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RCSI ANNUAL REPORT 2014-2015
48
Scientific Meetings
The Annual Scientific Meeting was
held in RCSI in September 2014,
which included a three day Diagnositc
Radiology Programme with one day of
parallel sessions in Radiation Oncology.
Scientific sessions and a poster exhibition
formed an important part of the
meeting. Over 300 delegates attended,
including Radiologists, Radiation
Oncologists, Radiographers and industry
representatives.
The theme of the January 2015 Irish
MRI Meeting was Abdominal and Pelvic
MRI. Radiologists, Radiographers
and Physicists attended sessions that
covered Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic;
Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Tract;
and Cancer Imaging.
A one-day seminar on "Identifying and
Managing the Doctor in Difficulty" was
organised for May 2015. It focused on
early recognition and management of
a doctor in difficulty by their trainers.
Expert speakers emphasised the
importance of identifying those affected
as early as possible.
The Combined Spring Meeting in April
2015 focused on Diseases and Dilemmas.
It was preceded by a seminar on
"Management in Radiology". Speakers
addressed medico-legal issues, open
disclosure, management principles and
the results of a recent HSE survey of
radiology services in Ireland.
The 2nd Irish Society of Neuroradiology
Meeting took place in May 2015 in RCSI,
attracting Radiologists from Ireland,
the UK and beyond. Speakers included
investigators of the ESCAPE Stroke
Thrombectomy trial (including Dr John
Thornton FFRRCSI of Beaumont Hospital).
The Faculty's Scientific Meetings are
recognised for Professional Competence
Scheme (PCS) certification within
Ireland and with other Radiology
bodies in Europe and North America.
Irish Radiologists can obtain all annual
External Category PCS points from these
meetings.
Selection and feedback
The Faculty's current selection and
feedback process combines metrics
from past academic, clinical and
interview performance with an Objective
Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
and focuses on three key capabilities
academia, decision-making and visual
perceptiveness.
External relationships
The Forum of Postgraduate Training
Bodies again provided a highly effective
platform for communications with other
colleges and facilitated a consistent
approach to postgraduate medical
education, training and policy.
Relationships between the Faculty and
the National Doctor Training and Planning
(NDTP) Unit of the HSE continued to be
productive and constructive. Following
extensive consultations, the Board took
the first steps to extend the training
programme to all the Level 4 hospitals/
NCCP Cancer centres in the newly
formed Hospital Groups. An accreditation
visit to University Waterford Hospital
resulted in its recognition for general
radiology training.
Professor Dermot Malone,
Dean, Faculty of Radiologists
The past year has been a busy and challenging year for the Faculty of
Radiologists, beginning with a move to new accommodation on the fourth floor
of RCSI House, with dedicated and specially designed teaching facilities.
RCSI FACULTY
OF RADIOLOGISTS
The Faculty's
Scientific Meetings
are recognised
for Professional
Competence Scheme
(PCS) certification
within Ireland and
with other Radiology
bodies in Europe and
North America.
Pictured at the July 2014 Conferring (l-r) Dr Max Ryan;
Dr Edel Kelliher (Fellowship of the Faculty
of Radiologists, Radiodiagnosis); and Patrick Molloy.