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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 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 […]

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 […]

  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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

    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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/      

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 […]

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 […]

  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 […]

  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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

  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 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. […]

  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.  

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.

“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 […]

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 – […]