Medical Council Conference Programme

"Maintaining Competence, Maintaining Trust"
Croke Park Conference Centre, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3
Friday 8th April 2011

  • 8:30 - Registration
  • 9:00 - Official Opening by Dr James Reilly TD, Minister for Health
  • 9:10 - Introduction to the Maintenance of Professional Competence
    Professor Kieran Murphy, President
  • 9:30 - Maintenance of Professional Competence - The experience of the New South Wales Medical Board
    Dr Alison Reid, International Team Leader & Chief Operating Officer - National Health Regulatory Authority, Bahrain
  • 10:00 - Responding to concerns regarding maintenance of Professional Competence - the NCAS experience
    Professor Alastair Scotland, National Clinical Assessment Service (UK)
  • 10:30 - Building a Culture of Patient Safety in Ireland<br /><em>Dr Tony Holohan, CMO - Department of Health and Children
  • 11:00 - Break
  • 11:20 - Maintenance of Professional Competence - The Postgraduate Training Body Perspective
    Dr John McAdoo, Council Member and Representative of the Forum of Postgraduate Training Bodies
  • 11:50 - Maintenance of Professional Competence - An Overview of Professional Competence Schemes
    Dr Paul Kavanagh, Head of Professional Competence, Medical Council
  • 12:15 -
     Plenary session/ Q&A
    ChairDr Anna Clarke, Vice-President
    PanelProfessor Kieran Muphy
    Professor Anthony Cunningham
    Dr Paul Kavanagh
    Dr Alison Reid
    Professor Alastair Scotland
  • 12:55 - Closing remarks

A light lunch will be available from 1:15pm