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Study Days and Talks 2005

National cardio-thoracic and heart lung transplantation study day
Was held in the Freeman Auditorium in the Mater Hospital on May 20th 2005. Different members of the Cardio-Thoracic multi-disciplinary team gave the following presentations:

  • An overview of lung transplantation.
    Dr. Jim Egan, Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Transplantation assessment & the role of the transplant co-ordinator.
    Ms. Barbara Parlon, Transplant Co-ordinator
  • Use of LVADs - a bridge to transplantation.
    Mr. D Healy, Lecturer in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgical treatment for lung cancer.
    Mr. David A. Luke, Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon
  • Chest drains - a medical & nursing perspective.
    Mr. John Hinchion, SSpR Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon
  • Pain management following thoracic surgery.
    Dr. Harry Frizelle, Director of Clinical Anaesthesia
  • Mitral valve reconstruction and repair.
    Mr. A.E Wood, Director Cardio-Thoracic Surgery MMUH
  • Cardiac surgery in high risk patients.
    Mr. Dave Veerasingam, Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon
  • Adult congenital heart disease - role of nurse specialist.
    Ms. Rhona Savage, Adult Congenital Heart Nurse Specialist
  • Coronary artery bypass grafts for acute ischaemia
    Mr. Ronan Ryan, SpR Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon

Talk by Professor John Wallwork, Papworth Hospital
A talk by Professor John Wallwork, Papworth Hospital on the ‘Role of transplant in heart failure' was given at the research and educational centre in the Mater hospital on the 14 th June 2005. This talk was then followed by various presentations.

  • Neutrophil transendothelial migration potential predicts early rejection in human myocardial transplantation.
    Mr. D Healy, Lecturer in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

  • Molecular mechanisms of allograft rejection.
    Mr. Rauf Ashan, Transplant Registrar.

  • A prospective study of infective endocarditis in a Dublin hospital.
    Dr. Meaghan Cotter, Microbiology Registrar.


 

 

 

 

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