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First International VTE Conference

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital hosted the first international VTE Conference, 'Modern Multidisciplinary Care in Venous Thromboembolism', which took place in Croke Park recently. The event, which brought together world-leaders in different specialities caring for patients affected by venous thromboembolism, also attracted top academic researchers who shared the results of cutting-edge translational research. 

Conferring of Graduate Diploma in Risk Mgt & Quality

With their September 2015 conferring ceremony, UCD Forensic & Legal Medicine celebrated 20 years of their Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management & Quality).  A total of 374 participants, many of whom hold senior clinical risk management or quality assurance positions across the Irish healthcare sector, have completed the programme since its inception in 1995.  The School also announced a new Professional Certificate in Medico-legal Aspects of Healthcare which will commence for intake in September 2016.

Gene Regulating Severity of Tissue Damage Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new protein (C5orf30) has been identified which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. An international team of scientists from UCD School of Medicine and the University of Sheffield analysed DNA samples and biopsy samples from joints of over 1,000 Rheumatoid arthritis patients in the United Kingdom and Ireland.