Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine Section, 2020 Jacqueline Horgan Bronze Medal Meeting, Thurs 13th May 2021
13/05/2021 in MS Teams
RAMI Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, 2020 Jacqueline Horgan Bronze Medal Meeting
Thursday May 13th, 2021 via MS Teams
The 2020 winner of the Jacqueline Horgan Bronze medal prize was Dr. Niamh Allen.
“Prevalence of Antibodies to SARS-COV-2 in Irish Hospital Healthcare Workers”
Niamh Allen, Una Ni Riain, Niall Conlon, Annamaria Ferenczi, Antonio Isidro Carrion Martin, Lisa Domegan, Cathal Walsh , Lorraine Doherty, Catherine Fleming, Colm Bergin
St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
Congratulations to Niamh and thank you to all those who submitted their abstracts and thanks to those who attended.
The Bronze Medal in Epidemiology was first awarded by the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland’s Section of Epidemiology and Public Health in 1983 to promote the recognition and dissemination of research in epidemiology.
The prize is presented annually to the best oral presentation of work of epidemiological and /or public health interest by a person in a training post and by those undertaking research up to the level of PhD. Over the years this medal has been won by many of those currently prominent in public health in Ireland, and is a well-recognised marker of distinction in epidemiology.
In 1998, the name of the medal was changed to the Jacqueline Horgan Bronze Medal, in commemoration of Dr Jacqueline Horgan, late of the Department of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology in UCD. This was done in recognition of the great contribution that she had made to public health and epidemiology in Ireland in her lifetime.
The competition for the medal is by submission of an abstract of work of epidemiological and /or public health interest by a person in a training post and by those undertaking research up to the level of PhD. Abstracts are reviewed, and between five and eight may be chosen for a 10-minute oral presentation at a special Bronze Medal meeting. The competition is judged on the basis of scientific merit of the work presented, its importance to public health, and on the quality of the presentation. Selection for presentation at the meeting is prestigious and provides an opportunity to present epidemiological work to one’s peers. All doctors and other professionals training in the fields of epidemiology or public health are encouraged to enter this competition.
CPD Credits will be available, please register to attend this meeting.