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Feb 10: GP EVENING SEMINAR: HEAD MATTERS: Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7.50pm sharp at the Blackrock Clinic. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details.


Feb 16: NEUROLOGY/NEUROSURGERY GP EDUCATIONAL EVENING, Hermitage Medical Clinic at 7pm. Presentation include: An update on MS (Dr Ronan Walsh) and Cervical Spine (Mr Steven Young) If you would like to attend please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01 6459216


Feb 21: MASTER CLASS: PAIN MANAGEMENT IN PALLIATIVE CARE for experienced practitioners, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Course code: 11/PMCPM.

Palliative Care Master Class for experienced practitioners such as doctors, pharmacists and clinical nurse specialists/nurses with experience in palliative care/

pain management. The aim of this course is to examine fundamental issues and current initiatives relative to the management of cancer and non-cancer pain in

palliative care. Learning opportunities: Review the classification of pain in palliative care focusing on assessment, diagnosis and management using case studies,

guidelines, protocols and evidence based practice; address some of the challenges facing practitioners regarding analgesic administration; explore opportunities to

optimise the use of pain management interventions in palliative care and to consider the management of patients receiving pain management procedures ; a unique

opportunity to welcome the renowned Dr Andrew Wilcock (Author of the Palliative Care Formulary and co-owner and editor of Palliative Drugs.com) to Ireland and

to hear his expert opinion regarding standard and novel pharmacological approaches to managing breakthrough and background pain. Accreditation(s): An Bord

Altranais Category 1 ICGP – applying for approval. Course Fee

 

100.00 lunch & light refreshments incl. Contact us: Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s

Cross, Dublin 6w. Tel: +353 (0)1 406 8700


Feb 25-26 Guide Clinic, STI FOUNDATION COURSE.

February 2011. STIF core Friday February 25. STIF plus Saturday February 26. Venue: William Stokes

Postgraduate Centre, St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Cost

 

200 per day (includes lunch and refreshments)

For more information contact Fiona Lyons

 

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Includes attendance at a Clinical Session At The Guide Clinic


March 2: RCSI MINI MED PUBLIC LECTURES:

Youth Mental Health’ by Professor Mary Cannon, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, RCSI.

The lectures will take place in the O’Flanagan Lecture Theatre from 19.00 to 20.00 in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Register online at

 

www.rcsi.ie/minimed


March 2-4: RCSI BASIC COURSE IN TRAVEL HEALTH.

This course is suitable for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals working in the field of travel and

international health. Application forms from: Mrs Mairead Lamb, Dept of Tropical Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 4022186

E-mail:

 

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March 4-5: 19th Sylvester O’ Halloran Meeting.

The Limerical Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. Guest lecturers include: Ms Eva Weiler-Mithoff, consultant

plastic surgeon, Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Scotland; and Professor J Calvin Coffey, Chair, Department of Surgery, Graduate Entry

Medical School, University of Limerick, Mid-Western Regional Hospitals, Limerick. For further details contact: Ms Agnes Sweeney, secretary, Postgraduate Medical

Centre, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Phone: 061 482411. Email:

 

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March 4-5: The Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland (PCDSI) 2011 AGM.

at the Radisson Hotel in Galway. The programme includes: Skin Disease

in Special Groups; Atopic Eczema; Psoriasis; and Paediatric Dermatology. The registeration fees is

 

150 members, 180 non-members. Fees include welcome

reception, luncheons and refreshments during conference and gala dinner. It does not include hotel accommodations or accompanying guest meals. For more

information and online booking see

 

www.pcdsi2011.com


March 24: National Healthcare Conference,

The Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Reforming the Healthcare System: The National Healthcare Conference has

evolved over the past seven years into Ireland’s premium healthcare conference. This years event will be focusing on the ongoing challenges we face in reforming the

Healthcare system. Early bird registration online at

 

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March 26: Management of Pitchside Emergencies 2011.

McHale Park Castlebar, Co Mayo. Saturday March 26, 2011, 9am to 6pm. This course is designed for

doctors who may have to respond to an emergency on the ‘field of play’. It is a ‘hands on’ course with short refresher talks by Sports GP’s / Consultants followed by

practical sessions in resuscitation and trauma care. 20 doctors only per course with faculty of 12 Consultants/Experts in Sports Medicine/Resuscitation. To reserve

a place please send contact details to Mr Paul O’Grady, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co Mayo. For more information e-mail

 

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March 30: RCSI MINIMED PUBLIC LECTURES:

‘The Sense of Smell’ by Professor Michael Walsh, Department of Otolaryngology, Beaumont Hospital, RCSI . The

lectures will take place in the O’Flanagan Lecture Theatre from 19.00 to 20.00 in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Register online at

 

www.rcsi.ie/minimed


April 1: NATIONAL PEP CONFERENCE.

Post Exposure Prophylaxis: Needle stick injuries, bites, sexual assault, high risk encounters. Croke Park on April 1 2011. For

Physicians-GPs, Emergency Rooms, Obstetrics and Gynaecology-Occupational Health, Public Health, Pharmacists, Dentists and community organisations. Fee

 

50

(scholarships available). For bookings please phone 01 716 4562 or email

 

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April 27: RCSI MINIMED PUBLIC LECTURES.

‘Oral Implant Dentistry’ by Dr Peter Cowan, Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI . The lectures will take place in the

O’Flanagan Lecture Theatre from 19.00 to 20.00 in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Register online at

 

www.rcsi.ie/minimed


April 27-29: RCSI EMERGENCY MEDICINE FORUM.

The Departments of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University, St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt Hospital Center, New

York and Beaumont Hospital are pleased to announce their 10th in a series of hands-on interactive courses for SHOs and Registrars in surgery, medicine, and those

interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine. Day 1 & 2: Ultrasound as a Bedside Tool. Day 3: Ultrasound Training & Scenarios in Emergency Medicine

& Critical Care Application forms from: Mrs Mairead Lamb, Dept of Tropical Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 4022186

Email:

 

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May 21: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION FOUNDATION COURSE, STIF PLUS COURSE.

A new updated and revised One Day Course from the British

Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASSH). For people who have previously completed the course. Also suitable for newcomers to STIF Courses. On Saturday

May 21 2011, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin. Full cost including lunch:

 

250. For information or bookings email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 01 716 4562


May 25: RCSI MINIMED PUBLIC LECTURES:

‘The Origin of Drugs’ by Dr Celine Marmion, Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, RCSI. The

lectures will take place in the O’Flanagan Lecture Theatre from 19.00 to 20.00 in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Register

online at

 

www.rcsi.ie/minimed


August 15-Sept 26: RCSI DIPLOMA COURSE IN TROPICAL MEDICINE.

This intense six weeks course in clinical Tropical Medicine is designed to give candidates an

insight into a wide range of diseases in resource-poor settings and to provide preparation for working in developing countries in health care. Application forms from:

Mrs Mairead Lamb, Dept of Tropical Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 4022186 E-mail:

 

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November 29- Dec 1: 6th UK STROKE FORUM CONFERENCE.

Healthcare professionals working in stroke care and research are invited to attend the sixth annual UK

Stroke Forum Conference from November 29 to December 1 2011 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, Scotland. The call for abstracts

is open from April 18 until June 17 and we welcome applications from all areas of stroke research and service delivery. Registration also opens on April 18 and

early bird rates, offering 15 per cent discount, are available until August 15. Hosted by The Stroke Association, The UK Stroke Forum Conference is the largest UK

multidisciplinary stroke conference of the year. It attracts leading stroke researchers from around the world and features plenary and parallel sessions, interactive

workshops, poster tours and an exhibition of over 50 stands. The meeting begins with training courses run by The British Association of Stroke Physicians, The

NHS Stroke Improvement Programme, The National Stroke Nursing Forum with the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum, and The Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation team.

To receive UK Stroke Forum news, register for our free monthly ebulletins at

 

www.ukstrokeforum.org. The conference is accredited, includes CPD points and is

endorsed by The World Stroke Organisation.


 
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