Celebration of Women in Medicine in Ireland

International Women's Day 2021: Celebration of Women in Medicine in Ireland 

8 March 2021 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Webinar


To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, we invite you to join us for a very special event to celebrate women in medicine in Ireland. 

About this event

Celebration of Women in Medicine in Ireland will be broadcast live as a webinar and is an opportunity to hear from some of Ireland's leading women in medicine who will share their personal and professional experiences of being a woman in medicine in Ireland. 

Speaking at this event will be:

  • Prof Mary Horgan, President, RCPI
  • Dr Cliona Murphy, Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RCPI
  • Dr Louise Kyne, Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI
  • Professor Louise Burke, Dean of the Faculty of Pathology, RCPI
  • Professor Emer Shelley, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI
  • Prof Farhana Sharif, Consultant Paediatrician, Mullingar Regional Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, RCSI
  • Ms Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections, RCPI
  • Dr Sarah Fitzgibbon, GP and Founder of Women in Medicine in Ireland Network

These talks will be followed by a live question and answer session. 

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 Celebration of Women in Medicine in IrelandClick 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 5:30pm 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 courses@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.