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Alumni Gathering 2018

18 August 2018

Over 400 alumni spanning six decades were welcomed back to RCSI from the 16th - 18th August 2018, for the annual RCSI Alumni Gathering. Alumni from Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 participated in a vibrant programme of social and academic activities, re-establishing connections and reminiscing with former classmates and lecturers.

This year's Alumni Gathering brought together a large and diverse cohort of graduates, hailing from 24 countries including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA, highlighting the global reach of RCSI's graduate community.

Aíne Gibbons, Director, Development - Alumni Relations, RCSI said ‘We are extremely proud of our alumni; the quality of patient care today and the scale of medical breakthroughs owes much to the expertise of generations of RCSI alumni who have dedicated their careers to addressing the healthcare needs of populations across 97 countries of the world. The Alumni Gathering provides an opportunity to reunite, celebrate and share in these experiences. This unique group of distinguished individuals have made enduring contributions to the improvement of human health and are united by their time spent together in RCSI. This year's reunion continues to see a record number of alumni return; a testament to the strength of the ties between the College and our global community of alumni."

The Alumni Gathering's comprehensive three-day programme of activities includes a Jubilee Lunch; welcome reception; scientific meeting; alumni memorial service; tours of the College and of Dublin; reunion class dinners; golf outing; and a black tie gala dinner.

The celebrations begin each year on the Thursday with a commemorative lunch for those celebrating their 50th and 60th anniversaries as alumni of RCSI. In recognition of this special occasion each jubilarian were presented with a certificate of commemoration.

Jubilee Lunch 2018 Gallery

The first day of celebrations concluded with a Welcome Reception in the College Hall.

Welcome Reception 2018 Gallery

On Friday, 17 August, the Scientific Meeting featured presentations by RCSI alumni making an outstanding impact on healthcare delivery worldwide. Alumni shared their clinical experiences and their specific areas of research from Orthopaedics, Bariatric Surgery and Ophthalmology to Patient-Focused Education, Cardiovascular Disease and even Psychedelic Science!

On Friday evening, reunion class dinners were held in RCSI and a variety of locations around the College.

Reunion Dinners 2018 Gallery

Tours of RCSI, including for the first time 26 York Street; a game of golf; and a black tie gala dinner in The Round Room at the Mansion House on Saturday night closed the weekend's celebrations.

Gala Dinner 2018 Gallery

Click here to see who returned.

Save the Date: Next year’s Alumni Gathering will take place from 22-24 August 2019. Find out more here.