Dr. Crina Burlacu MD, MSc, FCARCSI, DEAA is a Founding Member and the current Chair of the Irish Association for Simulation. She has been a Consultant Anaesthetist with the National Breast Screening Service, St. Vincent’s University Hospital and St. Columcille’s Hospital Dublin since 2009. She is Director of Simulation Training at the College of Anaesthetists in Ireland (CAI), role to which she was appointed back in 2008 after returning from a 1-year Simulation Fellowship in Barts and the London NHS Trust. In her role, Dr. Burlacu has devised, implemented and directed the introduction of mandatory simulation training for Specialist Anaesthesia Trainees. Under her directorship, the College of Anaesthetists Simulation Training (CAST) programme has gained widespread national and international recognition. She has extensive experience with single- and multi-specialty high-fidelity simulation training having contributed to the development and delivery of multiple simulation-based courses, workshops and other events for an array of healthcare learners. Her current research interest is the role of simulation training in the development of anaesthesia non-technical skills.