CPD Programme
Irish Medical Organisation

CPD Programme

 

Thursday 9th April

1.5 CPD Credits

 

5-6.30pm Taxation Seminar – Medical Incorporation – Tax Magic or Myth – Simone Hennessey, HSOC 

 

Medical Incoporation has its pros and cons and may not be suited to all medical practitioners. Simone Hennessy dispels the myths around medical incorporation from a tax and management perspective

 

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1.5 CPD Credits

 

6.30-8.00pm - Assessing Capacity and Assisted Decision Making in the Elderly – Professor Shaun O’Keeffe, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lecturer, NUI Galway

 

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 is not yet law but it is clear that it will present enormous challenges to practitioners.  The guiding principles of the bill provide a welcome change from the old status (all or nothing) approach to capacity to a functional (decision-specific) approach.  The bill is, however, extremely complex, and regulations to govern how the specific provisions will be interpreted and will operate in practice will be needed.  The lack of deprivation of liberty safeguards is a major concern at present.

 

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Friday 10th April

1.5 CPD Credits

 

8.30am – 10am - Child Protection – Ethical and Legal Obligations for Medical Professionals  - John O’Connor, Managing Partner, O, Connor Solicitors

 

John O’Connor provides an update on the ethical and legal requirements for medical professionals with regard to child protection including the Children First Guidelines and provisions under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 and the Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012.

 

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Saturday 11th April

1.5CPD Credits

 

8.00am-9.30am Professional Performance and the Corbally v. The Medical Council Case – John O’Connor, Managing Partner, and Brendan Curran, Associate, O’Connor Solicitors

 

In February this year the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by the Medical Council and affirmed the decision in the 2013 High Court ruling in Corbally v. The Medical Council. In this session John O’Connor and Brendan Curran discuss the case and the definition of poor professional performance.

 

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1 CPD Credit

 

4.30-5.30pm Doctors - The Second Victims of Medical Error – Dr John Byrne, Regional GP Advisor, Care Quality Commission

 

Dr John Byrne discusses how approaching medical error from the perspective of doctors as the second victims of medical error can improve care for both patients and medical staff.

 

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