Meetings 2022 to 2023

Making Healthcare Better

President:  Professor Nigel Hart MD MMedSc FRCGP

Professor of General Practice and Primary Care, Queen's University of Belfast

Attending the lectures

Most lectures are both attendable and available online and may be booked through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/ulster-medical-society-lectures-1108089). Note that the session on the morning of 10 November is online only; and that attendance at the lecture on 15 December MUST be booked in advance. For the rest, it may be possible to admit those who just turn up but you are advised to book as the capacity of some venues may still be limited by COVID regulations. Our Administrator will be pleased to advise.

Those attending lectures in the Medical Biology Centre may park in the MBC grounds. Those attending lectures in the Belfast City Hospital may park in the BCH car park immediately off the Lisburn Road close to the Post-graduate Centre entrance and, at the lecture, obtain a replacement ticket which will permit them to leave the car park without the need to pay.

Programme

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Posters

A poster for a lecture may be downloaded by clicking on its title.

October 2022

Thursday 6 October at 8 p.m.
North Lecture Theatre, Medical Biology Centre, QUB
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
The remarkable potential of Primary Care
Professor Nigel Hart, Queen's University of Belfast

Thursday 20 October at 8 p.m.
Lecture Theatre, Trust HQ, Ulster Hospital
SIR THOMAS AND LADY EDITH DIXON LECTURE
Dear Deconditioning: Recognising and addressing the other pandemic
Professor Brian Dolan, OBE, Director of Health Service 360, Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare

November 2022

Thursday 10 November   Two meetings are to be held this day.
MORNING at 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Guest lecture 11.35 a.m.
Online Virtual Meeting Only
JOINT MEETING WITH QUB and NIMDTA
Trainee Research Day
Guest Speaker: Professor Phil Evans, NIHR CRN Deputy Medical Director & National Specialty Lead for Primary Care
EVENING at 8 p.m.
South Lecture Theatre, Medical Biology Centre, QUB
Making sense of street chaos: access to healthcare for people experiencing homelessness
Dr Austin O'Carroll, HSE Clinical Lead for Dublin Covid Homeless Response and Founder of Safetynet

Thursday 17 November at 8 p.m.
Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Belfast City Hospital
Reporting on health with fairness and impartiality—my role as BBC NI's health correspondent
Ms Marie-Louise Connolly, BBC NI Health Correspondent

December 2022

Thursday 1 December at 8 p.m.
Lecture Theatre, Craigavon Area Hospital
Reflections on health reform in Ireland (Sláintecare): through a health policy and health systems' lens
Dr Sarah Burke, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, TCD

Thursday 15 December at 7.30 p.m. Refreshments 7 p.m.
 Admission by booked ticket only  Queen's University of Belfast
JOINT MEETING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND QUB
In conversation with the four Chief Medical Officers: Reflections on a Pandemic
Professor Sir Michael McBride, Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Sir Frank Atherton

January 2023

Thursday 12 January at 8 p.m.
Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Belfast City Hospital
JOINT MEETING WITH THE ULSTER OBSTETRICAL & GYNAECOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Diabetes in pregnancy
Professor David McCance, Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Endocrinology

Thursday 26 January at 8 p.m.
Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Belfast City Hospital
THE ROBERT CAMPBELL ORATION
Practice-embedded research will ensure evidence-informed primary care delivery
Professor Susan Smith, Professor of General Practice, TCD

February 2023

Thursday 9 February at 7 p.m. Buffet 6 p.m.
Centre of Medical & Dental Education & Training, Altnagelvin Area Hospital
THE DESMOND WHYTE LECTURE
The healthcare system of the future: how do we get better at getting better?
Dr Helen Bevan, Strategic Adviser, NHS Horizons

Thursday 23 February at 8 p.m.
Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Belfast City Hospital
THE GARY LOVE LECTURE
JOINT MEETING WITH THE ULSTER SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE
The UMS: From an Old Museum to a New Institute
Professor Emeritus Alun Evans, QUB

March 2023

Thursday 9 March at 8 p.m.
Medical Education Centre, Bretten Hall, Antrim Area Hospital
Remembering your why… —putting the spark back into your medical career
Dr Davog McCaffrey, F1 and Former President QUB GP Society
Who’s still willing to fight for a national health service?
Dr Niamh Woods, Leadership Fellow UK Foundation Programme

Thursday 23 March at 8 p.m. Buffet 7 p.m.
Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Belfast City Hospital
JOINT MEETING WITH THE BCH MEDICAL STAFF COMMITTEE
Drawing on my experience of Parkinson's Disease
Dr Jonny Acheson, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Parkinson's Advocate, Artist

April 2023

Friday 21 April at 7.30 p.m.
The Great Hall, Queen's University of Belfast
Annual Dinner

May 2023

Thursday 4 May at 5 p.m.
Ulster Medical Society Rooms
Annual General Meeting
Agenda