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Thursday, 12th November 2009 - RCSI & RCPI Biological Society Welcome Minister Micheál Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs at 77th Annual Meeting

12 November 2009

Minister Micheál Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs delivered a speech entitled ‘Education, Research and Diplomacy’ at the 77th Annual Biological Society Meeting, held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) this evening.  

 
Pictured from l to r are Mr. Michael Horgan, CEO of RCSI, Minister Micheál Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Dr. Eilis McGovern, Vice-President, RCSI; Professor Gerry McElvaney, President of the Biological Society; Professor Cathal Kelly, Dean/CEO Designate.

The proceedings were opened by the President of the Society Professor Noel G. McElvaney, followed by the presentation of medals. Among the recipients were Jenah Ghany, who received The Leonard Abrahamson Medal; Laura Gould who received the RCSI Council Medal; Adwait Mahta, who received the RCPI Council Medal and Robert Ohle who received the Denis Gill Medal.


Pictured are members from the Biological Society, Minister Micheal Martin and senior members from RCSI and RCPI

Final year medical student Knut Moe also addressed the people on his ‘Operation Smile’ mission in Nairobi, Kenya with a speech entitled ‘Operation Smile – Reflections on Nairobi Mission 2009’. This year, Knut Moe, was the first recipient of the inaugural Operation Smile Ireland Medical Student Fellowship, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Medical.  


Pictured is Minister Micheál Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Professor Gerry McElvaney, President of the Biological Society.

The Biological Society is the longest running Society at RCSI, and is made up of Medical students and faculty members. The Society promotes and encourages lateral thinking and healthy competition through broad based discussions at our guest speaker forums and case competitions.  During the college year, students present case studies to a Panel of Professors and Doctors which are judged. There are three main categories Paediatric Case Competition (Inaugural, Senior Case Competition and Junior Case Competition).

To view a copy of the speech made by Professor Cathal Kelly please click here.