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Research Events


RCSI Research Day 2015

Date                      -            12 March 2015

Location               -             Cheyne Lecture Theatre & Exam Hall, RCSI

The annual RCSI Research Day is an in-house event that gives RCSI scientists the opportunity to present their most recent research findings and showcase the innovative research being carried out at RCSI.

RCSI Research Day 2015 John J Ryan keynote speaker Professor Luis J.V. Galietta will deliver a lecture titled "Pharmacological correction of the cystic fibrosis basic defect: problems and opportunities"

For further information visit the RCSI Research Day 2015 website or the Research Day 2015 section of the staff portal.


RCSI MiniMed Lecture Series 2014/2015

To include tips on maintaining and managing Mental Health to the public & experts to also encourage those with leg ulcers not to suffer in silence

The 2014/2015 RCSI MiniMed Open Lecture Series begins Wednesday 29th October.

The RCSI MiniMed Open Lecture Series is free of charge; however registration is essential in order to guarantee a place. Previous lecture series have attracted widespread public interest with demand for places far outstripping availability. Register online at and you can join the conversation online, on the night, on Twitter at #RCSIMiniMed. To view previous RCSI MiniMed lectures from the last series on the RCSI YouTube channel at  


2014/2015 RCSI MiniMed Lecture Series:

Wednesday 26th  November 2014

‘Breast Cancer - what do we know now?' (19.00-20.00)
Professor Arnold Hill, Head of School of Medicine and Professor of Surgery, RCSI

‘Screening in Pregnancy - Is my baby normal?' (20.00-21.00)
Professor Fergal Malone, Professor and Chairman of the RCSI Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Wednesday 28th  January 2015

‘Management of Concussion' (19.00-20.00)
Professor Michael G. Molloy, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM), RCPI & RCSI

'Emergency Care in Remote Areas - Wilderness Medicine on Kilimanjaro' (20.00-21.00)
Dr Padraig Sheeran, Dean of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM), RCPI & RCSI

Wednesday 25th  February 2015

Mammy's little helper - the Irish relationship with anxiety medication' (19.00-20.00)
Dr Helena Kelly, Senior  Lecturer in the RCSI School of Pharmacy; and Professor Paul Gallagher, Head of the RCSI School of Pharmacy

‘Anti-anxiety medication use in Ireland today - problem cause or cure?' - A panel debate (20.00-21.00)

Wednesday 25th  March 2015

‘Have the superbugs won; antibiotic resistance' (19.00-20.00)
Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick, RCSI Senior Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology & Consultant Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital.


‘Insights into Antibiotic Use from a General Practitioner' (20.00-21.00)
Dr Nuala O'Connor, ICGP Lead for Healthcare-associated Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention



‘Father of CyberPsychology' to discuss online experiences of the next generation

Thursday 16th October 2014: RCSI will host a lecture from the ‘father of CyberPsychology' Professor John Suler this evening which will mark the first anniversary of the establishment of the RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre. The talk, open free of charge to the public, will take place at the Houston Lecture Theatre at 6pm at the College's St Stephen's Green campus.

Professor John Suler, Professor of Psychology at Rider University, New Jersey, will address the future of CyberPsychology from the perspectives of the next generation versus the previous generation, who have seen the internet being invented and adopted. The ‘next' generation (i.e. young people such as students) were the first generation to grow up with the internet and struggle to imagine what life would be like without it. He will go on to discuss the wide variety of experiences that people have online and will elicit the audience's ideas about what is important about their lives online.

By showing a video, entitled ‘The Birth of CyberPsychology', Prof Suler will encourage attendees to think about their own reactions to the video. He has been using this video as a research tool by showing it to various students and observing their responses and reactions to it. Prof Suler will compare and contrast the reactions of the audience in attendance against those of students who he has being engaging.

Speaking ahead of this guest lecture, Prof Suler said, ‘I would like to help the audience conceptualise their reactions to this video as well as describe the younger people's reactions, in terms of "cyberpsychology architecture" which is how cyberspace is a psychological space, an extension of the mind and a transitional space that consists of eight dimensions: identity, social, interactive, text, sensory, temporal, reality, and physical.'

About the speaker: Professor John Suler is Professor of Psychology at Rider University, New Jersey. He has published on topics related to eastern philosophy, psychotherapy, and cyberspace, including the books Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought and his ground-breaking work The Psychology of Cyberspace, one of the first and most widely cited online books.

‘The Birth of CyberPsychology' video, which will be shown at this talk can be viewed at This video was created by John Suler for the launch of the RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre in October 2013.

Annual International Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Conference

Providing nurses and midwives with an opportunity to come together to discuss challenges within their profession and hear the latest developments in nursing education and research from national and international experts. This will be the 33rd Annual Conference and this year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Faculty.

When - Thursday 20th February 2014

The conference will open this evening with an address from Christina Noble, Founder of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation, who will be awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery.

Keynote addresses will be made by Dr Siobhan O'Halloran, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health and Ms Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland. The Minister of State for Primary Care, Mr Alex White TD, will deliver a Ministerial Address entitled ‘Nurses and Midwives - A Cornerstone of Health Service Reform'.

Parallel sessions taking place are: wound management & tissue viability; oncology/ palliative care; emergency nursing; perspectives in clinical care; concepts of care; professional issues; midwifery, women's health & research; the art of nursing; healthy ageing; children's nursing; and education.

For full details of the programme visit:



Inaugural HUMAN DISEASE MAPPING (HDM) conference


When -   30 - 31 January 2014

Where -  RCSI, 123 Stephen's Green, Dublin, Cheyne Lecture Theatre

The conference will highlight the most exciting breakthroughs in the field of biomedical science throughout 2013 - from the astounding progresses being made in the treatment of psychiatric and neurological illnesses, to encouraging advances in the fields of regenerative medicine and cardiovascular disease, to pioneering research on molecular targets for cancer therapy. PhD students, postdoctoral researchers,  industry headhunters and eminent academic invitees will have ample opportunities to discuss their current and future work in both an informal (lectures, datablitzs and poster sessions) and informal (evening reception) setting.

Conference highlights

  • Plenary talks given by two eminent biomedical investigators, Professor H Meyberg (Emory University) and Dr Jonathan Thon (Harvard Medical School).
  • Oral and poster presentations delivered by outstanding PhD students and post-docs
  • Exciting lectures from industry professionals
  • A round table discussion on the morning of the 31st, encouraging scientific cross-talk between young and senior researchers
  • Evening reception

Registration is completely free. Please register before Monday  27th January 2014: 

For further information please see attached full programme or visit



33rd annual meeting of the West Coast Salt and Water Club (WCSWC)

When -   7 - 8 March 2014

Where -  Avila Beach, California

The WCSWC is a group of scientists and physicians who share common interests in ion and solute transport, epithelial cell biology, and cellular regulatory mechanisms in a variety of systems. However, we welcome investigators from any discipline and clinical subspecialty to join us so the entire range of organ, tissue, cell and molecular research is represented!

We are privileged to have two exciting keynote speakers:

Dr. Brian Harvey, PhD, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will present "Estrogen regulation of epithelial ion transporters in health and disease"

Dr. Stephen Wright, PhD, Professor of Physiology, University of Arizona will present "The intersection of biology and methodology: impact on understanding drug-drug interaction with organic cation transport"

We hope that you will join us for another great meeting! We encourage you to invite trainees, junior faculty and colleagues from your institute to attend. Postdocs, trainees and students are eligible for reimbursement of registration and travel support, finances permitting.

More details about the meeting, including registration and housing information, are available at our website

Please note that the deadline for registration and titles, no abstract required, of scientific presentations will be January 31st, 2014.


Emergency Care Research Unit (ECRU) Symposium

The Emergency Care Research Unit (ECRU), Division of Population Health Sciences, RCSI, is hosting a symposium on the 28th November 2013 in the Cheyne Lecture Theatre, RCSI, on the feasibility of valid and reliable emergency care key performance indicator.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Matthew Cooke, Professor of Clinical Systems Design, Warwick Medical School, UK and Former National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care, UK Department of Health.

The symposium is aimed at Consultants in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Managers, Senior Healthcare Managers, Clinical Data Managers and Healthcare Policymakers. To register and for a detailed programme, please contact Dr. Aileen McCabe at

The Emergency Care Research Unit (ECRU) was established in the Division of Population Health Sciences, RCSI, in October 2012. The research focus of the unit is emergency medicine health services research and evidence-based emergency medicine. The unit is presently leading an HRB-funded feasibility analysis of key performance indicators for Emergency Departments in Ireland. The unit is led by Dr. Abel Wakai, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, RCSI, and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.


3U Global Health

International workshop titled "Research Challenges & Opportunities in Global Health"on Thurs 14th and Friday 15th November in the Helix in Dublin City University.

Confirm your attendance for the Conference and if you wish to attend the dinner by emailing by Thursday 7th November 2013.



Current Challenges in Diabetes Research


The 3U second annual conference will take place January 17th 2014 at the RCSI, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin.

For more information please see


RCSI Research Interaction Workshop 2014


Why -    Further strengthen collaborative links between scientists & researchers

             Promote translational & multidisciplinary research

             Enhance the quality of patient care        

When -  Monday 20th January 2014, 15:00 to 20:00

Where - Richard Carmichael Lecture Theatre, Beaumont Hospital

Expressions of Interest welcome - Send to Deadline 8th January 2014.


RCSI hosts International Conference on Epithelia and Smooth Muscle Interactions in Health and Disease Dublin Convention Centre , 11-13 December 2013

The Physiological Society Joint Themed Meeting in Epithelia & Membrane Transport and Vascular & Smooth Muscle Physiology.

11 December 2013 - 13 December 2013

The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland

For futher information visit

(December 2013)


ECRU Symposium Thursday 28th November 2013

The Emergency Care Research Unit (ECRU), Division of Population Health Sciences, RCSI, is hosting a symposium on the 28th November 2013 in the Cheyne Lecture Theatre, RCSI, on the feasibility of valid and reliable emergency care key performance indicator. The keynote speaker will be Professor Matthew Cooke, Professor of Clinical Systems Design, Warwick Medical School, UK and Former National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care, UK Department of Health. The symposium is aimed at Consultants in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Managers, Senior Healthcare Managers, Clinical Data Managers and Healthcare Policymakers. To register and for a detailed programme, please contact Dr. Aileen McCabe at

The Emergency Care Research Unit (ECRU) was established in the Division of Population Health Sciences, RCSI, in October 2012. The research focus of the unit is emergency medicine health services research and evidence-based emergency medicine. The unit is presently leading an HRB-funded feasibility analysis of key performance indicators for Emergency Departments in Ireland. The unit is led by Dr. Abel Wakai, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, RCSI, and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.


6th Meeting of the Irish Institute of Metal-Based Drugs

The Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry is hosting the 6th Meeting of the Irish Institute of Metal-Based Drugs this Friday, 1st November from 14.00-18.00. Contact Prof. Celine Marmion for delails. 




3rd International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students (ICHAMS) - October 11th and 12th 2013.

The 3rd ICHAMS conference will be held in the RCSI on October 11th and 12th 2013. ICHAMS is a student led research conference for undergraduate students, supported by RCSI faculty. The conference provides students with the opportunity to present their research in an international setting with structured feedback. The conference aims to promote interactions among healthcare students from different countries as well as the exchange of research knowledge and experiences. The two day event includes poster and oral presentations, keynote speakers, workshops, a gala dinner, welcome reception and walking tour of Dublin. Abstracts from the previous two ICHAMS conferences have been published in BioMed Central Proceedings. This year Dr.Graham McMahon, Associate Professor of Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Editor for Medical Education at The New England Journal of Medicine will speak to students about the role journals play in advancing medicine. Registration and abstract submission for the conference are now open. Further details can be found at (Oct 2013)



RCSI will be hosting the forthcoming Irish Gerontological Society Meeting (IGS) - September 20th - 21st 2013

More information: (Sept 2013)




RCSI to Host the Anatomical Society (AS) Summer Meeting – 4th & 5th July 2013

The RCSI will soon host the Anatomical Society (AS) Summer Meeting, which will be chaired by Dr Garry Duffy and co-chaired by Prof Fergal O’Brien. The topic of this year's meeting is "Form and Function in Regenerative Medicine" and it will be held on the 4th and 5th of July. The meeting is currently open for registration, while the deadline for abstract submission (oral or poster presentations) is the 3rd of June. Registrations costs are €270 for AS members, €300 for general registrants (up until June 3rd), €160 for AS student members and €180 for non-member students and this price also includes the conference dinner on Friday the 5th of July. For more information on the conference and a full list of the excellent line-up of invited speakers, please see the Anatomical Society Meeting website.

More information (July 2013)


 BioPIC 2013 - An International Conference on Biophotonics & Imaging, Castleknock Hotel Dublin 25-27 March 2013. Abstract Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline is 15-Feb-2013 so register now.BioPIC 2013 is a multidisciplinary meeting and will include lectures from world leaders in the applications of cutting edge imaging and photonics to disease investigation and treatment.There will be over 150 scientists, clinicians, students and post-docs in attendance. Sessions on Molecular Imaging, New Technologies, Diagnostic Imaging, Novel Probes and more. Prizes to be Won!1st Prize Oral Presentation- €6501st Prize Poster (Postdoc) €4001st Prize Poster  (PhD student) €400Plus Runner up prizes in all categories We would encourage all to register now by visiting our website below.    (January 2013  





The Alpha One Foundation: In aid of Respiratory Research would like to cordially invite you to the Chopin Award in the Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday 15th November. Music students from Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cork School of Music and Queens University Belfast will be competing for the Alpha One Foundation Chopin Bursary with each student performing a Chopin piece on the piano. Frédéric Chopin suffered from chronic respiratory disease, possibly Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, during his short but very productive life. The Alpha One Foundation wishes to celebrate his life and draw attention to research into respiratory disease, particularly alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (also known as hereditary emphysema). As his condition greatly influenced his music we thought it appropriate to celebrate Chopin's life and music annually around the anniversary of his death. The Lord Mayor of Dublin Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí has kindly invited us to use his residence in the Mansion House for the occasion. We gratefully acknowledge his generosity. The evening will commence at 7.00 pm with a wine reception and conclude at 9.30 pm. Tickets for the event cost €10. To secure your invitations please contact Kitty O'Connor at 01-8093871 or email (Oct 2012).


The ICHAMS 2012 Conference will take place in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on November 2nd - 3rd 2012. Please see the attached proposed programme. ICHAMS is a unique research conference - a conference for ‘students by students' - which aims to provide undergraduate healthcare students the opportunity to present their research findings in an international setting by promoting interactions through an exchange of research knowledge and experiences. To highlight the importance of research in the broader medical fields and expose the students to future research opportunities, this year's tag line is ‘Explore, Innovate, Inspire: Expanding Research Horizons'. We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin. Registration is now open (Sept 2012). More...


The BioPhotonics and Imaging Conference (BioPIC) 2013 (25th-27th March) will be the 2nd International BioPIC conference in a series which began in October 2010 sponsored by the National BioPhotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland (NBIP) and its associated partners in France, Germany, Italy and Finland and supported by the ESFRI consortium EuroBioImaging. The purpose of the BioPIC conference is to showcase Irish, European and other international research in advanced imaging applied to biological processes and disease. The BioPIC conference will include a focus on European networks of imaging research and training by hosting a half-day session with the coordinators of  major EU imaging networks - ESMI (European Society for Molecular Imaging), EMIDS (European Molecular Imaging Doctoral School), ESFRI Euro-BioImaging and Photonics4Life.   The main stream of the conference will be devoted to presentations from leaders of national, EU and International (USA, Canada, Chile, Russia) laboratories and from a number of Irish and EU SMEs engaged in R&D in photonics and imaging applied to diagnostics.  The programme also includes daily sessions for oral communications selected from young investigator's abstract submissions. On the final day, a session will be devoted to new and emerging technologies in molecular, animal and human imaging, followed by a round-table workshop to identify underpinning projects for a NBIP-led COST Action (Sept 2012). More... 



Upcoming Conference: Neurons Under Stress 2012 - Bioenergetics, Autophagy and Protein Translation in Neurological Disorders, Thursday 6th & Friday 7th September, RCSI. Organiser: Jochen Prehn, Centre for the Study of Neurological Disorders, RCSI. For further information log on to or contact (July 2012)


Research in Health Professions Education Study Day, Friday 7th September 2012; This workshop is being held under the auspices of MERG (Medical Education Research Group) The aim is to foster skills in educational research methods and methodologies, facilitate the development of research questions and encourage collaborative research within RCSI (July 2012). More...



The 3U Partnership - "The future of Irish education" was launched on Tuesday 26th June 2012 by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. and the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn T.D. where details of the major collaboration between NUI Maynooth, Dublin City University (DCU) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) were announced. The new formal partnership will see significant developments in academic programmes, research, education and internationalisation (June 2012). More... 


The BioAnalysis and Therapeutics (BioAT) Research Day took place on 19th June in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with over 80 delegates in attendance, including the PhD students and their supervisors in the BioAT Structured PhD Programme, a joint initiative between RCSI, Dublin City University, NUI Maynooth and IT Tallaght. This is the first BioAT Research Day to take place and the event will be held annually at one of the four collaborating institutions. 29 BioAT PhD students, 10 who are based at RCSI, will make oral presentations and poster presentations on their research projects which span topics including tissue engineering, biosensors, cancer therapeutics and treatments for respiratory conditions (June 2012). More...


The first ever International Cardiovascular Infection Symposium (ICIS2012) was recently held in The Convention Centre, Dublin. The ICIS2012 was held in conjunction with the biannual meeting of the Society for General Microbiology (SGM). The joint SGM meeting and the ICIS2012 attracted around 1500 delegates from all across the world. Dr. Steve Kerrigan (Chair of symposium organising committee, School of Pharmacy and Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics) commented that "cardiovascular infection is a multidisciplinary area which rarely crosses paths at international or indeed national conferences". Therefore the ICIS2012 provided for the first time a platform for world leaders, scientists and next generation postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers in the fields of infection, microbiology, vascular biology and platelet biology to meet and discuss results. The symposium facilitated focused communication and interaction through the dissemination of knowledge in the field of cardiovascular infection to delegates and through them to the wider community. World leaders in either cardiovascular disease or infection were invited from 8 different countries around the world to give state of the art presentations in their areas of expertise. It is anticipated that the Cardiovascular Infection Symposium will become a once every 2 year event recycling throughout Europe and the USA (June 2012).


Annual RCSI Research Day will take place on Wednesday 25th April 2012 consisting of oral and poster presentations and awards. The Annual John J Ryan Distinguished Guest Lecture will be delivered by Professor Michael Berndt who will speak on the subject of "Diversity, Diagnostics and Disease: The BDI Experience".  Prof. Berndt is currently Director of the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI) at Dublin City University and Professor of Experimental Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Research Day is intended to be a forum for the presentation of investigators' most recent work, reflecting the current state of research in RCSI. As in previous years the emphasis will be on presentations by young Investigators early in their career, Post-doctoral Fellows, Post-graduate and Undergraduate Scholars and Academic Staff, with competition for a number of prizes in best oral and poster presentations. All RCSI staff and students are welcome to attend and we look forward to a successful day!


The inaugural International Conference for Healthcare & Medical Students (ICHAMS)  will take place in Dublin on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of November 2011, at RCSI. The first Student Research conference aimed and tailored exclusively for medical and healthcare undergraduates, supported by the RCSI faculty office, seeks to provide an opportunity for medical and healthcare students to develop their research skills and expand their network in an international setting.  There are over 35 different delegate nationalities attending, from the USA to Sri Lanka via Cote D'Ivoire and the United Arab Emirates. 56 universities across 4 different continents. Strong UK representation of 42 students from 19 different universities including Oxford and Cambridge. RCSI dominates Irish delegations (51) as expected with only 5 other submissions from other Irish universities (Oct 2011). Visit the ICHAMS website for further details  More...


The Research Summer School Symposium takes places on Friday 7th October 2011. Poster presentations will be displayed on the concourse at the O'Flanagan Theatre from 1pm-2pm and Oral Communications will take place in the Cheyne Lecture Theatre from 4pm-6.15pm. All are welcome to attend!


The Young Life Scientists Ireland (YSLI) Symposium 2011 takes place on 12th November 2011 in the Conway Institute, UCD. This one day event aims to bring young researchers together to present their work, learn valuable skills & techniques, and network & socialise with others who are just beginning an exciting career in research! For further information, please visit

 Brian Harvey and Jochen Prehn where among a group of NBIP Ireland representatives who recently travelled to Turku, Finland, to participate in a strategic workshop focused on encouraging collaboration in research and technological development underpinned by imaging - ‘Observing the Invisible - Novel Imaging Horizons'. Participants included notable experts in the field of biophotonics and imaging from both Europe and the USA. The workshop was co-organised by Prof John Eriksson, Åbo Akademi University, Turku and Dr. Eleanor Coffey, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Finland. The event was supported by Euro-BioImaging, NBIP Ireland, Nordic Imaging Network and Turku Bioimaging. Further information is available on the NBIP Ireland website (August 2011)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) hosted the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) D39 Final Whole Action Meeting on ‘Metallo-Drug Design and Action'. The main objective of the Action is to increase knowledge and understanding of the design and mechanisms of actions of metallo-drugs, and to use this enhanced knowledge in combination with modern genomic research to develop new classes of metallo-drugs with truly novel mechanisms of action and novel spectra of biomedical activity. More...
(July 2011)

The Research Summer School started on Tuesday June 7th in the RCSI. The programme, run by Dr Sarah O'Neill, includes workshops on research topics and lectures in Project Management for Research, Health and Safety in Research Laboratories, Dealing with Experimental Data, Scientific Writing Skills, and many others.

8th June 2011. RCSI's Annual Public Outreach Lecture 2011, entitled "Genius of the Cell" took place in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The lecture was delivered by Professor Brian J Ford, a renowned research biologist based at University of Cambridge. More... 

6th April 2011. RCSI Research Day.  RCSI Research Day 2011 took place in the college. This annual forum provides RCSI scientists with the opportunity to showcase their most recent research findings and emphasises the importance of research within the College. More...

28th February-4th March 2011. Twelve Postdoctoral Fellows, of different nationalities, awarded under the Career Enhancement Mobility Programme (CEMP) took part in the second Leadership and Management Development (LMD) training week for Researchers held on in the RCSI. More...

16th February 2011. AHC Conference.  The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is currently involved in the development of an Academic Health Centre (AHC) in cooperation with Beaumont Hospital and Connolly Hospital, which will benefit patients, health professional students, clinical and academic staff. More...

5th-6th January 2011. Approximately 300 delegates from across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe attended the Society of Academic & Research Surgery Annual Conference 2011 (SARS) which took place at the RCSI. Professor Arnold Hill, Professor of Surgery in RCSI and Director of Breast Cancer Ireland, is the local organiser and opened the conference.

Demonstration Workshop for schoolchildren. Many thanks to Maria Morgan and her MCT colleagues Yvonne Smith, Emily Reddy, Allan Jenkinson and Stephen Cox who ran a Science Live Demonstration Workshop for schoolchildren in the RDS, entitled ‘Get a Grip: Friction, Forces and Motion'. RTE ran a clip on both the Six one news and News2day, which you can view here.

IEPG Meeting. The Irish Epithelial Physiology Group (IEPG) Meeting took place on 21st and 22nd October 2010 in the RCSI. Professor Peter Agre, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2003 and Director of the John Hopkins Malaria Research Centre, delivered the keynote lecture. More... 

BioPhotonic and Imaging Conference (BioPic) 2010. The National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland (NBIPI) in affiliation with the Royal Microscopical Society hosted BioPIC 2010 on the 18th -20th October. Website  

Launch RCSI Research Summer School. The first RCSI Research Summer School was launched in the college on the 16th June 2010, with 52 undergraduate health sciences students from the Junior and Intermediate Cycles of the Medical School, School of Pharmacy and the School of Physiotherapy, taking part in a structured programme.  More...