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Medical Alumni Scientific Conference 2014

This year’s Medical Alumni Conference included a diverse and fascinating   range of presentations from across the globe - Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Third World, the ‘New’ Dementias, Radiation Oncology Training in Nepal, Advances in Paediatric Haematology, and the History of Cardiac Surgery in Cork. Medical alumni from all over the world attended the conference in Brookfield Health Sciences Building and the Annual Alumni dinner held later that evening in the Aula Maxima. The conference coincided with a number of medical alumni re-unions. The following day, Professor John Higgins, Head of the College of Medicine and Health at UCC, spoke to visiting alumni on developments in the College of Medicine and Health and invited medical alumni on a tour of the medical school.

The conference programme can be accessed below:

Conference Programme 2014

Medical Alumni Scientific Conference 2013


SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
The Annual Scientific Conference is a multidisciplinary graduate meeting for all medical graduates, staff and friends of University College Cork which is organised by the Medical Alumni Committee.  
09.00 Registration   
09.30 Welcome Prof George Shorten
Chair:  Dr Maria Kelly  
09.40 Prof Paul Finucane (1978) Medical Education: a quiet revolution
10.10 Dr Alma Lynch-Nyhan (1978) Underrecognized and Undertreated?  A role for Interventional Radiology in the treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
10.40 Dr Michael Harrison Prof Denis O'Sullivan Fellow 2012-2013
Pathogen-Host interaction in Cystic Fybrosis; emerging challenges
10.55 Dr Sheila McSweeney (2013) Final Year Project
DNA recognition in ulcerative colitis - A novel pathogenic mechanism?
11.05 Dr Orla Houlihan (2013) Final Year Project
The Natural History of a Series of Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13 Pregnancies
11.15 Coffee Break  
Chair:  Dr James Harty   
11.45 Dr Millicent Stone (1991) Sliding doors; 'A life of 'Grace’ - A case study of coping mechanisms
12.15 Dr John Street (1993) Identifying and Reporting Complications in Acute Care. Getting Cozy with the Elephant in the Room
12.45 Dr Dermot Fitzgibbon (1983) Cancer Pain Management
13.15 Lunch  
Chair:  Dr Daniel Burke  
14.15 Dr Con Murphy (1973) Four decades of life as a GAA Team Doctor
14.45 Dr Eanna Falvey (2000) The role of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Specialist in Ireland - from lunch boxes to Lions tours
15.15 Dr Eamonn Breathnach (1973) Illness in Creativity
15.45 AGM & Closing Remarks  
16.00 Coffee Break  
16.30 Charles Donovan Lecture This once off lecture is being delivered to commemorate the contributions of Charles Donovan
  Prof Fergus Shanahan A century after Donovan – microbes, medicine and mankind
19.30 Wine Reception followed by Gala Dinner - Staff Common Room / Aula Max
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