UCD Conway Institute Director, Professor Walter Kolch will lead an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND international training and career development fellowship programme in personalised medicine, TOPMed10. The €2.1M award, cofunded by the EU, enables University College Dublin (UCD) to train and develop a new generation of scientists and clinicians with the interdisciplinary expertise necessary to become leaders in this burgeoning area.
The European Society for Coloproctology held its annual scientific meeting in Dublin from 23 – 25 Sep 15. The 10th annual meeting attracted over 2,000 delegates from more than 50 countries with strong local contributions from UCD Surgery.
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.
With their gentle, positive and enthusiastic disposition, our Malaysian students greatly enrich the UCD Medicine character. So we'd like to take this opportunity to wish a Happy Malaysia Day to our students in Penang and in Dublin!
Three of our students have been called up to the Ireland squad for the opening match in the opening UEFA Women's European Championship qualifier against Finland on 21st September 2015 at Tallaght Stadium.
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. Keynote speaker at this year’s Diploma programme conferring was Dr Peter Lachman, who provided a thought-provoking reflection on the delivery of improved patient outcomes through an embedded culture of quality in healthcare.