Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Section President: 

Section Secretary:

Section Council Members:

Representative on General Council:

The Section of Obstetrics was one of the original sections of the academy, established in 1882. The Section of Obstetrics replaced the Dublin Obstetrical Society. The Section of Obstetrics is governed by a council and President. The section holds a series of monthly meetings from October to May where members present obstetrical and gynaecological cases.

Here is the opening address from the first meeting of the Obstetrical Section held on Friday, 22nd December 1882:

President – John Denham, M.D.

Sectional Secretary – William C. Neville, M.D

Dr. Denham, after some preliminary observations, took for the subject of his inaugural address “The Progress made in Obstetric Medicine during the last fifty years,” selecting as the basis of his remarks a comparison of the Rotunda Hospital Reports of Drs. Collins and Shackleton with those recently published by Dr. George Johnston. Dr. Collins during his seven years Mastership had 16,414 deliveries, in which the crotchet was used 118 times and the forceps or vectis 27 times.

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Registrar Prize Recipients

 2012     Ferguson McCarthy

2011     Donal Brennan

2010     Mary Higgins

2009     Donal Brennan

2008     Michael O’Leary

2007   I. Harley

2006   R. Mahony

2005   M. Eogan

2004   M. Eogan

2003   R. Khan

2002   John Coulter

 2001   Steven Adair

1999   M. Geary

1998   F. Gardeil

1997   M. Fynes

1996   O. McNally

1995   V. Donnelly

1994   C Fitzpatrick

1993   S. Daly

1992   H. McNamara

1991   I. Bolaji

1990   C. Finn

1989   M. Finn

1988   R. Bryan Beattie

1987   P. Chamberlain

1986   David Cahill

1985   R. Connolly

1984   A. Curtin

1983   J. Dockery

1982   P. Bowman

1981   P. Boylan














RAMI Research Awards, Wednesday 6th November 2019

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11/03/2014 2:00pm in Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2


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