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Alumni Gathering 2016

28 August 2016

More than 400 Alumni spanning seven decades were welcomed back to RCSI over three days in August for the annual RCSI Alumni Gathering. Alumni from the classes of 1946, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 had the opportunity to participate in a vibrant programme of social and academic activities, to re-establish connections and reminisce with former classmates and lecturers.

The annual weekend brings together the largest and most diverse cohort of graduates, this year hailing from 22 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA, highlighting the global reach of the College's doctors and surgeons.

Aíne Gibbons, Director, Development - Alumni Relations, RCSI said: "We are extremely proud of our Alumni, the quality of patient care and scale of medical breakthroughs owes much to the experience and expertise of generations of RCSI Alumni who are making an outstanding impact worldwide. The Alumni Gathering provides an opportunity to reunite to celebrate and share in these successes. 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 was our largest to date; a testament to the strength of the ties between the College and our global community of Alumni."

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The annual RCSI Alumni Gathering is the highlight of the Alumni calendar; a calendar which has expanded significantly over the past year to include an extensive variety of Alumni events, both in Ireland and worldwide, organised by the Alumni Relations team.

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.

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