Intern Section Inaugural Study Day Meeting, April 2012

21/04/2012 in Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Dr Dermot Power, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital , Dublin and President of the Intern Section of RAMI hosted the event and the submissions were judged by Prof. Bill Powderly, Dean of Medicine at UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Dr. Denise Sadlier, Consultant Nephrologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, and Dr John McInerney, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

The judging panel was impressed with the quality of the entries, which spanned a wide range of medical specialties and clinical sites. The RAMI Bronze Medal and Bursaries were awarded to three outstanding submissions.

Winners of medals:

  • Dr. Rita Flaherty – A Complicated Spontaneous Nephrocutaneous Fistula and its Treatment (NUI Galway Intern Training Network) Platform Presentation
  • Dr. Donna Cummins – An Evaluation of the Smoking Patterns of Outpatients Attending the Vascular Service of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin between November 2011 and January 2012 and an Assessment of the Impact of the Smoking Cessation Service (UCD Intern Training Network) Platform Presentation
  • Dr. Laura Heavey – Thyroid Function Tests: TSH Alone, Is it Adequate? (NUI Galway Intern Training Network) Poster Presentation

The event was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Ireland

This being the first year to host such an event for this new Section of RAMI.  All abstracts presented for the study day will be published online in the Irish Journal of Medical Science, the official organ of the Academy.


09.00am: Registration. Tea and Coffee
09.30am: Welcome address, Dr Dermot Power
09.45am—11am: Platform Presentations
11am—11.20am: Break. Tea and Coffee
11.20am—12.45pm: Platform Presentations
12.45pm—1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm: Presentation of RAMI Bronze Medals and Bursaries


Professor William G Powderly, Dean of Medicine and Head, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science
Dr John McInerney. Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Mater Misericordiae, University Hospital
Dr Denise Sadlier, Consultant Nephrologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital