Bioengineering Section Conference, Jan 1999
30/01/1999 in Blessington, Co. Wicklow
The 5th “Bioengineering in Ireland” conference was held on the 30th and 31st January, 1999 and 43 oral presentations were made in sessions devoted to Orthopaedics, Biomaterials, Vascular Tissue, Hard Tissues and Biomedical Technology. The conference chairman was Dr. Lee whose Opening Address was entitled “Bioengineering: Times Past, Present and Future“. The 5th Samuel Haughton Lecture was delivered by Mr. Michael Stephen MSc (Bioeng.), ER.C.S.I., of the Mater, Temple Street and Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospitals.
Entitled “From Heel to Toe“, his lecture emphasised the biomechanical basis of foot surgery and has been published in the Journal (Ir. J. Med. Sci., 1999; 168: 127- 132). Mr. Stephens was the first Samuel Haughton Lecturer to receive the Academy Silver Medal. The
Academy Bronze Medal, for the best presentation, was won by
Dr. John Rice, F.R.C.S.I. (Children’s’s Hospital, Temple Street) for his paper
The football as a weapon
J. Rice, D. McCormack, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Children’s Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin 1
This work, carried out in collaboration with Mr. Damian McCormack, investigated the incidence and kinetics of sports-related fractures of the distal radius in children. The abstracts will be published in the Journal.
Section President: Dr. Patrick J. Prendergast , B.A., B.A.I., Ph.D., C.Eng., M.I.E.I., F.T.C.D.
Section Secretary T. Clive Lee, M.A., M.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.I., F.R.C.S.Ed., M.I.E.I.