The second Annual Meeting of the MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme will take place in University College Cork on 25 June 2010. The format will be similar to last year’s very successful meeting held in NUI Galway.
Professor Michael Murphy President of UCC will open the 2010 Annual Meeting. It will comprise four sessions in which 21 MMI Fellows will give short presentations of their research followed by questions from the audience which will include their research supervisors. Each session will be chaired by an MMI Fellow. An adjudication panel will consider the presentations and award the MMI CSFP Medal for best presentation and other prizes. The Annual Meeting will include a Keynote lecture from an international medical research leader.
The Annual meeting is preceded by four days of structured training attended by all Fellows. This period of structured training developed with and delivered by UCC will focus on innovation and commercialisation and on developing a leadership role in academic medicine.
A recent independent review of the MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme (CSFP) noted particular strengths: the high quality well-motivated and dedicated cohort of MMI Fellows; the structured training modules; and the co-supervision of research projects that brings together basic and clinical scientists. The combination of structured training and Annual Meeting that brings together MMI Fellows and their supervisors builds these strengths into an intensive week of learning and collaborative endeavour.
The five Molecular Medicine Ireland partner institutions are collaborating to train a key group in clinical and translational research though the MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme (CSFP). Funded by the Higher Education Authority under PRTLI Cycle 4 and organised through MMI the programme provides a systematic way to train this essential group of clinician researchers through a structured three year PhD programme for medical graduates. It provides unparalleled access to the top biomedical researchers in the country and to state-of-the-art basic and clinical research facilities. For more information on the MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme please visit the Education section of the MMI website.