We are delighted to confirm Eve Bruce as this years guest speaker.
Eve Bruce is a specialist burns surgeon who lives in Dingle, Co Kerry. She is currently medical coordinator of the Al Mowasa Hospital for Reconstructive surgery in Amman, Jordan. She is an experienced MSF field worker having completed assignments in some of the most challenging contexts in which MSF works, including Afghanistan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Eve was born and trained in Maryland in the USA. She spent years working as a plastic surgeon in Baltimore, but had always wanted to work in the field with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
“They asked me if I would agree to a mission in Afghanistan. Not just Afghanistan, but in Helmand Province. Would I agree to go to such a dangerous place? I told them, “That’s what the without borders means to me. You tell me where the need is, and I will do my best.” – Dr Eve Bruce.Previous guest speakers included
Joe Schmidt (2017) http://www.irishrugby.ie/coaches/schmidt.php
Marc Koska (2016) http://www.marckoska.com/
Mark Pollack (2015) https://www.markpollocktrust.org/