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Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

Message from the President of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland 4.10.2021

Dear Members,

While the reopening of society continues apace, we in the Society are remaining online until Christmas.  After Christmas, we hope to resume in-person meetings but we will also be streaming the presentations so that members who cannot attend in-person can still attend "virtually."   We have planned a wide-ranging programme of topics and speakers which we hope you will find informative and enjoyable.  After an extremely challenging period for all, we are ready to embark on the 66th Session of the Medico-Legal Society. We hope that as many members as possible will join us either online or in person after Christmas. 

Cathrina Keville BL, President Medico-Legal Society

Upcoming events

  • 66th Session 2021 - 2022

No events available.


Thursday, October 14, 2021 ‘Successes and Challenges of Implementing the Covid-19 Vaccine in Ireland’
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Annual General Meeting and CPD Lecture
Saturday, May 29, 2021 Medico-Legal Society 65th Session Summer
Thursday, April 22, 2021 ‘The Anatomy of a Pandemic’ Professor Harry Kennedy, Executive Clinical Director, National Forensic Mental Health Service, Clinical Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin
Thursday, March 25, 2021 COVID-19: Ethical Dilemmas ‘A personal reflection’ Dr Catherine Motherway, Consultant in Intensive Care & Anaesthesia, University Hospital Limerick
Thursday, February 25, 2021 COVID-19: Data Protection ‘What are we prepared to concede in the name of safety?’ Office of the Data Protection Commission
Thursday, January 21, 2021 President’s Address Telemedicine: ‘Professional and legal aspects of responsible telemedicine’ Professor Damian Mohan, President, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
Thursday, December 10, 2020 Assisted Human Reproduction: ‘Recent developments in law’ Dr Andrea Mulligan, Assistant Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin
Thursday, November 19, 2020 COVID-19: ‘Employee safety, health & wellbeing in the workplace’ Ms Julie Galbraith, Partner, Employment Law, Eversheds Sutherland
Thursday, October 15, 2020 COVID-19:‘How the Courts have changed’ Ms Angela Denning, CEO of the Courts Service
Thursday, March 19, 2020 'From Carpet Bombing to Sniper Fire: Genomics to Precision Cancer Care in Children and Adolescents'
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Academic Day 2020 - Medicine and Law: The Changing Face of Regulation
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board - A Personal Reflection and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 ‘Murder Triangle – My New Neighbourhood’
Thursday, October 24, 2019 ‘Prison Life: Past and Present’ and 'The Transformative Role of Education in Prison'
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Programme for the 64th Session 2019 - 2020
Thursday, June 20, 2019 CPD/ICGP Lecture followed by Annual General Meeting with Reception afterwards. Title: 'Wards of Court & the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015' Ms. Aine Hynes, Partner, St. John's Solicitors
Saturday, May 18, 2019 The Medico-Legal Society of Ireland Annual Maytime Gala Dinner
Thursday, May 02, 2019 CPD/ICGP Event. Presidential Address, Ms. Liz Doyle Fleming, President, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
Thursday, March 21, 2019 John Hearne: The Unsung Architect of the Constitution of Ireland, 1937
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Medico-Legal Society of Ireland Annual Academic Day - Cyberspace: A New Frontier for Medicine and Law
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Standards in Mental Health
Thursday, November 22, 2018 Transgender Issues: A Medical Perspective
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Dr John Hillery: From the President’s chair - ‘Psychiatry and Society’ (followed by AGM)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Medico-Legal Society Annual Maytime Gala Dinner
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Ms Margaret O'Donnell MB FRCSI FRCSI (Plast): Consultant Plastic Surgeon. Plastic Surgery: Standards, Competencies and Registration
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Brian Spierin SC: Testamentary Capacity - Prevention and Cure
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Medico-Legal Society Annual Academic Day 2018
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Ruadhan MacCormaic: The Supreme Court - Law, Politics, and the Role of the Judiciary
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Inge Clissmann SC: New Families - Recent changes to family law in Ireland
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Prof Denis Cusack: New Intoxicant Driving Laws - Cause for fear, confusion, reassurance or celebration?
Thursday, June 08, 2017 AGM & Occupational Medicine: ‘The Practitioner’s Perspective’
Saturday, May 20, 2017 May Dinner Saturday 20th
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Occupational Health Law & Human Resources: 'Confidentiality, Public Safety & Conflicts of Interest'
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Confidentiality in Medicine: ‘A Barrier to Communication?’
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Medicine and Law: The Coroner's Inquiry and Reform - 'What you need to know'
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Presidential Address - Prof Denis Cusack
Thursday, September 22, 2016 CPD lecture and Programme Launch & Reception
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Council meeting 7th July 2016
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Programme for the 60th Session 2015 - 2016
Friday, August 08, 2014 Programme for the 59th Session 2014 - 2015
Thursday, August 08, 2013 Programme for the 58th Session 2013 - 2014
Monday, October 08, 2012 Programme for the 57th Session 2012 - 2013
Friday, October 28, 2011 Programme for the 56th Session 2011 - 2012
Thursday, October 28, 2010 Programme for the 55th Session: 2010 - 2011
Thursday, October 29, 2009 Programme for the 54th Session: 2009 - 2010
Saturday, January 24, 2009 First Joint meeting 2009
Thursday, October 23, 2008 2008 and 2009
Saturday, May 10, 2008 The Annual May Dinner 2008
Monday, October 01, 2007 2007 - 2008
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