RCPI launches new book on 40 years of the Faculty of Pathology

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland launches new book – Faculty of Pathology 1981 – 2021: A History of the Faculty and Pathologists in Ireland

Marking the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Faculty of Pathology, this exploration of the fascinating development of pathology in Ireland, highlighting the pathologists who drove it, was launched at the Faculty’s Annual Symposium on Thursday 9 March at No. 6 Kildare Street.

This important text demonstrates the agility and commitment of Irish pathologists in responding to the growing needs of the healthcare sector, most recently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Immediate past Dean, Professor Louise Burke, who prompted the publication, acknowledged the role of the Faculty in advancing education and practice of pathology.

“This publication highlights and acknowledges the commitment and work of all the Faculty’s Fellows and associate members, through the detailing of the pathology specialty and laboratory service development, our expansion of educational and training activities and overall contribution of the Faculty of healthcare delivery in Ireland,” Professor Burke said.

“The visionary RCPI Governance Review led by President Mary Horgan, has enhanced the inclusivity of the Faculty and its Fellows within RCPI,” she continued.

“Together with our fellow Faculties and Institutes, and through enhanced intracollegiate collaborations, the Faculty has contributed significantly to the multidisciplinary aspects of healthcare delivery in Ireland, more recently highlighted by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.”

Faculty of Pathology 1981 – 2021: A History of the Faculty and Pathologists in Ireland is edited by Professor Katy Keohane, with the support of the editorial board, Sean O’Briain, Harriet Wheelock and Louise Burke.

Professor Mary Horgan, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, acknowledged the hard work of the editorial board and spoke to the important role of the College in supporting collaboration across disciplines to advance our evolving healthcare system.

“This book demonstrated the breadth of work carried out by the Faculty of Pathology Fellows, across a wide range of specialties and subspecialties,” Professor Horgan said.

“It highlights the crucial part played by our Fellows within the wider medical family in providing the best of care to our patients and population through expertise and advocacy.”

She thanked the Faculty leadership for its ongoing support.

The book is available to purchase from the RCPI store. A limited number of signed copies are available.

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is Ireland’s largest postgraduate medical training body and provider of lifelong education for doctors.

Dean Prof Mary Keogan with Past Deans and Board Members of the Faculty of Pathology. Also pictured are medal recipients Dr Mary Toner and Dr Mary Lucey.

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