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The 8th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

on Thursday, 13 December 2018. Posted in Latest News, Medical Research

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Prof William Campbell Gold medal winner 2018 Aoife Wilson small

The 8th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Symposium, held on 23rd of November, was a great success, building on previous symposia in Letterkenny University Hospital. There were a total of 50 pieces of research, 19 oral and 31 poster presentations, including distinguished guest speakers:

Dr Martin Cormican, Professor of Microbiology, NUIG. Dr Malcolm Lewis, Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology, Crumlin Hospital Dublin. Professor Juan Sancho, Chief Surgeon at Hospital Del Mar, Barcelona.

All the presentations were of exceptional standard resulting in a total of 9 medals being awarded including the inaugural Professor William C. Campbell, Nobel Laureate Medal for Excellence which went to Ms Aoife Wilson et al, for their paper entitled “The appropriate use of red blood cells in Letterkenny University Hospital in compliance with NICE guidelines”.

The symposium concluded with an entertaining and thought provoking keynote address by Prof. Juan Sancho, entitled “The present and future of Emergency Surgery”. And special thanks went to the main organizer, Anne Frize, who is already planning our next research symposium in 2019.

Dr Paul Stewart.
Director of Postgraduate Education.
Letterkenny University Hospital.
December 2018.

Aoife Wilson, medical scientist in the Blood Transfusion Laboratory at Letterkenny University Hospital, was the recipient of the inaugural Professor William C Campbell Medal of Excellence; pictured alongside Jacqui Clarke Chief Medical Scientist.