

Attendees at the Airway Skills Workshop which was held on the morning of Wednesday, 16th February, 2022 in PACU-SVUH.








Congratulatons to Dr. Amy Donnelly, SVUH Young Teaching Recognition Award, ESAIC 2021

Congratulatons to Dr. Amy Donnelly on winning the award that acknowledges and encourages individuals with outstanding and innovative teaching skills who will have an impact on the dissemination of knowledge and competencies.


Prof. John Boylan, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH, UCD School of Medicine

Congratulations to Prof. John Boylan who, in recognition of his continued contribution throughout his career to the advancement of Anaesthesia by his teaching & research, has recently been honoured with an academic appointment as UCD Clinical Professor, within the school's academic section of Biomedical Sciences.




Dr Andrew Westbrook, Dean of the the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Ireland

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Westbrook, Intensivist, Consultant Anaesthetist SVUH on his recent appointment to Dean of the the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Ireland.


Dr Hugh Gallagher, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, CAI

Congratulations to Dr Hugh Gallagher, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH on his recent appointment to Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, CAI.

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Dr Kirk Levins, Consultant Anaesthetist, Pain Specialist, SVUH and National Maternity Hospital

Congratulations to Dr Kirk Levins on his upcoming appointment as Consultant Anaesthetist, Pain Specialist, SVUH, the National Maternity Hospital, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital.



SVUH Anaesthesiology Bootcamp, SVUH, July 20th & 24th, 2021

Coordinator Prof. Crina Burlacu



A novel application of 2019 Difficult Airway Society guidelines for Awake Tracheal Intubation using Videolaryngoscopy {ATI:VL} for a biopsy of a hypopharyngeal tumour

by Dr. Sinead J. O’Byran, Assoc. Prof. Crina Burlacu, Department of Anaesthesia, SVUH.
Abstract accepted by Euroanaesthesia 2021


Reinstating a national simulation programme in anaesthesiology during the coronavirus pandemic

by Sinead Campbell, Dr Sarah Corbett, and Prof. Crina L Burlacu, SVUH



Prof. Alistair Nichol leads global COVID-19 clinical trial in Ireland

Prof. Alistair Nichol, Chair of Critical Care Medicine UCD, Chair of the Irish Critical Care trials group, Intensivist & Consultant Anaesthetist SVUH/UCD to lead international clinical trial in Ireland on COVID-19 ICU patients.

This global multi-centred trial is been set to evaluate potential treatments for COVID-19 patients. It will test a number of agents including antivirals and immunomodulatory agents to determine if these treatments are additionally beneficial to standard ICU supportive care.

The Irish Health Research Board (HRB) is to provide grants for funding the COVID-19 domains of REMAP-CAP, an international designed study set up to evaluate treatments for Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP).

This study has now been revisited & repurposed to evaluate COVID-19 patients .



Tacilizumab and Sarilumab improve survival in REMAP-CAP study, January 2021



Multi-platform anticoagulation in COVID-19 trial results, August 2021




Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, announces a crucial step in the development of a national trauma system for Ireland - 27th April, 2021



Book Launch - Safety As We Watch: Anaesthesia in Ireland, 1847-1998







Medical Council launches telemedicine guidelines - Phone and video consultations - A Guide for Doctors








Irish Perioperative Medicine Society launch, 23rd March 2021





SVUH Annual Dept Medal Awards Recipients 2021

Dr Gerry Dorrian Memorial Award:   SpR in Anaesthesia 2021
Double winners recipients: Dr Richard Skelly, Dr Sinéad Campbell

Dr Seamus O’Donnell Memorial Award:  SpR in ICU 2021
Recipient:  Dr Mairéad Hennessy                  

Dr Dick Nolan Memorial Award:  BST in Anaesthesia 2021
Double winners recipients: Dr Sinéad O'Brien, Dr Stephane Blouin




Prof. Alistair Nichol - NEJM July 16th 2020



Prof. Alistair Nichol


Irish Critical Care Network, Belfast, January 2021



Irish Critical Care Network, Belfast, January 2020



Irish Critical Care Network, Belfast, January 2019


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Clinical Trial, N Engl J Med. 2017

D James Cooper, Zoe K McQuilten, Prof. Alistair Nichol, Bridget Ady, Cécile Aubron, Michael Bailey, Rinaldo Bellomo, Dashiell Gantner, David O Irving, Kirsi-Maija Kaukonen, Colin McArthur, Lynne Murray, Ville Pettilä, Craig French

Age of Red Cells for Transfusion and Outcomes in Critically Ill Adults

N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 27


Prof. Alistair Nichol, Intensive Care Unit, St Vincent's University Hospital - Monash University, Austraila

2018 updates on current SVUH research studies

2019 Updates on current SVUH research studies





Anaesthesia and Airway Management for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients, Prof. Crina Burlacu

Dr. Crina Burlacu

St Vincent's Healthcare Group - Operating Theatre Procedures for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.

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Prof. Crina Burlacu, SVUH Anaesthesia Bootcamp, July 20-24th 2020



Modular Year in Simulation at St. Vincent's University Hospital and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland.

Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Boylan for the publication of her article with title 'Modular Year In Simulation' at St. Vincent's University Hospital and the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland in Anaesthesia News, April 2020. Ruth is writing on her experiences in her final special interest year. This is a must read for any other trainee who is interested in pursuing a simulation fellowship.

The recent Irish Issue of Anaesthesia News was edited by Dr. Wouter Jonker, Convenor, Irish Standing Committee, and can be accessed online by active AAGBI members at



10th anniversary of the CAI simulation training (CASC), March 5th, 2020

SVUH anaesthesiologists and intensivists are constantly contributing to simulation teaching at the College on a diverse range of general, sub-speciality and intensive care courses.







Ireland’s first ever liver and double lung transplant recipient recovering well, June 2019





SVAF provides aid to displaced children at Fr W. Stuart School, Refugee Camp, Tyre, South Lebanon

The St. Vincents Anaesthesia Foundation gladly supports Dr Richard Assaf, Consultant Anaesthetist, in his continuing endeavours to provide aid to the Rosminians Fathers for the "Displaced Children's Fund" and the Fr William Stuart run school, part of the Schools for Syria project, based at the Rashidieh Refugee camp in Tyre, South Lebanon.

View message of thanks from Fr. Stuart in Lebanon

Watch update from Fr. Stuart in Lebanon




Tumaini La Maisha (Their Lives Matter), Dar-El-Salaam

SVAF contributes to the caring of Children with Cancer at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar-El-Salaam 2017 - 2020

Dr Niamh Conlon, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH



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Hon. Fellowship, Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, RCSI

Congratulations to Dr Roger McMorrow, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH & National Maternity Hospital

Successful summiteer Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition 2007



Hon. Fellowship, Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, RCSI

Congratulations to Dr Michael O'Dwyer, Intensivist and Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH

Successful summiteer Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition 2007