Irish Medical Organisation

IMO Student Debate 2018

The IMO’s annual Student Debate was held on Friday, 12 October 2018 on RSCI’s new York Street campus.


Five debaters represented their respective medical schools: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh of National University of Ireland, Galway; Finbarr Condon English of University College Cork; Kevin Chan Weng Kit of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; Melissa Barnes of Trinity College Dublin; and Talia Hassan M Bin Yussuf of University College Dublin.


Kevin Chan Weng Kit of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland was awarded IMO Student Debate Medal as the most outstanding debater of the evening.


The debate was chaired by IMO President Dr Peadar Gilligan, and judged by IMO Consultant Committee Member Dr Martin Mahon, Barrister at Law and European Universities Debate Champion Mr Eoghan Casey, Barrister at Law.


The topic of the debate was, “This House would enact a presumed consent, or ‘opt-out’, system of organ donation.”


The debate, is part of the IMO’s commitment to engage students in the issues that matter to the medical profession. Their annual student essay competition, in partnership with the Irish Medical Journal, will commence in the spring

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