Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

RCSI Charter Day Meetings address new developments and issues in surgery

18 February 2011

The annual Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Charter Day meetings took place in the College on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th February 2011. Over 50 leading national and international surgeons gave lectures on a wide range of surgical topics.

Eilis McGovern and Edward Kiely

Professor Eilis McGovern, President of RCSI presents Mr. Edward Kiely with the Colles medal after he delivered the 86th Colles lecture on the 'Surgery of Conjoint Twins'.

On Friday, five parallel specialist sessions in Vascular, General, Oncology, Cardiothoracic and Aesthetic Surgery took place. Each of these sessions focused on new developments and challenges facing each of the specialties.

Mr Edward Kiely, internationally renowned Irish Paediatric Surgeon from Cork who led the successful separation surgery procedure of the Benhaffaf twins, Hassan and Hussein from Co. Cork in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London gave the 86th Colles lecture. His talk focused on the ‘Surgery of Conjoint Twins'.

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the National Health Service in the UK will deliver the J&J Lecture. His talk ‘Clash of Expectations' focused on resource allocation in the health service within the current economic climate.

The Charter Day meetings culminated on Saturday evening when the College awarded its highest distinction - Honorary Fellowship of RCSI to Mr Edward Kiely and Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.

Professor Eilis McGovern, President of RCSI said ‘The annual Charter Day meetings commemorate RCSI's establishment by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784. The meetings provide the surgical community with an opportunity to come together and discuss the challenges, issues and new developments within surgery. We hope the programme provided a stimulating and informative three days.'

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and Prof Eilis McGovern

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh Medical Director of the National Health Service in the UK and Professor Eilis McGovern

 

(L-R) Mr Gordon Watson, Dr Susan O'Reilly and Mr Fiachra Cooke at the RCSI Charter Day meetings

 

(L-R) Ms Bridget Egan, Mr Jurgen Mulsow and Ms Hilary Coates

(L-R) Mr. David Kearney, Mr. Andrew Coveney, Ms. Edel Quinn and Ms. Patricia Cronin at the RCSI Charter Day Meetings

 

(L-R) Mr. Andrew James, Mr. Richard Napier, Mr. David Spence, Mr. Brian Hanratty and Mr. Sam Sloan at the RCSI Charter Day Meetings

 

(L-R) Mr. Paul Magill, Mr. Laurence Cusack, Mr. Niall Breen and Mr. Owen Diamond at the RCSI Charter Day Meetings

 

(L - R) Mr. Parnell Keeling and Mr. Michael O'Riordan at the RCSI Charter Day Meetings

 

Mr. Tom Aherne, Mr. Declan McGee and Mr. Michael Butler at the RCSI Charter Day Meetings