Surgery Section Meeting, March 1989

10/03/1989 in University of Limerick

President :  Sean J. Heffernan

The Out-of-Town meeting of the Surgical Section of the Academy was held in combination with the Council’ meeting of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, at the University of Limerick, on Friday the 10th March 1989. On that evening the highlight was the’Robert Adams Lecture delivered by Dr. Edward Walsh, President of N.I.H.E. This lecture was given in the Jean Monnet Theatre, N.I.H.E. This has recently been recognised as the new University of Limerick. The Lecture was entitled “Irish Neutrality”. This was extremely well received and provocative and followed by a Sherry Reception and Dinner in the University Club of the University of Limerick. On Saturday morning the Surgical Section Scientific meeting took place and this was held at the Sylvester O’Halloran Lecture Theatre at the Regional Hospital Limerick. The Chair was taken by the President, Mr. Sean Heffernan, and he first introduced Mr. W. Hederman, Vice President of the College of Surgeons of Ireland, who began the meeting by giving an outline of the life of Sylvester O’Halloran. Subsequently twelve papers were presented spanning a wide variety of surgical subjects. The meeting was of a high standard and the Chairman commended the speakers on their excellent presentation. He also conveyed his thanks on behalf of the Surgical Section of the Academy to the organisers of the Limerick meeting and in particular Mr. and Mrs. Peter Delaney. At the conclusion of the meeting on Saturday morning further hospitaity was provided in the form of lunch by Smith, Kline and French which was greatly appreciated.