Educational Sessions
Irish Medical Organisation

Educational Sessions

Investing in Healthcare – How much? Where, when and why? 4PM-5:30PM

Friday 21 April 

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.    

The future for doctors in Ireland 3:30PM-5PM

Saturday 22 April 

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.  We will also hear from doctors on why they have chosen to emigrate. 

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.


Friday 21 April 

  • Cybersecurity - Protecting personal health data on-line 8AM-9:30AM

At this session the Irish Computer Society discuss the reality of cyber-threats, their consequences and what measures need to be taken by healthcare organisations, big and small, to protect patient data.

  • Financial Seminar - Turbulent Times 5:45PM-7PM

Francis McGrath, Sales and Business Development Manager at IMOFS discusses financial planning at key points during a doctor’s career and Zurich will provide a market overview.


Saturday 22 April 

  • Prevention of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 8AM-9:30AM

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.

  • Assisted Decision-Making - duties and responsibilities 5PM-6PM

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.

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