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“HANDS ON” Introduction to Robotic Surgery Course for beginners

This course will be run in conjunction with (MIS)—Video Session and Robotic Surgery Lecture by Mr Subhasis Giri Training will be on the Dual Console DaVinci Xi platform. All participants will get simulator time and hands on with robotic platform components, with basic information regarding settings, features, patient positing, port positing, docking, endowrist manipulation, camera navigation, instrument clutching, energy application, needle driving, troubleshooting measures, and emergency procedures.

Course coordinadtors Mr Colin Peirce, Prof J Calvin Coffey, Dara Walsh

Location: CERC building, University Hospital Limerick
Registration Fee:  €100.00

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Robotics “Hands on” Course – 1st March 2018

As part of the Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium 2018 a “hands on” course which is being coordinated by Mr Colin Peirce will take place at the CERC building in University Hospital Limerick on the 1st March 2018.

4-3-17 The 25th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium.

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Robotics “Hands on” Course – March 2017

Inaugural Robotic Surgery Course In honour of Sylvester O’Halloran 25th Anniversary

The Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium is being held in Limerick from 2nd  to 4th  March.  This is the 25th anniversary of the meeting which has broadened its focus to the entire perioperative context in the past three years.  The annual event is now the single largest national perioperative surgical meeting and is hosted by the Departments of Surgery, Anaesthesia, Nursing in conjunction with the Perioperative Directorate at ULHG and the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick.


Over 500 people attended the 25th-anniversary symposium, which features approximately 300 presentations and national and international research papers. There are several awards for presenters which include the Sylvester O’Halloran Prize and the prestigious ASGBI International paper award.  The top three presentations are invited to deliver a presentation at the Annual Congress of the ASGBI.

The first day of the Sylvester O’Halloran meeting is particularly special as it includes the inaugural Irish course on robotic surgery which is being coordinated by Mr Colin Peirce.  The course has attracted a considerable amount of national and international interest.

Mr Subhasis Giri – who recently pioneered Robotic partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy and robotic adrenalectomy in Ireland – hosted a video session dedicated to emerging platforms in surgery.

The first day finished with an invited lecture by Dr Mariana Berho, world renowned pathologist from the Cleveland Clinic, Florida, who discussed the challenges faced by the pathologist with the introduction of new surgical strategies in managing rectal cancer.

The venue for the first day of the Sylvester O Halloran meeting is the newly opened Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC) Building at University Hospital Limerick (UHL), a €12.75 million project jointly developed by the University of Limerick and UL Hospitals Group.



Robotic Primer for Nurses

This year’s meeting also featured a Masterclass in “Robotic Primer for Nurses” organised by Prof Fiona Murphy and Katherine Tierney.  Presenters were Ms Maura Tully, Mr Subhasis Giri, Prof J Calvin Coffey and Ms Suzanne Dunne.  The keynote speaker was Ainna Fawcett-Henesy , International Consultant in Nursing and Health Systems and former regional adviser in Nursing and Midwifery for the World Health organisation – European Region.

4-3-17 The 25th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium.
Picture: Keith Wiseman

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