Health Board

Tue, Nov 20, 2012, 00:00

A round-uip of events countrywide

The use of antibiotics:Antibiotics – Past, Present and Future is the theme of a free public meeting tomorrow at 6.30pm in the Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare St, Dublin 2. Prominent microbiologists will talk about the history of antibiotics, their misuse and overuse and look at what the future holds. Booking on tel: 01 8639728 or

Melanoma meeting:The recognition, prevention and treatment of melanomas is the focus of a public education meeting on Thursday at 6.45pm in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, 152-160 Pearse St, Dublin 2. Tel: 061 476800 or

Public meeting:The Irish Tinnitus Association is holding a free public meeting on Saturday at 11am in the Granville Hotel, The Quay,Waterford city. Ear surgeon Liam Skinner will speak about the condition. See also

Prostate cancer conference:A consultant urologist, counselling psychologist and urology nurse are among the speakers at the Irish Cancer Society’s annual patient conference on prostate cancer in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin on Saturday. Admission free but advanced booking advised on tel: 01 2310518.

Art and dementia:Arts and Alzheimer is a public seminar which will look at artistic expression and scientific understanding of dementia. Organised by the National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght hospital, it will be held in the Royal College of Physicians, Kildare St, Dublin on Wednesday, November 28th, 2.30pm-5.30pm. Admission is free but booking required on tel:01 4142076 or email esther.

Student support: Pleasetalk.orgis a student support website which encourages third-level students to talk to someone when going through a tough time. It is co-ordinated by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention, the student founders of the campaign and the Inspire Ireland Foundation which also operates the youth mental health service