Traffic Medicine Research Day 2020

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Watch live: The latest research on Health, Mobility and Road Safety

Watch live on Tuesday 8 September 2020, 14:00 - 16:30

The National Office for Traffic Medicine is delighted to host this free webinar for all those with an interest in research related to traffic medicine, mobility and road safety.

The webinar is open to all those with a stake or an interest in Health, Mobility and Road Safety, including Medical Professionals, Students, Trainees, Researchers, Psychologists, Engineers, Emergency Services.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Dr Michael Gormley, Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology (TCD) - Impact of Gender and Marital Status on car use among older drivers: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
  • Dr Tadhg Stapleton, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Head of Discipline in School of Occupational Therapy (TCD) - Process of developing an On-Road Fitness-to-Drive Test route and incorporating higher cognitive function within on-road testing
  • Dr Anuraj Varshney, Consultant Practitioner, Lead Associate Tutor at South East DriveAbility, University of Chester - The experiences of older drivers in adopting new technologies in cars
  • Réiltín Tynan, School of Medicine, NUI Galway - Mary Ward Essay Prize Winner 2020: The morning after the night before: Nightshift and the danger it poses to Irish road users
  • Dr Aoife Kervick, Policy and Research Analyst (RSA) - Alcohol, Drugs and Driver Fatalities: Examining 2013-2017 Coronial Data
  • Dr Richard Maguire, Principle Analyst, Medical Bureau of Road Safety (UCD) - Driving under the influence of drugs in Ireland: A toxicological perspective

Brought to you by the National Office for Traffic Medicine

At the National Office for Traffic Medicine, everything we do is aimed at making driving as safe as possible for all road users.

Our goal is to help doctors and licensing authorities promote safe mobility in Ireland.

Our office was jointly established by RCPI and the Road Safety Authority of Ireland in 2011, bringing the specialty of Traffic Medicine to Ireland for the first time.

We are led by Professor Desmond O’Neill, Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, Tallaght Hospital Dublin and Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin.

Read more about the National Office for Traffic Medicine

How to join this webinar

First, you must book your place at the webinar using the booking link at the end of 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 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 Traffic Medicine Research Day 2020 - 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 2pm 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

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

Note, it may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.

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