Entries by Jean Scully


In association with the SSWHG, UCC College of Medicine and Health and ASSERT we are pleased to bring you the details of the SimStars 2023 Live Final Event. The event will be hosted in Brookfield Health Science Complex on Tuesday the 6th of June at 5.30pm. Five qualifying teams from across the SSWHG have undertaken the […]

ASSERT is delighted to partner with UCC, RCSI, TUDublin in HEA funded LIBRA

LIBRA – Future Proofing Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions – Experiential Learning in Simulation for Students. The HEA has awarded funding of totalling €286,114 across 8 projects, under the Gender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020 to advance gender equality initiatives in Irish higher education. Awards were made across three areas: research on or advancing gender equality initiatives in Ireland. training programmes […]

HSE Digital Solutions Living Lab

ASSERT is pleased to collaborate as a HSE Digital Solutions Living Lab on an Oncology Remote Monitoring Living Lab with Dr Richard Banbury CUH, 8West and ONCOassist. This pilot project has received initial funding of €5,000 from the HSE Digital Solutions Review Board. On successful completion of the pilot the project will move on to the next stage, the demonstration phase. […]

Irish Medtech Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that the ASSERT Centre has been shortlisted as a finalist in the eHealth Innovation of the Year Award. The Irish Medtech Awards 2021 are hosted jointly with Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. Over the past 26 years the medtech sector has gone from a burgeoning industry to a global powerhouse. […]


Exciting news to be announced soon! SAVE THE DATES for upcoming Surgical Training Courses. Please email me directly if you would like further information – tracy.ahern@ucc.ie  

Surgical Skills Course – SOLD OUT

We are delighted that the surgical trainees have booked their places on the upcoming Emergency Surgical Skills Course (CORK), which is brought to you by ASSERT Centre, CoMH/UCC, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. This one-day course will be held at the ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine & Health, UCC, Cork on two […]

International Vascular Cork

ASSERT Centre, UCC, and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland are delighted to announce that the International Vascular Cork #ivc will take place on the 8th and 9th November 2022. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE: – https://lnkd.in/eYuS7xyp PLACES ARE LIMITED – we want to ensure the best possible teaching experience, there will be a maximum of 2 participants per station with […]

Students from Ukraine – SIM Training

ASSERT Centre, UCC was delighted to be able to assist the School of Medicine in providing high fidelity simulation training for managing medical emergencies, teamwork, and communication to students in-shelter from Ukraine. This demonstrates ASSERT Centre, UCC commitment to ensuring that students receive the education and training they need to become skilled healthcare professionals. The collaboration between ASSERT Centre, […]

Dr Pat Henn – UCC Hero

Pat was nominated by Nick Chisholm and members of the Centre for Global Development Steering Committee.  “Pat is Director of Research & Education in the ASSERT Centre in the COMH, which uses technology-enhanced learning to address issues of patient safety. Pat and colleagues in ASSERT, along with Tyndall, CUH and a private sector company (8 […]

Cork Nursing Home piloting new tech to monitor staff temperatures

  A nursing home in Co Cork is piloting an early warning system to detect COVID-19 among staff. A census of mortality in Ireland’s nursing homes is now underway with priority testing of staff and residents also taking place. Over half of all deaths from coronavirus have been associated with nursing homes. Diarmuid Ó Dálaigh, […]

UCC COVID-19 Resource Centre

An online one stop shop resource centre has been set up on the UCC Courses website to collate reputable resources and keep front line workers, academics and other interested parties abreast of the latest reliable information and developments regarding COVID-19. The site features a live map of worldwide COVID-19 cases, as well as educational material […]

Shivika Marwaha, awarded the inaugural Malawi eHealth Research Centre Scholarship

The Malawi eHealth Research Centre, is a dedicated eHealth education and research facility. It is designed to act as an international hub for academic and industry partners with an overall aim to enhance the delivery of healthcare across Malawi. In 2020, Shivika Marwaha a Medical Student at University College Cork (UCC) has been awarded the […]

Vampire Cup

“A new student led initiative supported by Dr Pat Henn of the ASSERT Centre called the ‘’Vampire Cup’’ will be formally announced in the coming weeks. It pits universities against each other in a competition to see which university student population can donate the most blood and win “The Vampire Cup.” Glenn Curtin, a 3rd […]

Covid-19 Remote Early Warning System (CREW)

    Healthcare staff working on the frontline to control the spread Covid-19 are succumbing to the virus at a disproportionate rate. 10-15% of all diagnosed cases of the Coronavirus are among the healthcare community working to halt the spread of the disease. The single common variable in the vast majority of cases of the […]

Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation Training

Cork University Maternity Hospital in conjunction with the ASSERT Centre, UCC, will be facilitating neonatal resuscitation training using a High Fidelity “Smart” mannequin and various simulated scenarios. Participants will be asked to take part in a simulated resuscitation using a “smart” mannequin which will be able to provide real time feedback of vital signs, responses […]

MedTech Challenge 2020

Dr Pat Henn ASSERT, participated as a Guest Speaker and judge in the MedTech Challenge in the Creative Zone of the Boole Library Hosted by UCC Medical Research and Technology Society In association with Blackstone Launchpad and other participating UCC societies WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), E&S (Entrepreneurial and Social Society) and EngSoc (Engineering […]

EUGA 2020

Prof Barry O’Reilly will Chair the Meeting of EUGA (European Urogynaecological Association)2020, XIII Annual Congress in Dublin, 22 – 24 Oct. Link to the Congress website https://www.eugacongress.org/      

Attendees of the Anatomy of Complications Workshop (ACW) 2019

Attendees of the Anatomy of Complications Workshop (ACW) 2019 enjoying some sunshine after a busy couple of days at the ASSERT Centre. The course was a huge success and the feedback was extremely positive with many describing it as the best course they have ever been on. All said they would recommend it to a […]

IMI Pain Care Consortium Berlin

Professor Barry O’Reilly and Paula Hick from the ASSERT Centre, UCC, attended the IMI Pain Care consortium meeting, titled “Improving the care of patients suffering from acute or chronic pain”- an EU international initiative on pain, in Berlin on the 19th-20th of March. The IMI-Pain Care Consortium is composed of 40 participants from 14 countries; […]

Advances in Paediatric ENT “Grommet” Surgery

ASSERT was pleased to facilitate and support AventaMed (advanced ENT Surgery) in a second R&D lab in our surgical skills lab to further develop surgical technique and procedure on cadaveric specimens simulating surgery for Otitis Media with Effusion (“Glue ear”). Important objectives were met on surgeon based feedback and image capture of the next generation […]


This second and linked theme master class in mesh surgery was held in ASSERTs surgical skills lab utilizing six fresh frozen female cadavers over 2 days. 17 Irish and international delegates plus faculty attended a tremendously informative, technically innovative and skill sharing simulated surgical interactive educational experience. The expert planning from course organizers and technical […]


ASSERT staff facilitated a learning session, for 23 postgrad student midwives, from UCC’s SONM in the Simulation Lab here in UCC.   It was a terrific teaching session and great fun had by everyone.  The students and faculty certainly enjoyed the three obstetric scenarios, which included, shoulder dystocia, pre-eclampsia and Post-Partum Hemorrhage.  All scenarios were run […]

SimWars – 9th March 2019

  Having claimed the SimWars title in 2018, UCC’s Emergency Society host SimWars 2019 in the rebel county,  it promises to be the biggest and best SimWars yet. Sim Wars 2019 is taking place in UCC’s  state of the art facilities at the ASSERT Centre in March 2019.  

Irish BAHA Surgical Course

Assert hosted a new and first surgical training day for BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) utilising Cochlear implants for ENT Otology specialists from Ireland and Europe. The depth of experiences and skill collectively shared through this dynamic surgical skills lab and the delivery of learning platforms through the day proved a highlight.

1st HealthTech World Cancer Day

“Smarter technologies to beat cancer!” 1st February 2019 www.hwcd.eu         Simultaneous press conferences, open to the public, in all Europe Irelandedition: ASSERT Centre, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University Centre Cork, College Road, Cork Cork, Ireland– The NOBEL project organizes the 1st HealthTech World Cancer Day (HWCD) onFebruary 1st 2019 at 12PM the […]

Skellig CRI @ ASSERT

L to R: Dr Colm O’Tuathaigh – Acting Head of Medical Education, Mr Simon Smith – Director of Communication Skills, Belinda Gascoigne – Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Paula Hick – Clinical Skills Simulation Nurse ASSERT, Maurice Fitzgerald – Prinicpal Coláiste na Sceilge,  Dr Pat Henn – Director Research & Education ASSERT, Victor Shine – […]