- South East Dublin Department of Anaesthesia



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SVUH Grand Rounds 2017 Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine

CAI Upcoming Events 2017

AAGBI, London, January 11-13th 2016

Critical Care Reviews Meeting, Belfast, January 27th 2017

PAIN ASM, Dublin, February 10-11th 2016

Doctor's Updates, Val d’Isere, Jan 30-Feb 2nd 2017

National Health Expo, Dublin, February 14th 2017

Irish Brain Council Keynote Conference, Dublin, March 7th 2017

RCoA Anniversary, London, March 8-9th 2017

ISRA Symposium, Brussels, March 10th 2017

Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine, Brussels, March 21-24th 2017

Congress on Disastr and Emergency Medicine, Toronto, April 25-28th 2017

Retrieval 2017, Glasgow, April 26-29th 2017

American Transplant Congress, Chicago, April 29th-May 3rd 2017

Annual Congress of Anaesthesia, UCD, May 4-5th 2017

International Conference on Integrated Care, Dublin, May 8-10th 2017

Airborne Neonatal / Pediatrc Transport Conference, Texas, May 10-12th 2017

Cornea & Cataract Day, Liverpool, May 22nd 2017

Digital Health World, London, May 23-24th 2017

Euroanaesthesia 2017, Geneva, June 3rd-5th 2017

MAA 10, Helsinki, June 19th-21st 2017

GAT 2017, Cardiff, July 5-7st 2017

Transplantation 2017, Barcelona, September 24-27th 2017

Disaster and Emergency Medicine, London, September 21st-22nd 2017

AAGBI, Liverpool, September 27-29th 2017

Hyperbaric Medicine
Video lectures, Karolinska Institute

National Children's Hospital

Discover - The Wild Atlantic Way

Easter Rising Centenary

RTE/Notre Dame 1916 Production


Surfing Ireland

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 Hugh Gallagher, Chairman 2016 - 2017

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




College of Anaesthetists of Ireland - Education Calendar 2017




Launched Acute Pain App, SVUH January 2017

Dr. Hugh Gallagher, Chairman of Department of Anaesthesia, St. Vincent's University Hospital launches new acute pain app.






National Liver Transplant Program, St Vincent's University Hospital 2016

The program recorded the 1,000st Liver Tranplant procedure performed at St. Vincent's University Hospital in November 2016.





Vascular Access Wokshop - 17/18th January 2017 SVUH

Coordinators: Dr. Alan MacShance, Dr. Neil McDonald





Memorial Conference - Professor Aongus J. Curran, UCD 2003 - 2016

Topic - "Innovations in Head & Neck Oncology" March 10th 2017
Location - St. Vincent's Univsersity Hospital, Dublin





Intrathecal Opioids in Major Hepatobiliary Surgery - 2016

MD research project & Randomised Controlled Trial - The NAPRESSIM Trial : The use of low dose naloxone infusion to prevent respiratory depression with Intrathecal Morphine, being undertaken by Dr. David Cosgrave in Anaesthesia Department, St. Vincent's University Hospital

Facillitators: Professor Alistair Nichol and Dr Niamh Conlon - Consultant Anaesthetists, SVUH




Thromboelastography and blood transfusion practice

MD research project being undertaken by Dr Fazal Memon in National Liver Transplant Unit, St. Vincent's University Hospital
Facillitators: Dr John Boylan and Dr Niamh Conlon - Consultant Anaesthetists, SVUH


Irish Healthcare Awards 2016

Winner of the Best Education Project, Dr Crina Burlacu, Director of Simulation Unit, Consultant Anaesthetist, St. Vincent's University Hospital.






Dept. of Anaesthesia SVUH - Gold Medal Award Winners 2016

Dr. Joseph Coyne (SpR in Anaesthesia)

Dr. Paul Tierney (SpR in ICU)

Dr. Eoin Kelleher (BST in Anaesthesia)





College of Anaesthetists - 11th November 2016

Professionalism in Practice Workshop

Oral Presentation Winner: Dr Michelle O'Mahony SpR, SVUH
Topic: 'Doctor Judged: Personal Bias affecting Professional Practice'

Dr Imran Azhar, Reg, SVUH
Topic: 'Just another Laparotomy...or maybe not'



KP Moore Medal Competition

Oral Presenter: Dr C. Johnson, Reg, SVUH ---- Dr P Tierney, Mr M Rafferty & Dr C Burlacu
Topic: 'Optiflow for Apnoeic Oxygenation in Tubeless Anaesthesia.'


HRB CRCI official launch, Dublin
29th September 2016

Speaker: Professor Alistair Nichol, St Vincent's University Hospital, is Chair of both Critical Care Medicine in UCD ano the HRB Critical Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland.

He is also an Associate Professor of the School of Public Health, Monash Univeristy, Melbourne and Consultant Intensivist/Anaesthetist at St. Vincent's Univseristy Hospital

Topic: "Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials"




HRB invest €10 million in four new clinical trial networks

HRB Irish Critical-Care Clinical Trials Group
led by Professor Alistair Nichol, St Vincent's University Hospital and UCD



Irish Clinical Care - Clinical Trials Group - Meeting June 2016



Science Foundation Ireland, Science Week Ireland - 17th November 2016 Kilmainham

Conference: Peak Performance - The Science behind Sporting Success

Speaker: Dr Roger McMorrow, Consultant Anaesthetist, St. Vincent's University Hospital & National Maternity Hospital.

Everest Summit 2007 - Member of the Caudwell Extreme Everest Expedition Research Team

Listen to RTE Podcast/Video for Science Week, 15th November 2016



Helitech International, Amsterdam, October 2016

HEMS - Future trends in emergency medicine - the impact on air ambulances and mission equipment

HEMS - How can rotor crafts help generate effeciency gains for helath services across Europe?

Dr. Tony Healy with Medical Director of Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Service with the new AW-169






Workshop for Vascular Access, SVUH

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 2016

Co-Ordinators: Dr. A. MacShance, Dr. N. MacDonald


Workshop for Difficult Airways, SVUH

Date: Wednesday, October 12th 2016
Co-Ordinators: Dr. C. Burlacu, Dr. B. Ferris, Dr. N. Conlon







Clinical Audit Day, Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, SVUH

Date: November 25th 2016
Co-Ordinator: Dr. N. MacDonald
Presenters: Dr. Eoin Kelleher, Dr. M. Mustafa Ahmed, Dr. Agatha Biculescu, Dr. Era Soukhin




Dublin Hospital Golf Society 2016

Dr Dara Breslin, Consultant Anaesthetist SVUH, won the DHGS Match Play Cup representing St Vincent's Hospital. This cup has been played annually since 1908. The last SVUH winner was Dr John Hegarty in 1993.

Photo: Dr Dara Breslin with David Borton, Captain Dublin Hopsital Golf Society.




Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Symposium - September 2016 Ashford Castle

In association with the Galway Clinic, Western Anaesthesia Society, RCSI and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Photo: Prof Sorin J. Brull, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mr Joe O'Donovan, CEO Galway Clinic, Aimee Banks, Soprano, Prof Anthony Cunnigham, Medical Director Galway Clinic and Dr Dermot Kelly, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH and RVEEH.

Speaker: Dr Dermot Kelly, Consultant Anaesthetist SVUH and RVEEH


Ireland's first Limbal Stem Cell transplant in Ophthalmic Surgery

Mr. Billy Power, Consultant Ophthalmologist, performed the first Stem Cell tissue transplant eye operation in Ireland at the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Dublin, 7th June 2016





National pancreas transplantation programme to be transferred from Beaumont Hospital to St Vincent's hospital 2015





Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) Service now established on a permanent basis - July 2015





Northern Ireland Air Ambulance

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance set to launch 2017

Read More - Associaiton of Air Ambulance UK


AidMed & Rescue Magazine - October/November 2016

First UK roof-top helipad with integrated fire system certified






Joint Committee on Health, House of the Oireachtas, Leinster House

Representatives of the Connolly for Kids Hospital Group, have been invited to a public meeting, of the Joint Committee of Health, Thursday October 27th 2016, to make a submission on the suitability of the proposed location of Saint James's Hospital site as the location for the new National Paediatric Hospital.

Graceland School, Zambia

SVUH, Department of Anaesthesia, continues IT support for Graceland School, Zambia, with the delivery of laptops for their PC Lab

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