Registrar’s Prize Meeting 2022 Report
The IICN’s Registar’s Prize in Clinical Neuroscience, under the direction of Dr. Karen O’Connell, took place on 11 November, in the Minerva Rood, RDS, Dublin
The Meeting was once again a highlight of the autumn neuroscience meeting calendar and was attended by consultants and registrars from all of the neuroscience centres in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In her address to the meeting, Dr. O’Connell, the meeting director stated “I was delighted to direct the 2022 annual Registrar’s Prize in Neurology and grateful we could return to an in-person meeting again. I think this meeting has a special place in the IICN’s calendar and is a very valuable experience for us to showcase and build on the collaborative work across neurology disciplines in Ireland. The standard was exceptionally high and the judges were keen to stress this point. They felt all presentations were capable of winning and would strongly encourage all presenters to take their work further, either on to publication or to consider submission to the upcoming joint ABN/INA meeting. It is clear the future of neurology in Ireland is in good hands.
Programme and Presentations
To view the Scientific Programme of the Registrar’s Prize Meeting please click here
The judges of both categories at the meeting were unanimous in their view that the standard of presentation was exceptionally high. There was much debate and consideration of each of the studies at the meeting.
Interesting Case Report category
The three person judging panel agreed to confer awards for two presentations .
- Dr. Ger Mullane
“’Confounding Contractures’ A Non-Lethal Presentation of a Lethal Disorder”
Mullane G, Smyth S.
- Dr. Stavros Koustais
“Do not underestimate neurological symptoms in postoperative neurosurgical patients”.
Koustais S, Delanty N, Ewins K, Crockett M, McAnena L, Javadpour M.
Original Research category
The judging panel were unanimous in their selection of the winner.
- Dr. Mary Clare McKenna
“The contribution of thalamic pathology to the clinical manifestations of frontotemporal dementia phenotypes”.
McKenna MC, Hutchinson S, Bede P.
Joint ABN / INA Meeting 2023
The important support of Biogen Ireland who sponsored the 2022 Registrar’s Prize meeting and who have sponsored the meeting over many years, was acknowledged by the meeting director. Thanks were extended to the Biogen representatives, Mr. David O’Connell, Ms Aisling Tinneny, Mr. Ian Gardiner and Mr. Phil O’Meara who were a welcome presence at the meeting.
Dr. O’Connell reminded everyone of the importance of completing the online meeting feedback forms on the IICN website and advised that CPD certificates woudl be circulated in the coming week.
Please complete the meeting evaluation form below
A special word of thanks went to David and Ian, the excellent audio and visual technicians from CT Group Ireland for their vital support, reviewing and troubleshooting presentations in such a professional manner. Thanks also to Mr. Peter FitzGerald, IICN website designer.
The very helpful and responsive staff at the RDS were also thanked for their superb hospitality and assistance.
Dr. O’Connell concluded the meeting noting “I would like to acknowledge all my colleagues who very kindly agreed to get involved in the meeting either judging or chairing sessions and to all who supported by attending on the day. Particular recognition goes to Colette Fitzpatrick, who again oversaw the smooth running of the day, ensuring the overall success of the meeting”.
On behalf of the Dean and Board of Directors of IICN, Dr. Seán O’Dowd thanked Dr. O’Connell for hosting an excellent meeting and for her tremendous care and attention to enable registrars to widen their knowledge and to progress in their careers.