Colm Burke was elected to Seanad Eireann on the Industrial and Commerical Panel in April 2011. He is the Fine Gael Seanad Spokesman on Health.
Colm was a member of the European Parliament for the Ireland South constituency between 2007 and 2009 and served on various EP committees.
He was a member of Cork City Council from 1995-2007 and was Lord Mayor of Cork in 2003-2004.
Colm is a native of Dripsey in Mid Cork, educated in De La Salle College Macroom and University College Cork, qualifying as a solicitor in 1982. He has been involved in may community organisations, including Foroige, Macra na Feirme, served as Chairman of Blackpool Community Centre and Blackpool/Glen/Farranree Training Centre. He has also served as a Director of the Port of Cork, Cork Urban Enterprises Ltd, the National Sculpture Factory and Cork City Urban Ltd. He was a member of the National Executive of Young Fine Gael (1978-1982), serving as National Chairperson (1980-1981). He also served on the Fine Gael National Executive (1981-1982).
Daniel Mark Duffy(b. 1961) is an Irish/American artist specializing in portraiture and the human figure. He studied painting at Pratt Institute, received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently an Adjunct Professor/Lecturer of Fine Arts at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. In 2011 Duffy was awarded the first Lundbeck Visiting Fellowship in the Humanities, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick.
For the last two decades, Duffy's reputation as a contemporary portrait artist has provided opportunities to collaborate with some of America's most accomplished individuals and established institutions, including the Federal Government, State and Federal Judiciary, Yale Law School, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. His works include distinguished portraits of the U.S. Circuit Judge José A. Cabranes and Yale law professor Charles Reich, a controversial portrait of Irish journalist Nell McCafferty, and a haunting image of Oscar-winner Brenda Fricker.
Duffy's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the U.S. National Portrait Gallery, Contemporary American Portrait Exhibition (2010), The Royal Hibernian Academy, Annual Exhibitions (2008, 2011), The Davy Portrait Exhibition (2009, 2010), and in a Solo Exhibition of his graphite nude studies of Irish women in Dublin, Ireland (2009).
Duffy's current project, Pedestrian, is a series Irish urban landscape paintings and works on paper.
To view some of Prof Duffy's work you can visit his website.
ABSTRACT: The topic is "Future Doctors with an artist's eye, how to see with confidence and assurance." We will explore how a figurative or representational artist's eye is trained to see in order to describe his/her observations effectively. Through structured observation of artworks and an appreciation of fine arts concepts, medical practioners can heighten their "visual literacy", and apply these techniques and skills to patient care.
Jon is a General Practitioner and a Specialty Doctor in the Emergency Department of Bristol Royal Infirmary. He has been on many expeditions as a doctor and or leader and has spent more than 2 years in the field on various expeditions. These expeditions have been in many different environments - from the deserts of Namibia, Sinai and Northern Kenya to the jungles of Sulawesi, Belize, Thailand and Ecuador. He loves the mountains and has undertaken many high altitude climbs and treks to Nepal, Greenland, Pakistan, Iceland, Morocco, East Africa and the Andes. Jon is an International Mountain Leader, a member of the Alpine Club and a member of faculty on the UK Diploma in Mountain Medicine.
Jon is medical consultant to four British expedition companies and has taught about expedition medicine for the last 25 years. He is a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (2nd edition in press). He has recently co-founded Phoenix Expedition Medicine and is looking forward to running the first expedition and global health course for doctors in the Kenyan Rift Valley in September. For further details on the expedition please visit here.
ABSTRACT: Jon will talk about the opportunities and practicalities of becoming an expedition doctor. Topics to be covered include expedition teams and their organisation, managing the potential risks and where to find relevant safety and health information. Jon will also discuss how to manage those expedition team members who have pre-existing illnesses and some of the important legal considerations. In the second part of the lecture Jon will talk about some of his personal experiences, the qualities of an expedition doctor, preparing suitable medical kits and expedition opportunities for doctors.
F.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.I., F.F.S.E.M., F.F.S.E.M.(UK), F.R.C.S.I(HON)
Post-graduate training carried out in London, in the Hammersmith Hospital, Royal London Hospital and Kings College Hospital.
Supervised 9 PhDs and 8 MDs
My research interests include:
The genetics of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Injury surveys in rugby, including Rugby World Cup 2007, U20 Rugby World Cup 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Women's Rugby World Cup 2010
Exercise for Health and Disease
Ronan is a consultant rheumatologist based in the Galway Clinic. He has an interest in the use of new technologies (including social media, video and blogging) to help keep himself (and his patients) up to date with current developments in rheumatology.
He also acts as a medical advisor to a number of medical technology companies (Clear.MD, Full Health and Pubble) and runs an annual medical innovation meeting (DotMed) which takes place in Smock Alley Theatre Friday 5th December 2014.
He is a former president of the Irish society for Rheumatology, founding member of Performing Arts Medicine Ireland and Chairman of the board of Macnas Theatre Company.
ABSTRACT: Frustrated with the inefficiencies of the traditional channels of postgraduate education, Dr Ronan Kavanagh has taken to Twitter and other technologies to keep up to date. He thinks he may be onto something.
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