Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference 2019

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An unmissable conference for those working in Paediatrics

11 October 2019

This year's Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference will take place on Friday 11 October 2019.

The programme for the day includes the 23rd Annual Ralph Counahan Memorial Lecture.


View the full programme for this event


Hear from Professor Flaura K. Winston

We are delighted to announce this year's Ralph Counahan lecture will be delivered by the charismatic and innovative Professor Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD.

Professor Winston is an internationally recognised paediatrician, a doctorally-trained engineer, a public health researcher, Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention and Science, Director, National Science Foundation Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, Medical Advisor for Innovation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a professor of paediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. She leads large interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams that conduct work at the interface of child and adolescent health, injury, engineering, technology and behavioral science.

Her lecture in RCPI on 11 October will focus on making a difference in childhood mortality and morbidity.

A wide range of talks relevant to paediatrics

Also speaking at the conference will be:

  • Dr Trish Scanlan, paediatric oncologist based in Tanzania on making a difference in resource poor settings
  • Dr Una Murtagh, consultant general paediatrician, CHI at Crumlin and Connolly, who will give a talk on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
  • Dr Irwin Gill, consultant paediatrician in disability/rehabilitation at CHI at Temple St who will speak on disability and rehabilitation following acute brain injury
  • Mr Frank O'Donnell, Microsoft, discussing innovations in healthcare technology
  • Dr Orla Neylon, consultant paediatrician/endocrinologist Limerick who speak on virtual clinics
  • Prof Eleanor Molloy, Chair of Paediatrics, Trinity College Dublin, on the collaborative research network in4kids

Huge congratulations to Dr Trish Scanlan, this year's recipient of the Kathleen Lynn Medal

The Kathleen Lynn Medal for exceptional services to paediatrics will be awarded to Dr Trish Scanlan as part of this event.

The Kathleen Lynn Medal is the highest award in Ireland to recognise paediatricians that have been outstanding in their careers. The first medal was awarded to Professor Karina Butler in 2018.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the awarding of the second Kathleen Lynn Medal to Dr Scanlan.

Join us to welcome new Members and Fellows

The conference will be followed by an evening admission ceremony at which we will welcome 21 new Fellows into the Faculty along with Associate and Collegiate Members.

Honorary Fellowship will be conferred on Prof Flaura Winston and Ms Emily Logan.

This year the admission ceremony also includes awarding of CSCSTs by the Faculty, so all in all it will be a great chance to meet up with friends and colleagues, new and not-so-new!

A formal dinner commences after the ceremony, also at No.6 Kildare st. Book soon to avoid disappointment!

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