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2017 Belfast

The 2017 Punch Club meeting was hosted by Patrick Keane in Belfast.

Harland & Wolff's iconic Belfast shipyard where Titanic was built

Club members and their partners were accommodated at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast and enjoyed supper chez Keane on the first evening.

More about Mount Stewart

Whilst the partners were enjoying a guided tour of Mount Stewart - a 19th century house and garden in County Down, owned by the National Trust - the first scientific session took place with presentations on:

  • Supine PCNL
  • Stents and "things"
  • Retroperitoneal surgery 2017
  • History of Northern Irish medicine
  • Gene therapy.

Following lunch, members and their partners were taken for a guided tour of Stormont Castle, a Grade A listed building, home to the Northern Ireland Executive. From there, the group moved on to HMS Caroline - a 1914 C-Class light cruiser that saw service during WW1 - and to the Titanic Quarter (see images below).

Stormont Castle     HMS Caroline     Titanic Quarter

During the second scientific session, the partners enjoyed a gastronomic tour of Belfast whilst members attended presentations on:

  • The cutting edge of radiation therapy
  • Management of small renal masses
  • incontinence in the elderly
  • Urology and the humanities.

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