RCSI MyHealth virtual series to bring healthcare information to public

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RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has launched the 2020/2021 RCSI MyHealth series, aimed at bringing trusted healthcare information to the public.

This virtual series will specifically address the myriad of physical, mental and emotional health issues that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic, including living with the new normal, a toolkit for winter readiness and supporting children and youth health this winter.

Speakers across the series will include experts in population health such as Professor Sam McConkey and in infectious diseases such as Prof. Hilary Humphries and Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick.

The series will also feature psychologists Prof. Ciaran O’Boyle, Dr Trudy Meehan and Dr Eva Doherty and consultant paediatrician Prof. Jonathan Hourihane. RCSI MyHealth is part of the University’s commitment to enhancing human health by providing expert-driven healthcare information. The series supports the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal on good health and well-being.

Earlier this year, RCSI ranked first in the world for ‘Good Health and Well-being’ in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020. The University’s leading position globally in this category reflects RCSI’s singular focus on improving human health, for the benefit of patients and communities across the globe.

Launching the series, Prof. Hannah McGee, Dean of RCSI’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, said:  "As educators and researchers, it is our responsibility to use our expertise, knowledge, and discoveries to foster improvements in health and education in our communities, our societies and around the world. This year has demonstrated more than ever the value of evidence-based healthcare information and the role of academics, clinicians and scientists in helping the public to understand more about their own health.

"This important series will equip people with the information and tools to deal with some of the many challenges the pandemic has presented us with us as individuals and as families," added Prof. McGee.

Over the coming months, RCSI MyHealth will address: