Irish Medical Organisation

Doolin Memorial Lecture 2013

Professor Freddie Wood, President, Medical Council will present this year's Doolin Memorial Lecture in the Royal College of Surgeons on Saturday 7th December 2013

The Patient, the Surgeon and the Regulator


Albert Theatre, RCSI @ 11.45am

Buffet Lunch will be served @1pm

Followed by the 2013 IMO Medical Student Debate

RSVP: / 01 6767273

Guest Lecturer: Professor Freddie Wood

Professor Freddie Wood is the current President of the Medical Council.

Prof Wood is a Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon in Congenital Heart Disease to the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast and Associate Clinical Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCD Medical School.

He pioneered heart transplantation with the late Maurice Neligan in addition to complex congenital heart surgery and reparative valve surgery. In 1993 he set up the National Homograft Valve Bank. From 1999 to 2010 he served as Director of Heart & Lung Transplantation at the Mater Hospital and was pivotal in setting up the Lung Transplantation Programme in 2001 culminating in successful lung transplantation in 2005.

He began the Artificial Heart Programme in 2005 and laid the foundation for the successful introduction of ECLS (extracorporeal life support) /ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) in Our Lady's Children's Hospital and the Mater Hospital.

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