Founded in 1956

Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

Programme for the 56th Session 2011 - 2012

  • Friday, October 28, 2011
  • Friday, June 08, 2012
  • Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
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Thursday 24th November 2011

'A View from the Bench' 
The Hon. Mr. Justice John MacMenamin 
Judge of the High Court 

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Saturday 21st January 2012

Medico-Legal Society Inaugural Academic Day 
'Children, Medicine and the Law' 
9.30-5.00pm (Dublin Castle) 

Click here to view details of the events schedule and speakers

Inaugural Academic Day 2012 Photos

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Thursday 23th February 2012

'Demanding Questions, Demanding Answers' 
Ms Emily O'Reilly 
Ombudsman and Information Commissioner 
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Thursday 22nd March 2012

'Ten Thousand Babies a Year and the Buck Stops Here' 
Dr Rhona O'Mahony 
Master, The National Maternity Hospital, Holles St. 
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Saturday 12th May 2012

Annual Maytime Dinner at the Kildare St and University Club 
Maytime Dinner 2012 photos

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Wednesday 13th June 2012

Annual General Meeting June 2012 

Ms Liz Doyle-Fleming was appointed as Hon. Secretary at the Society's AGM in June 2012, replacing Dr Tom Donnelly. The Society wish to thank Dr Donnelly for his hard work and dedication in his role as Hon. Secretary. 

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Thursday, 25th October 2012


'The Presidential Address' 
Dr Mary Davin-Power, President, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland 

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Thursday, 29th November 2012


'Legal and Ethical Aspects of Clinical Genetics in Ireland' 
Professor Andrew Green PhD FRCPI FFPath(RCPI) 
Professor of Medical Genetics, UCD School of Medicine 
Director, National Centre for Medical Genetics 

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"Occupational Safety and Health: Medicine and the Law"

5 CPD Points - ICGP, CPsychI, RCPI

8:45-9:15 Registration (Tea/coffee)

MORNING SESSION Chair: Mr Justice Peter Kelly, President of the High Court

9:15-9:30 Welcome: Ms Liz Doyle Fleming, President, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

9:30-9:55 Leadership and Resilience in the Professions

Prof Ciaran O’Boyle, RCSI

9:55-10:20 Mental Health Issues in the Professions

Dr James Anderson, NHS Practitioner Programme, London

10:20-10:45 Health and Wellbeing Support in the Legal Profession

Ms Mary B Jackson, LawCare UK

10:45-11:10 COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11:10-11:35 Practical and Medico-Legal Aspects of Occupational Health Assessments

Dr Robert Ryan, Partner, Medmark

11:35-12:00 Actionable Injury in Employment Litigation

Ms Marguerite Bolger SC

12:00-12:25 Medical Expert Evidence in Employment Litigation – the Medical Perspective

Dr Damian Mohan, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & Senior Lecturer, TCD

12:25-12:50 Medical Expert Evidence in Employment Litigation – the Legal Perspective

Mr Ian O’ Herlihy, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran, Solicitors

12:50-1:00 Panel Discussion

1:00-2:00 LUNCH

AFTERNOON SESSION Chair: Prof Denis Cusack, Forensic and Legal Medicine

2:00-4.00 Workshop 1 Key Issues in Workplace Risk Assessment

Prof. Anne Drummond, UCD

Workshop 2 Red Flags for Burnout

Dr Blanaid Hayes, Beaumont Hospital

Workshop 3 Grievance in the Workplace: Pathways to Resolution

Eversheds Sutherland

Workshop 4 Practitioner Health Matters Programme -Doctors in Difficulty

Dr Íde Delargy, GP, Clinical Lead

4:00-4:15 Plenary Session and Close


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