2012 Events (Oct - Dec)

25 October 2012 at Catherine McAuley Theatre, Mater Hospital

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Contemporary Issues in Hospital Practice

The annual Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC) Contemporary Issues in Hospital Practice conference takes place on 25th October 2012. Themes include vascular interventive medicine in the new hospital, advances in cancer treatment, new hospital doctors - opportunities in training and patient care, and modernising healthcare delivery.

  • CME Certificates will be awarded
  • Registration for the conference takes place at 8.00am on 25th October 2012.

Session I: Vascular Interventive Medicine in the New Hospital

Chair: Dr Leo Lawler, Consultant Radiologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

08.30 Current acute stroke service
  Prof Sean Murphy, Consultant Physician, Medicine for the Older Person & Stroke, MMUH
08.50 Regional STEMI (heart attack) interventitive service
  Dr Gavin Blake, Consultant Cardiologist, MMUH
09.10 Mater endovascular aneurysm repair - the evolution of a revolution
  Mr Ciaran McDonnell, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, MMUH
09.30 Safer surgery for vascular disease patients
  Dr Georgina Flood, Consultant Anaesthetist, MMUH
09.50 Vascular care, processes and outcomes in the endovascular era
  James Black III, Professor of Surgery, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
10.20 Coffee break

Session II: Eccles St / UCD Campus – Advances in Cancer Treatment

Chair: Dr Cathy Kelly, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

10.50 Innovation in lung cancer surgery
  Ms Karen Redmond, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgery, MMUH
11.10 Campus advance in robotic cancer surgery
  Mr Kiaran O'Malley, Consultant Urologist, MMUH
11.30 Campus multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care
  Dr Michael Maher, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, MMUH
11.50 Campus, multi-centre clinical trials
  Prof John McCaffrey, Consultant Medical Oncologist, MMUH
12.10 Lunch break

Session III: New Hospital Doctors – Opportunities in Training & Patient Care

Chair: Mr Kevin O Malley, Consultant Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

13.20 Modernising postgraduate training
  Prof Eilis McGovern, National Programme Director of Medical Training, HSE
13.40 Acute medicines and new systems - a bright future
  Dr Garry Courtney, Clinical Director, St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny
14.00 New consultants
  Mr Paul Connell, Consultant Ophthalmologist, MMUH
14.20 Eoin O'Malley Lecture - James Black III (John Hopkins)
  Progress in connective tissue disorder, a model for medical research, education and clinical care
15.00 Coffee break

Session IV: Modernising Healthcare Delivery

Chair: Mr Brian Conlan, Chief Executive Office, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

15.20 The new hospital - Whitty building
  Ms Laura Magahy, Chief Executive Officer, Mater Campus Hospital Development
15.40 The future state of public and private healthcare provision
  Mr Jimmy Tolan, Head of Healthcare Advisory Service, Price Waterhouse Cooper
16.00 Health funding - the loaves and fishes
  Mr Fergus Clancy, Chief Executive Officer, Mater Private Hospital
16.20 Role and potential of clinical directors
  Dr Colm Henry, Clinical Directors National Programme Lead, HSE
16.45 Close

For more information, please contact Regina Prenderville

T: 01 803 2636

M: 087 637 6563

E: rprenderville@mater.ie