The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and the Faculty of Pain Medicine are pleased to announce that the next Congress of Anaesthesiology will take place on Thursday and Friday, 20th and 21st May 2021. The Congress will be delivered virtually and will be jointly hosted by the CAI and the Faculty of Pain Medicine. The theme of the Congress 2021 is the safety and well-being of patients and health professionals. During the 2-day conference, we will welcome high-profile national and international speakers.

Faculty of Pain Medicine Programme

Thursday 20th May:

Pain Medicine Workshops

Please see below for the three Pain Medicine Workshops taking place.

  1. Ultrasound in Spinal Pain Intervention -13:45pm – 14:45pm
  2. Knee Denervation/Rhizotomy: Clinical Anatomy, Evidence and Experience – 14:45pm – 15:45pm
  3. Introduction to basic expectations and skills expected from a Chronic pain registrar or Fellows in the pain medicine department- 15:45pm – 16:45pm

To view the programme for the pain medicine workshops please click the link here for the newsletter

If you wish to register for the workshops, please email


Friday 21st May:

8:30 – 8:32    Welcome Address by Dr Brendan Conroy, FPM Dean

8:32 – 10:00  Pain Medicine Session

CHAIRPERSON: Dr Therese O’Connor (Sligo Hospital)



A/Prof Michael Vagg  (Director, Pain Matrix & Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZCA)

Governing procedures in pain medicine

Dr Áine O’Gara  (St. James’ Hospital, Dublin)

Pain Management during the Pandemic

Dr Damien Lowry  (Chartered Senior Counselling Psychologist, Mater Hospital, Dublin)

Who puts the T in MDT? And Y?

To register your attendance or to view the programme please go to the link below: