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The annual RCSI millin meeting focused on the impact of healthcare reforms on surgical
practice in Ireland, in particular the National Cancer Control Programme and hospital
networks. The event culminated with the 35th Millin Lecture delivered by Professor J. Calvin
Coffey entitled `Surgical Anatomy and Anatomic Surgery'.
As part of Science Week and the RDS Science Live Demonstration Lecture programme, 80
primary school children took part in the RCSI `Come to your Senses' workshops which used
the theme of the five human senses to encourage students to develop an interest in the
science of the human body and the environment in which they live.
Karen Jordan, RCSI BSc in Pharmacy, was named as the overall winner of the 2012
undergraduate awards - Medical Sciences Category for innovative undergraduate research
carried out during her final year at RCSI.
The november Conferring Ceremonies were the largest to date, with 835 students conferred
with undergraduate degrees and postgraduate awards.
At the RCSI dubai annual conferring ceremony Masters degrees were conferred on students
graduating in Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management and Healthcare Management.
The annual meeting for uae (united arab emirates) alumni entitled 'Social Responsibility:
A Noble Cause', highlighted RCSI's worldwide social responsibility efforts.
The `RCSI Innovations exhibition', showcasing medical and technological developments
used within RCSI as part of its research, teaching and learning, was open free of charge to
the public as part of the Dublin City of Science Festival.
December
At the december postgraduate conferring ceremony, more than 140 healthcare
professionals were conferred with postgraduate including Fellowships and Memberships
of RCSI, Fellowships of the Faculties of Radiologists, Dentistry and Nursing and Midwifery.
The Sir Walter Mercer Medal was awarded to Mr. Ruairi MacNiocaill at the ceremony for his
outstanding performance in the November Intercollegiate Specialty Exam in Trauma and
Orthopaedic Surgery.
RCSI hosted `Recent advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology', the 11th annual Centre
for Synthesis and Chemical Biology (CSCB) symposium describing current research at the
interface between chemistry and biology.
At the 2012 Millin Meeting are (l-r) Professor
Tom Gorey, Council Member; Professor
Monica Morrow, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Centre, who was conferred with an
Honorary Fellowship; and Professor Paddy
Broe, President.
The 2012 Dean's Award winners (l-r) Jim
Sherlock, Support Award Winner and Dr
Maria Morgan, Academic Award Winner.
The RCSI `Come to Your Senses' workshop
which took place as part of Science Week
and the RDS Science Live Demonstration
Lecture programme, used the theme of the
five human senses to help encourage primary
school students to develop an interest in the
science behind the human senses and the
environment in which they live.
Karen Jordan, RCSI BSc Pharmacy graduate
and overall winner of the 2012 Undergraduate
Awards - Medical Sciences Category (right),
with her co-supervisor Dr Garry Duffy, Lecturer
in Anatomy.