ITS ASM 2018 Highlights – Case Study Forum

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:

1st Prize:

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.


2nd Prize:

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.


3rd Prize:

Dr Christina Campbell (Galway University Hospital) – Unusual Cause of Hydropneumothorax in a Young Women


Best Poster Presentation:

1st Prize:

Dr Colin Rutherford (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital) – Therapeutic conundrum of azole-resistant invasive Aspergillus fumigatus in an immunocompromised patient

2nd Prize:

Dr Lorraine Thong (Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar) – Suicide squad: An Unfortunate case of Mesothelioma

3rd Prize:

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?