Millin Meeting

  • Date: 08 November 2024
  • Time: 08:00 - 18:00
  • Category: General events,  Research,  Surgical 
  • Location: RCSI Dublin

The Millin Meeting will take place in RCSI on Friday, 8 November 2024.


Programme overview

Below is a draft overview of the Millin Meeting and is subject to change.






Fellows and Members Networking Breakfast 
hosted by the RCSI President and Council 


President's Welcome

09.05 – 09.45                        

Keynote speaker

Achieving Excellence in Surgical and Academic Research & Training

Dr Ayesha Noorani
MB BChir, MA(Cantab), PhD, FRCS.
CRUK Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon,
Wellcome Sanger Institute and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK

09.45 – 11.00        




Symposium I
RCSI National Surgical Research Support Centre Research Symposium

Session I

  • Part 1: Surgical Trial Presentations

  • Part 2: Surgical Research Presentations

*Please refer to the abstract criteria below*

11.00 - 11.30

Refreshments and Exhibition
including poster viewing 

11.30 – 12.30

Session II

How Patient Involvement Improves Surgical Research

The importance of including the patient's voice in developing relevant research questions

12.30 – 12.45

Launch of the RCSI Early Career Surgical Network (RCSI-ECSN)

12.45 – 13.45

Lunch and Exhibition
including poster viewing

13.45 – 14.15

Keynote speaker

Patient and Community Engagement in Research -
Rationale and Scope

Dr Ori Rotstein
Vice-President of Research and Innovation, Unity Health Toronto, and
Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Surgery,
University of Toronto, Canada

14.15 - 14.30 

Oral and Poster Award Presentation
Award for outstanding achievement in clinical trial activity

1st prize for Best Surgical Research oral presentation will receive the
RCSI National Surgical Research Medal

1,2,3rd place prizes for surgical research poster presentation

14.30 - 16.30

Symposium II

RCSI Faculty of Surgical Trainers Symposium
Supporting Excellence in Surgical Training 

17.00 – 17.45

47th Millin Lecture

followed by reception

6 CPD credits awarded for this meeting. Delegates must sign in on the day to receive the CPD credits and certificate of attendance.

Call for Abstracts

The RCSI- NSRSC are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the research symposium again at this year’s RCSI Millin meeting. The aim is to showcase the variety of surgical clinical research ongoing in Ireland and to highlight the supports the NSRSC can offer to help surgeons conduct trials and surgical research. We strongly encourage surgical trainees and early career surgeons from all specialties to participate in the meeting.

Abstract guidelines

  • Abstracts are open to any field of surgical clinical research.
  • The maximum word count for abstracts is 250 words (not including the title, authors and affiliations).
  • Abstracts should be divided into: Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • Abstracts are to be submitted as text, no graphics or tables.
  • Abstracts will be scored based on clinical and scientific merit.
  • Once completed and submitted edits cannot be made.
  • No abstract submissions will be accepted after the deadline has passed.
  • Please ensure that the abstract has been reviewed and agreed upon by all of the named authors before submission and highlight the presenting author.

Please submit your abstract as a word document/pdf to NSRSC@rcsi.ie prior to the submission deadline. 

Please note the following important information

  • Authors of the highest-scoring abstracts will be invited to present their work as an oral or poster presentation and selected abstracts will be published
  • The RCSI Surgical Research medal will be awarded to the best oral presentation.
  • 1st 2nd and 3rd place prizes are available for best poster presentations
  • Abstract submission deadline will be Friday, 13 September.
  • All applicants will be notified on Friday, 4 October
  • For abstract related queries email NSRSC@rcsi.ie

Further information

Please note: Pre-registration is essential. Registration will open online in due course. 

For queries, please contact events@rcsi.ie