Annual Conference St Luke's Symposium: The Future of Medicine

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The Future of Medicine explores how healthcare can advance with the use of new technology 

Date: Saturday 19 October 
Time: 9am-1.30pm
Free* 

The Future of Medicine is free to attend for RCPI Trainees, Members and Fellows. It delves into issues of pressing importance in the world of healthcare and technology. Expert speakers share their thoughts on innovation and its place in healthcare, now and in the future. This event will focus on modern health system challenges, modern practice issues and medicine today. 


The John Feely Memorial Lecture

“Reflections on a career in medicine and management and lessons for the future,” delivered by Dr Andrew Padmos, Former CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Morning session 

“Modern practice issues,” delivered by Professor Jackie Taylor, President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

“Medicine Today," delivered by Dr Terry McWade, CEO at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Afternoon session 

“The future workforce – preparing for digital disruption and new challenges," delivered by Dr Cían Hughes, Health Informatics Lead at Google.

“Modern health system challenges,” delivered by Paul Reid, Director General of the HSE.

The inaugural St Luke's Lecture 

“How medical technology will empower a patient centred model of care,” delivered by Professor Derek O’Keeffe, Professor of Medical Device Technology at NUIG.

The Future of Medicine event is a benefit of your Membership and Fellowship and is FREE for RCPI Trainees, Licentiates, Members and Fellows.

*This event is also open to healthcare professionals with a charge of €120.

Meet the speakers

Dr Andrew Padmos, Former CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, delivers the John Feely Memorial Lecture, titled, “Reflections on a career in medicine and management and lessons for the future.”

Professor Jackie Taylor, President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow explores, “Modern practice issues.”

Dr Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Vice-President, Health, University of British Columbia delivers a talk titled "Future shock: Precision Medicine is Good Medicine."

Dr Cían Hughes, Health Informatics Lead at Google, examines, “The future workforce – preparing for digital disruption and new challenges.”

Prof Derek O’Keeffe, Professor of Medical Device Technology at NUIG, is the recipient of the inaugural St Luke’s Medal. He delivers the St Luke’s lecture on, “How medical technology will empower a patient centred model of care.”

Paul Reid, Director General at the HSE talks about, “Modern health system challenges.”

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