Irish Medical Organisation

Dr Ina Kelly, Chair of IMO Public Health Committee, to be appointed IMO President next month

Monday, March 8th, 2021. 

As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, the IMO is pleased to announce that Dr Ina Kelly, Chair of Public Health Committee, will be appointed IMO President on 17th April, 2021 at the IMO AGM.

Speaking today, Dr Kelly said: “I am honoured to take on the role of IMO President for what I know will be a challenging year for doctors and patients across the health system.”

She added that it was crucial that any barriers that stop women reaching their full potential in their careers, particularly during their training years, are acknowledged and fixed. “We have many extraordinary women in leadership positions in medicine but we want to see more of our colleagues being supported and having their voices heard.”

Dr Kelly also acknowledged the work and commitment of Dr Paddy Hillery, Chair of the IMO Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors’ Committee, who is not in a position to take on the role of IMO President this year as originally planned.

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