IN tribute to his life work in the development of cardiac care, Dr Albert McNeill has been made the President of the Irish Cardiac Society for the next two years (from Oct 2016).
This is a hugely significant role as the Irish Cardiac Society is now recognised internationally as a significant organisation in the development and promotion of cardiac care and treatment.
Although he has lived in the northwest for many years, Dr McNeill remains proud of his Ballymena background and education.
After graduating from Queen’s University Belfast he trained in cardiology in Northern Ireland and Europe, and settled into his consultant post in Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry, in 1992 to dedicate a passionate career to progressing Cardiology in the West of Ireland.
Commenting on his new role at President of the Irish Cardiac Society, Dr McNeill said:
“It is an honour to be recognised by my cardiology peers from across Ireland, North & South.
“It really is a testimony and credit to the cardiology service provided by all my colleagues in the Western Trust and the advances we have made in cardiology care, throughout the whole Trust area, including more rural areas.
“I wish to publicaly thank the Irish Cardiac Society, my family and all my colleagues past and present.
“I look forward to welcoming all members to the annual conference in Derry’s Millennium Forum next year”.Tags: