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ISMO Travel Bursary Awards 2021

The ISMO meeting featured some of the best cancer research currently being undertaken in Ireland This year’s Irish Society of Medical Oncology (ISMO) annual meeting took place on Friday, 29 January 2021. As a result of Covid-19, the meeting was held virtually, streaming live from the Fintan Gunne Theatre, Catherine McAuley Centre, Mater Misericordiae University…

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Keeping GPs informed on dermatological developments during the pandemic

Niamh Cahill speaks to Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland (PCDSI) Treasurer Dr Finbar Fitzpatrick about how the Society has successfully gravitated to online meetings in response to Covid-19 and its webinar on dermoscopy later this month Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland webinar series, 2021 There are very few parts of society that Covid-19…

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Perioperative bronchoalveolar lavage in thoracic surgery decreases length of stay in hospital

Irish Thoracic Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December 2020 Dr Ghaith Qsous from St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, presented his findings on perioperative bronchoalveolar lavage in thoracic surgery. He began by explaining that chest infection after thoracic surgeries is considered one of the most common complications, accounting for 15-to-20 per cent. As a result, post-operative…

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Sex development disorders care continuing to evolve

Irish Endocrine Society, Annual Conference, 27 November 2020 Disorders of sex development (DSDs) – a diverse group of congenital conditions in which the external appearance of the individual does not coincide with the chromosomal constitution or the gonadal sex – are quite common despite a lack of public knowledge and discussion about this field, the…

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Need for better detection of gestational diabetes highlighted

Better approaches to detecting gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are needed given the increasing burden of this condition globally, the IES 2020 Annual Conference heard during the opening research-based oral communications session. Dr Robert D’Arcy, Registrar, Regional Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, presented the findings of two studies that he co-authored on…

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Impact of exercise on development of type 2 diabetes subject of McKenna Lecture

Irish Endocrine Society, Annual Conference, 27 November 2020 This year’s Irish Endocrine Society (IES) McKenna Lecture, which is awarded for an outstanding body of research that is carried out in Ireland, was delivered by Dr Donal O’Gorman, Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University, Interim Director of the…

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Hadden Lecture focuses on management of diabetes in pregnancy

Irish Endocrine Society, Annual Conference, 27 November 2020 This year’s IES Hadden Lecture was delivered by Prof Helen Murphy, Professor of Medicine (Diabetes and Antenatal Care) at the University of East Anglia and Professor of Women’s Health at Kings College London, on the topic of ‘Management of Diabetes Pregnancy in 2020 and beyond’. Irish-born Prof…

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Remote home monitoring of Covid-19 patients

Irish Thoracic Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December 2020 This year’s Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, which took place virtually from 3 to 4 December, had a strong emphasis on Covid-19. Among the keynote speakers was Prof Stefano Nava from the University of Bologna, who addressed the meeting’s Covid-19 session, during which he shared…

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Persisting symptoms in Covid-19

Irish Thoracic Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December 2020 Dr Caoimhe Leneghan and Dr Jane O’Connor from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, presented their findings on persisting symptoms in Covid-19 patients to the audience. Dr Leneghan began the presentation by highlighting the current lack of knowledge surrounding the long-term health effects of the novel…

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