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Draft Guidelines for Management of AAA

The SVT are seeking comments from members on the draft updated NICE guidelines for management of AAA.

Go to Vascular faculty page for further details.


National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services

The public consultation on the national review of cardiac services is open until August 17th.

Further information and link to the questionnaire available on the Cardiology page

Self-Care Multidisciplinary Event

This event, open to Clinical Measurement Physiologists is taking place in Cork June 14th. Venue to be confirmed.

The event will run from 9.30 - 16.30 and there is a fee of €20

Booking here

Course Content:

What is self-care and why is it important in healthcare provision?

Managing oneself; work-life balance

Stress reduction & managing stress - time stress, anticipatory stress, situation stress and encounter stress

Workplace bullying, statistics, why people bully, bullying and harassment

Further details from Karen Dobbyn at


Update on Long QT Syndrome

One of the worlds leading authorities on Long QT Syndrome will speak at a free event titled:

An update on Long QT syndrome in the Irish population and the role of surgical left cardiac sympathetic denervation

This will take place on Saturday, June 9th in the Fintan Gunne Lecture theatre, Catherine McAuley Education and Research Centre, 21 Nelson street (opposite the main entrance to Mater Misericordiae University Hospital), Phibsborough, Dublin 7

Further details here

MSc in Patient Safety

The Department of Surgical Affairs (DoSA) at RCSI has opened applications for the Masters (MSc) in Human Factors in Patient Safety and further information is available for download below.

This unique Masters programme for experienced healthcare professionals is aimed at those who are responsible for the care of acute hospital patients.

The Masters (MSc) in Human Factors in Patient Safety is particularly relevant to Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Anaesthetists, Obstetricians, Radiologists, Acute Care Nurses, Pharmacists,

Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Social Workers, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, other allied health care professionals and quality managers.

The MSc is designed to develop participants’ knowledge of error, risk, and safety in healthcare

and to advance their practical skills and expertise to drive safety initiatives and quality improvement in the acute hospital setting.

Further details here


INTeRACT for Health - One day workshop

A one-day workshop will take place on Tuesday 12th June 2018 at the School of Psychology, NUI Galway.

The aim is to provide training in integrated Knowledge Translation to members of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway,

our partners within Strategic Planning and Transformation in the Health Services Executive (formerly the Health and Well-being division),

and other interested stakeholders.

Integrated Knowledge Translation is an approach that seeks to optimise the usefulness and relevance of research,

by involving those who will use research knowledge from the very beginning of planning process.

The full schedule is available to download HERE: INTeRACT Schedule

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for researchers, health professionals and policymakers with an interest in chronic illness prevention,

self-management, health behaviour change and integrated Knowledge Translation.

Registration is free, but places are limited so register now to secure your place! To register please CLICK HERE

For queries, please contact Dr Oonagh Meade at, or 091 49 4456


HSCP Research Conference Deadline Extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 5th HSCP Research Conference has been extended.

This inclusive event takes place in the Conference Centre, Dublin Castle on Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Authors submitting abstracts will first be asked to register with Ex Ordo here.

They can then proceed to submit the abstract.

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is now extended to Monday 14th May ’18.

More details for download here

Understanding Compassion Fatigue

A course is being run on the above topic as well as self-care tools.

This is being held at the Wisdom centre

Sophia Housing Dublin,

25 Cork Street,

Merchants Quay

Dublin, Ireland


30th May 2018: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closing date for applications is 11th May 2018

Application forms from


Exam Funding

The closing date for applications for exam funding is coming up.

This includes:

1. BSE Exams

2. SVT Exams

3. ABRET Exams

4. Cardiac Pacing, ICD and EP Exams.

Applications forms are available from Karen Dobbyn at

Closing Date 29th June 2018


2018 IICMS Bursary

In 2018 IICMS are granting 5 bursaries of up to €400 each to attend a National or International meeting.

This is open to all paid up members both in the public and private sector.

Further details & application form from Karen Dobbyn at

Paediatric Spirometry Course

Closing date for applications 29th June 2018

A paediatric spirometry course in collaboration with ARTP will take place May 3rd-4th in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

This course is run in collaboration with ARTP

Further details of this exciting training course available here


5th HSCP Research Conference - Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts has been issued for the 5th HSCP Research Conference which takes place in the Conference Centre, Dublin Castle on Wednesday 14th November 2018. Authors submitting abstracts will first be asked to register with Ex Ordo here and then proceed to submit the abstract.

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is Monday 30th April ’18.

Please download flyer for further details.


National HSCP Office Newsletter

The national HSCP office has released it's first newsletter. Available for download from here

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