Founded in 1956

Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

Programme for the 57th Session 2012 - 2013

  • Monday, October 08, 2012
  • Saturday, June 08, 2013
  • Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
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Saturday, 26th January 2013


Medico-Legal Society Academic Day 
'Dances with Wolves -The Doctor as Witness' 
The Four Courts, Dublin 7 

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Academic Day January 2013 Photos

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Thursday, 28th February 2013


Senator Professor John Crown 
Senator, Seanad Éireann 
'The Doctor as Politician' 
Consultant Oncologist at St. Vincent’s University Hospital 

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Thursday, 21st March 2013


Dr Carol Coulter 
'Medicine, Law and the Media' 
Legal Affairs Editor, The Irish Times 

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Thursday, 25th April 2013


An address to the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland by 
The Chief Justice of Ireland 
The Hon. Mrs. Justice Susan Denham 

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Saturday, 18th May 2013


Annual Maytime Dinner 
Kildare St, and University Club, 
17 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2 

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013


Annual General Meeting 

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Thursday, 26th September 2013 (7pm)


Mr. Hugh Hannigan Solicitor, Matheson 
'Protecting Professional Reputation in a Social Media Age' 
The Kildare Street & 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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