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10 Things to Know About…” presenter to be put through paces on VR medical training simulators at RCSI

2016 will be known as the year when virtual reality (VR) finally broke into the entertainment mainstream, but is it paving the way for the future of healthcare education? This topic will be explored in this evening’s episode of RTE’s programme, “10 Things to Know About…” which will look at some of the virtual reality […]

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RCSI research and innovations on concussion and balance rehabilitation to feature on RTE science show

Sports performance is on the agenda for evening’s episode of RTE One programme, “10 Things to Know About…”, and research into concussion, human movement, balance and dizziness by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) experts will be at the forefront of this programme. This episode, featuring Dr Dara Meldrum of RCSI’s School of Physiotherapy […]

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Healthcare Experts to Discuss Treatment, Recovery and Life after Stroke at RCSI MyHealth Free Public Lecture

Revolutionary clot retrieval procedure now being performed on patients at Beaumont Hospital dramatically improves patient outcomes People who suffer a stroke can face a number of challenges in how it will impact their everyday lives. However, the quicker patients receive immediate treatment for stroke, in terms of early identification and medical procedures, the less damage […]

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900 healthcare and research professionals to graduate from RCSI at November Conferring Ceremonies

Celebrations commenced with Conferring Dinner and President’s Teaching Awards 15 November 2016 RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) conferred 200 candidates with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at two conferring ceremonies at the College on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. These are the first of four November conferring ceremonies, which will see a total of 925 […]

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New RCSI Research finds High Prevalence of Risk Factors for Patients Post Stroke

A new research study has found a high prevalence of risk factors for patients at six months post stroke, despite the widespread prescription of secondary preventative measures.  The ASPIRE-S research study was carried out by researchers from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and funded by the Health Research Board (HRB).  The research set […]

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RCSI – Global Research Team Achieve Breakthrough in the Treatment of Hereditary Emphysema

Team involving Professor Gerry McElvaney from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland involved in global study Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have made an important breakthrough in the understanding and treatment of hereditary emphysema.  The findings of this global study, published in the premier medical journal, Lancet, indicate that […]

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Malaria vaccine tested at RCSI proves successful in first human trial

Two new malaria vaccines which have undergone a clinical trial in humans, carried out by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) in Dublin, have been proven to be well tolerated and produce a strong immune response. The results of the clinical trial are published in the current issue of the journal PLOS […]

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‘The Science Squad’ to sign off series by honing in on RCSI research into lung disease

This third series of RTE’s The Science Squad concludes this evening on RTE One from 8.30pm. This final episode is the third in the series to feature research from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). The work of Professor Gerry McElvaney (Department of Medicine) and his team into chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will […]

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Topical health issues to be explored at new RCSI MiniMed lecture series

Mental health, breast cancer, pregnancy screening, antibiotics and anxiety lectures to form part of the series RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) today announced the programme for its RCSI Open Lecture Series for 2014/2015. The series of health lectures is open free of charge to the public and will be held on the last […]

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RCSI welcomes SFI funding to support early career researchers

On July 7th, Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr Seán Sherlock, T.D. announced €23 million in new funding to help support 40 of Ireland’s most promising young research talent to become fully independent researchers. The funding is being awarded through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) and Career Development Award (CDA) Programmes. […]

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Novel training approach to management of ruptured aneurysms introduced to Ireland

A new approach to the management of ruptured aneurysms from presentation in the emergency department through to keyhole surgery and aftercare is being implemented by a team at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and Beaumont Hospital. The first team training day to enable this minimally invasive approach in a hospital setting in Ireland […]

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RCSI Hosts Inaugural National Surgical Skills Competition

RCSI is hosting the first National Surgical Skills Competition grand final today in the National Surgical Training Centre to give aspiring surgeons from Irish medical schools the opportunity to develop and showcase their surgical skills. The competition will involve the students competing in a range of surgical challenges, from suturing and knot-tying to undertaking key-hole […]

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