The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association held their first Drugs in Sport Seminar at the RILSA Academy in Newbridge recently.
RILSA have appointed Dr Gerard Colleran as the Association Anti Doping Officer during the year and we at RILSA are very proactive in this area as we feel that it is necessary to educate our members in this important area along with the many schools, colleges, clubs and youth reach centres now part of this fantastic growing organisation here in Ireland.
Dr Gerard Colleran delivered a seminar in the RILSA Academy in Newbridge and it was hailed a fantastic success. Gerard’s subject knowledge, experience and professional manner in his delivery of the subject was exceptional to say the least. We are delighted to have him on board as our Anti Doping Officer and also on the RILSA Committee as the Connaught Regional Chairman.
Such was the success of this first seminar, we at RILSA feel that this has to be made available to all our members all over Ireland. Dr Gerard Colleran will now deliver this seminar to our member schools and clubs during the months ahead.
Below is just a sample of Gerard’s work and experience
Lecturing, new educational program design and applied microbiological and molecular research.
Lecture in a range of subject areas associated with the control of human infection and medical device decontamination. Have co-designed M.Sc. degree (level 9), B.Sc. degree (level 8) and Certificate programs (level 6) Dublin.
Guest lecture at the Nanjing University of Technology, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China
Recently designed a national on-line program in medical endoscope decontamination for Irish hospital staff with the Health Services Executive (HSE). This is the first national program addressing a standardised educational structure for staff working on endoscope decontamination. More than 250,000 medical procedures involve the reuse of medical endoscopes each year in Ireland.
Previously designed a Certificate Level Course in Good Manufacturing Practices & Technology for the Institutes of Technology of Ireland. This was the first third level program in GMP in Ireland and one of the first programs of its kind in the world. Co-designed a B.Sc. degree for hospital CSSD staff working on surgical instrument decontamination.
Developed DNA diagnostic technologies at NUIG and the National Diagnostics Centre, Galway. Conducted an analysis of heroin powders in Dublin at the Forensic Science Laboratory, Phoenix Park, Dublin (2002 -2004). Provided support to laboratory on bio safe handling of narcotics. Collaborated on a variety of health research projects.
´Dr Gerard Colleran