dotMD 2022

#dotMD22 will take place in Galway on June 17th and 18th 2022

Conference Speakers and Panelists

dotMD 2022 will feature an address from Anne Enright – the Booker Prize winning writer and Ireland’s first Laureate for Fiction.

Guests will include Dr Suzanne Koven - Massachusetts General Hospital's first writer in residence and author of Letter to a Young Female Physician, creator of The Medical Storytelling podcast - The Nocturnists, Dr Emily Silverman, Professor Roger Kneebone – (author of Expert: Understanding The Path to Mastery) and Dr John Launer - GP, educator, and author of How Not to Be a Doctor.

The meeting will see psychiatrist and writer Dr Iain McGilchrist (The Master and his Emissary) in conversation with Dr Ash Ranpura neurologist and neuroscientist, and will also feature psychiatrist, comedian and author Dr Benji Waterhouse whose book You Don’t Have To Be Mad To Work Here will be published in 2023.

Following on from author Colum McCann’s suggestion at dotMD 2019 that doctors should begin to think like poets, we are delighted to introduce Martin Dyar - Irish Poet and editor of forthcoming anthology Vital Signs: Poems about Illness and Healing.

We will also hear from Emma Jane Unsworth, award winning author of Animals and Humans who will be there to talk about her raw, and sometimes hilarious call-to-arms memoir about post natal depression and new motherhood, After The Storm.

The hugely popular Medical Storytelling session ‘Bedside Stories’ will return with stories told by Dr Sumi Dunne, Dr Rita Doyle, Dr. John Quin and Dr Chris Luke.

Registration info

dotMD is currently sold out for in person attendance.

We are currently trying to increase capacity so would encourage you sign up for our waiting list if you are keen to attend in person.

Registration for virtual attendance will open at the end of January. For notifications about this please sign up to our mailing list.


CME / CPD has been applied for.


dotMD 2022 Line up

Anne Enright

Anne Enright is the Booker Prize winning writer of seven novels and two books of short stories. Her ...

Suzanne Koven

Suzanne Koven is a primary care physician and the inaugural writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She ...

Iain McGilchrist

Dr Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, philosopher and literary scholar. He is  Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, ...

Emily Silverman

Dr. Emily Silverman is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF and creator/host of The Nocturnists, a medical ...

Roger Kneebone

Professor Roger Kneebone directs the Imperial College Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science and the Royal College of ...

Emma Jane Unsworth

Emma Jane Unsworth is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. Her third novel, ADULTS, was a Sunday Times Bestseller. ...

Benji Waterhouse

Benji is an award-winning comedian and NHS doctor specialising in psychiatry. His material provides a fly-on-the-padded-wall account of ...
Ash Ranpura

Ash Ranpura

Ash Ranpura is a neurologist and neuroscientist who has been active in brain research for over 20 years. ...

John Launer

John Launer is a family physician, family therapist, educator and writer based in the UK. He has written ...

Martin Dyar

Martin Dyar grew up in Swinford, County Mayo. His first book of poems Maiden Names (Arlen House) was ...

Sumi Dunne

Bengali, British & Boris-phobic, Dr. Sumi Dunne BM BSc (Hons) MICGP MSc FFSEM graduated from the University of ...

John Quin

John Quin was born in Glasgow and trained there and at Kings, London, in endocrinology. He was a ...

Chris Luke

Dr Chris Luke qualified in 1982 at University College Dublin and has been an emergency physician for over ...

Rita Doyle

Dr. Rita Doyle is a graduate of UCD and is working in general practice for over 30 years. ...

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