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Neuroscience in Ireland appears to have a bright future ahead

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The autumnal sun shone on 2019's Registrar Prize meeting as the day showcased the talent of neurosciences trainees in Ireland. The meeting proved engaging with input, questions and observations from both consultant and registrars in attendance.

The work in the background as well as on the day by trainees, supervisors and multidisciplinary neurosciences teams was very evident

The broad range of subspecialty represented demonstrated the growing field of clinical neuroscience.

Meeting Programme and Presenters

Networking and Interaction

Registrar's Prize awards





Meeting Programme and Presenters

The external overseas independent abstract adjudicator who had to make the initial shortlist of case abstract had an unenviable task as excellent cases were submitted but not all could be presented on the day.

To view the Registrar's Prize Meeting Programme please click the link to follow RP2019 Programme

Exemplary time keeping ensured the meeting ran smoothly to time and facilitating time to enjoy the hospitality at the lunch and coffee breaks. The meeting provided a convivial atmosphere for networking.

Dr. Andrew Lockhart

Dr. Elisabeth Doran

Dr. John McConville, Ulster Hospital, Belfast and Dr. Jennifer Williams, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Dr. Shameer Rafee

Dr. Gerard Mullane

Dr. Janice Redmond, Consultant Neurologist, St. James Hospital and Dr. Parameswaran Iyer, Consultant Neurologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Dr. Gaafar Gailani

Dr. Gavin McCluskey

The excellent case reports presented covered a large spectrum of clinical conundrums, localisation in clinical neurology, insights into rare treatable disorder, modern genetics and the important role of multidisciplinary management.

The original research section covering clinical neurology, neurosurgery, epidemiology , translational neuroscience & therapeutic shows the wealth of world class research being carried out around Ireland. The research section provided an excellent insight into ongoing projects in neuroscience for any trainees in the audience considering pursuing academic neuroscience in Ireland.




Interaction, Networking and Collegiality

The presence and support at the meeting of supervisors and consultants added to the educational  nature of the meeting. This afforded opportunities to interact in a professional development perspective.

Dr. Poornima Menon, Dr. Michael Doyle, Dr. Mary Clare McKenna, Dr. Isabelle Hunt

Dr. Sinéad Murphy and Dr. John McHugh

Dr. Joan Moroney, Dr. Stela Lefter, Dr. Albi Chalissery and Dr. Brian Sweeney
Dr. Dimitra Khalil and Dr. Andrew Lockhart Dr. Siew-Mei Yap, Mr. Ian Gardiner, Dr. Gavin McCluskey and Dr. Shane Lyons Dr. Sarah Wrigley. Dr. Shameer Rafee and Prof. Christopher McGuigan
Dr. Alina Buture and Dr. Eamonn Shaikh Dr. Gaafar Gailani and Dr. Mamoun Saeed Dr. Jennifer Williams, Dr. John McConville and Dr. Andrew Lockhart

Registrar's Prize Awards

Dr. Merwick thanked all of the presenters for their participation in the Registrar's Prize Meeting and their contribution to the study and education in clinical neuroscience. She also thanked the judges of both categories of the Prize, noting that their task in adjudicating on a broad range of topics and presentations was not an easy one.

The award of first prize in the Interesting Case Report section of the meeting was made to Dr. Pat Moloney for his presentation "An emerging family history and a variant of uncertain significance".
Dr. Rob Durcan was awarded second prize in the Interesting Case Report category for his presentation "An unusual but treatable cause of chorea".
The award in the Original Research category was made to Dr Eoin Finegan for his presentation "The Clinical and Neuroimaging Profiles of Primary Lateral Sclerosis: a Population-based Study".

                                                                                                      Award Winners at the 2019 Registrar's Prize in Clinical Neuroscience

Dr. Áine Merwick with Dr. Pat Moloney, award winner in the Interesting Case Report category Dr. Áine Merwick with Dr. Rob Durcan, award winner in the Interest Case Report category Dr, Áine Merwick with Dr. Eoin Finegan, award winner of the Original Research category.


The sparkling prizes were well deserved by the winners and hopefully next year bring again a wealth of carefully crafted submissions""

                                                                 - Dr. Áine Merwick, Director, Registrar's Prize in Clinical Neuroscience 2019

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