Thursday 20 April
The Doctor as Expert Witness 4PM-5:30PM
Antonia Melvin of O’Connor Solicitors provides some useful guidance on preparing to give expert evidence in court.
Rheumatology Skills training – Joint Injections 5:30PM-7PM
Professor Trevor Duffy, Clinical Director and Consultant Rheumatologist, Connolly Hospital, will provide a practical demonstration of joint injections for those interested in improving their skills in pain management.
Prevention of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 7 PM-8:30PM
Dr Mary O’Mahony, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, A/ Director Department of Public Health, HSE South, discusses the recognition and prevention of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Life After GP Training - 7pm – 8.30pm
Dr Mait Ó Faoláin, IMO GP Committee member and the IMO IR Unit will provide a practical interactive talk to GP Trainees and what they might expect on leaving the training scheme.
Friday 21 April
Cybersecurity - Protecting personal health data on-line 8AM-9:30AM
At this session Jim Gregg of the Irish Computer Society discusses the reality of cyber-threats, their consequences and what measures need to be taken by healthcare organisations, big and small, to protect patient data.
Investing in Healthcare – How much? Where, when and why? 4PM-5:30PM
In order to meet current and future demand for care, we need to double the capacity in our healthcare system. Dr Brian Turner, Health Economist, UCC, examines how the Irish healthcare system compares with other modern healthcare systems and identifies what resources are needed to meet the needs of a 21st century healthcare system.
Turbulent Times 5:45PM-6:45PM
Francis McGrath, QFA, Senior Financial Advisor at IMOFS discusses financial planning at key points during a doctor’s career.
Market Overview 6:45PM-7PM, Zurich will provide an overview of Financial Markets
Saturday 22 April
Assisted Decision-Making - duties and responsibilities 7:45 AM- 9AM
In this session Dr Shaun O’Keeffe, Consultant Geriatrician, Galway University Hospital, examines the main provisions of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and their relevance to medical practitioners.
The future for doctors in Ireland 12PM-1:30PM
Ireland produces more medical graduates per population than any other health system in the OECD, however just over half of them intend to remain in Ireland. Dr Anthony O’Connor, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Tallaght Hospital explores what motivates young doctors and how our health system lets them down.