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Why does lung disease have Ireland fighting for breath? Register now for next RCSI MyHealth Lecture

24 March 2017

Register now for RCSI MyHealth lecture which will explore respiratory medicine and health

 

An average of one in five people will die of lung disease in Ireland. We have the highest incidence rates of asthma in the world and lung cancer claims more lives here than any other cancer. In addition, rates of rare lung diseases, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) in Ireland are among the highest in the world. So why are these rates so high?

This topic will be the focus of a free RCSI MyHealth public lecture in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on Wednesday 12th April 2017. The lecture, entitled "Why Does Lung Disease Have Ireland Fighting For Breath?" will be held from 18.30 - 20.30 at RCSI, 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.
 
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At this free public lecture, our healthcare experts will discuss common lung and respiratory diseases and investigate why such conditions are so prevalent in Ireland. Our speakers will also discuss some rare lung conditions, such as Cystic Fibrosis and COPD, and will give out some practical information and advice for people who may suffer from such respiratory issues.

Speakers on the night include Professor Gerry McElvaney, Professor of Medicine, RCSI and Consultant Respiratory Physician at Beaumont Hospital, who will chair this session; Dr Dorothy Ryan, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Beaumont Hospital and Dr Ross Morgan, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Beaumont Hospital.

This RCSI MyHealth public lecture is free of charge; however registration is essential in order to guarantee a place. Register at www.rcsi.ie/myhealth. For those who are unable to attend on the night, the lecture will also be live streamed at www.rcsi.ie and you can join the conversation online, on the night, on Twitter at #RCSIMyHealth.

RCSI is ranked in the top 250 institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016-2017). It is an international not-for-profit health sciences institution, with its headquarters in Dublin, focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide.

Lecture Details:
 
Title: "Why Does Lung Disease Have Ireland Fighting For Breath?", An RCSI MyHealth Public Lecture
Date: Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 18.30 - 20.30
Location: 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Admission: Free. Register online at rcsi.ie/myhealth 
 
Speakers:
Chairman - Professor Gerry McElvaney, Professor of Medicine, RCSI
Dr Dorothy Ryan, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Beaumont Hospital
Dr Ross Morgan, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Beaumont Hospital.