24th October, 2014 (Friday): 14:15 – 15:45

RCSI: A History

Professor of Anatomy and Head of the RCSI Anatomy Department, Clive Lee, will be providing his renowned talk into the history behind the college. The talk will focus on the Royal College of Surgeon’s fascinating past and continue on to a tour of the campus from Professor Lee, including an inside view of the anatomy labs. This is an excellent opportunity to get a first-hand insight into our historic college from one of our most captivating lecturers!

Attendance for this workshop is capped at 20 participants.


Computerized Three Dimensional Gait Analysis


Computerized three dimensional movement analysis is cutting edge technology that is used to detect and measure human movement. The system in the RCSI Movement Laboratory comprises infra-red cameras which detect motion, a force plate which detects forces to the groud, and electrodes which measure muscle activity. The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate motion capture technology and discuss its use in healthcare and in the animation industry.

The workshop will start with a brief introduction to computerised three dimensional movement analysis.  It will demonstrate how a subject is prepared for motion capture. The analysts will capture motion of a subject walking and show how the data is processed and modelled.  The workshop will also demonstrate animation and show some examples of motion capture in people with gait problems.

Attendance for this workshop is capped at 15 participants.


Test Taking Strategies for USMLE Step 1 with Dr. Steven Daugherty

Learn test taking strategies to ace Step 1 during this live online session featuring helpful tips and tricks including how to read exam questions and manage your time effectively.

Attend Becker’s free USMLE sample lecture to:

  • Hear about the USMLE Step 1 exam
  • Identify test taking strategies to maximize your USMLE score
  • Understand how your Step 1 score impacts residency options in the USA
  • Learn about Becker’s Step 1 Live, Live Online and Becker’s Self Study Course eCoach & Qbank Bundle

All attendees receive a free interactive eBook


25th October, 2014 (Saturday): 14:30 – 15:30 

The Use of Salbutamol as a Medicine

This is a three part workshop conducted by members of the RCSI School of Pharmacy.

Part 1: Pharmaceutical Chemistry

This will depict the development of salbutamol from noradrenaline. It includes an overview of thestructure-activity relationship of salbutamol, the functional groups and selectivity present for efficacy, as well as the side effects that may occur and it’s duration of action.

Part 2: Pharmaceutics

The pharmaceutics component will be run by Ms Gemma O’Connor and feature a demonstration of the analytical techniques required to show the delivery of salbutamol to the lungs.

Part 3: The Practice of Pharmacy

Finally, participants will be shown how pharmacists counsel asthmatics on the appropriate use of salbutamol inhalers. Ms Alice Holton will also discuss how spacer devices are used to enhance delivery of salbutamol and the monitoring of asthma using peak flow meters.


The Promotion of Global Equality in Access to Medical Innovations


This workshop is facilitated by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), an international student-led non-profit organisation who promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by challenging norms and practices around academic patenting and licensing. Access to essential medicines is an increasing problem which mostly affects developing countries. Due to economic crisis, however, it is becoming an important issue for a lot of European states as well, including Ireland.

This workshop is aimed at students with a strong interest in Global Health and Public Health. At UAEM, we want to ensure that university medical research (which many of you have contributed to!) reaches its potential to benefit the maximum number of people, worldwide.

We will help you to understand the complexity of the access to medicines problem, in part by looking at the role of all the different actors involved: governments, the pharmaceutical industry, funding agencies, health facilities, health workers, and university researchers.

By engaging in this interactive session, attendants will walk away with a skill set and knowledge base that will allow them to interpret emerging challenges in Global Health. Attendants will be encouraged to consider their own important role in building a stronger, more equitable civil society.


25th October, 2014 (Saturday):  15:30 – 16:30

Publishing Pitfalls and Journal Club Presentations

Research plays a vital role in the daily life of a physician. Whether it is to establish yourself as a competitive candidate for a training program or to stay up to date with the latest research; a doctor must know how to publish their own work and know how to examine and present another paper at a journal club. In keeping with this, the RCSIsmj will be offering a workshop that will include two key topics.

The first segment will cover common publishing pitfalls in an effort to educate students on the do’s and don’ts of writing, editing, and submitting a paper. Our goal is to help you increase your odds of getting your work accepted.

Lastly, the RCSIsmj Education Team will briefly demonstrate how you should present a paper at a journal club. This is a valuables skill to all students and will come in handy if you ever work in an academic centre.


Surgical Skills: Learn to Suture, Knot Tie and Experience the Basic Skills of Laparoscopic Surgery

RCSI tutors will divulge their secrets behind developing your surgical skills. Using practice suture kits and laparoscopic tools from our surgical department, participants will get the opportunity to assess their capabilities and learn techniques both new and old. This invaluable experience will provide great insight which can be applied throughout their medical careers.

Attendance for this workshop is capped at 20 participants.