The Fergal Nally Lecture 2021 titled Pandemics Past, Current and Future will be delivered by Professor Samuel McConkey, Deputy Dean and Head of the Dept of International Health and Tropical Medicine, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Samuel J. McConkey is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons. He is also a Consultant in General Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Beaumont Hospital Dublin, and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda both in Ireland. He is Deputy Dean at RCSI for International Curriculum development and co-leads the vertical theme Population Health and Healthcare Delivery. He was a board member of the national regulator for medical and social care in Ireland, the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA). He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of European Vaccine Initiative and is now on the board. He was a member and chairperson of the SAC of European Malaria Vaccine Initiative 2007-2009. He chaired the cross-border implementation board for Sexual Health services in Ireland, funded by EU Interreg IV, through CAWT. Research Interests and Focus: Prevention and control of the infectious diseases of relevance for resource-poor countries, including developing and evaluating new vaccines, studies of acquired immunity and molecular pathogenesis, and anthropological and political science studies of drivers and consequences of stigma.
This online lecture will take place on Monday, April 19 2021 at 5.30pm (Irish Time) and will be followed by a live Q&A session. This lecture is free of charge and is open to healthcare professionals and those with an interest in this area from around the world.
The Fergal Nally Lecture was established by the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI in 2003 to honour Dr. Nally for his enormous contribution to the Faculty, to RCSI and to Dentistry in general over the years.