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RCSI Biological Society Welcomes New President

04 November 2005

Professor Gerry McElvaney from BeaumontHospital was welcomed as the new President of the RCSI Biological Society at its 73rd Inaugural Meeting today. The proceedings were opened by the Outgoing President Dr. Eamonn Leen from ConnollyHospital, followed by the presentation of medals. Among the recipients was Conor Malone, who received The Leonard Abrahamson Medal; Rachael Eckel, who received the Dr. P. Fitzpatrick Pathology Medal; Hugh Ramsay, who received the RCPI Council Medal; Clara Dimitra Boyd, who received the Ffrench O’Carroll Medal; Siobhan Hoare, who received the Professor Max Ryan Radiology Medal and Hong Kuan Kok  who received the Professor Gilmartin Anaesthetics Medal. The speakers of the evening included Professor McElvaney who addressed guests with a speech titled “Learning from History”, while guest speaker, Mr. Liam Moggan, Coach Education Development Officer with the National Coaching and Training Centre (NCTC) at the  University of Limerick delivered a speech titled “Learning from Sport.”

Front Row (L-R) Mr. Michael Horgan, Chief Executive, RCSI; Professor Gerry McElvaney, Incoming President, Biological Society; Dr. Eamon Leen, Outgoing President, Biological Society; Professor Niall O'Higgins, President, RCSI; Mr. Liam Moggan, Guest Speaker

Back Row (L-R) Dr. Terry McWade, Deputy Chief Executive, RCSI; Ms. Rachael Eckel, Incoming Honorary Correspondence Secretary, Biological Society; Professor Alan Johnson, Dean, Medical Faculty & Health Sciences, RCSI; Mr. Conor Malone, Outgoing Honorary Correspondence Secretary, Biological Society.