Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 7-9:30pm at UCD Catherine McAuley Centre, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 21 Nelson Street

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Dr Jack Flanagan Medal in Geriatric Medicine

The 2016 Dr Jack Flanagan Medal Compeition in Geriatric Medicine takes place on Wedesday 26th October 2016 from 7-9:30pm in the UCD Catherine McAuley Centre at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 21 Nelson Street, Dublin 7.

Named after Ireland's first geriatrician, Dr Jack Flanagan (UCD Medicine 1943), this intervarsity competition sees teams of four final year medical students from Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick compete in a clinical case conference presentation.  In this clinical-pathological conference, competing teams will be given a case to review and will have 60 minutes to formulate a diagnosis and care plan for the patient.  Each team will present their findings in an 8-minute presentation and will be questioned by a panel of judges.  The competitors will be judged on their knowledge of the medical and psychiatric problems associated with ageing.  The winners will be awarded the 'Dr Jack Flanagan Medal in Geriatric Medicine' and a cash bursary.

As the team representing UCD won the 2015 competition, the School is delighted to be hosting this year's competition.  The 2015 winning team comprised Sean Kelleher, Cathal O'Leary, Meabh Peacock and Nathaniel McHugh and were supported by UCD Clinical Tutors Dr Aoife Leahy and Dr Brian Drumm.  We are also delighted that a number of Dr Flanagan's children and grandchildren will be able to join us for this year's competition.

UCD alumnus, Dr Jack Flanagan (1919 - 2010) was Ireland's first geriatrician and is considered a giant of geriatic medicine following a long and illustrious career.  You can read a profile of the 'Father of Irish Gerontology' here.