Fellows and Members webinar series

As part of our suite of resources, RCSI hosts 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

23 June: The New Surgical Curriculum for August 2021 – ISCP

  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Dr Amy Lee Fowler, Specialist Registrar Vascular Surgery (ST5) Regional Representative, Republic of Ireland Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT)
  • Professor Paul Balfe, Surgeon, St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny
  • Professor Oscar Traynor, Dean of Postgraduate Surgical Education & Training, RCSI
  • Q & A

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Previous webinars

  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Professor Lisa Alexander, Physicians Associates Programme Director, RCSI
  • Dr Sarah Casserley-Feeney, Lead Physiotherapist for Planning & Performance, National MSK Triage Initiative
  • Jamie Logan, Nurse Lead, National Clinical Programme in Surgery
  • Q&A

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  • Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
  • Professor Oscar Traynor, Professor of Postgraduate Surgical Education, Surgical Affairs, RCSI
  • Professor Tom Reader, Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology, London School of Economics
  • Dr Cora McCaughan, Assistant National Director, Internal Audit (Healthcare Audit), Internal Audit Division, Health Service Executive
  • Q&A

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  • Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
  • Ms Margaret O'Donnell, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon and Medical Director, Blackrock Clinic; Council Member, RCSI, Past-President, Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Dr James Thorpe, Medicolegal Consultant and Senior Medical Educator, Medical Protection Society Ireland
  • Mr Tom Hayes, Head of Delivery Services, Medical Protection Society Ireland
  • Q&A

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  • Professor P. Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Mr Zeeshan Razzaq FRCSI,  Senior Registrar and Lecturer, Department of Surgical Oncology, General and Endocrine Surgery, Cork University Hospital
  • Professor Dr Foad Ali Moosa FRCSI, Professor of Surgery, Dow University Hospital and Dow International Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  • Professor M Shamim Qureshi, Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre, Karachi

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  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Professor David Healy, RCSI Council Member and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Ms Aisling Kinsella, Consultant Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon
  • Professor Karen Redmond, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Q&A

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  • Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
  • Cathal Berry, TD
  • Captain Karl O'Neill, Chief Instructor and Pilot Recruitment Manager, Aer Lingus
  • Q&A

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  • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
  • Mr Dermot Pierse, National Clinical Advisor for OMFS, National Clinical Programme for Surgery (NCPS)
  • Charlie Dineen, Programme Manager, NCPS
  • Mr Fergal Kavanagh, SPR, South Infirmary Victoria Hospital
  • Professor Paul O’Neill, Consultant, RCSI/Beaumont

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      • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
      • Professor Stephen Wing-Keung Cheng, Clinical Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong
      • Professor Premnath Nagalingam, Dean, RCSI and UCD Malaysia Campus, Malaysia
      • Dr Atasha Asmat, Head and Senior Consultant, Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

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      • Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
      • Professor Arnold Hill, NCCP National Surgical Oncology Programme Clinical Advisor (Chair)
      • Mr Martin O Sullivan, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Cork University Hospital
      • Ms Siun Walsh, Consultant Breast Surgeon,  Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
      • Mr Jamie Martin Smith, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Beaumont Hospital

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      • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
      • Mr Ken Mealy, RCSI Council Member and Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme for Surgery
      • Professor Glen Doherty, Clinical Lead of the HSE Acute Operations National Endoscopy Programme
      • Professor Fiachra Cooke, Surgery Advisor to the HSE Acute Operations National Endoscopy Programme
      • Q&A session

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      • Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI (Chair)
      • Professor Manaf Alqathani, Adult Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiologist Consultant and Head of the Infection Control Unit, Royal Medical Services of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF); and Clinical Professor, Lead in Microbiology, RCSI Bahrain
      • Ms Houriya Kazim, Medical Director and Specialist Breast Surgeon, Well Woman Clinic, UAE
      • Ms Ameera Balhareth, Director of Clinical Training Administration, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia
      • Q&A session

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      • Paul Ridgway, National Clinical Advisor for General Surgery, National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS) (Chair)
      • Paul Balfe, Consultant General Surgeon, St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny
      • Michelle Cooke, Assistant Director of Nursing, University Hospital Limerick 
      • Jamie Logan, Acute Surgical Assessment Unit (ASAU) Accreditation Chair

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      • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
      • Mr Sven O’hEireamhoin, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
      • Mr Seamus Morris, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
      • Mr Alex Boychek, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, St Luke's Hospital Dublin
      • Q&A session

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      • Chair: Mr Justin Geoghegan, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon, St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin

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      • Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
      • Professor Paul Horgan, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Head of the Academic Unit of Surgery, University of Glasgow
      • Ms Siobhan O'Ceallaigh, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
      • Mr Ciaran Walsh, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Wirral University Hospitals NHS Trust
      • Q&A session

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      • Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
      • Gerry McCarthy, National Clinical Lead, National Clinical Programme in Emergency Medicine (Chair)
      • Professor 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
      • Professor Cathal O’Donnell, Medical Director, National Ambulance Service

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      • Professor 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

      • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI – Summary of the year and plans for 2021
      • Professor 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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      • Professor Ronan O’Connell, President, RCSI
      • Chairperson: Ms Margaret O'Donnell, RCSI Council Member and Clinical Director at Blackrock Clinic
      • Dr Conor Stapleton, final year, TCD medical student
      • Professor 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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      • Professor 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 – Professor 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
      • Professor Thomas Noel Walsh, Associate Professor of Surgery, RCSI-Medical University of Bahrain

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      • Supporting you during COVID-19 – Professor 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
      • Professor Brian Lenehan, Chief Clinical Director of UL Hospitals Group
      • Professor 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 – Professor 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 – Professor Deborah McNamara, Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme for Surgery
      • ENT Clinical Programme update – Professor Michael Walsh, National Clinical Advisor in Otolaryngology

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      • Introduction - Professor James Paul O’Neill, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Medical Director, RCSI Physician Associate Studies
      • The International Experience and Role of Physician Associates - Professor 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 - Professor 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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      • Professor Ronan O'Connell, President, RCSI
      • Professor David Healy, Council Member and incoming Chair of ISPTC
      • Mr Rustom Manecksha, Training Programme Urology Training Programme
      • Professor 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
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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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