Founded in 1956

Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

2008 and 2009

  • Thursday, October 23, 2008
  • Saturday, May 23, 2009
  • Medico-Legal Lociety of Ireland

Programme of the 53rd Session

"Codification of the Criminal Law, an Irish Perspective" 
Thursday 23rd October 2008 
Professor Finbarr McAuley 
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"Regulation of the Professions" 
Thursday 27th November 2008 
Senator Professor Ivana Bacik BL 
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Joint Meeting with the Northern Ireland Medico-Legal Society 
Saturday 24th January 2009 
Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin 
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"The Media and the Professions" 
Thursday 26th February 2009 
Professor John Horgan, Press Ombudsman 
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"An Historic Medico-Legal Case" 
Thursday 26th March 2009 
The Hon. Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman 
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Annual Maytime Dinner at the Kildare St and University Club 
Saturday 23rd May 2009 


"Occupational Safety and Health: Medicine and the Law"

5 CPD Points - ICGP, CPsychI, RCPI

8:45-9:15 Registration (Tea/coffee)

MORNING SESSION Chair: Mr Justice Peter Kelly, President of the High Court

9:15-9:30 Welcome: Ms Liz Doyle Fleming, President, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

9:30-9:55 Leadership and Resilience in the Professions

Prof Ciaran O’Boyle, RCSI

9:55-10:20 Mental Health Issues in the Professions

Dr James Anderson, NHS Practitioner Programme, London

10:20-10:45 Health and Wellbeing Support in the Legal Profession

Ms Mary B Jackson, LawCare UK

10:45-11:10 COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11:10-11:35 Practical and Medico-Legal Aspects of Occupational Health Assessments

Dr Robert Ryan, Partner, Medmark

11:35-12:00 Actionable Injury in Employment Litigation

Ms Marguerite Bolger SC

12:00-12:25 Medical Expert Evidence in Employment Litigation – the Medical Perspective

Dr Damian Mohan, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & Senior Lecturer, TCD

12:25-12:50 Medical Expert Evidence in Employment Litigation – the Legal Perspective

Mr Ian O’ Herlihy, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran, Solicitors

12:50-1:00 Panel Discussion

1:00-2:00 LUNCH

AFTERNOON SESSION Chair: Prof Denis Cusack, Forensic and Legal Medicine

2:00-4.00 Workshop 1 Key Issues in Workplace Risk Assessment

Prof. Anne Drummond, UCD

Workshop 2 Red Flags for Burnout

Dr Blanaid Hayes, Beaumont Hospital

Workshop 3 Grievance in the Workplace: Pathways to Resolution

Eversheds Sutherland

Workshop 4 Practitioner Health Matters Programme -Doctors in Difficulty

Dr Íde Delargy, GP, Clinical Lead

4:00-4:15 Plenary Session and Close


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