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

RCSI Annual Charter Day Meetings

18 February 2010

The annual RCSI Charter Day Meetings began in the College this morning and will continue until Saturday 20th February 2010. Over 80 leading Irish and international speakers will attend the College to discuss topics relevant to surgery and surgical training. Over 200 surgeons are expected to attend the three day event.

Pictured are (l-r) Professor Frank Keane, President, RCSI and Mr. Michael Sugrue.

Pictured are (l-r) Professor Tom Walsh, Ms. Laura Viani and Mr Patrick Broe.

The meetings began this morning with a symposium on Compartment Syndromes. On Friday morning, four parallel sessions will run on the topics of General Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Urology and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.  On Friday afternoon, Professor John Monson from the University of Rochester Medical Centre will give the Johnson and Johnson Lecture entitled “The Failing Surgeon”.

Pictured are (l-r) Mr. Michael Sugrue and Mr. Martin Feeley.

Pictured are from (l-r) Mr. Parnell Keeling, Mr. Patrick Broe and Professor John Reynolds.

Dr. Michael Brennan, President of the Mayo Clinic in the United States and graduate of RCSI will deliver the 85th Abraham Colles Lecture on Friday evening. His lecture entitled ‘Professionalism’ will address how and why professionalism must be a central and influential feature of medical education and how it can influence the public debate on the challenges facing the delivery of accessible, high quality and affordable health care. 

Pictured are (l-r) Mr. Denis Mehigan and Professor Arthur Tanner, Director of Surgical Affairs, RCSI.

Pictured are (l-r) Mr Javaid Butt, Mr. Joseph Dowdall and Ms. Bridget Egan.

Speaking at the opening of the meetings, Professor Frank Keane, President of RCSI said “The Charter Day meetings provides Fellows and Members of the College and colleagues from the international surgical community the opportunity to come together and discuss many of the difficult aspects that are facing clinical practices and healthcare systems at present. We hope the programme provides a stimulating and informative three days.“

Pictured are (l-r) Mr. Brian Waldron, Mr. Michael Earley, Ms. Laura Viani and Mr Ronan Waldron. 

Pictured are (l-r) Mr. Kah Hoong Chang, Ms. Ailbhe McDermott and Mary Nugent.

The RCSI Charter Day Meetings are held annually to commemorate the 11th February 1784, when RCSI was first established by Royal Charter by King George III. This year’s meeting also celebrates the College’s 200th Anniversary on St. Stephen’s Green.

Pictured are (l-r) Mr PJ Whooley and Dr. Peter Coyle.