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Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

Programme for the 54th Session: 2009 - 2010

  • Thursday, October 29, 2009
  • (UTC-00:00)
  • Saturday, May 08, 2010
  • (UTC+01:00)
  • Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

Thursday 29th October 2009 


”Human Swine Flu - Media Hype or Impending Disaster?” 

Dr David Hanlon 

Irish College of General Practioners Representative, 

National Pandemic Committee 

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Thursday 26th November 2009 

”Courts & Inquires: A Differential Diagnosis” 

The Hon Mr Justice Sean Ryan S.C, The High Court 

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Thursday 28th January 2010 

”The United Nations and The Law” 

Ms Patricia O Brien 

Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs, The United Nations 

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Thursday 25th February 2010 

”Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - A Humane Approach to Dying?” 

Dr Regina McQuillan 

Medical Director, St Francis Hospice Raheny, 

Consultant in Palliative Care, Beaumont Hospital 

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Thursday 25th March 2010 

”Refusal of Consent to Blood Transfusion - When Does No Mean No?” 

The Hon. Mr Justive John Hedigan S.C., The High Court 

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Saturday 8th May 2010 

Annual Maytime Dinner and the Kildare St and University Club 

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"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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