Founded in 1956

Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

Confidentiality in Medicine: ‘A Barrier to Communication?’

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • Kildare Street and University Club, 17 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Confidentiality in Medicine: ‘A Barrier to Communication?'.    

 Professor Patricia Casey,

Consultant Psychiatrist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Professor of Psychiatry, University College Dublin

Lectures take place at 7pm sharp at the Kildare Street and University Club, 17 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2. Members and their guests are encouraged to join the Council and speakers for dinner at the Club following each lecture (8.15pm, approx). Dinner is €50 per person. Members intending to dine after the meetings must book in advance. Dinner bookings received up to one working day before the lecture dates are confirmed. Bookings made thereafter are not confirmed and places are allocated on a stand-by basis only. 

To book dinner places please contact: 

The Hon. Treasurer, Dr Carlos McDowell 


Mobile: 086 2541941 

Members who book for dinner and who do not attend or who do not cancel their booking at least one working day before the lecture date, will be liable for the full cost of their meal. The dress code for the Kildare St and University Club is jacket and tie for gentlemen and similar appropriate dress for ladies (no trainers or denim jeans). Please remember to observe the dress code when attending the Society’s events and functions. Mobile phones must be turned off while in the Club.

"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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