Irish Medical Organisation

The IMO Annual General Meeting 2018 will take place in the Europe Hotel, Killarney from the 5th - 8th April 2018. 

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The IMO is delighted to announce details for the IMO AGM 2018, Valuing Doctors which will take place in the Europe Hotel, Killarney from the 5 - 8 April 2018

We would encourage all members to come along and attend for all or part of the event, it is a great opportunity to learn, participate in generating policy and gather with colleagues from all parts of the country.

Thursday 5th April


Welcome and Opening  

Minutes, Standing Orders, Deceased Members, Results of Elections and Annual Report

2.30pm – 5.30pm

General Motions

6pm – 7pm

Anti-depressants – A Modern Epidemic

Dr Matthew Sadlier, Consultant Psychiatrist

7pm – 8.15pm

Sláintecare – The Emperor’s New Strategy?

Dr Michael Harty TD, Chair Oireachtas Committee on Health

Dr Anthony O’Connor, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Tallaght Hospital

Mr Tony O’Brien, Director Genera HSE

Dr Tadhg Crowley, GP Kilkenny


Handing over of Chain of Office 

Outgoing President's Address


Buffet Supper

Friday 6th April


Golf Competition, Killeen Course, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club

1pm – 2pm


2pm – 3pm

Who’s Looking After the Doctor’s Health?

Dr Íde Delargy, Clinical Lead, Practitioner Health Matters Programme

Dr Blánaid Hayes, Consultant Occupational Physician, Dean of Faculty of Occupational Medicine

3pm – 4pm

The Economics of Providing New Medicines and Treatments

Prof Michael Barry, Clinical Director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

4pm - 4.15pm

Tea/Coffee Break

4.15pm – 5.15pm

Irish Medical Graduates – Trained for Export

Mr Leo Kearns, CEO RCPI

Dr Peadar Gilligan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine Beaumont

5.15pm - 5.45pm

General Motions

5.45pm - 6.15pm

Treasurer’s Report & Financial Statements

6.15pm – 7.15pm

GMS Interviews – Tips and Mock Interviews

6.15pm - 7.15pm

Consultant Post Interviews – Tips for CV and Interview Skills


Financial Seminar – IMO FS Serving the Medical Profession for 25 years

Saturday 7th April

8.30am – 11am

National Specialty Meetings

11am – 12 noon

The Business of General Practice

GDPR and the Implications for GPs

Ms Fleur O'Shea, Employment Law Associate, ByrneWallace

11am - 12 noon 

Where Now for HSE HR Values for NCHDs?

Ms Rosarii Mannion, National Director of Human Resources, HSE

Professor Frank Murray, Director of National Doctors Training and Planning for the HSE                                                        


Vested Interests or Advocates – What’s the Difference?

Prof Joe Barry, Chair of Population Health Medicine Trinity College

1pm – 2.30pm


1pm – 2.30pm

Speciality Committee Meetings and IMO Council Meeting

2.30pm – 3.30pm

A Coroners Life- The Evolving Role

Dr Denis McCauley, GP and Donegal Coroner

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Vaccines Work – The Battle of Science v Fake News

Dr Ann Hogan, Principal Medical Officer, HSE Mid-West Community


Incoming President’s Address

Drinks Reception and Gala Banquet

Address by Minister for Health at Gala Banquet

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