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CONTENTS
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CENTRALISATION VS REGIONALISATION
A summary of the highlights from the Plenary Session, at RCSI's
Charter Day Meeting entitled "Centralisation vs Regionalisation
within a Networked Environment".
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INTERVIEW: THE PATIENT JOURNEY
RCSI recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship to Professor
Donald Low, the outstanding innovator in oesophageal and
thoracic surgery. He speaks to Surgical Scope about his work and
career.
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MANPOWER PLANNING
The HSE Medical Education and Training unit is developing a
new medical manpower planning system.
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM
Associate Professor Michael Hollands, President of the Royal
Australasian College of Surgeons discusses the developing
concept of medical professionalism and Professor Oscar Traynor,
Director, National Surgical Training Centre, RCSI outlines the
groundbreaking work the College has done in the formation of a
professionalism curriculum.
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THE PRESIDENT WRITES...AN UPDATE FROM THE
PRESIDENT
An update from Professor Patrick Broe, President, RCSI.
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WHEN NOT TO OPERATE
A report on the Johnson & Johnson lecture delivered at Charter
Day by Professor Richard Heald on the future of rectal cancer
management.
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OBITUARY
A Past President of RCSI, J. Dermot O'Flynn made a unique
and lasting contribution to medicine, surgical education and the
development of his profession.
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NEWS
Leadership Lessons from a Global Airline. RCSI Hosts Multi-
Disciplinary Tracheostomy & Airway Intervention Course.
RCSI Research Day 2014 highlights the latest advances in health
research. National Student Surgical Skills Competition. Charter
Day Symposium.
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BEYOND THE OPERATING THEATRE
Professor Jim Lucey talks to Surgical Scope about the importance
of work life balance.
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HEART OF THE MATTER
Professor AE Freddie Wood, delivered the 49th Doolin
Memorial Lecture. In this extract, he provides an overview of the
development of cardiothoracic surgery in Ireland over the last 50
years.
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TWO FANTASTIC YEARS
Dr Jonathan McGuiness recalls his experiences as the winner of a
Colles Travelling Fellowship.
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