Millin Lecture

The RCSI Millin Lecture is a prestigious award and open to all the surgical specialties.

The successful applicant will be well advanced in their surgical training or in their first five years in consultant practice. Preference will be given to applicants whose surgical research has been carried out wholly or in part in Ireland.

The subject chosen should be of clinical interest embodying original research, comprising a substantial body of work and be suitable for presentation as a formal lecture.

The successful applicant will receive an honorarium of €650 and the Millin Medal.

The 43nd Millin Lecture will be delivered during the Millin Meeting in 2020. Fellows of the College are invited to nominate candidates.

Applications for 2020 are now closed. Details on 2021 applications will be available in due course.

Number Year Winner Lecture title
43 2020 Colin Peirce Evidence-based research of surgical technology and technique leading to change in practice and healthcare delivery
42 2019 Orla McCormack Oesophagogastric cancer surgery: no longer a death sentence with advances in patient assessment, prehabilitation, minimally invasive approaches and enhanced recovery
41 2018 Padhraig F. O’Loughlin Computer-assisted and Robotic Technology in Orthopaedic Surgery
40 2017 Helen Heneghan Metabolic Surgery and Diabetes: A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure
39 2016 Niall Davis The evolution of urological surgery in the era of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and technological innovation
38 2015 Aoife Lowery The Evolving Role of the Surgical Oncologist in the Biomolecular Era
37 2014 James Paul O’Neill The evolving treatment paradigm of thyroid cancer
36 2013 John Burke From cell signalling to individualised patient care: lessons learned in the study of Crohn’s disease
35 2012 Calvin Coffey Surgical Anatomy and Anatomic Surgery
34 2011 Fraser Smith Rectal conserving surgery in the era of radiochemotherapy
33 2010 David G. Healy Successful Surgery, A Selection of Scalpels, Sutures and Susceptive Cells
32 2009 Ronan Cahill Tailoring Innovation for Surgical Cure
31 2008 Conor Shields Abnormal saline: interaction between intravenous fluids and morbidity
30 2007 Malcolm Kell Surgical Wilderness to Clinical Utility
29 2006 Kevin J. Mulhall Moving with the times: Arthroplasty, Mobility and Joint Preservation in the 21st Century
28 2005 Deborah McNamara Outcomes following colorectal surgery: future challenges
27 2004 Fergal Fleming Regulation of the Estrogen Receptor - an Insight into the Mechanism of Action of Tamoxiffin
26 2003 Desmond Winter Ions, Not Bygones: Perspectives on Cellular Physiology in Gastrointestinal Surgery