Lifestyle Medicine – Improving Patients' and Doctors' Health

Our National Education Day for Doctors in Training: An educational event with a difference!

6 September 2019 | Fully booked | Join the waiting list

Our National Education Day for Doctors in Training is a popular annual event for RCPI Trainees, featuring an afternoon of inspiring and enlightening talks specifically aimed at NCHDs training in Ireland.

The programme for the day has been developed by the RCPI Trainees' Committee and includes the annual RCPI Trainee Awards.

The theme of this year's National Education Day for Doctors In Training, which takes place in No.6 Kildare Street on 6 September 2019, is lifestyle medicine.

Please note, this event is only open to doctors on RCPI training programmes. This event is free of charge for Trainees.

Meet your keynote speaker, Adam Kay!

The RCPI Trainees' Committee is delighted to give you the opportunity to hear from the hilarious, world-renowned author of multi-award-winning bestseller This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay.

Adam's first book, This is Going to Hurt, revisiting his former career as a junior doctor, was an instant Sunday Times number one bestseller and the bestselling non-fiction title of 2018. It spent a record-breaking nine months at number one in the charts, and over a year in the top ten, and has sold over 1.5 million copies. This is Going to Hurt has been translated into 35 languages and achieved number one bestseller status internationally.

Adam is currently adapting This is Going to Hurt as a major 8 x 45 minute comedy-drama for BBC Two.

As an award-winning live performer, Adam has sold out multiple Edinburgh Fringe runs, West End seasons and UK and international tours. He is in great demand - and we are thrilled to bring him to RCPI for one night only!

"On the afternoon of Friday 6 September you can choose to have the usual flurry of bleeps and last minute pre-weekend rush to get tasks done OR you can come to RCPI to hear about 'How to Be Happy', exercise and medicine, crisis response, pregnancy as a teachable moment, and how trainees can make a difference to our patients' lifestyles! Join us on Kildare street for what promises to be an intriguing discussion about lifestyle and medicine as well as seeing our colleagues display their world class research. To end the day we have Dr Adam Kay, author of 'This is Going to Hurt', to give us his illuminating and often hilarious insights into his experience as a junior doctor. I can't wait for the event and look forward to seeing you there."

Dr Cormac Kennedy

SpR and Chair of the RCPI Trainees' Committee


Who else is joining us? 

There will be lots of other talks on the day, pitched at doctors in training, including:

  • How to be happy, Prof Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin
  • Lifestyle behaviours and health - putting prevention into practice for physician and patient, Dr Ciara Kelly, first-year Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine (@theirishbalance)
  • Using smart technology to respond to people in crisis, Ian Power, CEO, and Crisis Text Line Ireland
  • Postgraduate training and pregnancy, Prof Michael Turner, UCD Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • The role of exercise in contemporary medicine, Prof Niall Moyna, Head of the School of Health and Human Performance in Dublin City University


View the draft programme for this event


Trainee Awards Ceremony

Our annual Trainee Awards ceremony also takes place during this event.

Showcasing their talents and achievements in research, trainee doctors from across Ireland will compete for the Corrigan Medal, the William Stokes Research Award, the David Mitchell Award, and the Dorothy Stopford Price Medal.

Winners will be announced on the night!

View this year's shortlisted entries

Who can attend?

This event is only open to doctors on RCPI training programmes, and is now fully booked. You can join the waiting list but please note priority will be given to RCPI Trainees.

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