Speakers

Kieran Borgeat

Kieran Borgeat

BSc BVSc MVetMed CertVC MRCVS DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA Clinical Lead in Cardiology, Langford Vets

Dr. Borgeat worked in general practice for 6-years after graduation, where he became interested in cardiology and gained an initial post-graduate qualification in the subject. In 2011, he undertook a cardiology residency and Masters degree at the Royal Veterinary College in London.

He is an American and European college Diplomate in Cardiology, and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in the subject. He works as Clinical Lead in Cardiology at Langford Vets, University of Bristol, where he treats all species and works alongside two other Diplomates and two residents in training.

Alongside a busy cardiovascular interventional caseload in dogs and horses, he works with the feline centre to treat cats with heart disease. He has published widely on a variety of topics, but has a particular passion for feline cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease.

Donal Buggy

Donal Buggy

MSc, MD, FRCPI, FRCA, FFSEM, FCAI, DME

Donal Buggy is UCD Full Professor of Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine and Consultant in Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Mater University Hospital, University College Dublin.
As an elected member of Council of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, he chaired the CEPD-Education committee and was Convenor of Irish Congress of Anaesthesiology 2015-19.

He is editorial board member of British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and has served an extended term on the ESA Research Committee 2015-19. A clinician scientist in perioperative interventions’ on postoperative patient outcomes, he is Chairman of EU COST Action 15204, Euro-Periscope, a collaborative network of researchers in the Europe, investigating the potential influence of anaesthesia and analgesia on cancer outcomes.

Daniel Davies

Daniel Davies

BVMedSci (Hons), BVM BVS (Hons), DipECVDI, MRCVS. European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. University College Dublin.

After graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2012 Daniel worked for 2 years as a first opinion mixed practice vet in South West Wales. He returned to the University of Nottingham and undertook a 16 month small animal rotating internship based in Pride Veterinary Centre, Derby.

Following 7 months working as an out-of-hours veterinary surgeon in the Midlands of England, in September 2016 Daniel began his residency in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at UCD Dublin.

He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and is currently a professional doctorate student at University College Dublin.

Íde Delargy

Íde Delargy

MB BCh, BaO, Dip Obs, MICGP, FRCGP, Substance Misuse Cert. RCGP

Dr Delargy is GP and is on the Specialist Register of the Medical Council of Ireland. She has been practising as a General Practitioner since 1986 and have been in practice partnerships in both the UK and Ireland. Dr Delargy is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in London (FRCGP Lon) and a Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners of Ireland (MICGP). She has contributed to many National expert and policy groups in the area of alcohol and substance misuse.

Her current roles include: GP practice principal in Blackrock, Co Dublin as well as being Director of the Substance Misuse Programme at the Irish College of General Practitioners since 1998. Dr. Delargy is also a national GP Co-ordinator for the HSE Addiction Service and a Medical Director Practitioner Health Matters Programme (formerly the Sick Doctor Scheme) which provides assessment, treatment and support for doctors, dentists and pharmacists who have addiction or mental health problems. She is the medical Director of the PHMP.

Daniel J. Fletcher

Daniel J. Fletcher

PhD, DVM, DACVECC Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Fletcher joined the faculty of the Cornell Veterinary College in 2006. After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, and a DVM from the University of California, he completed his internship and ECC residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is co-chair of the RECOVER Initiative, which published the first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines. He is past-president of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and the Associate Chair for Teaching and Clinical Service of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell.
His research interests include disorders of fibrinolysis and the use of immersive simulation in teaching.

He started building simulators for veterinary education in 2009 and developed Open VetSim, an open source veterinary simulation platform. He opened the Tetlow and Roy Park Innovation Lab, an immersive simulation center at Cornell in the fall of 2015.

Blánaid Hayes

Blánaid Hayes

Blánaid Hayes, MB, MD, FRCPI, FFOM, Consultant Occupational Physician (Beaumont Hospital),

Blánaid has worked as an occupational physician in the health sector for over 2 decades.
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI), former Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FFOM) and former president of the Irish Society of Occupational Medicine (ISOM).

She has been involved in training young doctors as specialists for over a decade both as a supervising trainer and as National Specialty Director. She has contributed to the development of national guidelines on MRSA, hand hygiene and blood borne viruses.

Her research interests include doctors’ wellbeing, needlestick injury and influenza immunisation in healthcare workers. Her exploration of workplace and personal wellbeing measures in hospital doctors, as well as lifestyle behaviours, has helped to inform policy and curricular developments within medical post-graduate training bodies.

Matthew McMillan

Matthew McMillan

BVM&S, DipECVAA, AFHEA, MRCVS European & RCVS Specialist in Anaesthesia & Analgesia Royal Veterinary College

Matt qualified in 2003 from the R(D)SVS Edinburgh before working in general practice for three years.

After an internship at the RVC he worked as an emergency vet for a year before starting his residency in anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge. He became a diplomate of the ECVAA in 2012.

After his residency he worked at the University of Cambridge first as a clinical anaesthetist and then as the Principle Anaesthetist, and is now working as a clinician at the RVC. Matt’s main interests include patient safety, error and clincial decision making, ethics and education.

Matt chaired the AVA subcommittee that developed the Anaesthetic Safety Checklist, he co-authored the book "Error in Veterinary anesthesia" with Prof John Ludders DipACVAA, has written numerous articles on safety and has published articles on adverse event reporting and safety incidents.

Tom Pierce

Tom Pierce

Cardiac Anaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton

After completing his undergraduate in medicine in Southampton, Dr. Pierce moved to Derby and Nottingham to undertake SHO general medical training and then SHO training in anaesthesia. Returning to Southampton in the late ‘80s he completed his registrar anaesthesia training before moving to Groningen in The Netherlands to undertake a fellowship in cardiac anaesthesia.

After senior registrar training I was appointed to the post of consultant cardiac anaesthetist in 1992.
Following a successful 5 years running the Wessex Final Fellowship course for the FRCA examination Dr. Pierce became an examiner with the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2006 and in 2013 and he became the inaugural Environmental Advisor to the RCoA.

The years since have been heavily involved developing and subsequently widening the knowledge of the environmental impact of healthcare and clinical care pathways including the relative differences between different anaesthetic agents working towards the inclusion of sustainability within the examination syllabus.

Antonella Puggioni

Antonella Puggioni

DrMedVet, CertDVI, DipECVDI, DipUTL

Dr. Antonella Puggioni graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Sassari in 1999.
She started her residency in Diagnostic Imaging in UCD Dublin in 2002. Dr. Puggioni was awarded the Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging of the RVC in 2005 and the ECVDI European Diploma in 2006.

Since 2007 Dr. Puggioni has been an Associate Professor and clinical radiologist at UCD University Veterinary Hospital.
She has been invited as speaker in several national and international congresses (SCIVAC Italy and AVEPA Spain), courses and CPD ( SCIVAC Italy, XLvet/PVN/VICAS/Kildare vet soc Ireland), and as a visiting Professor at Italian (Faculties of Sassari and Teramo) and Estonian (Eesti Maaulikool Tartu) Universities.

In 2009 Dr. Puggioni was awarded the Professional Diploma in University Teaching and learning by UCDUTL.
Amongst other academic roles she is a resident supervisor and stage coordinator for Stage IV and module coordinator.

Robert Shiel

Robert Shiel

MVB ProfCertBiostatistics ProfDipUTL PhD DECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) University College Dublin

Robert Shiel qualified from University College Dublin (UCD). After several years in small animal practice in the United Kingdom, he returned to UCD to undertake a residency in small animal medicine and obtained the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (Internal Medicine) in 2007.

He completed a PhD at UCD in the area of canine thyroid function in 2011. After four years working as a lecturer at Murdoch University, Western Australia, Robert returned to UCD and is currently an Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine.

Research interests include small animal endocrinology, neurology, cardiology and genomics. Robert teaches small animal cardio-respiratory medicine in the undergraduate veterinary curriculum.

Emma Tobin

Emma Tobin

MVB MVM CVR Dip ECVDI

Emma Tobin is a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She works part-time in the UCD Veterinary Hospital as a clinical radiologist and part-time taking referral ultrasound cases in Cork and Dublin.
Her main interests in veterinary diagnostic imaging include abdominal ultrasound in cancer staging, musculoskeletal ultrasound in dogs and echocardiography in all small animals.

Emma enjoys teaching ultrasound to colleagues and is looking forward to this course.