Skip to content

Advances in kidney cancer treatment

The Gathering Around Cancer 2021 conference also heard from Prof Ray McDermott, Consultant Medical Oncologist, St Vincent’s University Hospital, who presented a ‘Renal cancer update’ and provided an overview in the evolution of kidney cancer treatment over the years in Ireland and beyond. “The biggest issue today is choosing which doublet to use in treatment,”…

Read More

Direct effect of anticholinergic burden demonstrated on functional capacity in schizophrenia in over-55s

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Winter Conference, virtual, 4-5 November 2021 The direct effect of anticholinergic burden (ACB) on functional capacity in patients with schizophrenia over55 years-of-age has been demonstrated in a study by Dr Waqas Khan, University Hospital Limerick, and colleagues. Dr Khan’s presentation of the first analysis investigating the relationship between anticholinergic burden…

Read More

Forward momentum in melanoma

The Gathering Around Cancer 2021 conference heard from Dr Derek Power, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cork University Hospital (CUH), who provided an ‘Update on systemic therapy in melanoma’. Dr Power described how this treatment has “changed dramatically over the past decade… now we have so many drugs, when for many years there was nothing that was…

Read More

Thrombosis: The hidden cancer comorbidity

Gathering Around Cancer 2021, virtual, 4-5 November Attendees at the Gathering Around Cancer 2021 conference heard from Dr Barry Kevane, Consultant Haematologist, MMUH, who delivered a talk titled ‘Cancer-associated thrombosis’. Dr Kevane outlined how venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major global health burden and a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality each year, with acute VTE…

Read More

‘Watching this space’ in non-small cell lung cancer

Gathering Around Cancer 2021, virtual, 4-5 November The Gathering Around Cancer 2021 conference hosted a presentation titled ‘Lung cancer update’, which was delivered by Dr Sinead Noonan, Consultant Medical Oncologist, CUH and University Hospital Kerry. Dr Noonanspoke about adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and provided updates onimmunotherapy trials in first-line…

Read More

Promoting ‘respiratory health values’ in the era of Covid

Paul Mulholland speaks with Consultant Respiratory Physician Dr Michael Henry about the upcoming Irish ThoracicSociety Annual Scientific Meeting at a time when respiratory services are struggling with the continuing Covid surge It had been hoped, until recently, that the upcoming Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place on 19 November, would…

Read More

Coping with cardiology and Covid-19

Conference Preview Irish Cardiac Society 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, virtual, 7-9 October 2021 Ahead of the Irish Cardiac Society’s 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Prof Vincent Maher speaks with Pat Kelly about delivering cardiac care and heading the Society in the middle of a pandemic The upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Cardiac Society (ICS),…

Read More

IHCA Conference Preview: ‘False economies’ highlight importance of restoring pay parity for consultants

33rd IHCA AGM and Annual Conference, virtual, Saturday 9 October The failure to end consultant pay inequality is undermining trust and driving highly trained specialists away from publichospitals, thereby increasing costs and affecting patient access and care, according to IHCA Secretary General Mr Martin Varley Addressing public hospital and mental health capacity deficits requires realistic…

Read More

IHCA Conference Preview: Solutions are ‘hiding in plain sight’

33rd IHCA AGM and Annual Conference, virtual, Saturday 9 October The Government must urgently implement measures that ensure our public health service is fit for purpose for patientsnow and in the years to come, writes IHCA President Prof Alan Irvine This year’s IHCA AGM and Annual Conference takes place after yet another sobering month in…

Read More

Challenges facing rheumatology

In advance of the Irish Society of Rheumatology’s Autumn Meeting, we speak to President of the SocietyProf Geraldine McCarthy about holding medical conferences during a pandemic and the challenges facing the specialty The Autumn Meeting of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) will once again be held virtually because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. There…

Read More
Scroll To Top