Welcome from Professor John Reynolds
The Cancer Conference in 2011 is a special event in a unique celebratory year which marks 300 years of the TCD School of Medicine. We are delighted that the conference is being organised in association with the Irish Cancer Society.
The School has a distinguished legacy in the world of medicine, with graduates including William Stokes, Robert Graves and Denis Burkitt.
The Tercentenary Committee has invited a faculty of leading international experts to participate. We would like to mirror the bicentenary celebrations in 1911 which were attended by some of the greatest names in the world of medicine, including the “father” of modern medicine, Sir William Osler.
The Conference will be the first major international meeting to be held in the new Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute which opened in June 2011. The theme of the conference is “State of the Art Cancer Care”. The programme will include a number of lectures and keynote addresses, in honour of Walter Stevenson, Denis Burkitt and Edward Hallaran Bennett as well as poster presentations.
A Public Forum preceding the main conference is themed “Fighting Cancer through Prevention and Improving Treatments” and is being run by the TCD and national faculty in association with the Irish Cancer Society. It is aimed at interacting with the general public in order to showcase prevention strategies and advances in cancer care.
I invite you to join us for what I think will be a very special conference. On behalf of the Executive Committee I look forward to welcoming you to Trinity and Dublin.
Professor John Reynolds
Chair of the Cancer Conference Executive Committee
Trinity College Dublin