This piece starts with the challenges faced by non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHD’s) in this pandemic environment and the challenges of teaching novice anesthesiologists during COVID19. What insights can be gained from this high stress high demand environment where correct and comprehensive training is essential?

The conversation is then thrown out to a panel and questions are considered; what is the future of training, what have we learned and what must we prioritize in the near and long term future?

Chaired by Janette Brohan, Consultant in Anaesthesia Intensive Care Medicine in Cork University Hospital with an initial short presentation from Niamh McAuliffe Anesthesiologist in Cork University Hospital and featuring the following panellists; Viki Mitchell, consultant anaesthetist and divisional clinical director at University College London Hospitals, Brian O’Brien, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, at Cork University Hospital, where he is Chairman of Department, Ray O’Conner Consultant in Anaesthesia at Cork University Hospital and Monty Mythen, Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College London.