Speakers

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    • Miriam Gunning Senior HPO Tobacco Dept of Health Promotion & Improvement HSE

      Miriam Gunning Senior HPO Tobacco Dept of Health Promotion & Improvement HSE 

      Miriam has a background in nursing and moved into health promotion in 2000. Since then she has specialized in tobacco management and smoking cessation. She first graduated in pediatric and general nursing where she spent 20 years working in clinical and management roles in respiratory and cardiology.  She specializes in the delivery of training in ‘Brief Interventions for Smoking Cessation’ to health professionals but her main project has been the development of ‘Tobacco Free Health Services’ in Ireland using the ENSH-Global Code and Process. Miriam is current chair of the ...

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    • June Boulger National Lead, Patient and Public Partnership, Acute Hospitals Directorate, HSE.

      June Boulger National Lead, Patient and Public Partnership, Acute Hospitals Directorate, HSE. 

      June has been working in Health Services since 1999. Her first appointment as Health Promotion Specialist for Workplace Health, Midland Health Board (MHB), led to the implementation of an organisational wide programme aimed at healthcare staff which was entitled the Quality of Working Life Project –Midland Health Board. June was also appointed by the MHB as lead for the promotion of physical activity under the National Cardiovascular Strategy. In 2006, June was appointed as National Lead Service User Involvement, HSE. June has led on the development of the National Healthcare Charter –You and ...

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    • Tracy O’Carroll Health Information Manager, External Datasets.

      Tracy O’Carroll Health Information Manager, External Datasets. 

      Tracy has held a number of roles over her 8 years in the Health Information and Quality Authority, all working towards improvement of health information in Ireland. Currently, the Manager for External Datasets she is managing the National Patient Experience Survey Programme, responsible for driving the development of a model, methodology and implementation of the patient experience survey in 2017.   Tracy has previously managed the development of a new regulatory programme for National Data Collections, developed standards and guidance for health information and engaged with stakeho...

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    • Dr. Dairine Dempsey, Vice President Strategic Regulatory Affairs, ICON plc

      Dr. Dairine Dempsey, Vice President Strategic Regulatory Affairs, ICON plc 

        Dr. Dempsey is Vice President, Strategic Regulatory Affairs at ICON plc, a global clinical research organisation (CRO).  She is a PhD pharmacist with over 15 years’ experience as a pharmaceutical regulator.  She has previously held a number of senior positions in the Irish national competent authority for medicines and medical devices where she represented Ireland at the European Medicines Agency,  the European Commission and internationally.   She later worked as a pharmaceutical consultant to pharmaceutical companies & governments in the EU, US & globally during which t...

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    • Professor Michael ThickMichael Thick, Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Information Officer IMS MAXIMS

      Professor Michael ThickMichael Thick, Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Information Officer IMS MAXIMS 

      Michael is a renowned health informatics leader, best known for his position as CCIO for the UK’s National Programme for IT, and senior medical advisor to the Choose and Book and PACS programmes. His achievements include working with the end of life team at The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust to co-design Coordinate My Care, a shared end of life care register, and the introduction of the ‘clinical five’ into the Department of Health’s ...

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    • Philip O Callaghan,Policy & Parliamentary Advisor to Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Social Protection - Department of Social Protection

      Philip O Callaghan,Policy & Parliamentary Advisor to Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Social Protection – Department of Social Protection 

      Philip is currently working as Minister Leo Varadkar's Policy & Parliamentary Advisor in the Department of Social Protection. Philip graduated from Maynooth University with a BA Double Honours in Music & Geography. Philip then went onto obtain a Professional Diploma in Education from Maynooth University. Following completion of this Philip worked as a second level teacher, teaching Music, Geography & Youth Leadership. During his time there Philip completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Innovative Teaching and Learning. Philip was appointed by the Minister for Education as Board M...

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    • Damien McCann -Director of Sales and Marketing -Viatel Ireland

      Damien McCann -Director of Sales and Marketing -Viatel Ireland 

      Damien McCann leads a team of highly skilled telecoms and data centre solutions experts based in Ireland. Damien is the Director of Sales and Marketing of Viatel – an Irish owned corporate telecoms company, which specialises in data connectivity, voice, data centre and managed network solutions. Presentation Title The National Broadband Planned for 2022 – Can Healthcare Wait?  

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    • Edel Lynch, Medical Education Team Lead 3D 4 medical

      Edel Lynch, Medical Education Team Lead 3D 4 medical 

      Edel Lynch has been a medical writer at 3D4Medical since 2014 and has progressed to leading the Medical Education department within the company. Edel graduated from the University College Dublin with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience in 2013 and received a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin the following year. She is a published author in the Irish Journal of Medical Science and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. Edel’s current project involves managing the creation of medical content, in collaboration with leading experts around the world, for 3D4Medical’s intera...

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    • Seamus Browne Head of Industry Partnership at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

      Seamus Browne Head of Industry Partnership at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 

      Seamus is Head of Industry Partnership at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His role involves connecting RCSI researcher/clinician expertise with industry need and identifying appropriate funding mechanisms to support this engagement. Since taking up this role in January 2015, Seamus has played a key role in delivering a step-change in RCSI Industry Engagement activities. His current focus is on building large scale strategic partnerships with industry aligned to RCSI research strengths. Between 2007-2014, Seamus worked at as technology transfer officer at the University of Limeric...

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    • Nuala Hannon-Founder, Hannon Oncology Education Ltd

      Nuala Hannon-Founder, Hannon Oncology Education Ltd 

      Nuala Hannon, trained as a general nurse at St. James Hospital, Dublin and completed her Post- Graduate Diploma in Oncology Nursing in St.  Lukes’ Radiation Centre, also in Dublin. In 2014, after almost 8yrs as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Chemotherapy in St. James, Nuala set up “Hannon Oncology Education Ltd”. She designs and delivers bespoke training Programmes for the Pharma Industry, Nurses and allied Healthcare Professionals. Drawing on her clinical experience, her training programmes give participants’ practical, expert insight into the world of oncology an...

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    • Karl Dalton - Environment Manager at Connolly Hospital

      Karl Dalton – Environment Manager at Connolly Hospital 

      Karl has worked for over 12 years on Connolly Hospital as Environment Manager focussing on the many aspects of Sustainability including water and energy conservation, waste management, health promotion and the therapeutic environment. He has written peer reviewed papers and presented at many conferences including at the International Network for Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. Previously he was product manager in Gilroy Environmental for niche products and applications. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Environ...

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    • Nick O'Hare- Director of Strategy and Commercial Affairs at Mediserve Homecare Ltd.

      Nick O’Hare- Director of Strategy and Commercial Affairs at Mediserve Homecare Ltd. 

      Highly experienced and strategic executive with an innate focus on innovation and future capability.  

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    • Coilín Oscar ÓhAiseadha, Senior Medical Officer in Public Health, Health Service Executive

      Coilín Oscar ÓhAiseadha, Senior Medical Officer in Public Health, Health Service Executive 

      Coilín is a medical doctor with many years’ experience in healthcare, community health and public health. Having gained Membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland in 2015, his published research spans paediatric health service development, smoking cessation and the environmental epidemiology of water-borne diseases.

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    • Ray Walshe Funded Investigator (FI) in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Dublin City University

      Ray Walshe Funded Investigator (FI) in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Dublin City University 

        Ray Walshe is a Funded Investigator (FI) in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Dublin City University. He runs Big Data projects in the areas of Health/Human Performance, Power Electronics and Personal Communication Platforms. Ray is a recognised expert in Big Data Standards where he some of his work includes : - Lead Editor of ISO WG9 Big Data Standards, -  Head of Ireland Delegation for Big Data at NSAI, - Member of Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG) for DG-CNECT, Software and Services, Cloud Unit at European Commission , - Steering Board member ...

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    • Professor Thomas H Lynch-Consultant Urological Surgeon, St. James’s Hospital

      Professor Thomas H Lynch-Consultant Urological Surgeon, St. James’s Hospital 

      Professor Thomas H Lynch is a consultant urological surgeon in St. James’s Hospital and TrinityCollege, Dublin. In addition to his special interest in Urological Oncology he is the lead urologist in laboratory based prostate cancer research with multiple publications in this area. He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland at Galway. He has an extensive training in urological oncology in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Professor Lynch has a track record as an innovator, academic and teacher. He has lectured and published extensively on prostate cancer and has ...

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    • Sophie Madden Medical Writer 3D4Medical

      Sophie Madden Medical Writer 3D4Medical 

      Sophie Madden has been a medical writer on the clinical team in 3D4Medical since 2015. Sophie graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. She has contributed to research in the fields of neuropsychology and neuroimmunology. Sophie is actively involved in the development of 3D4Medical’s new series of patient education platforms, working closely with leading experts in cardiology and orthopedic medicine. Presentation Title: The New Interface for Medical Education and Healthcare Synopsis: 3D4Medical is the world-l...

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    • Catherine Casey CMIOSH  Global - Group Environmental, Health and Safety Lead UDG Healthcare plc

      Catherine Casey CMIOSH Global – Group Environmental, Health and Safety Lead UDG Healthcare plc 

        Catherine initially forged an academic route into EHS through a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and then a Master of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from Dublin Institute of Technology. This led her to a career in London, where she worked for the NHS and then the world renowned National Physical Laboratory (NPL).   In her current role as Global Group Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Lead at UDG Healthcare plc, Catherine is continually altering and updating her approach to EHS, whi...

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    • Aidan McCullen- Senior Partner of Strategy and Imagination,  Katawave

      Aidan McCullen by City Headshots Dublin

      Aidan McCullen- Senior Partner of Strategy and Imagination, Katawave 

      Aidan McCullen is Senior Partner of Strategy and Imagination with Katawave Business Imagination Studio, who work on value creation and innovation for Global giants such as Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and beyond. Aidan is host of the Innovation Show (broadcast on RTE) and writer of the weekly "The Thursday Thought" Previously Aidan was Head of Innovation in RTE and Director of Digital and Innovation Communicorp, where he set up the Digital Ecosystem and new innovative revenue streams. Aidan is co-commentator Eir / Setanta Sports and writer with Emerald Rugby In his previous life he ...

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    • Brendan Lawlor- CMC MBA Partner (Innovation 21) - Associate Director (Circa)

      Brendan Lawlor- CMC MBA Partner (Innovation 21) – Associate Director (Circa) 

      Consultant, project and programme manager and business advisor with 25 years experience of assisting Multinational companies, SME's, funding agencies, VC's, organizations and individuals. Worked across a range of industries and sectors. Particular strengths in research and innovation management, strategic and operations management, project and programme management and leadership, management development and business development. Worked with clients across all of the major industry sectors in Ireland including Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Re...

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    • Harriet Doig-Information, Advocacy and Research Officer- MS Ireland

      Harriet Doig-Information, Advocacy and Research Officer- MS Ireland 

      Harriet graduated from King's College London in 2005 and has just completed a Social Science degree from Dublin Business School. She is currently studying a Masters in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at UCD. She has worked in a variety of information provision and advocacy roles in the voluntary sector since, in the UK and Ireland. ...

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    • Colette Myler Project Manager, Requirements and Procurement Professional Ireland Hospital & Health Care

      Colette Myler Project Manager, Requirements and Procurement Professional Ireland Hospital & Health Care 

      Colette Myler has worked in many areas of St James’s Hospital initially as a receptionist and clerk and finally as the Hospital’s Freedom of Information and Complaint’s Officer.  Colette then moved to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin where she began to work with the Project and Development Department and found that project work suited her, so she took up a course in Project Management at the Blanchardstown Institute of Technology.  While in Crumlin, Colette worked on the specification documents...

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    • Fiona McDaid-, Emergency Nurse , Health Service Executive, Ireland

      Fiona McDaid-, Emergency Nurse , Health Service Executive, Ireland 

      I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in Cardiff. My career in emergency nursing has spanned 30 years, having undertaken the ENB 199 in Accident and Emergency Nursing, Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Practice (Emergency Nursing), and an MSc (Nursing).  I have also been awarded a Fellowship in Emergency Nursing from the Faculty of Emergency Nursing UK (FFEN). I have worked in a number of emergency departments in the UK and Ireland, most recently as CNM3 in the Emergency Department in Naas General Hospital. During my career I have overseen the introduction of man...

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    • Ignazio Graffeo- Registrar in Psychiatry presso HSE

      Ignazio Graffeo- Registrar in Psychiatry presso HSE 

      Promotor and First Author in Academic Researches on the field of the CyberTherapy and CyberPsychiatry in Italy, he gained huge experience with Neuro Virtual Reality (full NeuroVR2 Trained). He was one of the first to study the relationships and the interrelations between Social Media and Mental Health issues, using the major social networks as a mean for trying to help people in distress. He is actually developing a project in order to bring Psychiatrists and Mental Health Operators nearer to the Patients in need.   Presentation Title: Orthorexia Nervosa between pas...

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    • Veronica Barrett-CEO- RHS Home Care

      Veronica Barrett-CEO- RHS Home Care 

      RHS Home Care Co-operative is a not for profit  company providing quality homecare to senior clients all across counties Galway Mayo Roscommon Sligo /Leitrim. We employ 536 people across the region who having completed very rigorous vetting and training commence employment with the company. We give people a choice to remain at home for as long as possible.

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    • Emmylou Flores- M.Sc. in Project Management Student-University of Limerick

      Emmylou Flores- M.Sc. in Project Management Student-University of Limerick 

      Having completed a BSc in Health Informatics at the University of Limerick (UL), Emmylou Flores is now undertaking a MSc in Project Management also at UL.  For her placement, as part of her degree programme, Flores worked as a data analyst with a group of physiotherapist in a company that focuses on providing rehabilitation content via mobile devices.  Her final year project made recommendations for inclusion in a mHealth strategy for Ireland, paying particular attention to information governance, having reviewed efforts of several countries and examining the existing policies, procedures, leg...

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    • Shahab Norouzian Alam-Postgraduate Researcher at Tyndall National Institute

      Shahab Norouzian Alam-Postgraduate Researcher at Tyndall National Institute 

      I was awarded my master degree as a first class honours in Solid State Physics from the K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2006. During my studentship in K.N.Toosi University I had attended several courses such as Advanced Solid State Physics, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Semiconductors Devices and Material Characterization. While doing my master I had employed as a visiting lecturer in Azad University, lecturing undergraduate courses where undertook modules as: Basic Physics, Electromagnetics, Classical Mechanics and Waves. In 2006, after graduation took a position in M...

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    • Lisa Ryan-Head of Department of Natural Sciences at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

      Lisa Ryan-Head of Department of Natural Sciences at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) 

      Dr Lisa Ryan works as Head of the Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Science and Computing at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in Ireland. Lisa is a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) who came to GMIT in August 2015 from Monash University in Australia where she was working as a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics. Prior to her appointment at Monash University, Lisa was at Oxford Brookes University in the UK where she was Operations Director of the 1st UK research centre dedicated to Functional Foods. Lisa completed her PhD at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland...

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    • Charlie Sheridan Director, Internet of Things (IoT) research Lab at Intel Corporation

      Charlie Sheridan Director, Internet of Things (IoT) research Lab at Intel Corporation 

      Charlie is the Director of Internet of things (IoT) systems research Lab in Intel's New Technology Group, he leads a team of researchers focused on the application of IoT technologies across multiple industry verticals. Charlie has extensive experience in managing and leading large scale projects turning research concepts into product impact. Charlie and his team were instrumental in the invention of Intel's Intel® IoT Platform (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/internet-of-things/iot-platform.html), together with his team he leads an extensive research portfolio with internal business un...

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    • Patrick Hall -  Development Director, Maddison Product Design

      Patrick Hall – Development Director, Maddison Product Design 

      Patrick Hall – Development Director, Maddison Product Design Patrick joined Maddison in 2010, and has a mixed role covering business development, project management and technical consulting.  He has 20 years’ experience in product development as a design engineer and project manager working in companies including IDEO and P&G.  He has worked in a broad range of industries including medical devices, life sciences, FMCG, business electronics and industrial products.  He has a deep understanding of how products are transformed from ideas into reality and how to limit technical risks.  He a...

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    • Raphael Jaffrezic, Chief Information Officer, Galway Clinic, Ireland

      Raphael Jaffrezic, Chief Information Officer, Galway Clinic, Ireland 

        Bio: Raphael Jaffrezic is the Chief Information Officer of the Galway Clinic, a private hospital in the West of Ireland. He holds a masters in IT engineering and Business Management. Raphael has been involved in healthcare transformation through IT his whole career, starting from a technical role as an IT Engineer then progressing to an Executive position.   During his career Raphael led a number of innovation projects both clinical and operational, which created process and patient safety improvements throughout the organisation. The Galway Clinic was ...

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    • Maureen Walsh - Managing Director, DeCare Dental Operations and DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland

      Maureen Walsh – Managing Director, DeCare Dental Operations and DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland 

      Originally from the US, Maureen moved to Ireland in 1999 to help establish DeCare Operations Ireland Limited, a claims and shared services centre based in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Maureen has led DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland from start-up stages to become Ireland’s only specialist dental insurer and oral health company.  DeCare is proud to serve individuals and companies throughout Ireland, ranging in size from 10 to 5000 staff. Maureen has a Bachelor of Science (Marketing) from Boston College Carroll School of Management, a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of I...

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    • Bernard Chanliau - ICF Ireland Coach of the Year

      Bernard Chanliau – ICF Ireland Coach of the Year 

      A bi-lingual Professional Certified Coach (PCC- ICF since 2010 and Ireland Coach of the year 2015), versed in transformational leadership, systems-thinking and team coaching within global and start-up organisations, offering deep experience of organisation development (OD), culture and operations management for driving customer-centric business change strategies. A “doer” excelling at breaking down complex situations into manageable, tangible work, excellent project and influencing skills and the ability...

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    • Anna Gibson Steel - Owner at Holistic Centre of Excellence

      Anna Gibson Steel – Owner at Holistic Centre of Excellence 

        Founder & CEO of Holistic Centre of Excellence Ireland Holistic Therapist & Teacher since 2004- over 1000 students Founder Outreach Program -€300,000 donated since 2010 Public Speaker-Corporate Clients Speaker at 2016 International Congress of Naturopathic Medicine Creator of On-Line program- 60 Second Panic Solution- currently in use in 62 countries Private Clinic-Specialisi...

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    • Krystian Fikert-CEO of MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing, ROI

      24/03/2015...Health.. Krystian Fikert CEO of MyMind pictured outside their offices in Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

      Krystian Fikert-CEO of MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing, ROI 

      Krystian Fikert is the CEO and Founder of MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing, a non-profit, social enterprise that provides affordable and accessible mental health services within the community. Krystian set up MyMind in 2006 in response to Ireland’s complicated mental health system. With four national centres in Ireland, MyMind is bypassing the need for clinical referral, long waiting lists and high-cost services, empowering people to directly access mental health supports when they need them. By offering early intervention support, Krystian drives a model that helps to build people’s resilie...

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    • Edith Blennerhassett - Associate Director at Arup

      Edith Blennerhassett – Associate Director at Arup 

      Edith is an Associate Director at Arup and a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years of experience of providing high quality building services design solutions for a wide range of projects. Edith is passionate about her work and has particular expertise in sustainable design. Edith believes that the best solutions are achieved through sharing of a common goal and close collaboration with Clients and Design Team members and other construction professionals through all stages of the design and construction process. Edith is a recognised leader in her field and has lectured extensively in the UK an...

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    • Siobhain Duggan - Director of Innovation and Healthcare at GS1 Ireland

      Siobhain Duggan – Director of Innovation and Healthcare at GS1 Ireland 

      Siobhain Duggan is Director of Innovation and Healthcare at GS1 Ireland.  Prior to joining GS1 Ireland in November 2010 she worked for Hewlett Packard for 11 years.  Siobhain holds a Bachelors degree in International Commerce and German from UCD and has also completed her ACCA accounting exams.  Siobhain brings a wealth of international supply chain experience to her role as well as a passion for patient safety in Healthcare. Siobhain is leading the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards in Ireland.  The industry is leveraging GS1 Standards and the support of GS1 experts to prepare fo...

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    • Anne Madden - Assistant Librarian at St Vincent's Healthcare Group

      Anne Madden – Assistant Librarian at St Vincent’s Healthcare Group 

      Areas of interest: CPD, Health Librarians as a professional body, skills & competencies for health librarians in different roles, collaborative work, demonstrating our value. HEAR and HEAL with Health Librarians This presentation will outline two important health promotion initiatives which have been developed collaboratively by Irish Library & Information professionals. The first “HEAR – Health Evidence and Awareness Report” is now in its 3rd year. Each issue focuses on a key health topic and pulls together a selection of trustworthy resources aimed at the public as well as h...

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    • Miriam Dowling- Founder Mentality Ireland

      Miriam Dowling- Founder Mentality Ireland 

      Miriam Dowling, is the founder of Mentality, a business consultancy practice, focused solely on the area of mental health in the workplace. Miriam previously ran an awareness project called Don’t Mind the Gap, highlighting the challenges those dealing with mental ill health have in the workplace. Miriam has recently completed an MBA (HRM) researching the area of disclosure of mental illness during the recruitment process. As a See Change Ambassador, Miriam has spoken publicly about her experience of mental illness to businesses.  Miriam was honoured to speak at the inaugural launch of th...

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    • Gary Walsh-Technical Sales Manager-ReAgent Chemical Services Ltd UK

      Gary Walsh-Technical Sales Manager-ReAgent Chemical Services Ltd UK 

      My name is Gary Walsh and I am Technical Sales Manager at ReAgent Chemical Services Ltd. I started my career in the chemical industry 35 years ago, working within the quality laboratories at Joseph Crosfield & Sons in Warrington, and remained within the Unilever organisation for 30 years. During this time I worked across a multitude of functions, including product development, technical service, sales and marketing and business development, predominantly in the industrial detergent and hygiene businesses. Whilst based at our Runcorn office, I regularly attend conferences, exhibitions and m...

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    • Tony Clarke-Head of Information Security & Cybersecurity-ICON Clinical Research

      Tony Clarke-Head of Information Security & Cybersecurity-ICON Clinical Research 

        Tony Clarke is head of cybersecurity with ICON Plc, a Global Clinical Research Organisation headquartered in Dublin.  Tony holds a M.Sc. in Security and Forensic computing from DCU and a number of industry cybersecurity certification. Over the last 15 years, Tony has provided security services to numerous organisations across a number of industries including life sciences, financial services, insurance, utilities, telecommunications, government, semi-state bodies, EU and United Nations agencies. Tony is lectures in ethical hacking on the DIT M.Sc. programme and is currently the Open ...

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    • Dr. Justin Brophy- MB, BCh, BAO, MMed Sc, Dip Medical Leadership and Safety,  FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist,  & Clinical Lead Advisor to the National Office for Suicide Prevention  HSE Mental Health Services, Wicklow Ireland

      Dr. Justin Brophy- MB, BCh, BAO, MMed Sc, Dip Medical Leadership and Safety, FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist, & Clinical Lead Advisor to the National Office for Suicide Prevention HSE Mental Health Services, Wicklow Ireland 

      Dr Justin Brophy is Clinical Lead Advisor to the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP). He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Past President of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist in HSE Wicklow Mental Health Services, and  Chair of the Irish Association of Suicidology . He supports the NOSP team in fulfilling the objectives of Connecting for Life and will develop initiatives to strengthen clinical practice in suicide prevention in that context. He formerly served as a Member of the National Patient Safety Advisory Group and the E...

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    • Tom Coleman, Co-Founder, My Nutrition Ireland, Ireland

      Tom Coleman, Co-Founder, My Nutrition Ireland, Ireland 

      Tom Coleman is the co-founder of My Nutrition Ireland and has worked with elite athletes, world class coaches, brand leaders in business and teams from a wide variety of Sports. He is a specialist in Health, Performance and Recovery, a key note speaker and someone who is passionate about Health. Tom continues to work with fighters from Coach John Kavanaghs gym, professional rugby players and leading international business. He is currently utilizing leading edge technology in Fatigue Science to optimize recovery, monitor and predict fatigue in elite athletes and teams as well as Fatigue Risk As...

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    • Marijke Morris-Chairperson- Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland (ISTI)

      Marijke Morris-Chairperson- Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland (ISTI) 

      Marijke is the Chairperson of Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland (ISTI) and the Lead Clinician for CATTS, and independent SLT & OT practice.   She has more than 19 years’ experience in Speech and Language Therapy. Marijke qualified and worked in South Africa before moving to Ireland in 2001. Her degree also includes qualification as an Audiologist. She founded CATTS in late 2009 after several years working in the public health system. Marijke also co-founded BrainDrain, an online learning platform in 2016.   Her experience includes working as part of mu...

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    • Elizabeth McCarthy, PhD  Senior Manager, Health & Public Sector Consulting Deloitte

      Elizabeth McCarthy, PhD Senior Manager, Health & Public Sector Consulting Deloitte 

      Elizabeth is a member of the Health & Public Sector team within Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice. Following completion of a PhD in Computer Science & Informatics, Elizabeth joined Deloitte Consulting and focussed primarily on project, service and change management in large scale IT implementations, and the application of data analytics to solving business issues. Elizabeth later brought this consulting experience to Oneview Healthcare, a provider of innovative patient engagement solutions to healthcare facilities in the USA, Australia and the Middle East. There sh...

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    • Hugh Jones, COO, Sytorus Data Protection

      Hugh Jones, COO, Sytorus Data Protection 

      Hugh jones is a co-founder and director of Sytorus, a specialist provider of Data Protection training and assessment services. Sytorus specialises in helping organisations to use the compliance regulations strategically, in order to improve client communications, enhance data quality and reduce their own exposure to reputational, competitive and regulatory risk. With a background in programme and project management across a range of industries, Hugh offers practical advice to organisations in the areas of data management and regulatory compliance. As a certified practitioner, Hugh dir...

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    • Eoin O’Morain-Director-Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Ireland

      Eoin O’Morain-Director-Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Ireland 

      Eoin is a Director of STW and leads our healthcare team. He brings over 40 years of experience and knowledge of international best practice to bear at every scale, from campus-wide development control plans and projects valued in excess of £100m to individual theatre refurbishments and detailing for infection control. He has completed over €500 million worth of projects at two of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals and he continues to represent STW on Consultants Frameworks for University College London Hospitals and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Eoin’s spectrum of experience spa...

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    • Gordon Watt -Business Development Europe - Doosan Babcock  UK

      Gordon Watt -Business Development Europe – Doosan Babcock UK 

      Gordon has been involved on the fuel cell sector for the past five years and has a talent for helping customers clearly define their requirements, and ensure the delivery of robust solutions that meet the needs and expectations of the customer. Confident negotiator, and digital marketer he is able to explore opportunities with people at all levels, and is part of the team at Doosan Babcock currently delivering the UK’s largest fuel cell project at Aberdeen Exhibition Centre. When not working Gordon has a keen interest in Cuban dancing.   Presentation Title: ...

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    • Dr Louise Hopper Post-doctoral Researcher School of Nursing and Human Sciences Dublin City University

      Dr Louise Hopper Post-doctoral Researcher School of Nursing and Human Sciences Dublin City University 

      Louise Hopper, Ph.D in psychology, post-doctoral researcher at Dublin City University. Louise graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin in 1993 and worked in various information technology roles in Ireland and in the US from 1988 to 2001. She subsequently worked as a project manager in VHI Healthcare until she returned to Trinity College to study psychology, completing her Ph.D. in 2013. Louise has worked as a Lecturer in Psychology and she is now a senior post-doctoral researcher in Dublin City University. Her recent projects include assistive technology to promot...

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    • Dr Mark Bowman, Director, Arche Innovations Ltd, Wales

      Dr Mark Bowman, Director, Arche Innovations Ltd, Wales 

        Dr Mark Bowman has enjoyed a diverse career spanning academic research, university technology transfer and seed stage venture capital investment.   In 2016, he co-founded PulmonIR Ltd with Professor Paul Lewis, focused on the diagnosis and monitoring of lung disease.  Dr Bowman is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of the company.   In 2010, Mark led a highly successful turnaround of the Cardiff Medicentre, a life sciences incubator based on the University Hospital of Wales campus in Cardiff.   Since founding Arche Innovations Ltd in 2012, h...

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    • Stephen Donoghue-IP and Commercialisation Research Manager-Swansea UniversityWales

      Stephen Donoghue-IP and Commercialisation Research Manager-Swansea UniversityWales 

      Dr. Stephen Donoghue is currently the IP & Commercialisation Research Manager for Swansea University. He has previously occupied various technology transfer and consultancy roles at that institute. His original degree was in Biotechnology at DCU and after graduation he had a number of roles in industry, including developing recombinant haemoglobin and albumin for a biotech company, and cloning interleukins to expand in-house immunoassays for a big pharma. Dr. Donoghue then returned to academia to complete a PhD at the University of Leicester in the area of Molecular Pathology. After comple...

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    • Colm O’Rourke-Business Development Officer, for NSAI Medical Devices

      Colm O’Rourke-Business Development Officer, for NSAI Medical Devices 

      Colm O’Rourke is the new Business Development Officer for NSAI Medical Devices.  The Kerry native joined the National Standards Authority of Ireland last September and works in the organisation’s new offices in Galway. Colm is a trained medical scientist and has worked in hospital laboratories in Ireland and Australia. He has also volunteered in Ghana where he worked in a Blood Transfusion laboratory in the Tamale Teaching Hospital. He worked for a number of years with a Point of Care diagnostics company in both the sales and applications side of the business. Colm is a graduate of UCC with a ...

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    • Margerat Clancy, Head of Global Sales Transfermate

      Margerat Clancy, Head of Global Sales Transfermate 

      Margaret Clancy is Head of Global Sales for one of Ireland’s most innovative FinTech companies specialising in international payments. Leading the change within the global payment FinTech sector, TransferMate offer client’s better exchange rates, eradicates bank fees and offer faster payment service when sending and receiving international payments. Margaret has been instrumental in the growth of TransferMate, which has processed in excess of $7 billion in transfers to date. In 2016, Margaret was named as Employee of the Year at the Kilkenny Business Awards and finalist in The Irish Early C...

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    • Bernadette Flood PhD MPSI Senior Pharmacist

      Bernadette Flood PhD MPSI Senior Pharmacist 

      Bernadette Flood is a pharmacist who has experience working in maternity, psychiatric and general hospitals. She has worked for the past 16 years in a residential care centre that is home to people ageing with intellectual disabilities. Bernadette has a M. Sc in Primary Health Care from RCSI and has an interest in the determinants of health and in health and health care inequalities and inequities. She is particularly interested in the  medication use process in the population ageing with intellectual disabilities. Bernadette  was conferred with a PhD in Trinity College Dublin  in ...

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    • Paul O Byrne Head of Strategy Tinderpoint

      Paul O Byrne Head of Strategy Tinderpoint 

      Paul is Head of Digital Strategy for Tinderpoint, a full service digital marketing agency since 2002. With extensive experience across multi-national organisations, Paul creates innovative strategies through various digital platforms that provide measurable results for clients   Title Of Presentation: 7 Key Takeaways To Strengthen Your Content Strategy Paul will dispel some of the myths and misnomers of Content Marketing while providing 7 tips that you can walk away with to strengthen your own strategy. ...

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    • Dr. Kieran Jordan, Research Officer, Food Safety Department, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland.

      Dr. Kieran Jordan, Research Officer, Food Safety Department, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland. 

      Dr. Kieran Jordan is Research Officer at the Food Safety Department, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy. His research interests include aspects of the foodborne pathogens Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7, and Cronobacter spp., including occurrence, persistence and survival. His work involves combining molecular methods with traditional methods to maximize the understanding of the pathogens.

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    • exhibitor - Eamon Farrell Manager Acute Care at Home and Ambulatory Older Persons Services

      Eamon Farrell Manager Acute Care at Home and Ambulatory Older Persons Services 

      Acute Care at Home for Older People – An Innovative Approach to Care Eamon Farrell is the Manager of Acute Care at Home and Ambulatory Older Persons Services in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.  Eamon joined the Trust in 2001 as a Physiotherapist and worked primarily in older people’s services in both Acute and Community sectors.   He became a locality manager of Intermediate Care and Community Stroke Services in 2010 prior to taking up the role of Transforming Your Care Service Implementation Lead in January 2014.  In this post Eamon led the development and imple...

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    • Darrin McCartney Director of Sales Creative Biocidal Solutions Ireland & UK

      Darrin McCartney Director of Sales Creative Biocidal Solutions Ireland & UK 

      Darrin has worked within the contract cleaning industry in Ireland and UK for over 20 years. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of cleaning, He now heads up Sales of a revolutionary Biocidal Cleaning Product that Kills all main viruses and leaves behind a unique active Biofilm.

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    • Dr. Tadhg Eoghan MacIntyre Health Research Institute University of Limerick

      Dr. Tadhg Eoghan MacIntyre Health Research Institute University of Limerick 

      Dr Tadhg Eoghan MacIntyre is a scientist-practitioner, consulting with Olympians and in professional rugby and lecturing at University of Limerick. His research interests focus on mental health in elite sport and the role of nature based solutions for well-being including green exercise.

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    • Jessie Barr MSc. Health Research Institute University of Limerick

      Jessie Barr MSc. Health Research Institute University of Limerick 

      Jessie Barr MSc. is a doctoral candidate at  UL investigating mental health stigma and well-being among  athletes. A 2012 Olympian, she is also employed as a Sky Sports Living for Sport Athlete Mentor and was a guest speaker at the Mental Health in Sport panel at the Electric Picnic.

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    • Adele McIntyre  Business Manager Ireland, Real Life Sciences.

      Adele McIntyre Business Manager Ireland, Real Life Sciences. 

      Adele McIntyre is the Business Manager for Real Life Sciences Ireland. Real is one of the largest specialist life sciences recruitment agency in the world. Adele has worked with her company for 7 years and is passionate about advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies about how best to attract, retain and most importantly engage their employees. With the ever increasing demand for specialist skills and expertise within the life sciences industry Adele is a strong believer in the importance a company’s EVP is and will be sharing her thoughts on this.

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    • Dr Donal M Kelly – European Patent Attorney, FRKelly

      Dr Donal M Kelly – European Patent Attorney, FRKelly 

      Donal is a European Patent Attorney and a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney, and represents applicants and proprietors in examination, opposition, and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Irish Patents Office and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).   Serving as European counsel for academic institutes, start-up enterprises and emerging corporations in the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare sectors; Donal has been preparing researchers and scientists for the peril...

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    • Roisin Toner, Assistant Director of Enhanced Services (Older People and Primary Care Services)

      Roisin Toner, Assistant Director of Enhanced Services (Older People and Primary Care Services) 

      Roisin Toner took up the position of Assistant Director of Enhanced Services on 01 December 2009.  Prior to this, Roisin was Head of Specialist Primary Care Services since the inception of the Trust in April 2007.  Roisin held the post of Specialist Nursing and Health Promotion Manager in the former Craigavon and Banbridge Trust from 2004.  

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    • Eamon Farrell Manager of Acute Care at Home and Ambulatory Older Persons Services in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

      Eamon Farrell Manager of Acute Care at Home and Ambulatory Older Persons Services in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. 

      Eamon Farrell is the Manager of Acute Care at Home and Ambulatory Older Persons Services in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.  Eamon qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2001. He became a locality manager of Intermediate Care and Community Stroke Services in 2010 prior to taking lead the development and implementation of the new Acute Care at Home Service for Older People.

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    • Fergus Cullen, Managing Director, Innovection Ltd., Ireland

      Fergus Cullen, Managing Director, Innovection Ltd., Ireland 

      Having previously worked in the field of personal protective equipment I then moved into the area of chemical burn management, chemical injury decontamination and chemical risk assessment. In 2006 I founded Innovection Ltd to develop the Irish Market for Diphoterine and Hexafluorine solutions which decontaminate chemical splashes in the eyes and on the skin.

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    • Marie Mc Carthy, Director, Product Innovation ICON

      Marie Mc Carthy, Director, Product Innovation ICON 

      Marie Mc Carthy, Director Product Innovation, is part of the multidisciplinary Innovation Team at ICON PLC with responsibility for developing solutions in the direct to patient paradigm.  Here the primary focus is on the use of wearables and sensors to collect clinically sensitive endpoints in non-clinical settings, such as the patient home.  Previously worked with Philips Respironics, building awareness of the value of Actigraphy endpoints as objective measures of clinical change among Clinicians and Researchers.

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    • Colum Gibson Environmental Consultant Green Healthcare Programme

      Colum Gibson Environmental Consultant Green Healthcare Programme 

      Dr. Colum Gibson is an environmental consultant and researcher with the Clean Technology Centre (CTC) at Cork Institute of Technology. CTC has been a leading organisation in the field of prevention since being established in 1992. Colum is currently involved in a number of different national programmes funded under the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme including Stop Food Waste, Local Authority Prevention Network, Green Business and Green Healthcare. In addition, he is leading a research project investigating the main types and causes of food waste generated in a variety of commercial ...

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    • James Dillon Managing Director Dillon Productions Ltd Ireland

      James Dillon Managing Director Dillon Productions Ltd Ireland 

      With a background in TV Production James has been at the forefront of video based training programmes for over 20 years. James works with clients spanning the Health Sector, FMCG, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and the Public Sector and have won numerous International assignments in the Middle East, Germany and the UK.   Dillon Productions are leaders in the creation of unique video rich interactive on-line training courses. The company has grown to become one of the biggest producers of  clinical and non-clinical e-learning courses for the Health ...

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    • Willie Muehlhausen, DVM Head of Innovation

      Willie Muehlhausen, DVM Head of Innovation 

      Willie developed his entrepreneurial skills early in his career and started his first venture when he was still in training at the Free University of Berlin School of Veterinary Medicine. He provided technical research services for a number of pharmaceutical and bio-chemical clients. His clients were seeking environmental (safety) data of chemical and pharmaceutical compounds. After he graduated from vet school, he provided veterinary research services to veterinary pharmaceutical sponsors who studied environmental impact of their drugs. In 1998 Willie moved into corporate organizations and...

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    • James Clarke-Partner Kennedys’ International Law Firm

      James Clarke-Partner Kennedys’ International Law Firm 

      James is a London-based partner who leads Kennedys’ international corporate and commercial healthcare and life sciences team. Qualifying in 2000, James specialises in advising both private and public sector corporate and commercial clients in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical technology industries. The focus of his work is the design, development and implementation of domestic and cross-border corporate and commercial solutions, contract advice, drafting and negotiation. His experience covers commercial contract drafting; contract and performance management/...

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    • Prof. Barry McMahon Director Innovation Academy Tallaght Hospital & Trinity College Dublin Ireland

      Prof. Barry McMahon Director Innovation Academy Tallaght Hospital & Trinity College Dublin Ireland 

      Dr. Barry McMahon is Chief Physicist and Head of Department of Clinical Engineering at Tallaght Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. In 2012 he was appointed Director of the Innovation Academy and has since expanded programs and short courses. In 2013 he co-founded Trinity Academic Gastroenterology Group (TAGG) which carried out research and innovation in the area of digestive medicine. In 2016 he was awarded a Distinguish Scholarship from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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