dotMD 2018 Programme Announced

| September 24, 2017

The 2018 dotMD meeting will take place on Friday March 9th 2018 in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.

Registration will open Friday November 3rd 2017 on

dotMD 2018

Topics covered at dotMD 2018 include medical burnout, Buddhism, psychosomatic illness, an exploration of the world of trans-humanism, doctors as writers, and some thoughts on the downsides of perfectionism in medicine. It will also feature some music and poetry.

Highlights for dotMD 2018 will include contributions from

Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of ‘What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear’. Dr. Ofri writes about the doctor patient relationship for The New York Times, Slate magazine and other publications. Her essays have been selected by Stephen Jay Gould, Oliver Sacks, and Susan Orlean for Best American Essays (twice) and Best American Science Writing.

Dr. Rachel Clarke is a Junior Doctor and former TV journalist who is the author of ‘Your Life in My Hands’, a book which seeks to capture what life is really like for staff and patients on an overstretched NHS frontline.

Dr. Suzanne O’Sullivan is a neurologist and winner of the 2016 Wellcome prize for her insightful and compassionate book on psychosomatic illness, ‘Its All in Your Head’.

Mark O’Connell is the Dublin based author of ‘To Be a Machine’, an exploration of Transhumanism. Mark’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and The Sunday Times.

Dr. Mark Reid is a physician and creator of the legendary @medicalaxioms account on Twitter.

Dr. Mike Farquhar is a paediatrician, story teller and comic fan.

Dr. Ash Ranpura is a neurologist who will speak alongside Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten about the neuroscience of meditation.

Dr. Monica Lalanda is an emergency doctor from Spain is the dotMD resident cartoonist for 2018.

Marie Cadden is winner of Cúirt International Festival of Literature New Writing Prize for Poetry. Mari­e’s debut collection Gynaecologist in the Jacuzzi is published by Salmon Poetry

Bedside Stories

The 2017 dotMD meeting saw the genesis of a popular medical story telling session which has now been given it own name ‘Bedside Stories’. This years dotMD will feature a Bedside Story session with tales from 3 doctors.

Peter Broderick, has recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions (Float) to homemade folk music (Home), constantly experimenting with different musical genres.

dotMD 2018 will take place in Smock Alley Theatre Dublin on Friday March 9th 2018

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Written by

Ronan Kavanagh

Dr. Ronan Kavanagh is a Galway based rheumatologist and medical director of dotMD - A Festival of Medical Curiosity.


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