About dotMD

dotMD is a celebration of the future and the heart of medicine. It is in its sixth year and is curated by Dr. Ronan Kavanagh, Dr. Muiris Houston and Dr. Alan Coss.

dotMD Mission

dotMD’s mission is to expose healthcare professionals to ideas that take place at the interface of medicine, technology and culture.

In doing so we intend to inspire and reinvigorate them, and reawaken in them a sense of fun and curiosity about medicine.

dotMD -
a meeting with a big future

Dr Brian Vartabedian

An amazing
experience. Many of the
talks stayed with me
for days after

Dr Maurice Barry

Doctor
Conference
with a difference

The Irish Times

Breathtaking.
Attending will make
me a better Doctor

Dr. Conor McCarthy

Dr Ronan Kavanagh

Dr Ronan KavanaghRonan Kavanagh is a Galway based Rheumatologist, occasional medical columnist and co-founder of the dotMD conference and Bedside Stories, a series of events celebrating story telling in medicine.

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Dr Muiris Houston

Dr Muiris HoustonDr Muiris Houston is an award-winning medical journalist and health analyst with The Irish Times.

He also writes for the Irish Medical Times and the British Medical Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Casebook, the Medical Protection Society Journal.

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Dr Alan Coss

Dr Alan CossAlan Coss is a gastroenterologist based in Galway.

He has an interest in how medicine interacts with the arts and social media, and has been a behind the scenes advisor to the dotMD team since the very first meeting.

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Eimear Duff

Eimear is the 2018 dotMD intern. In her day job she is a real (academic) intern at St James Hospital. This this is her 3rd year at dotMD.

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