From: 28/08/2017 to: 08/09/2017 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Antwerp, Belgium                                        From: 06/10/2017 to: 07/10/2017 Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Refresher Course on Breast Cancer, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 20/10/2017 4th Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Tbilisi, Georgia                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 18/10/2017 ESO Breast Cancer Observatory, Tehran, Iran                                        From: 27/10/2017 to: 28/10/2017 9th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2017, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 02/11/2017 to: 04/11/2017 ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC4), Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 02/12/2017 to: 04/12/2017 ESO-ESMO-RCE Clinical Update on Rare Adult Solid Cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 15/12/2017 to: 18/12/2017 6th Arab and Southern European Countries Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Limassol, Cyprus                                        From: 22/01/2018 to: 26/01/2018 University Post-graduate Course - Clinical Oncology: Sarcomas, Milan, Italy                                        From: 05/02/2018 to: 09/03/2018 University Post-graduate Course - Clinical Oncology: Head & neck cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 24/03/2018 to: 29/03/2018 17th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 18/04/2018 to: 22/04/2018 4th ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Mexico City, Mexico                                        From: 6/10/2018 to: 8/10/2018 4th ESO-ESMO Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference, Lugano, Switzerland

 ST. VINCENT’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN                                                  
 
Dublin, Ireland


Person responsible for CTC programme: James Geraghty


Hospital overview:

St. Vincent's University Hospital is a major academic teaching hospital. We provide a front line emergency service and national/regional medical care at inpatient and outpatient level. St. Vincent's University Hospital provides in excess of forty medical specialities. The hospital has 479 in-patient beds, incorporating 7-day, 5-day and day care options. St Vincent's University Hospital is a health promoting hospital. Education and research are major components of the philosophy of St. Vincent's University Hospital.


CTC programmes offered:

1. Breast surgery
 
Discipline:Surgical oncology

Programme mentor:

D. Evoy, J. Geraghty, E. McDermott, R. Prichard, J. Rothwell


Duration:3 - 6 months

Type:Visiting Residency  and Visiting Observership

Language requirements:
Good knowledge of English required


Programme description:
In total, 550 new breast cancer per year are treated, with approximately 40% of these coming through the National Cancer Screening Service. It provides the full complement of care for these patients, including primary breast reconstruction, genetic testing where indicated and other specialist services.
  
  
2. Colorectal surgery
 
Discipline: Surgical oncology

Programme mentor:J. Hyland, R. O’Connell, D. Winter, (D. Beddy)


Duration:3 - 6 months

Type:Visiting Residency and Visiting Observership

Language requirements:Good knowledge of English required


Programme description:Approximately 300 colorectal cancer patients are seen each year across St. Vincent’s Hospital Campus. The vast majority of surgery is laparoscopic and this Campus has also been nominated as a Specialist Centre for the National Colorectal Screening Programme, which starts in 2012.
  
  
3. Hepatic, pancreatic and biliary tract surgery
 
Discipline:Surgical oncology

Programme mentor:
J. Geoghegan, D. Hoti, D. Maguire, O. Traynor


Duration:3 - 6 months

Type:Visiting Residency and Visiting Observership

Language requirements:Good knowledge of English required


Programme description:St. Vincent’s University Hospital is the only National Centre in Ireland for pancreatic cancer. As such, therefore, it provides the full range of multidisciplinary care involved in the management of patients presenting with pancreatic cancer and trainees will also be exposed to liver resection as part of working in this unit. A total of 290 pancreatic cancers were seen in 2010, over 100 pancreatic resections were carried out and a similar number of hepatic resections were performed in this time period.
  
  
4. Prostate surgery
 
Discipline:  Surgical oncology

Programme mentor:
G. Lennon, D. Mulvin, M. Murphy, D. Quinlan


Duration:3 - 6 months

Type:Visiting Residency and Visiting Observership

Language requirements:Good knowledge of English required


Programme description:St. Vincent’s University Hospital is one of the eight cancer centres in Ireland looking after urological cancers including prostate cancer and it, combined with the University College Dublin affiliated Mater Hospital, sees the majority of prostate cancers in Ireland.