- South East Dublin Departments of Anaesthesia




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SVUH Grand Rounds 2023 Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine

CAI Education Calendar 2023

Annual Congress 2023, Edinburgh, September 13-15th 2023

FSEM 19th Annual Scientific Conference, Dublin, September 15th 2023

Crypto-Infections Conference, Dublin, September 17-19th 2023

World Patient Safety Day, Dublin, September 17th 2023

The Emergency Services Show, Birmingham, September 19-20th 2023

EFIC CONGRESS 2023, Budapest, September 20-22nd 2023

Aviation Health 2023, London, September 26-27th 2023

Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM 2023, Kildare, October 12-14th 2023

WRMC 2023, Barcelona, October 12-14th 2023

ILTS/SATA Perioperative Care in Liver Transplantation Meeting 2023, San Francisco, October 13th 2023

Anaesthesiology Annual Meeting 2023, San Francisco, October 13-17th 2023

SPLIT Annual Meeting 2023, Montreal, October 16-17th 2023

2023 UCD Conway Festival of Research and Innovation, Dublin, October 19-20th 2023

European Sepsis Alliance, Online, October 16th and 26th and November 9th 2023

Irish Pain Society 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, October 20th 2023

ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course, Prague, October 24-26th 2023

ICASM 2023, Abu Dhabi, October 26-29th 2023

European Resusitation Council Congress, Barcelona, November 2-4th 2023

British Hyperbaric Association Annual Scientific Meeting, London, November 2-4th 2023

Israel Society of Anesthesiologists (ICISA), Tel Aviv, November 7-9th 2023

REF 24th Annual Multidisciplinary Health Research Conference, Sligo, November 9-10th 2023

7th National Annual Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference, Dublin, November 17th 2023

National Office for Research Ethics Committees, Dublin, November 30th 2023

Air Ambulances UK Annual Conference and Awards of Excellence, Reading, November 30th 2023


Core Topics, Belfast, February 23rd 2024

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

Euroanaesthesia 2024, Munich, May 24-27th 2024

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

Hyperbaric Medicine
Video lectures, Karolinska Institute

UCD celebrates 50 years at Belfield

Trek Ireland guided virtual tours

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 20222023

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






CAI - Local Anaesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery course, Tuesday 24th October, 2023




Research Foundation, New Frontiers in Ophthalmology, 22nd June 2023

Location: Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

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




World Sepsis Day Event, Berlin & Online, September 12th 2023



Helicopter Emergency Medical & Air Ambulances Service

Contract Signed with Bristow Ireland for Coast Guard SAR Aviation Service, September 9th 2023




American Medical Association — Augmented Intelligence in Medicine



Anesthesia Paptient Safety Foundation - Global Warming—Blame Anesthesia?



IMO Statement on Consultant Recruitment, August 29th 2023




SVUH Airway Skills Workshop, Dublin, September 20th 2023

Contact: Professor Crina Burlacu for further details







Professor Alistair Nichol, Consultant Anaesthestist, SVUH

Congratulatuions 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.




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




SVUH Annual Dept Medal Awards Recipients 2022

Dr Gerry Dorrian Memorial Award:   SpR in Anaesthesia 2022
Recipient: Dr David Lorigan

Dr Seamus O’Donnell Memorial Award:  SpR in ICU 2022
Recipient:  Dr Elizabeth Little                  

Dr Dick Nolan Memorial Award:  BST in Anaesthesia 2022
Recipient: Dr Siobhan Murphy



Rest in Peace - Dr Breda O'Kelly, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH & Holles Street

31st October 2022 - It is with great sadness that we note the death of our talented, obliging and cheerful colleague, Breda O'Kelly, who was always ready to care for her patients and support her colleagues in St. Vincent's and Holles Street. Her skills as an anaesthetist were widely admired and appreciated. May she Rest in Peace.




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




Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022

Dr Fiona Donald, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, passes her condolences to the entire Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II







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.



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.








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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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