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Sixth Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course

on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Education

Sixth EASC takes place on the 10th April, 2015

Welcome to the Sixth Emergency Abdominal
Surgery Course. The first was held in Letterkenny
Donegal in May 2012 and the most recent in
Coimbra Portugal and Torreveija Spain. This
course builds on its success and is further
enhanced by an international faculty who are
leaders in Emergency Surgery.

World leading courses in Emergency Surgery are
well established with ESTES in Europe and
MOSES in Australia and New Zealand. EASC
curriculum focuses on the acute abdomen, in a
multidisciplinary shared learning approach. It will
bring you a level of discussion you have not heard
before and enhance your ability on-duty as a
surgeon, gastroenterologist or radiologist; either
as a trainee or a specialist. This course is about
the patient and common emergencies.

Course Goals

Understanding the natural history of key
emergency surgery presentations, with
emphasis on decision making and
operative/intervention tips and traps to optimise
outcome. This coupled with a manual
containing lectures and the latest literature
abstracts will ensure your patients are getting
optimal outcomes.

Who should attend ?If
you treat or manage a patient with an acute
abdomen this course is a must for you!

Donegal Clinical Research Academy would like to
thank the Colleges,Trade and RCSI in particular
for their support and the sponsors without whom
we could not share this course with you.

Michael Sugrue
Convenor
Donegal Clinical Research Academy
Letterkenny Hospital

www.dcra.ie

6th Emergency
Abdominal Surgery
Course

Friday April 10th 2015

Dublin

Ireland

Venue

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Albert Lecture Room

International Faculty

I Anderson UK
F Catena Parma Italy
D Jenkins Rochester USA
I Martinez Barcelona Spain
C Mesquita Coimbra Portugal
S Uranus Gratz Austria

DCRA Receive Two National Awards For Medical Education

on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Press Releases, Education

Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course receives National recognition.

Recently the Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course (EASC) was awarded two significant peer judged regional and national awards for medical education.
The course developed in Letterkenny Hospital under the Donegal Clinical Research Academy mentorship, recently was the recipient for the National Irish Health Care Awards held in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on November 6th and the Saolta University Health Care Group CEO Awards in Galway on November 7th.

Mr Michael Sugrue, Surgeon , was delighted to accept the Irish Medical Health Care Award, with Dr Siobhan McGrane, Radiologist in Letterkenny. He indicated they were all delighted with the phenomenal success nationally and internationally of the course. Mr Sugrue said its success lay in the educational model used, and the fact that the course crossed all disciplines that deal with Emergency Care from Surgeons to Radiologist and Nurses..
Mr Sugrue said he would now like to expand on the development of quality indicators in Emergency Surgery and the course combined with other areas of research will ensure that patients do better. DCRA would be well positioned to do this.

The next course in Ireland will be on April 10th 2015 and will host 6 world leaders as well as Irish experts in Emergency Abdominal Care.
Mr Sugrue stated the program complimented the Irish Acute Surgery Program led by Professor Frank Keane and Mr Ken Mealy. He was grateful for support from RCSI and Letterkenny Hospital to allow the course to develop.

Inaugural Breast Cancer Course

on Tuesday, 29 April 2014. Posted in Press Releases, Education

Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Course

Course Goals August 15th 2014

Understanding the principles of multidisciplinary breast cancer treatment is crucial to providing optimal breast care. This practical course consisting of lectures and interactive sessions will make you comfortable in the core knowledge of all aspects of breast care. While the course will have a strong surgical focus it will reflect the normal interaction between disciplines who make up the Breast Team.

Who should attend

  • · Surgical Trainees (General/Plastic)
  • · Oncology Trainees
  • · Radiology Trainees
  • · Pathology Trainees
  • · GP's with special Breast Interest
  • · Breast Nurses
  • • Mammographers

.
The Course is highly interactive with illustrated clinical cases and videos. It will walk you through the average day in a breast unit/clinic and theatre setting,
providing up to-date breast knowledge. You will gain an understanding of the basics of breast cancer care, as advocated by national and international guidelines. It will be delivered in the highly successfully entertaining DRCA educational style. The meeting will stimulate your mind to think laterally and will finish with a provocative lecture on endoscopic breast surgery.
When you leave the course we hope you will be thrilled with a great days education.

Donegal Clinical Research Academy would like to thank RCSI for their support and the sponsors without whom we could not share this course with you.

Michael Sugrue Convenor Donegal Clinical Research Academy Letterkenny Hospital www.dcra.ie 

August 15th 2014 Venue Royal College of Surgeons Dublin Albert Lecture Room

International Faculty

Sandra Brennan USA
Petrousjka van den Tol Holland
Koji Yamashita Japan

©Copyright DCRA 2014

Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Course Schecule

08.00 Welcome Patterns and Risk in Breast Cancer Chair J Martin

08.05 Patterns and Outcomes in Breast Cancer Ray McLaughlin
08.20 Interactive Risk Assessment Michael Sugrue
08.30 Risk Assessment Yvonne Hanhauser
Triple Assessment

Chair K Barry
0845 Clinical Assessment – Minimum Standards Michael Sugrue

09.00 Case Discussion Panel Stewart McGowan MacGregor Brown
09.15 Principles of Imaging Sandra Brennan
09.30 Case Discussion Panel McGowan McGowan McLaughlin
09.45 Pathological assessment Cecily Quinn
10.00 Case Disucssion Panel ODowd Keane van denTol Kerin
10.45 MDT Decision Making Chair K Duffy
10.45 Group pre-assessment Test Quiz Cases

11.00 Oncology for Breast Cancer Maccon Keane
11.15 Case Discussion Panel Duffy Kerin MacGregor
11.30 Radiotherapy Who When Where Osama Salib
11.45 Case Panel Martin Keane Brown
12.00 Optimising Surgery Petrousjka van denTol
12.15 Case Discussion Panel Hill Quinn Jones Quinn
12.30 Surgery of the Axilla Michael Kerin
12.15 Case Discussion Panel McLoughlin Martin Keane Dowd
13.00 Lunch Meet the Sponsors

What You Need to Know in Breast Recon Chair M Kerin

13.45 Imaging as an aid to resection Sandra Brennan
14.00 Case Scenario Panel McGowan McLaughlin van denTol
14..30 Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction R McLaughlin
14.45 Case Scenario Panel Kerin Jones Duffy Yamashita
15.00 Free Flaps Pro's and Con's Deidre Jones Panel van denTol Salib Keane Kerin

15.15 Afternoon Tea Putting it all together

15.40 Patient follow up Arnie Hill

15.45 Case Scenario 1 Panel Barry Brennan van denTol
16.10 Case Scenario 2 Panel McLaughlin Hanhauser Yamashita
16.30 Case Scenario 3 Panel Hill O'Dowd Martin
16.50 Key Learning Points Michael Sugrue
17.15 Inaugural Frontier Lecture Endoscopic Breast Cancer Surgery 400 cases later
Where to next ? Koji Yamashita
17.40 Meeting Close
Cocktail reception 17.45-18.30 RCSI

Registration Fee 100 € Contact Denise Colgan RCSI 00 353 1 4022188 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Enquiries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Faculty

Sandra Brennan Radiologist USA
Kevin Barry Surgeon Castebar Letterkenny
Karen Duffy Oncologist Letterkenny
Deirdre Jones Plastic Surgeon Galway
Yvonne HanHauser Breast Nurse Dublin
Arnie Hill Professor Surgery Beaumont Dublin
Maccon Keane Oncologist Galway
Michael Kerin Professor Surgery Galway
Joe Martin Radiotherapy Galway
Ray McLoughlin Surgeon Galway
Geraldine MacGregor Breast Nurse Letterkenny
Ann McGowan Mammographer Letterkenny
Katherine McGowan Radiologist Letterkenny
Gerry O'Dowd Pathologist Letterkenny
Cecily Quinn Pathologist Dublin

Osama Salib Radiation Oncologist Dublin
Paul Stewart Family Doctor Donegal
Michael Sugrue Surgeon Letterkenny
Petrusjka Van Den Tol Surgeon Holland
Koji Yamashita Surgeon Japan

©Copyright DCRA 2014