The Irish Thoracic Society Case Study Forum took place on Thursday evening, 22nd November, and continues to be a key event in programme of the Annual Scientific Meeting. This year saw a record number of cases being presented, with 95 submissions in total. Please see below the award winners for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation at the ITS Case Study Forum, kindly supported by AstraZeneca.
The ITS Case Study Forum panel with representatives from AstraZeneca (from l to r); Dr Martin Kelly (Altnagelvin Area Hospital), Prof. Ed McKone (SVUH), Dr Emer Kelly (SVUH), Ms Aimee May (AstraZeneca), Mr Derek Hales (AstraZeneca) and Mr David Bourke (AstraZeneca).
Best Oral Presentation:
Dr Eamon P. McCarron (South West Acute Hospital) – Surfactant metabolism dysfunction-2 (SMDP2): A district general hospital’s encounter with an orphan interstitial lung disease
Pictured is Dr Eamon P. McCarron who won 1st Prize for his Oral Presentation at the Forum.
Dr Padraic Ridge (Galway University Hospital) – Case of lipoid pneumonia – a potential complication post Eosaphago-gastroectomy
Pictured is Dr Padraic Ridge who won 2nd Prize for his Oral Presentation at the Forum.
Dr Christina Campbell (Galway University Hospital) – Unusual Cause of Hydropneumothorax in a Young Women
Best Poster Presentation:
Dr Colin Rutherford (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital) – Therapeutic conundrum of azole-resistant invasive Aspergillus fumigatus in an immunocompromised patient
Dr Lorraine Thong (Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar) – Suicide squad: An Unfortunate case of Mesothelioma
Dr Sarah Cullivan (Galway University Hospital) – Co-existant sarcoidosis and tuberous sclerosis complex associated lymphangioleiomyomatosis in a patient with cystic lung disease
Award for Best Case Poster by Respiratory Physiologist – kindly supported by Direct Medical Vivisol:
Mr Paul Byrne (Peamount Healthcare) – Is this the most severe case of sleep apnoea in Ireland?