Dr. Jack Flanagan Medal 2019

Hosted by Trinity College Dublin

Thursday November 27th 2019

Refreshments from 6pm

Misa Building St. James's Hospital

Dr. Jack Flanagan (1919–2010) was Ireland’s first geriatrician and is considered the “Father of Irish Gerontology” following a long and distinguished career. In 2008, the Dr Jack Flanagan Medal in Gerontology was instituted by the Dublin Ageing Research Network to honour his pioneering contribution to the medical care of older people in Ireland. It aims to foster a greater interest in geriatric medicine and to encourage medical students to become better acquainted with the problems of the older patient.

This intervarsity competition sees teams of four final year medical students from each of the country’s medical schools compete in a clinical-pathological case conference presentation. Teams will be given a case to review and will have 60 minutes to formulate a diagnosis and care plan for the patient. Each team will present their findings in a short presentation and will be questioned by a panel of judges. The competitors will be judged on their knowledge of the medical and psychiatric problems associated with ageing.

Last years winners – Trinity College Dublin – will host this year’s event which will take place on the evening of 7th November 2019 at Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing at St. James’s Hospital.

This year, for the first time, a team from Queen’s University Belfast will also take part.


Further details:

Siobhan Hedigan, Executive Officer, Discipline of Medical Gerontology
MISA 6th Floor, Room 712, St. James’s Hospital.
+353 1 896 3555   HEDIGANS@tcd.ie www.tcd.ie