SESSION 6: SCIENTIFIC/ASiT

Room:             GEMS2-015-016
Date:               Friday, 1st March 2019
Time:               2.00-4.00pm(7 Minute Presentation & 3 Minute Discussion)
Chairs:             Ms Helen Mohan & Prof Colum Dunne

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  1. 2.00    Evaluation of a hydrogel scaffold seeded with mature adipocytes for breast reconstruction post-mastectomy
    Niamh O’Halloran1
    , Eimear Dolan2, Michael Kerin1, Garry Duffy2, Aoife Lowery1
    1Lambe Institute for Translational Research, Discipline of Surgery, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
    2Discipline of Anatomy, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road Galway, Ireland
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  2. 2.10    Characteristics of the tumour microenvironment affect the expression of inhibitory immune checkpoints on T-cells and oesophageal adenocarcinoma cells
    Maria Davern1, Noel Donlon1, Andrew Shephard1, Jamie MacDonald4, Emma Foley2, John Reynolds2, Stephen Maher3, Melissa Conroy1, Margaret Dunne2, Joanne Lysaght1
    1Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Research Group, Department of Surgery, Trinity Translational Medical Institute, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, D03 VX82, Ireland
    2Department of Surgery, Trinity College Dublin, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    3Cancer Chemoradiation Research Group, Department of Surgery, Trinity Translational Medical Institute, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, D03 VX82, Ireland.
    4IMED Oncology, Astrazeneca, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  3. 2.20    Effectiveness of an admission proforma in improving prescription of thromboprophylaxis in acutely ill medical patients. Re-valuating current performance in University Hospital Limerick a decade later
    Robert Gilligan1, Michael Watts2, Eoin Murray1,Sean Gaughan1, Kenneth O’Riordan3, Amber Shrestha4
    1Intern, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
    2Consultant Physician and Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor Graduate Entry Medical School, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
    3Medical Senior House Officer, University Hospital Limerick,Limerick, Ireland
    4Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
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  4. 2.30    Serial cell free DNA (cfDNA) monitoring in melanoma patients correlates with tumour burden and therapeutic response as assessed by CT scan
    Michael Itak Ita1, Jiang Huai Wang1, Andre Toulouse2, Cynthia Heffron3, Derek Power4, Henry Paul Redmond1
    1Department of Academic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland
    2Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork, College Road, Cork, T12 K8AF, Ireland
    3Department of Pathology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland
    4Department of Medical Oncology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland
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  5. 2.40    A trainee’s experience establishing a porcine ex-vivo lung perfusion model in Ireland
    Emilie Elizabeth McCormack1,2, Grace Hogan1, Ger Curley1, Paul McLoughlin1, Karen Redmond2
    1School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, D14 Y57, Ireland
    2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, D07 R2WY, Ireland
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  6. 2.50    Comprehensive evaluation of a novel biomarker and other biomarkers for appendicitis in adults
    Mohamed Awad Zarog, Miranda Kiernan, Paul Tibbitts, Gerard John Byrnes, Colin Peirce, John Calvin Coffey
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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  7. 3.00    Enhancing anti tumour immune response; The effect of Ionising radiation on Immune checkpoint expression in OE33 cells
    Noel Edward Donlon, Maria Davern, Andrew Sheppard, Joanne Lysaght, Jacintha O’Sullivan
    Department of Surgery, Trinity Translational Institute, St. James’ Hospital, James Street, Dublin, D03 VX82, Ireland
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  8. 3.10     Performance Indicator of Colonic Intubation: A new key performance indicator for colonoscopies?
    Ben Creavin,
    Carolyn Cullinane, Emer O’Connell, Eddie Myers, Brian Waldron
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Kerry, Ratass, Tralee, Co Kerry, V92 NX94, Ireland
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  9. 3.20     10 Years of Inguinal lymphadenectomy for metastatic malignant melanoma: A single centre experience
    Mohammed Abdalla, Zeeshan Razzaq, Mudassar Majeed, Michael Hanrahan
    Hamid Mustafa, Christopher O’Hare, Peter O’Leary, Fara Hassan Khawaja, Akbar Amin Achakzai, Henry Paul Redmond
    Department of General Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland
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  10. 3.30     Computed tomography measured mesenteric adiposity is associated with diverticulitis
    Mary McCumiskey, Tara Connelly, Zoya Malik, Rishabh Sehgal, Dara Walsh, Colin Peirce, Gerard J Byrnes, John Calvin Coffey
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  11. 3.40     Insights into faecal incontinence among a healthy population in a tertiary referral centre
    Colin Sirr1, Siobhan Rooney2, Amir Samy2, Rishabh Sehgal2, Aisling Hogan2
    1Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
    2Department of Surgery, University Hospital Galway, New Castle Road, Galway, Ireland
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  12. 3.50     Evaluation of the risk factors for venous thromboembolism post splenectomy – A ten year retrospective study in St James’s Hospital
    Manal Abduljalil1, Dearbhla Doherty1, Marthinus Dicks1, Catherine Flynn1, Catherine Maher2, Brian Mehigan3, Richard Flavin4
    1Department of Haematology, St James’s Hospital, James Street, Dublin, D03 R2WY, Ireland
    2HOPE Directorate, St James’s Hospital, James Street, Dublin, D03 R2WY, Ireland
    3Department of Surgery, St James’s Hospital, James Street, Dublin, D03 R2WY, Ireland
    4Department of Pathology, St James’s Hospital, James Street, Dublin, D03 R2WY, Ireland