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5th Annual William Stokes Award Ceremony – 2nd Oct 2015

The 5th Annual William Stokes Lecture and Award Ceremony will take place on Friday 2nd October 2015.


We are delighted to announce that the Minister for Health, Dr Leo Varadkar, will be present this year.


This is an opportunity to honour the often unrecognised work of St James’s Hospital Consultants and to showcase the progress in clinical and scientific endeavours within our institution.


Previous recipients of this award are:


Professor Joe Keane (2011) whose work on tuberculosis has won international acclaim.

Professor James O’Donnell (2012) who has received worldwide recognition for his research on vonWillebrand disease.

Professor Brian Lawlor (2013) for his work on the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Professor Thomas Lynch (2014) who outlined new techniques in nephrectomy and prostatectomy.


We are justly proud of our colleagues whose efforts, well beyond their normal duties, facilitated such important medical progress.


We invited consultants who have made innovative clinical developments to their service or speciality or clinically important research discoveries to submit a 1 page abstract outlining the rationale, methodology and outcome of their projects, with a particular emphasis on the benefits to patient care and well-being.


Abstracts were submitted to a judging panel and the winner has been chosen.


The winner will be asked to give a presentation at the October event and will receive an award and honorarium.


This event is an opportunity to welcome both new NCHD’s and established staff alike and in particular, to help ‘put faces to names’. It will be a great opportunity to interact with all of your colleagues, consultants and peers, and to appreciate the supportive and friendly ethos of the hospital. All consultants and NCHDs are strongly encouraged to support it.