Traffic Medicine Clinical Update and Research Day
Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, Research Fellow in the Department of General Practice, was among speakers at the Traffic Medicine Clinical Update and Research Day at the RCSI, Dublin on March 14th 2017. Dr McLoughlin is leading on an innovative research project assessing GP and patient experience of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and fitness to drive.
Over the past five years, there has been growing interest in Traffic Medicine as a relatively new field of medical research and practice. The National Office for Traffic Medicine (NOTM) has devised an innovative programme, which includes the development of guidelines, education and research in medical fitness to drive. However, the evidence base for decision-making remains slender, and the NOTM is keen to promote research in the Irish context. Dr Carol Sinnott and Dr Kathleen McCloughlin, from the Department of General Practice at UCC were recipients of the first research grant awarded in Ireland by the RSA to look at medical fitness to drive issues.