Speakers

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    • Paul Moran

      Paul Moran Directorate Operations Manager, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

      With almost 25 years’ experience in a variety of healthcare organisations, Paul has held a variety of roles including clinical, technology, operations and quality. A Mental Health Nurse, he holds an MSc in Computer Science from TCD and an MBA from Smurfit, UCD. He has lectured and published in the areas of Health Informatics and Organisational Learning.   Title: Creative thinking in health care What does it mean? Moving from an encounter-based model, where a disease is treated; to a person centric model where health is a continuum. The value of creative design thinking H...

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    • Eibhlín Mulroe

      Eibhlín Mulroe Chief Executive, Cancer Trials Ireland

      Ms Mulroe was appointed CEO of the Cancer Trials Ireland (formerly ICORG) in June 2015 and manages a cross functional team of clinical program leads, Data & Statistics, Quality and Pharmacovigilance. She works to implement the strategic plan in consultation with the Dr Jonathan Westrup, Chair of the Board of Directors and Prof Bryan Hennessy, Clinical Lead.  Under her leadership, in 2016, Cancer Trials Ireland rebranded and established a Patient Advocate Advisory Group. Cancer Trials Ireland is a not for profit organisation with a mission to bring Irish patients early access to the late...

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    • Dr. Sudipto Das

      Dr. Sudipto Das B.Tech, M.Res, PhD - Honorary lecturer and Senior Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

      As a Senior Post-doctoral researcher based at RCSI, Sudipto’s key research expertise involves application of genomics and epigenomics approaches across a several diseases including cancer, neurological and cardiovascular diseases, with the aim to identifying potential predictive/prognostic biomarkers and/or therapeutic targets that can be ultimately aid in enhancing better patient care.   Title: Applying genomics approaches to understand complex disease states in Cancer Synopsis: It has been well documented that known and well established cancer ...

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    • Cora McCaughan - Assistant National Director for Healthcare Audit, Quality Assurance and Verification Division, HSE

      Cora McCaughan – Assistant National Director for Healthcare Audit, Quality Assurance and Verification Division, HSE 

      Cora is Assistant National Director for Healthcare Audit in the HSE.  She has over 25 years experience in human factors and system safety in healthcare and other industries in Ireland, the UK, and Africa.   She publishes and teaches in this area.  She recently submitted her PhD at Trinity College Dublin.     Title:  Designing Healthcare Audit to give optimum assurance and to drive the quality and safety improvements that matter most. Synopsis:  Validity has to do with the extent to which an indicator captures the concept of interest.  It ...

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    • Jonathan Murphy - Director, Alliance of HealthCare Assistants Ireland

      Jonathan Murphy – Director, Alliance of HealthCare Assistants Ireland 

      Title: A vision for the role of Healthcare Assistant in Ireland

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    • Maria Zielinska - Director of Nursing, Talbot Lodge Nursing Home

      Maria Zielinska – Director of Nursing, Talbot Lodge Nursing Home 

      Maria is a director of nursing In Talbot Lodge Nursing Home in Malahide. Achieved Joint Commision International accreditation for Long term care facility in 2017. She completed BSc in General Nursing in Medical University of Warsaw in 2007 and has been working in elderly care for over 10 years. Her main goal is to deliver person centred and compassionate care.   Title: My life my choice- promoting and respecting rights of residents in Irish nursing homes. Synopsis: Life doesn't change after admission to nursing home. This presentation will give a...

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    • David Cooney - Senior Consultant and Head of Precision Medicine, Blue Latitude Health, NYC

      David Cooney – Senior Consultant and Head of Precision Medicine, Blue Latitude Health, NYC 

      After studying Biochemistry and structural biology at Trinity College, David joined the Imperial College Drug Discovery Lab developing kinase inhibitors before moving into insight and strategy at Brand Sight, where he worked on some of Roche’s biggest oncology brands. He since moved to Blue Latitude health to help open the New York office and support on launch of breakthrough monoclonal antibodies and first in class precision medicines.   Title: Understanding the opportunity of precision medicine Synopsis: The move to precision medicine should pr...

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    • Dr. Kathy Ruddy - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience

      Dr. Kathy Ruddy – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience 

      Dr. Ruddy is a neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin, with an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellowship. She finished her PhD at Queen’s University Belfast in 2014, focussing on how the brain controls movement. Following this she spent three years at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) in Switzerland. Title:  A different state of mind: Neurofeedback for understanding and improving brain function Synopsis:  The human brain has a remarkable capacity to learn from feedback. As we interact with our environment the brain pr...

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    • Dr Daragh Naughton - Research & Development Lead with Audiology Medical Services & Principal Investigator Limerick Institute of Technology

      Dr Daragh Naughton – Research & Development Lead with Audiology Medical Services & Principal Investigator Limerick Institute of Technology 

      Dr Daragh Naughton is a chartered engineer who holds a BSc in materials engineering. His PhD focused on the bio-compatibility of titanium for nasal reconstructive surgery and implants. He is a Fulbright Scholar in Science and Technology and a visiting Professor to Northeastern University, Boston.  He is also a trained audiologist. He has raised significant national and EU funding for research projects in the medtech space and has been working with Audiology Medical Services on research policy surrounding audiology since 2016. Audiology Medical Services are currently leading research into...

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    • David Hannon - Research & Development Manager, Hollister Incorporated

      David Hannon – Research & Development Manager, Hollister Incorporated 

      David Hannon is Research and Development Manager for Hollister. David leads a team of Scientists and Engineers in developing the next generation of medical technologies and products. He is an innovator with 11 granted patents and more in examination.     Title: Growth through innovation. Synopsis: Through the introduction of market changing technologies and product design Hollister has achieved and sustained remarkable growth over the last decade. This is evidenced by significant expansion of the manufacturing plant in Ballina, Co.Mayo. ...

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    • Cormac Ó Tighearnaigh - Chief Executive Ireland, Fine Grain Properties

      Cormac Ó Tighearnaigh – Chief Executive Ireland, Fine Grain Properties 

      Cormac is CEO of Fine Grain Property in Ireland with more than 20 years’ experience in real estate and private equity. Previously he was the CFO and Deputy CEO of Amaris Hospitality with responsibility for a portfolio of 80 hotels across the UK and Ireland. Title: Positioning your business for talent Synopsis: Every business, no matter the industry, size, operation or service, their top priority is always the same – recruiting and retaining talent. We will talk through the critical factors for success as well as the latest approach in ensuring you are considering all the factors

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    • Sinead Mitchell - Nutritional Therapist, Pharma Nord

      Sinead Mitchell – Nutritional Therapist, Pharma Nord 

      Sinead Mitchell has a background in Marketing and Public Relations before changing career to an area of great interest, health and nutrition. Sinead graduated with a diploma in Nutritional Science Therapeutics ( DipNST) as a Nutritional Therapist from the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health. She has worked in the area of nutrition and weight loss for the past 5 years, previously with Dr Eva Orsmond in the Orsmond clinics and now as a Training Coordinator for Professionals with Pharma Nord, Danish nutritional supplements company. Title: Documentation is key when choosing a supplement ...

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    • Stefano Messori – Design Strategist & Corporate Trainer

      Stefano Messori – Design Strategist & Corporate Trainer 

      Stefano aims to facilitate a design thinking agenda in organisations pursuing a strategic innovation approach. Stefano collaborates with the management of medium-sized and large organisations (on ad hoc projects) but also with start-ups, through online learning and group facilitation sessions. In addition to promoting and facilitating the adoption of a design agenda within organisations, Stefano encourages managers to challenge their current understanding of their work and the mental models they have created to explain reality. Find more about Stefano’s work on creativity for business innovati...

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    • Rita Treacy - Founder and Owner, WordsWorthLearning Ltd.

      Rita Treacy – Founder and Owner, WordsWorthLearning Ltd. 

      Rita Treacy graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1986 with a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Remedial Linguistics (Speech & Language Therapy). Following one-year work experience in a community care clinic in Dublin, she relocated to Australia where she specialised in Specific Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia and associated language difficulties in children and adolescents. She returned to Ireland in 1991 and worked for 12 years in a multi-disciplinary team, in the St John of God Lucena Clinic, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) becoming Principal Speech & Language Thera...

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    • Ken Block - President, Ken Block Consulting

      Ken Block – President, Ken Block Consulting 

      Ken Block is an internationally recognized expert in medtech software regulations. He has been an invited speaker in a half-dozen countries on three continents, covering topics including software validation and regulatory compliance for medical device apps. His regulatory consulting company has offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Title: Software Validation of Medtech Apps & Wearables Synopsis: This session will provide an executable roadmap for properly conducting software validation of medtech apps & wearables. Attendees will be guided th...

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    • Dr Karen Misstear - Programme Manager, Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme

      Dr Karen Misstear – Programme Manager, Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme 

      Dr Karen Misstear is Programme Manager of the Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme which is coordinated by Clinical Research Development Ireland (CRDI). Karen previously worked with OncoMark Ltd, managing large-scale collaborative oncology R&D projects. Karen holds a Human Physiology degree from Trinity College Dublin, MSc Neuroscience from King’s College London, and a PhD in Viral Immunology from the University of Birmingham. Title: Training Ireland’s future leaders of academic medicine Synopsis: The talk will describe the ...

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    • Carol McNamara - Training and Education Manager, The National Screening Service

      Carol McNamara – Training and Education Manager, The National Screening Service 

      Carol McNamara is Training and Education Manager for the National Screening Services Health ,HSE. Formerly a nurse and midwife - she has worked in medical education for 16 years.   Topic: Preventing Cervical Cancer in Ireland Synopsis: This presentation would outline the key steps on the road to Ireland having developed a world class cervical screening programme in CervicalCheck – the National Screening Service The aim of the screening programme to reduce the mortality and morbidity of cervical cancer of women in Ireland can  be achieved throu...

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    • Dr Phil Hemmingway - Head of the Low Carbon Technologies Department, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

      Dr Phil Hemmingway – Head of the Low Carbon Technologies Department, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) 

      Dr Phil Hemmingway is an engaging and experienced speaker with a passion for cutting-edge solutions to Ireland’s energy challenges. Phil is Head of the Low Carbon Technologies Department at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which is responsible for a range of research, behavioural economics, policy, modelling, statistics and technical activities in support SEAI’s vision for Ireland’s energy to be sustainable, secure, affordable and clean. His Department manages the SEAI RD&D Funding Programme which supports businesses and researchers develop new energy solutions, as well ...

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    • Ivan Kelly - Innovative Program Manager

      Ivan Kelly – Innovative Program Manager 

      Ivan Kelly has over 20 years’ experience in innovation development and supply chain management within a global ICT. He has worked with global companies to develop their internal processes and to grow their innovation capacities to access partnership opportunities. Ivan has led the development of global supply chains to support R&D in ideation and prototyping, through the value chain to operation excellence and market release. Ivan has a BEng, CEng MIEI, MSc and MBA.     Title: Organisation Innovation Development Synopsis: Exploring op...

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    • Darren Shannon - PhD researcher, University of Limerick

      Darren Shannon – PhD researcher, University of Limerick 

      Darren Shannon is a PhD researcher at the University of Limerick. He is involved with the EU-funded VIDAS and Cloud-LSVA research projects, which seek to map Europe’s ascending autonomous vehicle industry. Darren’s role centres on the econometrics of traffic accidents and the impact of autonomy on the motor insurance industry.   Title: Applying Crash Data to Injury Claims - An Investigation of Determinant Factors in Severe Motor Vehicle Accidents (Paper accepted to Accident Analysis & Prevention – publication forthcoming) Synopsis:...

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    • David Casey - Wellness & Health Promotion Manager, DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland Ltd.

      David Casey – Wellness & Health Promotion Manager, DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland Ltd. 

      David Casey RDN holds a national certificate in biology and a specialist certificate in oral health with health promotion. He is currently completing his MA in Health Promotion at the School of Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway. David has over 9 years clinical experience in healthcare and has worked over the last 6 years designing, building and implementing wellness and education programs for over 500 companies across Ireland and the UK. He has also completed courses in essentials in palliative care training and essentials in Dementia care training. In June 2014, Da...

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    • Hamilton Viorel Niculescu - PhD Student and Lecturer, Dublin City University

      Hamilton Viorel Niculescu – PhD Student and Lecturer, Dublin City University 

      By using a custom developed mobile phone app, focus groups are able to remotely monitor and control environment conditions inside automated enclosures, aimed at growing vegetables. The enclosures are powered by renewable energy sources. Hamilton's research analyses the barriers and triggers for people engaging with such technologies. Additional info on https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamiltonniculescu/   Title: Remote monitoring and control of sustainable automated enclosures aimed at growing vegetables ...

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    • James Connolly - Senior Physicist, Hermitage Medical Clinic

      James Connolly – Senior Physicist, Hermitage Medical Clinic 

      Title: The Cyberknife for Ireland   Synopsis: This talk will focus on giving an overview of how we use The Cyberknife machine to deliver stereotactic radiotherapy. The talk will consist of a machine overview which will detail its unique capabilities. Some sample treatment plans will be shown onscreen so that attendees can Get a feel for what this machine does. These will show both benign and malignant targets.

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    • Doug Gordon - CEO, DDG Performance Optimisation and Body Health and Soul

      Doug Gordon – CEO, DDG Performance Optimisation and Body Health and Soul 

      Doug is CEO of DDG Performance Optimisation and Body Health and Soul. Doug is the former Head of Sales/Marketing for Davy, a former national league hockey player, an International speaker, a performance/life/business/mindset/meditation coach, a Master teacher of 5 modalities of healing and a radio presenter.   Title: "Optimise you energy, Optimise your Life" - the secret to perfect health Synopsis: After stress, depression, 2 operations and a near death experience I went from going to the doctor in the past almost every second week to now going o...

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    • Patrick Fitzgerald – CBT Therapist MyMind/Director, Limerick Mental Health Week

      Patrick Fitzgerald – CBT Therapist MyMind/Director, Limerick Mental Health Week 

      Patrick has been actively involved in the mental health scene of the Mid-West for a number of years managing various projects and speaking about the issues being faced by today’s society. Along with Practicing as a CBT therapist, Patrick sits on a number of management boards across Limerick.     Title:   Perception of Mental Health Synopsis: What is Mental Health? Scientific vs Humanistic Public vs Private The marketability of Mental Health Mental Health in the workplace Are we moving in the right direction?

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    • Dr Ruairi Friel - CEO, Westway Health

      Dr Ruairi Friel – CEO, Westway Health 

      Dr Ruairi Friel is the CEO and a co-founder of Westway Health. He has over 20 years experience in R&D, product development, IP management and business development, having invented several products. He has a BSc from NUI Galway, a PhD from Glasgow University and an MBA from Edinburgh University.   Title: Killing Superbugs - the development of effective non-antibiotic alternatives Synopsis: In response to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, and the emergence of superbugs such as MRSA, we have developed a range of non-antibiotic altern...

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    • Breanna Coyle - Training Coordinator, Irish Family Planning Association

      Breanna Coyle – Training Coordinator, Irish Family Planning Association 

      Training Coordinator working in a sexual health non-profit organization since 2010. Skilled in Training, Facilitation, Sexuality Education, Business Administration IT and Design, Body Therapy, Organic Horticulture, Fine Arts and Costume design. Presently completing a BSc. (Honours) in Applied Psychology from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology 2018.     Title: Sexuality and Disability Synopsis: Many parents/carers of a child who has a disability/extra support needs fear the time when the child starts reaching the years o...

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    • Patrick Little - CEO, Migraine Association of Ireland

      Patrick Little – CEO, Migraine Association of Ireland 

      Since 2008 Patrick Little has been CEO of the Migraine Association of Ireland which represents and supports people with migraine and other headache disorders. He is a Board member of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland and also a Board Member and Treasurer of the European Headache Alliance.   Title: Migraine: Not just a headache Synopsis: On any given day in Ireland, 13,000 people are suffering from migraine. In this talk, Patrick Little will discuss the key issues surrounding mi...

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    • Dr. Simon Furney - StAR Research Lecturer in Genomic Medicine, RCSI

      Dr. Simon Furney – StAR Research Lecturer in Genomic Medicine, RCSI 

      Dr. Simon Furney is a StAR Research Lecturer in Genomic Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Genomic Oncology Research Group at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His expertise is in Next Generation Sequencing, Cancer Bioinformatics & Genomics and Genomic Medicine. His research programme at RCSI is focused on Genomic Medicine underpinned by genomics and next generation sequencing technologies, with a particular emphasis on Oncology. Title: Genomic Medicine in the 21st Century Synopsis: This presentation will focus on the use of genomic t...

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    • Michelle Marsh - International Training Manager, Therapie Clinic

      Michelle Marsh – International Training Manager, Therapie Clinic 

      As the International Training Manager for Europe’s leading laser company, my role is not only fast paced and exciting but extremely rewarding. At Therapie, our business model is solely 5 Star - this incorporates 5* treatments, 5* results using the leading global based technologies and, most importantly, 5* customer service.   To say “I love what I do” would be an understatement to - to me, my job is my hobby. Being the person to mould budding new team members into their best selves and to start their journey’s on the Therapie Career ladder is an amazing role to be in and I nev...

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    • Karen Brennan - Advanced Nurse Practitioner , HSE

      Karen Brennan – Advanced Nurse Practitioner , HSE 

      Karen has been chairperson of the Irish Association of Advanced Nurse Midwife Practitioners since 2014, promoting Advanced Nurse Midwifery practice at a national and International level. For the past 11 years she has worked in the Emergency Department of South Tipperary General Hospital. A graduate of Trinity College, Karen’s qualifications include a Postgraduate diploma in clinical practice and an MSc degree. She is a registered Nurse tutor and a registered Nurse Prescriber in both ionising radiation and medicinal products. Her career includes a three year term as clinical facilitator in Emer...

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    • Alison Clarke - Assistant Psychologist at Honan and Associates and Research Assistant , Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin

      Alison Clarke – Assistant Psychologist at Honan and Associates and Research Assistant , Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin 

      Since graduating with a Psychology degree and MSc in Psychological Science Alison has worked as an Assistant Psychologist in St. John of God services and in the Rutland Addiction Centre. Alison currently works in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital evaluating the effectiveness of reflexology in reducing symptoms in children/adolescents with cancer.     Title: Challenges in conducting a Randomised Control Trial (RCT) of Reflexology in Children and Adolescents with Cancer: the experience to date Introduction: Children and adolescents with cancer...

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    • Brigitte Cullen - Activities Co-ordinator and Care Support Worker, Cheshire Ireland

      Brigitte Cullen – Activities Co-ordinator and Care Support Worker, Cheshire Ireland 

      I moved from the Netherlands to Ireland in 1985. I have held a wide variety of positions in the Care Sector, mainly with adults with physical disabilities and elderly people. I am most passionate in my role of Activities Co-ordinator.   Title:  Activities- 'Just game playing?' Synopsis: I would like to talk about the importance of an Activities Co-ordinator. It is a unique opportunity to get to know the whole person, past, present and future. Through assisted, personalised activities such as arts and crafts, reading, computer skills, cooking a...

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    • Philip Byrne - Owner , eBuild Web Solutions

      Philip Byrne – Owner , eBuild Web Solutions 

      Philip Byrne has over twenty years of web development, graphic design and 3D animation. He’s also the founder of eBuild Web Solutions in Ireland. A quick overview of myself. During my IT career I have worked both from a front and back end capacity. This involved building and designing websites for PC and Mobile platforms, implementing Realex/World Pay/PayPal eCommerce payment solutions, aggregating news content from Content Management Systems to Social Media networks. During my 5 and half years with Ericsson Systems Expertise, I managed a large team developing CD-ROM/HTML/Flash based ...

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    • Daniel O'Connell - Solicitor, Coleman Legal Partners

      Daniel O’Connell – Solicitor, Coleman Legal Partners 

      Daniel is a Solicitor with Coleman Legal Partners, a firm that practices in medical negligence claims as well as ‘multi party action’ type litigation. He represents both individuals and groups of people in cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device products ranging from; defective implants, TVT Mesh cases and the anti-malaria drug Lariam. In representing ordinary people against companies that are often large multinationals or the State, he will discuss the long journey for the victim in these types of cases and how the new Multi-Party Action Bill 2017 will change how ‘mass harm’ cases w...

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    • Michael John Norton - Peer Support Worker

      Michael John Norton – Peer Support Worker 

      Michael John Norton is a PhD student and Peer Support Worker for the Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary mental health services. He has spent the last few years being an advocate for mental health within the CHO5 catchment area through his involvement in local consumer panels, involvement centres and ARI groups.   Title: The Professionalization of the Peer Supporter Role in Ireland: Historical Analysis and Future Developments. Presentation: Peer support has been defined as a naturally occurring, spontaneous and voluntary phenomenon that incorporate...

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    • Chloe Leddy - Sport Centre Specialist, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

      Chloe Leddy – Sport Centre Specialist, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland 

      Chloe Leddy is a graduate of B.Sc. Sport Science and Health from Dublin City University. In her final year, she specialized in the area of sport performance analysis, biomechanics and musculoskeletal injuries. After graduation, she lived in London where she studied Personal Training for one year. She now works as a Sport Centre Specialist at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.   Title: Health, Fitness and Youth Populations: A Balanced Approach Synopsis: I would like to talk about health and fitness from a multi-dimensional point of view. Th...

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    • Dr. Liam Doherty - Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine, Bon Secours Cork

      Dr. Liam Doherty – Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine, Bon Secours Cork 

      Liam Doherty has worked full-time at the Bon Secours Cork since 2006. He graduated in Medicine in UCD in 1993 and was later awarded an MD based on upper airway physiology during sleep. He received further training at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. He maintains strong research interests in Sleep Medicine.   Title: In need of a good night’s sleep – or the consequences of sleep deprivation Synopsis: There are international recommendations that we aspire to getting 7 to 9 hours sleep per night. This is based on evidence that poor sleep can lead to ...

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    • Liam Lewis - Centre Manager, Centre for advanced Photonics and Process Analysis CIT

      Liam Lewis – Centre Manager, Centre for advanced Photonics and Process Analysis CIT 

      Liam Lewis received his PhD from (UCC) Tyndall Institute in 2007. After working as a post-Doctoral researcher for 12 months he moved to a position of research engineer at the newly formed Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis in 2008. During his time there he worked on several Industry led research projects and successfully raised over €400K worth of project funding for the centre. In 2012 he was promoted to senior researcher, with responsibility for further project management and raising new capital investment. In 2014 he took up the position of Centre Manager. The centre current...

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    • Artur Banaszkiewicz - Head of Partnerships and Business Development Manager, Medical Poland

      Artur Banaszkiewicz – Head of Partnerships and Business Development Manager, Medical Poland 

      Artur Banaszkiewicz – Head of Partnerships and Business Development Manager at Medical Poland. Recruiting Irish students to Polish medical universities for a couple years now, he has learnt the needs of future doctors inside and out. These days he is introducing the offer to international markets(UK, India, Canada).   Title: Doctor's prescription for success? Studying Medicine in Poland Synopsis: For one reason or another students might not have the chance to study medicine in their home countries. Put simply, the number of applications for place...

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    • Lisa Power - Senior Occupational Therapist, HSE – Waterford

      Lisa Power – Senior Occupational Therapist, HSE – Waterford 

      BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, PGCert  Sensory Integration, PGCert  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Diploma in Health Science with Physiology. Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Student at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.   Title: Occupational Therapy Role with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Synopsis: Occupational Therapists are concerned with supporting health and participation in life through engagement in occupation. Occupational therapy interventions for individuals with ASD are designed in response to indi...

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    • Paul Flanagan - General Manager, Camfil

      Paul Flanagan – General Manager, Camfil 

      Paul Flanagan is General Manager of Camfil Ireland. Paul works with many hospitals around Ireland in offering advice for the best clean air solutions available to solve Air Quality problems that might exist. Pauls work with hospitals has included helping hospitals reduce the risk of Nosocomial Aspergillosis during construction works.   Title: Mitigating the risk of Nosocomial Aspergillosis in Hospitals Synopsis: During construction and renovation of hospitals Aspergillosis is often released into the atmosphere. To healthy people this is not a pro...

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    • Gregg Marsh - Director, Synergise Personal Training

      Gregg Marsh – Director, Synergise Personal Training 

      Gregg Marsh is a Weight Loss Coach with over 20 years’ experience of helping people to lose weight and improve their lifestyle and wellbeing. He is the Director of Synergise, a dedicated Private Weight Loss Centre in South Dublin. Gregg is also on the Healthy Promoting Schools Committee for Stepaside Educate Together School.     Title: Ireland's Obesity Crisis: A Frontline View Synopsis: 37% of irish adults are overweight, with 24% considered obese, 25% of all Irish Children are overweight or obese. "By 2030 Ireland will be the m...

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    • Emmet Kearney – Business Development Manager, TWi

      Emmet Kearney – Business Development Manager, TWi 

      Enabling businesses to further reduce Human Error rates and improve the efficiency of their staff training! Emmet is responsible for Business Development at Technically Write IT (TWi), a leading provider of technical writing and information design solutions, serving some of the largest companies in ICT, Life Sciences, Utilities and more. We focus on understanding your business needs and producing user-friendly documentation that has a positive impact on your business and manufacturing processes. We work on deliverables like user manuals, technical guides, online help, training material, and...

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    • Aoife Kirwan - Information, Advocacy and Research Assistant, Multiple Sclerosis Ireland

      Aoife Kirwan – Information, Advocacy and Research Assistant, Multiple Sclerosis Ireland 

      Title: Disease Modifying Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis - Perspective of Irish with MS Synopsis: In 2016, MS Ireland conducted a survey titled ‘My MS My Needs’.  This presentation will examine the results of the survey in relation to the Irish patient perspective on disease modifying therapies, treatment decisions and patterns in approach. ...

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    • Dr Barry Murphy - Chief Technology Officer, Electrical Analytics

      Dr Barry Murphy – Chief Technology Officer, Electrical Analytics 

      Co-founder and CTO of power grid monitoring start-up Electrical Analytics. Barry’s background is with the Applied Physics Research Group, TCD, and he is applying his knowledge of data science to the problems being faced by electrical distribution grid operators. electrical-analytics.com     Title: Monitoring the Heart of the Grid Synopsis: Traditionally the power grid is divided into three levels – Generation, Transmission and Distribution. We are interested in the low voltage transformers...

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    • Eimear Carroll - Senior R&D Researcher, AnaBio Technologies LTD

      Eimear Carroll – Senior R&D Researcher, AnaBio Technologies LTD 

      Ms. Eimear Carroll is an R&D Researcher focusing on the optimisation of oil and probiotic matrix formulations, encapsulation methods and drying protocols. A graduate from the MSc. Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation course in University College Cork and BSc. Biology, Maynooth University she found a passion for bringing science to new and innovative markets. In Cork she discovered a vibrant city with a strong emphasis on bringing academic research to commercialisation in the biotech sector. Eimear joined the team at AnaBio Technologies several years ago to continue to develop her scie...

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    • Dr Niall O’Reilly - Manager, Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC), WIT

      Dr Niall O’Reilly – Manager, Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC), WIT 

      Niall joined the PMBRC as Centre Manager in 2009 and has over 15 years R&D experience in the life sciences sector in industry and academia. His research interests include drug product formulation, drug delivery and analytical science. He holds a B.Sc. in Industry Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry.     Title: Innovation at the life sciences-engineering interface Synopsis:  Niall will be discussing some case studies from the PMBRC, WIT at the life sciences-engineering interface including biosensor development, drug delivery an...

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    • Sinéad Murnane - Research Fellow, Community Manager, Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University

      Sinéad Murnane – Research Fellow, Community Manager, Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University 

      Sinéad is a Research Fellow and Community Manager at the Innovation Value Institute in Maynooth University.  Her research is concerned with exploring collaboration and knowledge sharing in multi-disciplinary and knowledge-intensive environments. She is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently Vice President of the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association.     Title: Getting Better at Doing Stuff: How maturity frameworks can help Synopsis: Maturity frameworks are tools that harness real-world experience from inside the organisation and bring it toge...

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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...

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    • Siobhan Dee - Health Coach and Owner, siobhandee.com

      Siobhan Dee – Health Coach and Owner, siobhandee.com 

      Siobhan is convinced that lifestyle medicine is hugely important to regress or reverse type 2 diabetes. Her extensive experiences as a nurse, senior manager in the pharma industry, health coach and avid researcher of diabetes has convinced her that we must embrace this approach to interrupt this epidemic, save lives and save our health service.     Title: Lifestyle changes that really work in Type 2 Diabetes Synopsis: In this talk Siobhan outlines the importance of teaching the true meaning of health and vitality and how helping people to...

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    • Gillian Rea -  Solicitor, Baily Homan Smyth McVeigh

      Gillian Rea – Solicitor, Baily Homan Smyth McVeigh 

      Gillian Rea is a solicitor in Baily Homan Smyth McVeigh and advises their domestic and international client base on company and commercial law issues. Gillian has a particular interest in life sciences and pharmaceuticals and has extensive experience in advising global life science and pharmaceutical companies on the regulation of clinical trials.   Gillian Rea   A: 6 – 7 Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2 D: +353 1 440 8300 |DD: +353 1 440 8329|M: +353 87 248 8316 E: grea@bhsm.ie W: www.bhsm.ie  ...

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    • Mary Cronin - Founder, UpThink Innovation Agency

      Mary Cronin – Founder, UpThink Innovation Agency 

      Mary Cronin is the founder of UpThink Innovation agency.  She is an entrepreneur, growth strategist and an innovation catalyst. UpThink enables clients to accelerate, transform and scale their businesses.  UpThink has gained a reputation as a trusted innovation partner to corporate clients. Mary brings her practical expertise in innovation, developing new scalable business models and integrating frameworks to ensure clients future-proof their businesses. As a Chartered Engineer, technologist and a design advocate, she has a 20-year track record in building large, complex technology syste...

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    • Michelle Quinn - Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Childhood Development Initiative

      Michelle Quinn – Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Childhood Development Initiative 

      Since graduating as a speech and language therapist, Michelle has been working with the Childhood Development Initiative in Tallaght West Delivering on site Speech and Language Therapy services to preschools and primary schools in the Tallaght West Area. Michelle holds a BA in Linguistic and Sociology,  MSc in Speech and Language Therapy and a PG Dip in Child Language and Communication.     Title: Developing capacity in the classroom to enhance early oral language development Synopsis:  Language development is crucial to all aspects of ch...

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    • Prof. Gerard Lacey (TCD) - CEO, SureWash

      Prof. Gerard Lacey (TCD) – CEO, SureWash 

      Dr Lacey is passionate about how computer technology can improve human performance.  He is a professor of Computer Science in TCD and the founder of several companies that have developed solutions for performance and learning within the healthcare sector.  His main areas of expertise are robotics, augmented-reality, procedural learning and behaviour change.     Title: “We are what we repeatedly do” – habits, change and technology tools. Synopsis: This talk will cover learning of physical skills and habits and will try to answer a few key ...

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    • Ahmed Ramy - Senior Knowledge Management Researcher, DIT

      Ahmed Ramy – Senior Knowledge Management Researcher, DIT 

      Ahmed Ramy  B.Sc., M.Sc. Senior Knowledge Management Researcher @DIT. He is a qualified pharmacist with over 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical quality assurance and validation; held Senior Quality Assurance roles in leading pharmaceutical corporates; currently interested in exploring repercussions of knowledge loss on the performance of pharmaceutical companies and its implications on innovation.     Title: Knowledge Loss in Pharmaceutical Industry: Challenges & Opportunities Synopsis: Fortune 500 c...

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    • Barry Robinson - Director, Forensic, Deloitte

      Barry Robinson – Director, Forensic, Deloitte 

      Barry has 18 years’ experience in the area of forensic and investigations. He is a Chartered Accountant and has acted for clients within the Pharma and Life Sciences sector.     Title: Supply Chain Risk Synopsis: Barry will present on the supply chain risks within the Pharma and Life Sciences Sector, including fraud risks, intellectual property risks, regulatory and reputational risks. He will discuss what companies can do to mitigate these risks and explore how technology, including Blockchain, can be used within the sector as solutions ...

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    • Richard Burke - Production Specialist, OPEX Site Lead at Teva Baldoyle

      Richard Burke – Production Specialist, OPEX Site Lead at Teva Baldoyle 

      Richard has over 27 years’ experience working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Richard has worked in a variety of roles, studied in Limerick University (MSc Lean Leadership), and holds the position of Production Specialist / Site OPEX Lead, at Forest Tosara Ltd (Part of the Teva Group). Creating a Culture of engagement, identifying waste, and encouraging associates improve their work, brings great satisfaction to his role.     Title: Change Culture and Continuous Improvement Journey at Forest Tosara Ltd. Synopsis: My presentation will desc...

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    • Dr Cristian Olarlu - Research Engineer, IBM

      Dr Cristian Olarlu – Research Engineer, IBM 

      Dr. Cristian Olariu is a Research Engineer in IBM Innovation Exchange in Dublin, Ireland. He is currently working on IoT and automotive projects that focus on IoT device-to-cloud communications, automotive cognitive solutions and cloud and edge infrastructures to support ADAS development. He has 10 years experience in the IT sector, with background in electronics, telecommunications, embedded hardware, system integration, software development and data analytics. He is currently involved in VI-DAS (Vision Inspired Driver Assistance Systems), an EU H2020 project, with main responsibilities on ve...

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    • Dr. Con O'Connor - European, UK and Irish Patent Attorney at Tomkins & Co.

      Dr. Con O’Connor – European, UK and Irish Patent Attorney at Tomkins & Co. 

      Con is a European, UK and Irish Patent Attorney.  Con has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the life sciences and materials fields across multiple jurisdictions. Con advises clients on infringement issues, developing work-arounds and leveraging their IP.  Con has a PhD in Chemistry.     Title: Patents: Who, What, Where, Why, When, How? Synopsis: The talk provides a brief outline on the patenting process focusing on the Life Sciences sector and provides tips for protecting your ideas.

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    • Jim Power - Founder & CEO, Jim Power Economics

      Jim Power – Founder & CEO, Jim Power Economics 

      Jim Power runs his own economic consultancy, Jim Power Economics, which conducts work in both the public and private sectors.  He is Chief Economist at Friends First Group. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and teaches on the MBA and MSc in Management at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD.     Title: Economic Aspects of the Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences sector in Ireland. Synopsis: In his presentation he will look at the external and domestic forces that are shaping the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences s...

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    • Blaine Doyle - CEO, GlowDx

      Blaine Doyle – CEO, GlowDx 

      Blaine founded GlowDx, with the finanical backing of SOSVentures, to enable global access to diagnostics. A Graduate of both DCA & UCC, B.Sc. in Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Molecular Cell Biology with BioInnovation respectively. He picked up the award of Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur 2015 & is on the verge of revolutionising healthcare in the emerging markets.     Title: Whats the Point-of-Caring about Diagnostic Data? Synopsis: The movement of decentralising diagnostics has progressed signficantly over the last decade and advanced...

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    • Denise Carthy - Project Manager, IBEC

      Denise Carthy – Project Manager, IBEC 

      Denise Carthy joined IBEC in June 2016 to manage the development and implementation of new industry led Manufacturing and Polymer apprenticeships. Denise possess over 20 years experience contributing to projects as an engineer, designer and project manager, prior to joining IBEC Denise worked in Dublin City University managing the translation and development of next generation biomedical diagnostic devices. Prior to DCU she joined a nanotechnology start-up company spun out of University College Dublin. Her early years as an engineer were spent working in the manufacturing sector in Ireland whe...

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    • Dr Anne-Marie Miller - Project Manager, CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership

      Dr Anne-Marie Miller – Project Manager, CRDI / CÚRAM Partnership 

      Dr Anne-Marie Miller is Manager of the Clinical Research Development Ireland (CRDI) / CÚRAM Partnership Project which focuses on analysis of changes in the regulatory environment for medical devices, and the development of training and information resources to support research and innovation. Anne-Marie, an experienced multidisciplinary scientific research coordinator, holds a PhD in Neuroscience from TCD.   Title: “ Developing key structures and resources to support medical device clinical research in Ireland”. Sysnopsis: This talk will focus on...

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    • Dr. Richard Littlewood - Founder, Applied Strategic

      Dr. Richard Littlewood – Founder, Applied Strategic 

      Dr Richard Littlewood is a physician and healthcare strategist. He founded the specialist strategy firm, applied strategic, in 2005. This global consulting firm has worked with life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses addressing their important strategic challenges.     Title: Biosimilars: navigating the opportunity Synopsis: For biosimilars: he guided the launch of the first complex biosimilar product in Europe in 2007, and has led analyses and strategy development across this debate.

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    • Linda Hickey - Principal Team Lead, Flexsource Recruitment

      Linda Hickey – Principal Team Lead, Flexsource Recruitment 

      Recruitment and HR CIPD professional with 9 years’ experience managing the full life cycle of employment. Specialist in talent management for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.   Title: How employers can support business goals by finding a balance between hiring in and developing talent

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    • Padhraig Ryan - Lecturer, TCD

      Padhraig Ryan – Lecturer, TCD 

      Padhraig Ryan has a background as a pharmacist, health economist, and lecturer in health informatics. He is a research fellow in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. His work investigates areas such as medical decision making, machine learning, and natural language processing. Dr. Ryan served as a health economics advisor in the Central Bank of Ireland, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard Medical School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy, a diploma in Statistics, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University ...

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    • Dr Joan Cahill - Principal Investigator, Centre for Innovative Human System (CIHS), School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

      Dr Joan Cahill – Principal Investigator, Centre for Innovative Human System (CIHS), School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 

      Dr Joan Cahill is a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at the Centre for Innovation in Human Systems (CIHS), at the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Joan’s research is at the nexus of people, technology and process delivery – focusing on technology-based supports and interventions in the healthcare and aviation domains.     Title: Biopsychosocial models of wellness and the design of new technologies for older adults domicile in residential homes and assisted living communities. Synopsis: The advancement of as...

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    • Brendan Kennedy - Head of the 3D-NEONET Industry - Academia consortium

      Brendan Kennedy – Head of the 3D-NEONET Industry – Academia consortium 

      Prof.  Breandán Kennedy is head of the 3D-NEONET Industry – Academia consortium. He is Professor of Pharmacology in University College Dublin. and a Research Fellow of the Conway Institute at UCD. The main objective of Breandán’s research group is to develop gene and pharmacological treatments for human blindness. Using zebrafish as an in vivo system, his group identified several families with inherited blindness and have used these to characterise disease progression and evaluate therapies.  They have also developed in vivo assays enabling us to discover novel drugs with specific neuroprotect...

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    • Kathryn Cormican (Ph.D.) - Lead Research, College of Engineering & Informatics, National University of Ireland Galway.

      Kathryn Cormican (Ph.D.) – Lead Research, College of Engineering & Informatics, National University of Ireland Galway. 

      Kathryn Cormican (Ph.D.) leads research in the College of Engineering & Informatics at the National University of Ireland Galway.  She directs a number of research projects in the area of enterprise systems engineering and technology innovation management. This is an applied research space so it is essential to work closely with industry to identify and prioritize requirements, co-develop solutions and validate and implement new models and systems. The research is multidisciplinary in nature and spans areas such as engineering, technology and business. Kathryn has published widely at inter...

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    • Fiona Dunphy - Commercial Manager, Pharmaceutical Managers' Institute (PMI)

      Fiona Dunphy – Commercial Manager, Pharmaceutical Managers’ Institute (PMI) 

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    • Linda Hendy – Standards Business Development, NSAI

      Linda Hendy – Standards Business Development, NSAI 

      Linda Hendy works in the National Standards Authority Ireland as standard officer in the Healthcare area. Working in this area Linda has access to standards being developed in several areas including standards for active and non-active medical devices, in-vitro-diagnostics and health informatics.  Electro-technical standards addressing the safety of equipment in medical locations also come under the health care standards sector. Prior to working in NSAI Linda worked in the medical device industry as a Regulatory affairs and Quality Manger.     ...

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    • Niamh Lafferty - PhD Researcher, University of Limerick

      Niamh Lafferty – PhD Researcher, University of Limerick 

      Niamh Lafferty, is a PhD student conducting research in the Personnel and Employment Relations Department of the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. She has a BSc in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Limerick, and a MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology from Maastricht University, Holland.     Title: Are You Being Served? The Role of Gender in Emotional Labour Synopsis: During customer interactions, employees are often expected to portray particular emotions whilst concealing others. As one ca...

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    • Nigel Oakley - Director of Business Development, Ampliphae

      Nigel Oakley – Director of Business Development, Ampliphae 

      Nigel Oakley is a Director for Ampliphae Ltd focused on providing security and compliance for organisations Cloud and SaaS applications. Nigel has held senior engineering and business executive positions for some of the world’s leading IT companies. Prior to Ampliphae he was Chief Architect for Cloud and Automation in Juniper Networks     Title: The Hidden Risks of Saas and Cloud Applications and how to take Back Control Synopsis: This talk will focus on the use of Cloud and SaaS applications in organisations and the hidden security, comp...

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    • Clare O'Dwyer - Researcher, NUI Galway

      Clare O’Dwyer – Researcher, NUI Galway 

      Graduated from TCD with an honours degree in 'Natural Sciences' specialising in Microbiology. Have 18 years’ industry experience including 15 with a major pharmaceutical organisation. Completed a Masters in Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) at NUI Galway in 2013 and started the PhD journey in October 2015. Married with 4 adult children living in Galway city.     Title:  Embracing Paradox and Conflict: How to drive ambidexterity in project portfolios Synopsis: Organisations are being encouraged to simultaneously follow two types of inno...

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