- South East Dublin Departments of Anaesthesia



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SVUH Grand Rounds 2024 Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine

CAI Education Calendar 2024


AAGBI Winter Meeting, London, January 11-12th 2024

Anaesthesia Patient Safety Webinar, Online, January 17th 2024

ASA Advance 2024, Las Vegas, January 26-28th 2024

Clinical Governance Day, London, February 1st 2024

Core Topics, Belfast, February 23rd 2024

World Congress of Anaesthesiologists, Singapore, March 3-7th 2024

Critical Care Liver Failure and Transplant Symposium, Dublin, March 9th 2024

Preoperative Association Conference, Manchester, March 4th 2024

NISA Annual Study Day, Templepatrick, Northern Ireland, March 22nd 2024

CAI Annual Congress 2024, UCD Dublin, May 23rd-24th 2024

Euroanaesthesia 2024, Munich, May 24-27th 2024

Western Anaesthesia Symposium 2024, Sligo, April 12-13th 2024

Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference, Belfast, April 17th 2024

Retrieval 2024, Glasgow, May 2nd-3rd 2024

RCOA Annual Conference, Glasgow, May 21st 2024

Irish Association for Simulation Symposium, Galway, May 24th 2024

CAS 2024, Victoria, Vancouver Island, June 7-10th 2024

IASP World Congress on Pain, Netherlands, August 5-9th 2024

Georgia Tech vs Florida State University, Dublin, August 24th 2024

Anesthesiology 2024, Pennsylvania, USA, October 18th-22nd 2024

Aviation Health Conference 2024, Lisbon, Portugal, October 7-8th 2024

Discover - The Wild Atlantic Way

RTE/Notre Dame 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration

Welcome to SEDDA

-South East Dublin Departments 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's 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 20222024

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







SVUH Annual Dept Medal Awards Recipients 2023

Dr Gerry Dorrian Memorial Award: SpR in Anaesthesia 2023
Recipient: Dr Richard Sweeney

Dr Seamus O’Donnell Memorial Award: SpR in ICU 2023
Recipient:  Dr Brian Doyle                  

Dr Dick Nolan Memorial Award: SHO in Anaesthesia 2023
Recipient: Dr Keith Groeger


SVUH National Liver Transplant Programme



Critical Care Liver Failure and Transplant Symposium, CAI, Saturday March 9th, 2024

Convenor: Dr Patrick O'Sullivan, Intensivist

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A New Way Forward For Telehealth?

The Medical Independent - by Niamh Cahill



HSE Telehealth Roadmap 2024-2027



HSE Digital Health Strategic Implementation Roadmap 2024-2030



Congratulations -- to Assoc. Professor Crina Burlacu -- on her appointment as Chairperson of ESAIC Simulation Committee, starting 1st January, 2024






Integration of simulation-based education in anaesthesiology specialist training

EJA: Synthesis of results from an Utstein Meeting. Utstein Simulation Study Group
Authors: Georges L. Savoldelli, Crina L. Burlacu, Marc Lazarovici, Francisco Maio Matos and Doris Østergaard



14th Pan Arab Congress in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management - Amman, Jordan Sept 21-23rd 2023

Guest speaker: Assoc. Professor Niamh Conlon SVUH

The use of continuous sciatic nerve block catheters in vascular ischemia; saving limbs & lives.


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Professor Alistair Nichol, Consultant Anaesthestist, SVUH

Congratulations to Professor Alistair Nichol, Chair of Critical Care Medicine UCD, Chair of Irish Critical Care Trials Group, Intensivist at SVUH, 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

REMAP-CAP Ireland, Updates, January 2024



The Future of Intensive Care Research, Shaped by Leading Irish Critial Care Network

Promotional supplement supplied by MediaPlanet - See page 8 for Irish Crtitical Care Network.




St. Vincent’s UCD Cancer Centre official launch event - 28 November 2023






SVUH Annual Departmental Audit Meeting Friday December 1st Zoom




New AI tool makes it possible to predict weight loss after bariatric surgery - University College Dublin





SVUH Major Haemorrhage Simulation, November 2023

Contact: Dr Rob French-O'Carroll for further details

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SVUH Airway Skills Workshop, Dublin, September 20th 2023

Contact: Assoc. Professor Crina Burlacu for further details


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Congratulations to Prof Alistair Nichol on behalf of the REMAP-CAP Ireland team, REMAP-CAP (immunomodulation in influenza and endothelial modulation), and Prof Pat Murray on behalf of the BONANZA Europe team, BONANZA (brain tissue oxygen optimisation after TBI) who have been awarded funding in the recent HRB DIFA fundings scheme



Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials Network - ICC-CTN Meeting, Belfast, June 13th 2023





TAME trial - Clinical Care Reviews - NEJM - Prof. Alistair Nichol



HSE Organ Donation Transplant Irish Office (ODTI) End of Year Statement 2022





Irish Liver Foundation

The Irish Liver Foundation was set up in 2022 , through the Hepatology working group of the HSE National Clinical Programme for Gastroenterology and Hepatology.






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 appointment as Consultant Anaesthetist, Pain Specialist, SVUH, the National Maternity Hospital, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital.



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




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

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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