Weekly webinar series

As part of our suite of resources, RCSI are hosting a regular, 40-minute webinar series which aims to update surgical teams on the latest developments and what it means for them. These webinars are free to attend.

Upcoming webinar

27 January 2021: Trauma Teams in the MTU and Trauma Service

  • Prof. Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
  • Mr Gerry McCarthy, National Clinical Lead, National Clinical Programme in Emergency Medicine
  • Prof. Conor Deasy, Clinical Lead, Southern Trauma Network and Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCC/CUH
  • Dr David Menzies, Clinical Lead, Central Trauma Network, Clinical Lead for Adult Retrieval, NASCCRS
  • Mr Keith Synnott, Clinical Lead, National Trauma Office
  • Mr Fergal Hickey, President Irish Association for Emergency Medicine, Chair ATLS Committee, RCSI and Co-Lead for Trauma Unit Development
  • Dr Nuala Quinn, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Co-Lead for Paediatric Trauma Network Development
  • Prof. Cathal O’Donnell, Medical Director, National Ambulance Service
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Previous webinars

  • Prof. Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Tom Gallagher, Consultant HPB Surgeon, St Vincent's University Hospital, Pancreas Cancer and Biliary Obstruction – Workup in a General Surgery practice 
  • Adrian O'Sullivan, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Mercy University Hospital – I think I’ve damaged the bile duct, now what?
  • Gerry McEntee, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital – Liver trauma and biliary tract injury: initial management in the General Surgery setting

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2020

  • Prof. Ronan O’Connell, RCSI President – Summary of the year and plans for 2021
  • Prof. Deborah McNamara – Update for the National Clinical Programmes in Surgery
  • Mr Paddy Kenny – Update for the National Clinical Programmes in Trauma and Orthopaedics

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  • Prof. Ronan O’Connell, RCSI President
  • Chairperson: Ms Margaret O'Donnell, RCSI Council Member and Clinical Director at Blackrock Clinic
  • Dr Conor Stapleton, final year, TCD medical student
  • Prof. Michael Henderson, Melanoma Surgical Oncologist, Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • Dr Derek Power, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cork University Hospital and Chairperson of Melanoma Disease Specific Subgroup with Cancer Trials Ireland

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  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President RCSI 
  • Professor Michael Kerin, National University Galway
  • Professor Aoife Lowery, University Hospital Galway
  • Mr Jarlath Bolger, Chair, Irish Surgical Research Collaborative 
  • Professor Ronan Cahill, University College Dublin

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Surgical Research webinar

  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Professor Camilla Carroll, Chair, RCSI Committee for International Co-operation and Development, National Lead ENT Education in Primary Care and Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin
  • Professor Godfrey Muguti, President of COSECA, Professor and Chair of Surgery University of Zimbabwe and Clinical Professor of Surgery Stanford University
  • Dr Gozie Offiah, NDTP National Clinical Lead for Intern Training and Senior Lecturer, RCSI School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Professor Martin Corbally, Chief of Surgery, RCSI Bahrain
  • Professor Mark Shrime, O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery, RCSI Institute of Global Surgery
  • Dr Bharti Kewlani, RCSI Class of 2020
  • Q&A session

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  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Mr Mohsen Javadpour, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital
  • Professor Ken Mealy, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme for Surgery
  • Q&A session

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  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President RCSI
  • Mr Douglas Orr – update on the Intercollegiate Exam In Vascular Surgery
  • Ms Sophie Renton, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Northwick Park Hospital, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London – new NICE guidelines on abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Professor Frank Smith, Professor of Vascular Surgery and Surgical Education at Bristol University and RCSI Fellow – the challenges of managing thoracic outlet syndrome

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Prior to the annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, RCSI President Ronan O’Connell hosted a set of virtual Interview with RCSI Fellows and Colleagues to get a north American Perspective, which we are incorporating into this week's webinar.

  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Professor Vivian McAlister, Angus D. McLachlin Professor of Surgery at the University of Western Ontario and General Surgeon, University Hospital London, Ontario
  • Professor Maria B. Majella Doyle, Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery at Washington University in St Louis
  • Professor Conor Delaney, CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic Florida Regio
  • Dr Keith D. Lillemoe, Surgeon in Chief at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Surgery
  • Panel discussion

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  • RCSI supporting you during COVID-19 – Prof. Ronan O'Connell, President RCSI
  • Recovering from COVID-19: Is training back on track? – Orla Hennessy, CST2
  • The impact of COVID-19 on operative experience of junior surgical trainees in Ireland – Doireann Joyce, ST7 in Vascular Surgery
  • Creating COVID-proof opportunities: domestic fellowships and succession planning – Catherine de Blacam, Cleft Fellow, Children's Health
  • Exam update – Kieran Ryan, Managing Director, Surgical Affairs
  • Panel discussion

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  • Prof. Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • An outline of the purpose and practice of triage in general – Ms Fiona McDaid, Emergency Medicine Programme (EMP) Nurse Lead
  • The journey that brought us to Irish Children’s Triage System (ICTS) first edition – Dr Fergal Hickey, President IAEM, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Sligo University Hospital (SUH)
  • How children and adult emergencies differ – Dr Rory O’Brien, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital (CUH)
  • What’s new in Irish Children’s Triage System (ICTS) second edition – Dr Carol Blackburn, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin

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  • RCSI President's update – Prof. Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics update – Mr Aaron Glynn Co-chair of the Fracture Liaison Service 
  • Surgery update – Prof. Ken Mealy, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme for Surgery and Mr Eamonn Rogers National Clinical Advisor in Urology
  • National HSE update – Dr Vida Hamilton, National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead, Acute Operations, HSE

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  • Professor Laura Viani, Vice-President, RCSI
  • Professor James Paul O’Neill, Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI (Medullary Thyroid Cancer 2020)
  • Mr Luc Morris, Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Director, Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (Precision oncology and immunotherapy: hype, hope and hard realities)

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  • Dr Eva Angenete, Professor of Surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and University of Gothenburg
  • Steven D. Wexner, RCSI Honorary Fellow, Director, Digestive Disease Institute and Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Prof. Thomas Noel Walsh, Associate Professor of Surgery, RCSI-Medical University of Bahrain

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  • Supporting you during COVID-19 – Prof. Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI 
  • Panel discussion – Led by Mr Keith Synnott, National Clinical Lead for Trauma Services
  • Q&A session

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  • RCSI supporting you during COVID-19 – Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Mr Martin O Sullivan, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Cork University Hospital
  • Prof. Brian Lenehan, Chief Clinical Director of UL Hospitals Group
  • Prof. Michael Kerin, Chair of Surgery and Vice Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Mark Taylor, representative from Northern Ireland

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  • RCSI supporting you during COVID-19 – Prof. Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • National Clinical Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics update – Mr David Moore Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • National Clinical Programme in Surgery update – Prof. Deborah McNamara, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme for Surgery
  • ENT Clinical Programme update – Prof. Michael Walsh, National Clinical Advisor in Otolaryngology

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  • Introduction - Prof. James Paul O’Neill, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Medical Director, RCSI Physician Associate Studies
  • The International Experience and Role of Physician Associates - Prof. Lisa Alexander, Director, RCSI Physician Associate Studies
  • The Role of the Physician Associate During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Beaumont Hospital - Dr Eoghan De Barra, Infectious Disease
  • Physician Associate Research and COVID-19 Experience - Ms Kellie Nwaokorie, Physician Associate Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Physician Associates in Irish Healthcare - Prof. James Paul O’Neill, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Medical Director, RCSI Physician Associate Studies
  • Q&A session

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  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Ms Margaret O'Donnell, RCSI Council Member and Clinical Director at Blackrock Clinic
  • Mr Tom Hayes, MPS Head of Service Delivery (previously healthcare partner with Matheson)
  • Dr Rob Hendry, MPS Medical Director
  • Representative from the Clinical Indemnity Scheme

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  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, Health Service Executive
  • Mr David Moore, RCSI Council Member and Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics 
  • Professor Deborah McNamara, RCSI Council Member and Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme for Surgery

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  • Prof. Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
  • Prof. David Healy, Council Member and incoming Chair of ISPTC
  • Mr Rustom Manecksha, Training Programme Urology Training Programme
  • Prof. Oscar Traynor, Dean of Postgraduate Surgical Education and Training
  • Ms Christina Buckley, President Irish Surgical Training Group (ISTG) and Plastic Surgery Trainee

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  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Honorary RCSI Fellow Frank Frizelle, Professor of Surgery University of Otago and Editor in Chief, New Zealand
  • Honorary RCSI Fellow Conor Delaney, Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Vice-President, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,USA
  • Honorary RCSI Fellow Professor Mike Griffin, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Q&A session

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  • President's Perspective – Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI 
  • Aerosolisation Hazard with Minimally Invasive Surgery – Professor Ronan Cahill, Professor of Surgery, University College Dublin
  • COVIDSURG and COVID CANCER SURG – Represensative from the COVIDSurg Research Group
  • Wider Research Activity in Surgery – Professor Des Winter, Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery – University College Dublin Editor, British Journal of Surgery
  • Q&A session

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Virtually enhancing care for patients and practitioners

  • Mr David Moore (Chair) - Joint Lead, National Clinical Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics 
  • Mr Eoin Sheehan - Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, MRH Tullamore, Clinical Lead for Trauma Assessment Clinics
  • Dr Siobhan Maguire - Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Connolly Hospital    
  • Ms Joan Dembo - ANP Emergency Medicine, MRH Portlaoise
  • Dr Carol Blackburn - Consultant in Emergency Medicine Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin
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