Faculty of Public Health Medicine Summer Scientific 2022

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Faculty of Public Health Medicine Summer Scientific Meeting 2022

24 May (10am - 3pm) & 25 May (10am - 1pm) | No 6, Kildare St and Online

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine is holding its annual Summer Scientific Meeting over two days, 24 & 25 May 2022.

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about important new developments in the field of Public Health.

The meeting will include a variety of Abstract Presentations and winners will be announced on the second day.

There are eight CPD points on offer in total over this two day event - 5 for day one and 3 for day two.

Speakers and Topics

  • Dr Margaret Fitzgerald HSE Public Health Lead for Social Inclusion/ Vulnerable Groups - “Public Health action for Humanitarian crisis and movement of people"
  • Dr Jurgita Ovadnevaite, School of Physics, NUI Galway - "Air Pollution- A presentation regarding air pollution sources in Ireland (including solid fuel); the tension between reducing air pollution and climate change"
  • Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCD School of Medicine - "Impacts and management of obesity in pregnancy and the potential post-pregnancy to prevent longer term health impacts"
  • Prof Fidelma Dunne, Professor in Medicine at the National University of Ireland (NUIG) and Consultant Endocrinologist Galway University Hospitals - "Gestational Diabetes: implications for future health"
  • Dr Kateryna Kachurets, GP at Glenview Clinic and Director, Medical Help Ukraine - "Personal perspectives on the situation in Ukraine and the differences between the Irish and Ukrainian healthcare systems"
  • Carol Baxter, Assistant Secretary General, International Protection, Integration and Equality Division, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth - "Responding to the Ukraine Refugee Crisis"

View the full programme of speakers and topics

View Abstracts

View full book of Posters

This event is a benefit of your Membership and Fellowship and there will be a discount for all RCPI Trainees, Members and Fellows who are in good standing.


How to join this webinar

First, you must book your place at the webinar on this web page. On the day, you must sign into our virtual learning environment RCPI Brightspace.

On the day of the event, the steps are:

  • Log in to www.rcpi.ie with your username and password (the same credentials used to book this event)
  • Click on the link for RCPI Brightspace
  • In your list of courses you will see "Faculty of Public Health Medicine Summer Scientific 2022" - Click on this.
  • Click on "Join the Live Webinar" - This will launch Zoom, the system we are using for live webinars

Note, the webinar will only become available to watch at 10am on the day, but we recommend logging in ten minutes ahead of time.

To join this webinar on Zoom you will need a computer (Windows or Apple) or mobile device with internet access and speakers. 

If you're joining on a computer

If you're joining the webinar on a computer you can use the Zoom desktop website. You do not need to download the Zoom app - if you see a pop up message about the app, you can dismiss this.

The Zoom website functions best on Google Chrome.

When you click on the link for "Join the Live Webinar" you will see a message asking you to open Zoom. Click on “Open Zoom”.

You will then be asked for your name and email address. Once you’ve entered these details, click on “Join Webinar”.

If you’re joining on a mobile device

If you're watching the webinar on a mobile device you will need to download the Zoom app. To save time on the day, we recommend downloading the app in advance:

Click here for the iOS Zoom app

Click here for the Android Zoom app

When you open the Zoom app click on “Join a Meeting”. You will need to enter the meeting ID number. The ID number for this week's event will be sent to you via email beforehand.

You can find additional help with joining Zoom webinars here.

How to submit questions to the panel

Before the event

If you have any questions for our panel please email them to conferences@rcpi.ie and we will endeavour to have these answered as part of the event. Alternatively, you can submit questions via Twitter @RCPI_news. 

During the event

We are now using Zoom to broadcast our live webinars. When you open Zoom to watch the live webinar you will be able to submit questions to the panel during the event.

To submit questions to the panel:

  • Open the Q&A window in Zoom while you are watching the live event
  • Type your question into the Q&A box and click Send
  • Check Send Anonymously if you do not want your name attached to your question in the Q&A

It may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.

Can't attend? Recordings will be available to watch online afterwards

There are limited places available for the live webinar. If you are unable to book a place, you will be able to watch videos of all of the talks on Panopto, our video sharing platform.

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