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.

Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A completed application form together with the completed signature sheet.
  2. A summary of the work which the candidate proposes to submit.
  3. Curriculum vitae including a full list of authors of publications claimed jointly by the applicant.

Application form must be signed by two Fellows of the College, in good standing.

Your completed application form and supporting documents, should be submitted to Ger Conroy via email at the Office of the Managing Director of Surgical Affairs.

Applications must be received before 5pm on Friday, 1 May 2020.

Millin Lecture 2020 application form PDF | 183.7 KB Millin Lecture 2020 signature form DOCX | 11.9 KB
Number Year Winner Lecture title
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