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Inspiring people to live long and healthy lives

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As Ireland’s only dedicated health sciences university, RCSI is in a unique position to help improve the health of the nation. Our academics, researchers and clinicians recognise their responsibility to share their knowledge and discoveries to empower people with information that leads them to better health.

Since it began over a decade ago, the RCSI MyHealth series has aimed to bring the knowledge and insights of our experts to a public audience.

The series started as in-person lecture event for a local audience. Today it is a virtual series, reaching a national and international audience with panel discussions that are available as a video or a podcast. Over the last five years of RCSI MyHealth, our experts have reached an audience of more than 150,000 people.  

Through the series, our community of academics, researchers and clinicians aim to share their knowledge accessibly and in a way that empowers people with information they can use to make proactive and positive decisions about their own health and wellbeing.  

In recent years, some of the most popular issues have reflected the topics that are at the forefront of public consciousness and debate, such as vaping and menopause.  

The university's expertise in lifestyle medicine and positive psychology has informed the series over the last few years, with episodes looking specifically at the six pillars of lifestyle medicine and how they could be used as a framework to improve our health during the pandemic. Other episodes look at health issues in a positive and empowering way – positive ageing, living well with MS and talking to teenagers about sexual health are some examples.  

Aligned with RCSI’s commitment to public and patient involvement, the series is working to include patient voices as often as possible. A recent episode on stroke heard from Martin Fahy, who is a stroke patient and a PPI champion for RCSI’s iPASTAR project.  

During the pandemic, the series heard from experts in positive psychology, infectious diseases and vaccination, in a really powerful effort from the university to bring science-backed information to the public and to help give them the tools to cope with the challenges the pandemic presented.  

The RCSI MyHealth series will continue to evolve over the coming years, reflecting scientific advances, the expertise of our people and the concerns of the public.  

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RCSI is committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future through the UN Sustainable Development Goals.