XXXIst Waterford Surgical October Meeting - three surgeons in an operating theatre
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XXXII Waterford Surgical October Meeting

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About the meeting

  • Date: Saturday, 14 October 2023
  • Time: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Location: Health Sciences Building, South East Technological University, Cork Road, Waterford

This year the Waterford Surgical October Meeting(WSOM) will take place on Saturday, 14 October 2023.

Please bring proof of registration with you on the day of the meeting.


The theme for this year’s meeting is “Surgery in the Co-morbid Patient”. The meeting will also include our Orthopaedic Colleagues who will have a specific research prize session and guest speaker.

Gordon Watson Lecture

This year’s “Gordon Watson Lecture” will be delivered by Professor P. Ronan O’Connell, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Honorary Consultant Surgeon, St Vincent's University Hospital.

William O'Keeffe Lecture

Dr. Carolyn Cullinane, Department of Surgery, Mercy University Hospital, Cork will deliver the “William O’Keeffe” Lecture and the meeting will include a research section for the “William O’Keeffe” Memorial Prize which will be awarded for the best original paper.

Abstracts for research session

Submission of abstracts for the research session has now closed. There will also be an Orthopaedic Research Prize.

Brendan Devlin Prize

The “Brendan Devlin” prize will be awarded for the best case presented as a mini-poster in keeping with our theme of “Surgical Practice in the Subspecialist Era”. There will also be prizes for the best full size general surgery poster and for the best full size orthopaedic poster on a wide spectrum of General Surgery and Orthopaedic issues. Entry for these competitions is now closed.

Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner

The WSOM will be hosting a drinks reception and dinner following the meeting:

  • Where? The Strand Inn, Lower Village, Dunmore East, X91 E295, Co. Waterford
  • When? 7.30pm - 10.30pm, Sat 14 Oct 2023
  • Cost? €75

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