Event

RCSI Educate Lecture with Professor Verghese

  • Date: 20 October 2022
  • Time: 18:30 - 19:30
  • Category: General events,  Leadership,  Research,  Students,  Surgical 
  • Location: RCSI 26 York Street, Dublin 2

Join us on Thursday, 20 October at 6pm in RCSI 26 York Street, for an RCSI Educate Lecture: High-Touch in a Hi-Tech Age: Humanistic Care in a Pandemic by RCSI Honorary Doctorate Professor Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, FRCP(Edin), Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor; Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. 

 

The event will include a panel discussion chaired by Professor Hannah McGee, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Professor Abraham Verghese will be joined on the panel with:

Registration

Registration is compulsory but free of charge. 

For queries please email events@rcsi.ie

About Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese MD, FRCP(Edin), is trained in infectious diseases and pulmonary medicine and holds the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professorship and is the Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to patient care and teaching, he leads PRESENCE, a multidisciplinary center that studies the human experience of patients, physicians and caregivers. He is a ‘91 graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, the Atlantic, the New York Times and elsewhere; his first book, My Own Country, was made into a movie; his last novel, Cutting for Stone, spent 107 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. His new novel, The Covenant of Water, appears in May 2023. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal at the White House by President Obama.

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