News

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017

This will be held in September.  It is hoped that there will be a significant turnout for the Faculty’s Honorary Conferring of Professor Martin Tobin – only the second ever Honorary Conferring by the Faculty.

Elections

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017

Both John Bates and Maria Donnelly finish their terms on the board having served with distinction as Vice Dean and Treasurer respectively. Dr Ruth Aoibheann O’leary is stepping down as the trainee’s elected representative as

ICSI Update

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017

Dr Rory Dwyer (President of the ICSI) and Dr Michael Power (Clinical Lead of Critical Care Programmes) recently met with Minister Simon Harris and outlined the difficulties and challenges facing Intensive Care Medicine in Ireland

IDAP Course

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

This course was reactivated and run on April 25th by Dr Ian Conrick-Martin. It is a required course for JFICMI trainees.  Based upon feedback, future courses are likely to feature greater emphasis on role-play and

Medical Council Recognition

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

The issue of achieving Medical Council recognition for the JFICMI’s training programme in Intensive care Medicine remains a pressing and immediate issue and the JFICMI is concerned inter alia that the status of the trainees

Exam Report

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Eight of the ten candidates passed the exam.  Post exam counselling was provided for the unsuccessful candidates.  Our congratulations to the successful candidates:  Drs Immanuel Hennessy, John Fitzgerald, Aoife Quinn, Michelle O’Mahony, Laura Flood, Bill Walsh,

The ICSI and HSE Critical Care Capacity Programme

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

There is significant concern given the shortage of ICU beds and other limitations, that the capacity of Ireland to deal with a major casualty incident (MCI) is an increasingly relevant issue.  This issue had been

Training (and Examination):

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017

Dr Marsh, as Chair of Training, had a meeting with the JFICMI Supervisors of Training(SOTs) which was successful and many aspects of training now clarified.  There is a reasonable awareness of the new 2-part exam

Education

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017

A general resolve to improve the relevance of the Refresher Courses to trainees resulted in Board agreement with the concept of the Chair of Education, Dr Donal Ryan viz. that of having one course at

2018 appointments to SIY & post-CSCST (year 2) training posts

Thursday, 21 December, 2017

The JFICMI Training Committee agreed to the CAI request to conduct interviews for Anaesthesia trainees who aspired to Special Interest Year (SIY) training positions in ICM in 2018. This appeared to work well and five