Every year the US Alpha-1 Foundation organise a Celtic Connection dinner around St. Patrick’s Day. The event features an Irish dinner, music and dancing along with thepresentation of the Irish Shilleagh award. This award is presented to researchers and doctors who are world leaders in the field of Alpha-1 research.
This year the award was presented to Professor Gerry McElvaney. Prof. McElvaney is Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the RCSI. He also runs the only dedicated Alpha-1 clinic in Ireland based at Beaumont Hospital. You can read the full article here.