Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Class of 1987 Scientific Meeting

If you have already registered for the reunion, but now also wish to attend this meeting please email and we will add this event to your bookings.

There is no charge to attend. 4.0 CPD credits apply for the full day meeting.

10.00 - 10.20: Registration 

Venue: TR2/3 - enter RCSI via York Street entrance

Chaired by Dr Erika Keane, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

10.20 - 10.30 Welcome
Dr Erika Keane, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
10.30 - 10.50 Adventures of an '87 Graduate
Dr Mark Davis, Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA Read bio
10.50 - 11.10 Clostridium Difficile-Challenges in management
Dr Anil Bahadursingh, Chief of Surgery, Kansas City VA Medical Center, USA Read bio
11.10 - 11.30 Challenging cases in Orbital Surgery
Dr Daniel Briscoe MD, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel Read bio
11.30 - 11.50 Working Identity - evolution or revolution.
Dr Johnson Tam-Lit, MB, BCh, MSc creativity, innovation and leadership. Read bio
11.50 - 12.10 Translating Discoveries in the 21st Century

Dr Emma Meagher, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA Read bio

12.10 - 14.00: Lunch in No. 26 with all alumni


The Class of 1987 will then join the main Scientific Meeting for the afternoon-session. Click here to view the programme. 


About the Speakers


Dr Mark Davis is presently Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota and is an active participant in the clinical, educational, and research efforts in the department.

Dr Davis has broad clinical and research interests, including medical dermatology, hospital dermatology, psychodermatology, skin ulcerations and patch testing/allergic contact dermatitis. He is the author of over 170 peer-reviewed publications, and 25 book chapters. He edited and coordinated a book detailing the 90-year history of the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic.


Dr Anil Bahadursingh is the Chief of Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center (a tertiary referral center) and is a Faculty member at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

He completed Fellowships at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Saint Louis University Hospital in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery and is Board Certified in both.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He received his Masters in Business Administration from Saint Louis University.

Dr Bahadursingh has published over 25 peer reviewed articles, presented at numerous national meetings, and has been guest editor and reviewer on peer reviewed journals. He is an active member of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the Veterans Administration Surgical Consortium. He is active nationally both clinically and administratively and is a member on various United States federal government Surgical Advisory Boards.


Dr Daniel Briscoe is Ophthalmology Department Chairman at Emek Hospital in Northern Israel, and a member of Technion Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Briscoe runs one of the largest Oculoplastic and Orbital surgical services in Israel and his training program in Ophthalmology is the largest in Northern Israel. He was Head of the Israeli Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery twice, and has trained Ophthalmologists in Oculoplastic Surgery from countries including, Greece, Burma, Turkey, and China. Dr Briscoe serves on the International Taskforce Committee for an ICO Oculoplastics Subspecialty Curriculum, the Israeli Scientific Council Board for Professional Examinations and was Vice President of the Ocular Oncology Group of Europe in addition to other elected positions. Dr Briscoe has published over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is active internationally and has organized numerous International Courses in Ophthalmology.


Dr Johnson Tam-Lit: Imagine if you could get paid to watch people sleep as well as to wake them up. At one point in his life Johnson was doing both but getting more from one activity than the other.  After leaving Ireland he got married, had a first child and then set out on a career in anaesthesia.

Then a seemingly chance comment fifteen years ago with a monk on Lindisfarne island changed the course of his life. "You get paid to put them to sleep at work and love waking them in your free time." That conversation led to taking a year's sabbatical to do a Masters in creativity, innovation and leadership in London.
This was the final push in moving from clinical medicine into working in the transition arena.

In what was developing as a parallel career Johnson had trained and practiced as a counselor and coach for 6 years, yet felt it needed to be more. Now instead of practicing medicine he invests his time in waking people up rather than keeping them safely asleep.

Currently a well-kept secret in the coaching world, Johnson works with individuals and couples to illuminate dreams, improvise possibilities and dissolve doubts.

A ninja in listening is combined with a passion for experiential learning and precision questions are key parts of his toolkit.

Regular hikes from his base in the Slovenian Alps are a major part of his lifestyle and his photos and creative writing collection compete for GB on the hard drive.

Dr Emma Meagher is Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr Meagher graduated cum laude from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and completed postgraduate training in internal medicine, cardiology and pharmacology.

Dr Meagher currently serves as the Vice Dean and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Clinical Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Meagher's educational interests are in the fields of translational research methodology to graduate, pre and post doctoral students and novel modalities for education in pharmacology to undergraduate medical students.

Dr Meagher's research interest is the development of novel therapeutics in dyslipidemia and novel training methods. Her clinical practice focused on cardiovascular risk modification with an emphasis on management of dyslipidemia, hypertension and women's cardiovascular health. In her role as Senior Associate Dean and Chief Clinical Research Officer, Dr Meagher is responsible for the institution's clinical research infrastructure and education programs. She has served as the PI on multiple NIH training grants and Co-PI on Penn's NIH CSTA Award.

Dr Meagher has received numerous local and national awards in recognition for her efforts including election into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the university's highest teaching honor, the Lindback Award for Medical Education (2005) and the AAMC, Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award.

She currently serves as the President of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and Deputy Editor for the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.