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St. Vincent’s University Hospital Hosts Annual GP Study Day

29th March 2018

St. Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) held its annual GP Study Day in the Education and Research Centre (ERC) in the hospital on Saturday 24th March 2018.  The event was a great success with close to 100 GP’s attending from Dublin City and County. The Study Day was chaired by Prof. Walter McNicholas, Consultant Respiratory Physician, and the event was sponsored by St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) and the Pharmaceutical Industry.

The annual SVHG GP Study Day is an important event in the SVHG calendar. It facilitates discussion of new clinical initiatives relevant to primary care and the introduction of new consultants to local GPs. It also provides an excellent opportunity for informal interaction between primary care practitioners and hospital-based specialists. While the unprecedented attendance at this year’s meeting is encouraging, we continue to strive, in collaboration with our GP facilitators, to optimise the educational value of this annual meeting.

A series of thematic lectures were delivered during the early morning sessions including:

Management of Obesity (Prof. Donal O’Shea)
Breast Cancer 2018 : Progress & Problems (Dr. Janice Walshe)
The following session of the Study Day featured a number of interactive workshops on the following topics:

Management of Osteoporosis & Insufficiency Fractures (Dr. Shane O’Hanlon)
Update and Diagnosis of Common Breast Problems (Mr. Damian McCartan)
Diagnosis and Management of Parkinsons Disease (Dr. Sean O’Riordan)
Management of Gall Bladder Disease (Mr. Anthony Stafford
Polypharmacy in the Geriatric Patient (Dr. Nichola Boyle)
Pain Management of Chronic Spinal Pain (Dr. Paul Murphy)
Organisers of the event from the Postgraduate Research Centre in the ERC would like to thank all those who attended, and facilitated on the day, including the many pharmaceutical companies who supported the event :  GlaxoSmithKline, MSD (Merck, Sharp & Dohme), Recordati, AstraZeneca,  Novartis, Leo Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Grunenthal, Bayer Healthcare, Mundipharma, Astellas & Pfizer

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