April 2012

Research Excellence at Inaugural Intern Section Study Day 2012

Wed, 25 April 12 09:00

Professor Bill Powderly (Judge) and Dr. Donna CumminsDr Dermot Power, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and President of RAMI Section of Interns hosted the event and the submissions were judged by Professor Bill Powderly, Dean of Medicine at UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Dr Denise Sadlier, Consultant Nephrologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, and Dr John McInerney, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
The judging panel was impressed with the quality of the entries, which spanned a wide range of medical specialties and clinical sites. The RAMI Bronze Medal and Bursaries were awarded to three outstanding submissions:

  • Dr. Rita Flaherty – A Complicated Spontaneous Nephrocutaneous Fistula and its Treatment (NUI Galway Intern Training Network) Platform Presentation
  • Dr. Donna Cummins – An Evaluation of the Smoking Patterns of Outpatients Attending the Vascular Service of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin between November 2011 and January 2012 and an Assessment of the Impact of the Smoking Cessation Service (UCD Intern Training Network) Platform Presentation
  • Dr. Laura Heavey – Thyroid Function Tests: TSH Alone, Is it Adequate? (NUI Galway Intern Training Network) Poster Presentation

The event was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Ireland

The RAMI is a Medical Academy formed in 1882 by the amalgamation of the four main medical societies; the Dublin Society of Surgeons, the Medical Society of the College of Physicians, the Pathological Society and the Dublin Obstetrical Society. RAMI consists of 21 specialty sections from Medicine and Surgery to Psychiatry and General Practice and its primary role is to provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information and to promote academic discussion. RAMI also publish a quarterly journal, the Irish Journal of Medical Science (see www.rami.ie for further information).