Professor Calvin Coffey, Foundation Chair of Surgery at the University of Limerick’s Graduate Entry Medical School and Consultant Surgeon at University Hospital Limerick has been honoured by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), having been chosen to deliver this year's 35th Annual Millin Lecture.
The prestigious Millin Lecture is named in honour of Dr Terence Millin, considered “a remarkable Irish surgeon” and Ireland’s greatest Urologist who developed a novel, radical operation for prostate cancer and subsequently trained surgeons worldwide to perform it. He also played international rugby for Ireland against Wales in 1925, and was lauded as a two-term President of RCSI.
On November 9th , Professor Coffey will deliver his Lecture entitled “ Surgical Anatomy and Anatomic Surgery” in which he will detail recent innovations in surgery for abdominal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.
Professor Michael Larvin, Head of the University of Limerick's Graduate Entry Medical School, said "Since joining the University of Limerick, Professor Coffey has maintained his international research standing whilst initiating exciting new programmes of research in Ireland. His approach mirrors that of Dr Millin, applying his expertise in leading edge technology not only to improve surgical techniques and outcomes, but also to develop more engaging and effective teaching and training methods. His forthcoming lecture will demonstrate how the combination of excellent surgical leadership with a focused academic team approach can effectively tackle
the complex problems associated with modern surgery and lead to patient benefit.”
Professor Coffey was also recently awarded with the highly respected 'James IV International Surgical Society's' 2012 Award in recognition of his outstanding academic surgical achievements to date. He was appointed in 2010 as Foundation Chair of Surgery at the University of Limerick and Consultant Surgeon at University Hospital Limerick. Professor Coffey is also a Director of the University's 'Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation & Immunity (4i)'.
4i is a newly established research centre based within the University of Limerick's Graduate Entry Medical School, which brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on developing studies that directly impact health outcomes. A major interest within 4i is the translation of research findings into improved patient outcomes as well as greater effectiveness, efficiency and economic returns for healthcare provision (www.4i.ie).