Clinical Update Traffic Medicine

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Substance Use and Medical Fitness to Drive: Public Health Issues

7 October 2020, 17:30 -19:30 | Suitable for all healthcare professionals

This Clinical Update explores where science meets policy in relation to medical fitness to drive.

We will examine new approaches, methods, concepts and technology that help to promote the management of health, personal responsibility and interventions for drivers with a medical condition that may impact on their driving, mobility and safety.

The programme for the evening features the following speakers:

Dr Jayson Aydelotte

Dr Aydelotte is a board-certified general surgeon and critical care physician. After he left the Army, he joined the faculty at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. His research interests include motorcycle safety, trauma injury prevention and public policy and mass casualty management.

Dr Declan Bedford

Dr Bedford is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of RCPI. He worked as a Specialist in Public Health Medicine with the HSE and as Director of Public Health in the North East prior to his retirement from the HSE in August 2012. Following this he worked with a number of agencies including RCSI, where his role is to support the strategic development of the RCSI Hospitals Group. He was chair of the Health Research Board for five years until 2018. He is currently chair of the RCPI Working Group on Traffic Medicine and chair of the Medical Bureau of Road Safety.

Dr Bedford's publications include research in the areas of suicide and mental health, men’s health, alcohol, injury prevention, infectious diseases, health services and utilisation of hospital services. He uses his research to advocate for healthy public policies.