Entries by Kevin McGuire

Exciting News from the ASSERT Centre!

  Today, Professor Marietta Iacucci, a leading figure in Gastroenterology from University College Cork and Consultant Gastroenterologist at MUH/CUH, took the helm in hosting the inaugural Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) hands-on workshop at the ASSERT Centre UCC.  This marks a significant step forward in providing invaluable in-person training opportunities for Irish consultant gastroenterologists, trainees, and nurses. […]

Dr Pat Henn joins Cork Talk’s Podcast.

  Dr Pat Henn form ASSERT participates in Episode 1. Explore our ever changing relationship with Artificial Intelligence in this week’s Cork Talks – a special series for curious minds and thinkers alike. Join leading experts as we discuss how our own reality as we know it and virtual reality meet and ultimately how our […]

First ROSA Knee Course in Ireland

    On 19th March 2021 ASSERT Centre, UCC were delighted to facilitate Zimmer Biomet who successfully completed a ROSA Knee training course in our Surgical Skills Lab. The ROSA® Knee System is an innovative robotic assistance system which supports Orthopaedic Surgeons in performing joint replacement surgery with features including surgical planning, assessment of real […]

How 5G technology is driving evolution in healthcare

    In August 2019, Vodafone partnered with the ASSERT centre (Application of the Science of Simulation to Education, Research and Medical Technology) in University College Cork, Ireland, to create the first 5G connected telemedicine and medical robotics training centre in the world. Its aim is to provide a test-bed facility for the MedTech sector, preparing devices […]

Technical Officer, ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine & Health

Technical Officer, ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine & Health Specific Purpose Whole-time Post (Anticipated duration of 2 years)   UCC wishes to appoint a Technical Officer to the ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health. The post-holder will report to The Director of the ASSERT Centre or their nominee and will support other staff at […]

What’s on in ASSERT.

It’s been a busy few months in ASSERT. Here is a snapshot of the simulation and surgical training courses that we facilitated since January 2022, with many more planned for the coming year.  

2022 International Vascular Cork (IVC)

  And there it is … another year and another world class International Vascular Cork (IVC) course just completed at ASSERT Centre, UCC This course is made possible thanks to the talented and dedicated faculty who give up their time to teach and return to ASSERT Centre, UCC with genuine enthusiasm every year. Through the […]

ASSERT/8West collaboration Receive Huawei Outstanding Partner Award

ASSERT is delighted to congratulate 8West, on receiving the Huawei HDC Outstanding Partner Award. This award recognizes the extraordinary collaboration and dedication between 8West and Huawei in relation to the ongoing development of the CREW (Covid-19 Remote Early Warning) project. ASSERT as the clinical lead partner on the CREW project, looks forward to our ongoing […]

ASSERT/8 West collaboration tackles Covid-19 with AFC Ajax

ASSERT/8 West collaboration is delighted to have got to the final selection process in “Reimagine Football” initiative from JC Arena/ Ajax This is the result of a lot of hard work from the ASSERT/ 8 West collaboration on innovation in MedTech – CREW project. Lets hope that Irish Sports take up the challenge of bringing […]

Barry O’Reilly Interview on Newstalk’s Future-proof.

Professor Barry O’Reilly, Director of ASSERT, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College Cork joined Jonathan in studio to discuss the ASSERT facility at UCC, wearable healthcare technology and how telemedicine is expanding far beyond interactions between physicians and patients into entirely new ways of delivering healthcare and practice medicine and is changing the […]

ASSERT – first 5G connected training centre

  ASSERT Centre welcomes partnership with Vodafone, becoming the first 5G connected telemedicine and medical robotics training centre in the world.   Vodafone has announced a partnership with the ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork’s for a 5G training facility focused on the Internet of Medical Things. The initial focus of […]

ASSERT announces partnership with Vodafone Ireland

  Vodafone has today announced a strategic partnership with the ASSERT Centre (Application of the Science of Simulation to Education, Research and Medical Technology) in University College Cork (UCC), making it the first 5G connected telemedicine and medical robotics training centre in the world. Furthermore, Vodafone Ireland has today become the first mobile operator in […]


With the support of UCC’s Anatomy Department ASSERTs Surgical Skills Lab is providing a series of 5 to 8 short labs to facilitate Surgical Trainees from across Corks University Hospitals in Otological Surgical drilling techniques of the Temporal bone. The complex anatomy has always posed a steep learning curve for new surgeons and in particular […]

ASSERT and An Garda Síochána CBRNE Simulation

ASSERT and An Garda Síochána recently joined forces to collaborate on a Serious Incident Escalation Simulation Project. The simulation exercise took place here in ASSERT with the setting of a busy simulated Emergency Department, where members of An Garda Síochána had to maintain order and safety of patients and staff in a rapidly escalating situation.  […]

ASSERT hosts Inaugural TaTME Masterclass

The ASSERT Centre, UCC, hosted the inaugural cadaveric masterclass in Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME) in the surgical management of rectal cancer on the 2nd of March 2019. The masterclass was convened by Mr. Shane Killeen and was aimed at fellows and senior trainees in colorectal surgery, and was facilitated by a team of expert […]


The ASSERT centre, UCC, hosted the Inaugural masterclass in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence on the 1st and 2nd of March. The masterclass was organized by Professor Barry O’Reilly, Ms Orfhlaith O’Sullivan, and Dr Fadi Salameh, and was aimed at consultants, fellows and senior trainees in both obstetrics and gynaecology and urology, and […]

Pat Henn, Working Life | Irish Examiner

  Read the fantastic Article in The Irish Examiner, Working Life Section, on Pat Henn, Director of Research & Education, ASSERT Centre, UCC   https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/healthandlife/working-life-patrick-henn-research-and-education-assert-centre-ucc-907774.html      

ASSERT sponsors TEDxUniversityCollegeCork

ASSERT is delighted to be a sponsor of the upcoming TEDxUniversityCollegeCork, which is taking place in the Aula Maxima, UCC, on the 16th of March 2019. This event is organized by Derry O’Flynn, Kate Ryan and Tessa Daly, third year medical students at UCC and committee members of the Association Of Medical Students of Ireland. […]

Surgical Masterclasses in Urogynaecology and Urology. BOOK ONLINE PLACES ARE LIMITED!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW. In light of the recent controversies surrounding the use of mesh in the surgical management of SUI and pelvic organ prolapse, the ASSERT Centre, at UCC will host TWO Surgical Masterclasses which will offer the delegates hands-on experience in managing various complications related to different types of mesh, including trans-vaginal […]