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Conference Programme

Day 1

12.30 Registration


13.00 Lunch


14.00 Opening and welcome
Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive, HRB


14.15 Keynote Speaker
Professor Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FMEdSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCP (Edin.) Emeritus Professor in Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter
A scientist in wonderland


15.00 Fireside Chat 1, with Dr John Bowman – broadcaster and historian
Alistair Nichol, Consultant Anaesthetist, St Vincents University Hospital and PI on HRB Critical Care Clinical Trial Network


15.30 Elevator Pitches – HRB Fellows

  • Grace O Malley, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Paediatric Endocrinology, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
    Why and how to treat obesity in children and adolescents
  • Dr Andrew Smyth, HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway
    Nutrition & Health: STICKing with it
  • Kate Frazer, Lecturer – UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
    There is No Safe Level of Passive Smoking Exposure: impact of legislative smoking bans on population health

15.45 Coffee


16.15 Masterclass – How to influence change effectively
Peter NelsonProfessional Trainer, Facilitator and Conference Speaker
Presentations: Influence and Impact


17.30 Fireside chat 2, with Dr John Bowman – broadcaster and historian
Helen Coughlan, HRB Clinical Research Fellow Department of Psychiatry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


18.00 Break before dinner


19.00 Drinks reception


19.30 Dinner


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DAY 2

07.00 Wake up the Wild Atlantic Way
Bus departs The Clayton Hotel for trip to Salthill.


09.00 Keynote Speaker
Mary Baker, MBE, European Brain Council (Immediate Past President), Consultant to the WHO and strategic advisory board to the European Brain Project
The societal and health challenges in Europe


09.45 Elevator Pitches – HRB Fellows

  • Dr Terri McVeigh
  • Rory O Sullivan, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the gait analysis, Central Remedial Clinic and HRB Fellow RCSI
    The progression of crouch gait in bilateral Cerebral Palsy
  • Dr Carol Sinnott MB BAO BCh MMedSci MRCPI MICGP PhD
    What to give the patient who has everything? Exploring medication management for patients with multimorbidity in general practice

10.00 Fireside chat 3, with Dr John Bowman – broadcaster and historian
Prof Mary McCarron, Dean – Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin and Principal Investigator on numerous HRB Awards


10.30 Coffee


11.00 Fireside chat 4, with Dr John Bowman – broadcaster and historian
Prof Eamon O Shea, Personal Professor in the School of Business & Economics and was inaugural Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) at the National University of Ireland, Galway and HRB Research Leader


11.30 HRB: what’s in store – 2017? Followed by Q&A
Dr Mairead O Driscoll, Director of Research Strategy and Funding, HRB


13.00 Lunch / Depart

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