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



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