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    Making practice perfect for surgeons

    08 Feb 2018

    Pictured L to R at the recent launch of a Code of Practice for Surgeons, developed by the RCSI: Prof Sean Tierney, Dean of Professional Development and Practice at the RCSI; Prof John Hyland, RCSI President; with Ms Camilla Carroll and Mr Joe O’Beirne, members of the Professional Development and Practice Committee. The Code aims to consolidate the national guidelines, which surgeons are obliged to follow. It also provides guidance on how a surgeon should deal with a situation where they feel their ability to meet their professional responsibilities is compromised. The launch took place as part of the College’s Charter Day series of events. See page 6 for more

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    Fighting sepsis, the ‘silent killer’

    08 Feb 2018

    Pictured L to R at a recent free public lecture on sepsis in the RCSI: Mr Ciarán Staunton of the Rory Staunton Foundation; Prof Ger Curley, RCSI Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesia; Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick, RCSI Senior Lecturer and Consultant Microbiologist; and Prof Steve Kerrigan, Associate Professor in Pharmacology at the RCSI and inventor of potential breakthrough therapy InnovoSep

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    08 Feb 2018

    The revised Swiss cheese model

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    Left holding the baby at RCPI Membership ceremony

    25 Jan 2018

    Pictured L to R at the recent RCPI Membership conferring ceremony: Prof Mary Horgan, President, RCPI; Dr Eoghan Deasy; and baby Con Deasy.

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    25 Jan 2018

    Some health service vested interests

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    Irish researchers leading on wearable technology

    11 Jan 2018

    Pictured demonstrating the ‘Smart Glove’ is Dr Brendan O’Flynn, Head of Group, Wireless Sensor Networks at the Tyndall National Institute, Cork. The award-winning team of researchers and developers behind the Smart Glove are showcasing their technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, US, this week. The Smart Glove was developed as part of an innovative collaborative project involving a number of partners. Prototypes of the glove have been used by surgeons for medical training in a virtual environment.

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    The eyes have it: GUH team celebrate award win

    11 Jan 2018

    Pictured at the HSE Excellence Awards 2017 are (L-R): Mr Maurice Power, CEO, Saolta University Health Care Group; Ms Suzanne Dempsey, (presenting the award); Ms Margaret Tarpey, Laboratory Manager and Chief Medical Scientist - Blood and Tissue Establishment, Galway University Hospital (GUH); Ms Aoife Conroy, Medical Scientist - Blood and Tissue Establishment, GUH; Ms Maeve Wallace, Quality Manager, GUH; and Dr Amjad Hayat.

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    Discuss the gift of life this Christmas

    21 Dec 2017

    RTÉ's Ms Vivienne Traynor, a living kidney donor, stepped out with kidney transplant recipient Luke Herlihy (age 10), from Sandycove, Dublin, last week to highlight the Irish Kidney Association's new awareness campaign, which encourages families to discuss organ donation as they gather for the festive season. For organ donor cards free text DONOR to 50050 or visit www.ika.ie/card

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    Recollections of a visionary doctor

    07 Dec 2017

    The Irish College of Ophthalmologists was honoured to welcome Prof Michael O’Keefe, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Newman Clinical Professor of Paediatric Ophthalmology, UCD, (pictured above), to deliver the 2017 Montgomery Lecture in recognition of his significant contribution to the specialty and paediatric ophthalmology in particular. Prof O’Keefe’s lecture, entitled ‘The Evolution of Paediatric Cataract Surgery’ discussed classification, surgical technique, complications and recent advances to improve visual outcomes in paediatric cataract surgery. The 2017 Montgomery Lecture took place on 24 November, in the Biomedical Science Institute, Trinity College Dublin.

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    07 Dec 2017

    Jumping the Queue

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    Mercy Hospital Foundation Christmas appeal

    07 Dec 2017

    Isabel Murphy, age seven, and Angelo Barry, age nine, from CADA helped launch the Mercy Foundation’s Christmas Appeal, which will raise funds for a 3D Minimally Invasive Surgery System at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, which can be used in kidney, liver, prostate, oesophageal, stomach and bowel cancers

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    A bright future for general practice

    27 Nov 2017

    Pictured at their recent graduation ceremony are MICGP Graduants Dr Tadhg-Iarla Curran and Dr Fíona Coffey, with their daughter Meábh. The ICGP has confirmed to the Medical Independent that it has received 421 applications for 202 GP training places in 2018, the highest number of applications ever and a rise of 50 per cent on the 285 applications received in 2016 for 187 places. The College said its new online campaign #beagp has helped boost positivity about pursuing a profession in general practice.

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