Speakers

John Connaghan

Interim Director General, Chief Operations Officer, HSE

Biography

John is the Interim Director General and was appointed Chief Operations Officer of the HSE in late 2017.

Prior to joining the HSE, John was Director of Health Performance and Delivery and Chief Operating Officer at NHS Scotland, where his responsibilities included Supporting NHS Scotland in delivering safe, effective and person-centred care.

John has been a Director and Senior Civil Servant since 2006 when he joined the Scottish Government as Director of Delivery charged with reducing waiting times and improving the general performance of the NHS. He has held the position of Acting Director General and Chief Executive of the NHS and was awarded a CBE in the 2015 Birthday Honours.

John has 10 years experience in industry prior to joining the NHS in 1987. He was previously General Manager of the Manufacturing Division of a major publisher with responsibilities for factories in Scotland and the USA. He has held three Chief Executive positions in Glasgow, Lothian and Fife.

John was a founding Director of the Maggies Centres Charity and Chaired the Finance Committee for a period of 10 years. He plays hockey for Scotland Veterans and holds over 50 senior caps at Masters International level.

John holds degrees from Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities in Business, Finance and Strategy.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:15

Prof. Arne Björnberg

Chairman,

Health Consumer Powerhouse, Ltd.

Biography

Prof Arne Björnberg, Ph.D., Chairman, Health Consumer Powerhouse. Prof. Björnberg has previous experience from Research Director and management consulting positions in Swedish industry. He has also served as CEO of the Swedish National Pharmacy Corporation (”Apoteket AB”), Director of Healthcare & Network Solutions for IBM Europe Middle East & Africa, and CEO of the University Hospital of Northern Sweden (“Norrlands Universitetssjukhus”, Umeå).Since 2005, Prof. Björnberg has been the leader of the production of the HCP international indices, such as the EHCI 2005 – 2015 projects and numerous other, disease-related indices and projects.

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Time 08:30

Speaking in Investing in Healthcare  Summit

Venue  Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 14:00

Dr. Hee Hwang

CIO & Associate Professor, Seoul National University Hospital

Biography

Chief Information Officer & Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Address: Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital,
300 Gumidong, Bundanggu, Seongnam City, Gyeong-gi do, Korea

1996. Graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine
1997-1998. Intern, Seoul National University Hospital
1998-2002. Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital
2002-2004. Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Neurology, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital
2004-2012. Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
2012-current. Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
2011-current. Chief Information Officer (CIO), Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
2014-current. Chief, National Health IT strategy TF, Korea Health Industry Development

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Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 10:00 Data driven healthcare by utilizing ICT technology

11:40 Panel Discussion

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:15

Sandy Joy Weston

Author of Train Your Head & Your Body Will Follow

Biography

Sandy Joy Weston M.Ed. received her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Temple University, and achieved her Bachelor of Science in Dance from West Chester University. She began her journey as a health club owner when she opened an in-home private training company called Specialty Fit. She then proceeded to open the first Weston Fitness in Bala Cynwyd, PA with the help of her mentors. After much success, she continued to open two more health clubs including one in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, PA, still operating today.

Sandy’s vivacious personality and positive attitude made her impossible to ignore, so when Philadelphia’s NBC 10 caught wind of her, they approached her to become their fitness expert. During her time with NBC 10 she hosted fitness segments with the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and the 76ers. Her great TV personality took her to the Discovery Channel where she was the featured trainer on the Reality TV show “Health Cops”.

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Time 10:35 Weston Fitness

Mark Radford

Director of Nursing (Improvement) for NHS

Biography

Mark Radford is Director of Nursing (Improvement) for NHS Improvement with a portfolio that covers workforce, quality improvement and Governance.

Mark has worked in Perioperative, Emergency and Intensive care in the UK and Europe.  He was previously been a Chief Nurse of a University Teaching Hospital and Consultant Nurse in Emergency & Trauma care.  Mark is Professor of Nursing at Birmingham City and Coventry Universities, and has published research on staffing, advanced practice, perioperative and trauma care.

 

Speaking in HR Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 14:10 Improving health care professional retention : NHS national program’

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 2

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * The liffey B

Time 09:00 Plenary Day 2 Slides

Jim Mackey

Chief Executive

Biography

Jim Mackey returned to his substantive role as Chief Executive of the Trust in November 2017, a post he previously held for ten years.  He was welcomed back after completing a two year secondment in a national role as Chief Executive of the NHS Improvement.

Jim successfully oversaw the creation of NHS Improvement, an organisation that brought together the Regulators Monitor and the Trust Development Authority.  Responsible for overseeing NHS Trusts, NHS Improvement supports providers to ensure patients are given consistently safe, high quality compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

Previous to his time at Northumbria Healthcare, Jim held a number of senior roles with the NHS, the Regional Office of the Department of Health in Northern and Yorkshire and, prior to that, worked in Local Government.

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Time 09:45

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:50 Current challenges in the NHS and lessons learnt for Ireland

Dalibor Frtunik

CEO of Sorsix International

Biography

Dalibor Frtunik is the CEO of Sorsix International, provider of the national integrated e-health systems of Macedonia and Serbia. The implementation of this solution, branded Pinga internationally, abolished waiting lists in the country of Macedonia within 6 months. Since its implementation, Macedonia has experienced an increase in healthcare service provision by over 70% without additional beds, doctors, or costs, through the resultant improvement in efficiency, visibility, and accessibility of healthcare resources.

Sorsix designs, develops, and implements turnkey solutions for the healthcare industry and utilities. Dalibor is based in Australia and has served as the lead architect on multiple Sorsix projects internationally. He has led the development of an integrated data management platform for a major motorway in Sydney, Australia, and is currently engaged in expanding the Pinga system to cover the needs of international markets.

Prior to his work with Sorsix, Dalibor has developed mission-critical solutions for one of Australia’s major airlines and largest banks. Dalibor holds a number of technology patents and has advised companies on their R&D and IP strategies in the past, experience he brings to his work at Sorsix. Dalibor graduated with first class honors from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Cyber & Innovation Summit Slides

Speaking in Plenary Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall Liffey B

Time 09:30

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit – Panel Discussion

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:40

Speaking in Cyber, Innovation & Digital Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 15:20

Dr. Alina Mihai

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

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SABR

Biography

 

Dr. Alina Mihai is full time Consultant Radiation Oncologist at  Beacon Hospital, with expertise in high technology such as IMRT and stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy.  Dr. Mihai earned her Medical Degree and Specialty in Romania. Her training included clinical and research Fellowships in France (University of Rouen –Prof B.Dubray), and Canada.  Between 2002-2005 at University of Toronto, where she was involved in  development of forward planning IMRT for breast cancer and in assessing the role of central pathology review in DCIS breast. Between 2006-2007 Dr Mihai joined the staff of the Radiotherapy Department of the Cross Cancer Institute Edmonton (Alberta), initially as a Clinical Research fellow, subsequently as a full time locum Consultant. During this period she was involved in developing the tomotherapy technique for breast cancer treatments, as well as in implementing the PET-CT and myocardial perfusion scans in the process of radiotherapy planning for lung and breast malignancies.

Dr Mihai joined UPMC Beacon Hospital in July 2007.  She has had a pivotal role in implementation and development of gated and image guided radiotherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy at Beacon Hospital . Her expertise is in assessment of moving targets, SBRT for oligometastatic disease and IMRT for brain, prostate and lung cancers. In addition, she is actively involved in the development of UPMC pathways for therapeutic management of rectal, oesophageal and prostate cancers. She organised and leads the extracranial SBRT task group at Beacon Hospital. Dr Mihai earned her Master degree in Radiation Science (University of Toronto) in 2006.

Her present areas of research and publications include:

  • SBRT for oligometastatic disease
  • SBRT in elderly
  • role of metabolic imaging in treatment planning and response assessment

She is member of several professional organizations including ICORG, ESTRO, ASTRO, EANO. She is site principal investigator in two clinical trials opened at Beacon Hospital and co-investigator in other two.

Myles Murray

Founder

PMD Solutions

Biography

Entirely focused on improving patient outcomes by making every breath count, by developing revolutionary respiratory monitoring and diagnostic technologies. Technologies that are set to become the new industry standard in the acute care patient monitoring and home sleep diagnostics.

Myles, founder and CEO of PMD Solutions, has driven a start-up company from incorporation through to realising revenues of €4.2m, establishing an international business development team, creating a revolutionary respiratory sensor technology, and developing an exciting patent and product portfolio. Accomplishing this together with a world-class multidisciplinary team.

Hospitals are under increasing pressure, from both an ageing population and increasing restrictions on healthcare expenditure. This has caused a paradigm shift in the modality of healthcare systems from interventional to preventative, in particular for the acute care setting. Over the past decade, significant clinical research has concluded that vital signs can be used as a prognostic indicator of patient deterioration. Over the past five years, a more profound conclusion has been developed:
Respiratory rate is the earliest and most sensitive indicator of patient deterioration.

RespiraSense – the world’s first continuous respiratory monitor, offers medical teams the ability to monitor the respiratory rate trend from admittance to discharge. Alerting to the earliest signs of oncoming patient deterioration. The development of which will enable medical teams to:
reduce unplanned ICU admissions;
lower average length of stay;
improve the quality of life for the patient; &
returning >90% on their investment in RespiraSense technology.

In addition, emerging from the same sensor technology, is the world’s first Single-Sensor-3-Channel AHI Screener – a revolutionary technology, with no-more-belts-no-more-cannulas. A simple, discrete, and effective AHI population screener to address the 94% of the undiagnosed population.

Dr Fiona Geaney

CEO and Founder of Food Choice at Work

Biography

 

Fiona is the CEO and founder of Food Choice at Work and holds an Adjunct Lecturer position with the School of Public Health. Dr Geaney completed a BSc in Nutritional Sciences, a Master of Public Health and in 2015 obtained her PhD in Public Health Nutrition. Dr Geaney was the lead investigator of the Food Choice at Work Study, where she developed, conducted and evaluated a large scale dietary intervention study which was funded by the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research. Due to considerable interest from national enterprises, the study was successfully commercialised in 2015 as a spin-out company in UCC.

Food Choice at Work is an evidence-based, sustainable healthy eating management system for employees. The technology-based company has a proven health benefit for employees, long-term financial benefit for employers and a societal environmental benefit. The company is trading successfully with high-profile, large scale public and private workplaces like Microsoft, employs 6 female employees and has been recently accredited as a High Potential Start-Up with Enterprise Ireland. Food Choice at Work received the ‘Most Revenue Generating Company’ award in 2017 from the Gateway Incubation Centre in UCC.

Dr Geaney has published 16 peer reviewed publications to date, with more in preparation and has contributed to several national reports. Dr Geaney has shared her research at international conferences over the years and has been invited to speak at the International Congress of Occupational Health in May. Dr Geaney has developed many collaborations with key national and international stakeholders and has also had the opportunity to tutor, mentor and supervise over 45 undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. Dr Geaney is a workplace health advocate that is striving to bridge the gap between research and industry for the benefit of all employees worldwide.

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 09:55

Dr. Sten Myrehaug MD, FRCPC

Residency, Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
MD, University of Alberta
FRCPC, Radiation Oncolog
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Biography

Education:

  • 2010-2011: Clinical Research Fellow, Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States
  • 2005-2010: Postgraduate Training, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2001-2005: Doctor of Medicine with Special Training in Research, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 1997-2001: Bachelor of Science, University of Alberta, Canada

Appointments and affiliations:

  • Radiation oncologist and clinician investigator, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Assistant professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

Specialties:

  • Central nervous system malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Neuroendocrine malignancies

Dubhfeasa Slattery

Chair of Medical Professionalism, RCSI

Biography

Dubhfeasa is Professor and chair of Medical Professionalism at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and BSHS. Prior to this she was head of Clinical Risk at the State Claims Agency, Dublin, where she authored multiple national reports analysing five years of data on incidents, medico-legal claims and costs for all public healthcare services. She is a Consultant Respiratory and General Paediatrician of 15 years and graduated from University of Dublin, Trinity. She completed her postgraduate training at the Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School before working there as a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician. Subsequently she worked at the Children’s University Hospital Temple St., as head of the Respiratory and Cystic Fibrosis department.

Dubhfeasa has a PhD in Molecular Medicine and has published on basic science, translational, clinical and educational research.  She has received independent research grant funding, multiple national and international research awards and was one of three international recipients of an American Ireland Fund Award (2009) for her contribution to Paediatrics, research and fundraising.

Having held multiple national roles including Associate Dean of Hospital Inspections at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI 2010-2014), Dubhfeasa consolidated her interest in quality improvement in healthcare by completing a Diploma in Leadership and Quality in Healthcare (RCPI, 2014), the Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership programme (SQIL2015-16) through Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Quality and Leadership programme for international healthcare executives (2016).

Dubhfeasa has always enjoyed teaching: has a Master’s in Education for Healthcare Professionals (Queen’s University 2011) and has authored and delivered national courses. She is a fellow of the RCPI.

Speaking in Clinical Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 3

Day 1

Time 10:20

Dr. Carmel Sheridan

Group Director of Quality, Risk and Patient Safety,

Bon Secours Health System

Biography

Dr. Carmel Sheridan is the Group Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Bon Secours Health System. Prior to this she worked with the Ireland East Hospital Group as their Group Director of Quality, Risk and Patient Safety.

Carmel graduated from University College Dublin in 1997 and pursued training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Following the completion of specialist training in 2009, she moved to Perth, Western Australia to practise as a consultant obstetrician, with a special interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology. During her early years in Perth, she also held the position of Associate Professor in Gynaecology at the University of Western Australia, where she contributed to their undergraduate teaching programme.

Following on from her time at the University of Western Australia, she developed an interest in service model design and commenced formal training with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators as a medical executive. She was awarded an Associate Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators in 2013 and the Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence based on her Master’s Degree in Health Services Management in 2015. During this time she held positions of Director of Postgraduate Medical Services and Deputy Director of Medical Services at St John of God Health Care.

Carmel has a keen interest in models of clinical governance, with a particular interest in the integration of clinical risk, clinical audit and continuous professional development to promote sustainable patient and workplace safety, as well as ensuring individual and organisational accountability.

Speaking in Clinical Leaders Summit

Venue Connacht Room

Day 1

Time 11:40

Ciaran Duffy

European Advisor – EU Horizon 2020, Enterprise Ireland

Biography

European Advisor – EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, Health
Member States Representative – Innovative Medicines Initiative
Member of the Board of Directors at C-TRIC
Academic research experience (1995-2005) . Bioanalytical.
Industrial experience – Medical Diagnostics/Pharmaceutical

Speaking in Investing in Healthcare  Summit

Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 16:05

Brian Keane

CEO Bartra Nursing Homes

Biography

  • CEO of Bartra Nursing Homes with overall responsibility for the integration, management and development of the entire Bartra Nursing Home portfolio
  • Over 16 years of experience working in senior executive roles in Irish healthcare, holding CEO and CFO positions in many of Ireland’s most prestigious private and public acute hospitals
  • Has acquired extensive healthcare experience working in both established hospitals and start-up situations, as well as having exposure to large international US healthcare providers
  • Brings to Bartra Capital Property a wealth of experience gained from his public hospital positions in dealing with Irish governmental agencies, including the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive, the National Treatment Purchase Fund, and others
  • Additionally, from his private hospital experience, is extremely familiar with all Private Health Insurers and occupational scheme providers
  • Especially experienced in managing healthcare Quality and Risk, having successfully achieved, both, international Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation for each of the 3 private hospitals in which he worked, as well as achieving national Irish Hospital Services Accreditation Board (IHSAB) success in the Rotunda Hospital (the first Dublin hospital to ever achieve this award)
  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants having trained in KPMG in Dublin
  • ØCEO St. Vincent’s Private Hospital
    • St. Vincent’s Private Hospital (SVPH) is part of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group, the only public/private hospital healthcare group in Ireland. Founded in 1974 it is the largest acute private hospital in Dublin, with 236 inpatient beds, 54 day-care beds, all modern diagnostic capabilities and over 1,200 staff
    • St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group is an Academic Teaching Hospital and is the major south-Dublin hospital affiliated to University College Dublin
    • SVPH is the largest private provider of cancer services in Ireland, providing all forms of cancer treatment: medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery and brachytherapy
    • Whilst in SVPH Brian increased revenues and EBITDA each year. Successfully lead SVPH in its triennial JCI Accreditation, its inaugural JAG (endoscopy) accreditation and INAB accreditation of its laboratories
    • Secured capital funding to replace SVPH’s linear accelerators for provision of radiation oncology services
    • Private Hospital’s Association CEO representative on both the National Radiation Safety Committee and the National Health & Safety Authority Healthcare Steering Group

    ØCFO Beaumont Hospital

    • Beaumont Hospital is the second largest tertiary referral public hospital in Ireland and the largest acute public hospital on Dublin’s northside. Beaumont has over 820 inpatient beds and approximately 3,000 staff.
    • Beaumont delivers a number of National Specialties including neurosurgery & neurology, renal transplantation and cochlear transplantation. It is a regional centre for ENT and gastroenterology. Beaumont is one the 8 National Centres of Excellence for Cancer Care
    • Beaumont is an Academic Teaching Hospital and is the principal teaching hospital for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Elderly Care Summit Slides

Speaking in Investing in Healthcare  Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 14:40

Speaking in Elderly Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 16:20

David Casey

Health Promotion at the School of Health Sciences, National University of Ireland

Biography

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, Dave was awarded the Annual Special Care Dental Professional Award from the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health and most recently awarded the Irish Gerontology Society’s 2017 Presidential Award for his research on health promotion and the ageing population.

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 09:35

Speaking in Elderly Care Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Time 14:20

Maureen Walsh

CEO at Decare Dental

Biography

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 Ireland, Galway and has a Certified Insurance Practitioner qualification from the insurance institute of Ireland.

Maureen is the Regional President of IBEC West and has held the role of Chairperson of Mayo Cancer Association and is member of various associations such as: 30% Club supporter, Bizmentors Advisory Board, the MBAA Association, the American Chamber of Commerce, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce.

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 09:30

Speaking in HR Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Time 15:30

Professor Dirk Verellen

PhD,Head of Medical Physics Radiation Oncology, Professor Biomedical Physics

Biography

Qualifications / education:
PhD Medical Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), 1998
Qualified Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology, 1991
MSc Physics, Antwerp University, 1989
Aggregated for higher secondary education, 1989
Main areas of professional interest/specialisation:
The practical issues concerning implementation of high precision conformal radiotherapy
and image-guidance in a clinical environment.
Establishing a safety culture in radiation oncology.
Professional experience/appointments:

Head of Medical Physics Radiation Oncology, Iridium Cancer Network, from 2016.

Head of Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology, UZ Brussel, from 1996-2016

Professor Biomedical Physics, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, from 2003.
Qualified Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology, UZ Brussel, 1991-1995

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Katrine Vedel

Health Innovation Adviser

Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

Biography

Katrine Vedel has been working in the field of digitalisation and innovation in the public sector since 2006. She Holds an MSc.  in interdisciplinary IT and is actively involved in the Region of Southern Denmark’s international activities. She is team coordinator for the infrastructure and digital interaction team at the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark and she is responsible for “Colab Plug&Play” – an innovative test and demonstration lab for telemedicine, IOT and e-health. Colab Plug&Play also provides unique facilities for public-Private collaboration.

Plenary Slides

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 2

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * The liffey B

Time 09:15

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:15

Luke Rock

Chief Medical Physicist Beacon Hospital

Biography

Mr Luke Rock is the Chief Medical Physicist and Radiation Protection Advisor for Beacon Hospital. Having completed a residency programme at St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, Mr Rock took a medical physicist position at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Upon returning to Ireland, Mr Rock worked at University College Hospital Galway, where he commissioned Ireland’s first IMRT programme, then moved to Beacon Hospital where he oversaw the implementation of Ireland’s first SABR programme and the first Vision RT SRS programme in Europe.

Mr Rock has presented research at several national and international conferences and has published in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of several national and international organisations including the Irish and American Associations for Physicists in Medicine, Irish College of Physics in Medicine and the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine (UK). Mr Rock was certified as a Therapeutic Radiological Physicist by the American Board of Radiology in 2006, accepted onto the register of Radiation Protection Advisors in Ireland in 2009 and registered as a Chartered Scientist by the Science Council in the UK in 2015.

Noel Mulvihill

CEO, TLC Group

Biography

 

TLC Nursing Home Group is community based and our aim is to offer a service which empowers both our residents and their families to live life at its best in our care. We currently have 4 centres with 511 beds and opening a new facility on Tonlegee Road, Dublin 5 in Nov 2018, which will bring our capacity to 680 beds.

Noel has worked for over 34 years in both the public and voluntary health sector with a broad range of experience as General Manager of Community Services, Hospital Manager and as Assistant National Director for Older Persons. Throughout his time as Assistant National Director, Noel was responsible for the roll out of National Standards for Older Persons Residential Care, together with the national introduction of the Fair Deal scheme.

In addition to his current role as CEO of TLC Nursing Home Group since April 2014, Noel is also a Board Director of Fold Housing, Jigsaw and Camphill Communities of Ireland.

Speaking in Elderly Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 16:20

Aidan Healy

 Head of Learning and Development at UnPlug

Biography

Aidan is the Head of Learning and Development at UnPlug, where he oversees the design and delivery of all of our evidence-based programmes.
Aidan comes from a background in psychology, coaching and leadership development. Over the last ten years, he has worked in organisations across the public, private and non-for-profit sectors, mostly recently at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Aidan brings a depth of international experience and intercultural competence to the UnPlug team, having previously delivered training and coaching programmes across six continents.

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 12:35

Enda Campbell

Workplace Health Promotion Officer at Irish Heart Foundation

Biography

Enda co-ordinates the workplace health promotion programmes within the Irish Heart Foundation. He holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick, an MA in Health Promotion from NUI Galway and applies his learning from both fields to workplaces across Ireland. His career to date has led him to work with a full spectrum of clients from elite athletes to corporate clients in both public and private sector. Enda also worked on the development of Ireland’s first postgraduate course in Workplace Wellness that launched in 2017. As a committee member of the Association of Health Promotion of Ireland and the National Men’s Health Forum, Enda advocates for health within multiple domains. With Irish Heart Foundation’s Well@Work programme, he helps workplaces plan, implement and evaluate their own bespoke wellness programmes basing it on the fundamentals of health promotion and best evidence.

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 12:15 The Heart of the Matter: Engaging Employees in Wellness Activities

João Bocas 

CEO

The Wearables Expert

Wearables Expert & Top 100 Global Digital Health Influencer

Biography

João contributes regularly to industry events, either as a Keynote Speaker, Moderator, Chair or Panelist where he shares his expertise and knowledge gained over the past 25 Years.

His passion lies in helping others, sharing experiences, transferring knowledge, working collaboratively and passing on the latest innovation trends from the digital health world.

As a thought leader in wearables, digital health, IoT and big data in healthcare, João explores the intersection of technology in modelling business models and shaping consumer behaviour. Also he analyses the impact of disruptive innovations and shares future trends in the marketplace.

He possesses more than 25 years of hands-on experience in Professional Sport and Corporate environments working with senior management, Boards and executive teams. He has worked in Healthcare, Financial Services, Media, Sporting, Third and Public Sector organisations.

 

Plenary Day 2 Slides

Cyber/ Innovation Summit Slides

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 2

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * The liffey B

Time 08:45

Speaking in Cyber, Innovation & Digital Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 14:40

Virginia Moyles

Chairperson

Galway MHS Consumer panel

Biography

Virginia has lived experience of depression and recovery. Virginia has five years’ experience of providing and facilitating peer support through volunteering with Aware and with Cosáin, a community peer support group in Galway and thirty years’ experience of adult education. The chairperson of Galway MHS Consumer Panel, she is also an ARI consultant for organisational change.  She has a QQI level 6 award in Mental Health Awareness and the level 8 award in Contemporary Issues in Mental Health. Virginia just completed the QQI level 6 Training and Evaluation course.

She has contributed to the co-development of Recovery Principles and Practice Workshops (modules 1 and 2) and co-facilitates both with community mental health teams and with staff of the approved units in Galway and Roscommon, as well as contributing to the national working group on the development of an agreed standard programme for these workshops.  She also co-facilitates recovery education for people with lived experience both in the community and in congregated HSE settings.

She is a member of the:

  • Galway/Roscommon Recovery Steering Group
  • Advisory Group for REGARI Recovery College
  • Recovery Education Strategy Group
  • Training Centres Review Group

Francis Walsh

Recovery Manager

Advancing Recovery in Ireland

Biography

Francis Walsh is the Recovery Manager.  Francis current role with the HSE is to support mental Health services with the implementation of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health 2018-2020.

He is a registered psychiatric and general nurse with over 25 years experience of clinical practice and holds a BNS (Hons) degree from The University of Dundee, a Post Graduate Higher Diploma and an MA in Health Promotion from NUIG.   Francis has guest lectured at NUIG and UCD and has published research in the areas of clinical practice, family support and recovery education.

Francis has managed, coordinated and lead out on recovery initiatives at local and national level. He has huge experience of co- producing and co-facilitating recovery education modules and workshops for service users, family members and service providers.

Francis has presented at national and international conferences on mental health nursing issues and on the concept of recovery and continues to be a leader, supporter and advocate at both local and national level for the recovery approach.

Prof. Fiippo Alongi

Oncological Radiotherapy of the Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria Hospital of Negrar (Verona).

Biography

Prof. Filippo Alongi: graduated in medicine and surgery cum laude in 2002 and specialized cum laude in radiotherapy in 2006.

He initially attended the IRCCS European Institute of Oncology and subsequently trained professionally at the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milan where he worked since 2006 in Radiotherapy with the first Tomoterapia equipment in Italy.

Since 2008 he has been a research doctor at the National Research Council (CNR Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology) where he conducted experimental studies on high technologies in the field of oncology (IORT, IMRT, MRgFUS).

In 2010, at the radiotherapy and radiosurgery department of the IRCCS Humanitas Institute in Milan, he practiced first as Assistant and then Vice-director, coordinating studies and treatments with the first TrueBeam in Italy. At the Humanitas Cancer Center, he was a referent for urological diseases, of the head-neck and breast district. He has conducted several studies as “principal investigator” or co-investigator “published in various journals (Radiotherapy and Oncology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Radiation Oncology, Acta Oncology, etc).

For the Italian Association of Radiotherapy Oncology (AIRO), he had various positions including the role of national coordinator of the under 40 group and national secretary of the prostate group. He is currently a member of the executive board and of the national scientific committee of AIRO. He is also the national coordinator of the uro-oncological group of the same association.

Prof. Alongi is the author of several book chapters, more than 180 scientific publications on radiotherapy and oncology (clinical studies, reviews, editorials). He has been a lecturer at more than 100 meetings and university courses, in Italy and Europe or US. He has presented more than 200 scientific communications as a speaker at national and international congresses / symposia. He is part of the “editorial board” of several journals in oncology and radiotherapy (Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, Tumors) and is a reviewer for the EORTC, the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer.

Tom Byrne

Partner

Pathfinder Consulting

Biography

Former CFO of the Health Service Executive and Group CFO and Board Member of BT Ireland and Esat BT. Held the position of Vice President Finance Transformation with BT Global Services. Prior to this,CFO of Bristol Myers Squibb`s Bulk Pharma operations in Ireland.
Graduated in Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Fellow, and past President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in Ireland (CIMA). Past President and Trustee of the Trinity Business Alumni.
Hold a number of Non Executive Directorships of companies and Charities including the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition Ltd and held Board positions with Bus Eireann, Co-Operation Ireland , US-Ireland Alliance and a number of BT Companies.
Following graduation ,qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA) with the Jefferson Smurfit Group holding various senior positions including CFO of Richview Browne and Nolan (Smurfit Web Press).
Currently sitting on the finance and risk committee of the Royal Dublin Society.

Speaking in Clinical Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 3

Day 1

Time 10:00 to 12:45

Chair

Prof. Richard Greene

Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre

HSE

Biography

Professor Richard Greene, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, gained much of his clinical experience in the Coombe Womens’ Hospital, Dublin.  In July 1999, he took up a position as Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA. On his return to Ireland in 2001, he joined UCC as Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: and took up his current posts as Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, UCC, in 2007.  Prof. Greene was instrumental in commissioning and establishing the new maternity services at CUMH and continues to maintain a senior management position within the service as Clinical Director.

His research interests include maternal-fetal medicine, epidemiology, health services research incorporating risk management, quality of service and translational research.

Specifically, his future interests lie in the establishment of NPEC as a national service with the aim to improve clinical services for Irish patients.  Towards this goal, he has been involved in the development of a single national chart for obstetrics; and is centrally involved in the Maternal Newborn Clinical Management System (MN_CMS) project, to get a single electronic medical record for all maternity hospitals.

Prof. Greene is also committed to advancing the UCC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology goal to become a major research unit in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at a molecular and clinical level.

Prof. Greene’s clinical practice is undertaken at the Cork University Maternity Hospital and at Cork Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 10:35

Muiris O’Connor

Assistant Secretary

Department of Health

Biography

Muiris O’Connor took up the post of Head of R&D and Health Analytics in the Department of Health in November 2015. He moved to the Department of Health from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) where he served as Head of Policy and Strategic Planning since 2008. In that capacity he played a central role in the formulation of the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 and led the subsequent development of a new Performance Evaluation Framework for Irish higher education. Before joining the HEA, Muiris spent five years as Statistician in the Department of Education and Science, prior to which he worked with the Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI), the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and with the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). In his career to date, Muiris has written on a range of education and social policy issues and has made a significant contribution to the quality and relevance of the evidence-base underpinning Irish education policy. In the immediate years ahead, he aims to transform the connectedness and comprehensiveness of the evidence-base underpinning health policy and practice.

eHealth Summit Slides

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 10:20

Scott Andrew

Healthcare Field Director

Dell EMC

Biography

An experienced, result driven, business development professional. Customer focused with a proven track record in customer account acquisition, solutions consultancy and project management, developing and delivering profitable and sustainable business solutions and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction. Significant experience of owning and developing customer relationships at all levels through sales and delivery, being a trusted member of their team with whom they share business aspirations and plans. Always displays a high degree of integrity, coupled with strong work ethic.

Alan Hughes

Health Advisory

KPMG Global

Biography

Alan works with KPMG’s Global Healthcare Group across many geographies on healthcare policy and transactions.  He has worked in the Healthcare Advisory sector for 20 years starting out in Investment Banking on major cross-border deals for Global Life Science companies.  In total he has worked on over 30 M&A healthcare deals.  On recent consulting projects he advised senior government officials on healthcare policy across many geographies.  For example over the last 12 months he has worked in six countries supporting healthcare strategy decisions.

Alan has dedicated his professional life to healthcare working with organisations at regional, national and global level.  He believes in clinically-led reform which he complements with his strong international network of leading clinicians and healthcare specialists.

In addition to his professional activities he spent four years on the National Children’s Hospital Board in a non-executive role.  The opportunity to work closely with patient-facing colleagues on voluntary projects such as Rare Disease Clinics and Research programmes has been humbling but has informed his sector awareness.  More recently he has started to support Enactus with planning and advice.  Enactus is a leadership development organisation for students operating through the medium of social enterprise.”

Speaking in Investing in Healthcare Summit

Day 1

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 16:25

Marguerite Bourke

Manager Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Enterprise Ireland

Biography

A highly effective professional with 10+ years experience in working with Irish companies to help them drive their businesses internationally.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:05

Prof. Martin Curley

Chief Information Officer

HSE & CEO ehealth Ireland

Biography

Martin has an impressive track record of building high-performance teams and consistently delivering new innovations and transformation projects.  He has strong experience in public affairs and communications and has worked closely with the European Commission and national governments.  Martin is a recognised leader in Open Innovation and is the founder of the Innovation Value Institute which engages in research and consulting contracts across a number of industries.

Martin’s achievements to date include the transformation of Intel’s IT organisation into a world-class IT capability; leading the start-up of Mastercard Advisors Digital Capability; establishing and growing a global network of 15 Intel IT Innovation centres; transforming Intel’s research reputation in Europe while creating trusted advisor relationships at Commissioner/DG level in EU.

eHealth Summit Slides

Speaking in eHealth Summit / chair

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 10:00

Loretto Callaghan

General Manager & Country President

Novartis Ireland

Biography

 

Loretto Callaghan has been CPO Head & Country President Ireland since 2006 during which time she also held ai CPO Head UK position for 6 months (during 2016-2017).

Prior to her current appointment, Loretto held various Sales, Marketing and Management roles within Novartis Ireland.

Loretto started her career in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Glaxo in the UK in various commercial roles

Loretto holds a B.Sc. (Pharmacology) from University College Dublin and a M.Sc. (Toxicology) from Trinity College Dublin. She holds a Diploma in Marketing from Harlow University, England as well as a Diploma in Company Directorship from the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

Loretto sits on the Board of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) and is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

In her spare time, Loretto is a keen cyclist.

Speaking in Plenary Summit

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Day 1

Time 09:00

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 10:40, 11:40 “Bringing Value to Healthcare” 

Marijana Neskovska

‘My Doctor’ Project Lead – Serbia

Sorsix ehealth

Biography

Marijana Neskovska is the project lead for Sorsix in Serbia.  She leads the deployment and ongoing support of the National Integrated Health Information System, branded MojDoktor (my Doctor) and a deployment of the Sorsix Pinga platform. Marijana has led the localization, deployment and rollout of this system to 7.2 million people from 2016.

Marijana was previously a project lead at the e-Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health of Macedonia. During her time at the e-Health Directorate she was involved in the implementation and ongoing improvement of Macedonia’s national e-Health platform, MojTermin – also a deployment of the Sorsix Pinga platform. Her role involved ongoing improvement of health processes and workflow automation via Pinga throughout Macedonia.

Marijana brought extensive IT experience to the role, having been an adminstrator at Kumanovo General Hospital in Macedonia. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, majoring in Telecommunications. 

A 34 month video timeline of the ‘My Doctor ‘ Serbian National integrated care electronic health record roll-out, since March 2016 is provided here.  https://serbia-rollout.sorsix.com/

Speaking in Clinical Leaders Summit

Day 1

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 3

Time 12:00

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:55

Eilísh Hardiman

Chief Executive at the Children’s Hospital Group

Biography

Eilísh Hardiman is Group Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group since 2013. This Hospital Group is one of seven across the acute hospital system in Ireland and consists of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght Hospital, in partnership with several academic institutions in Ireland providing paediatric healthcare education and research.
The remits of the Children’s Hospital Group Board is to oversee the integration the three existing children’s hospitals into a new single legal entity well before transitioning to the new Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly (2019) and Tallaght (2020) Hospitals and the new children’s hospital at St. James’s Hospital (2022), developing an effective corporate and clinical governance structures for the Hospital Group, developing a services integration/reconfiguration plan for paediatric services in the Greater Dublin Area and to act as client for the new children’s hospital capital project, the largest capital investment in healthcare. The new children’s hospital will be central to an integrated clinical network for paediatric services, some on an all-island basis and is also planned as the first Digital Hospital in Ireland.
Eilísh has over 28 years acute academic teaching hospital experience, 18 of which at senior corporate management level in several roles, including Chief
Executive of Tallaght Hospital, both Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing of St
James’s Hospital, as well as, CEO to the previous National Paediatric Hospital Development Board.

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 12:30

Ms. Rosarii Mannion

National Director of Human Resources

HSE

Biography

Experienced Human Resources Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in People Strategy implementation, Customer Service, Quality Improvement, Coaching, Strategic Planning, and Organizational Development. Strong human resources professional, FCIPD.

Speaking in HR Summit

Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 14:30 HR at the top table – Integrating People issues into HSE strategies

Mary Day

Chief Executive Officer

Ireland East Hospital Group

Biography

Mary joined the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in 2008 as Director of Nursing and assumed the concomitant function of Head of Operations in 2011. She was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems in December 2010. In January  2013, she took up the role of  Interim Chief Executive Officer with the appointment ratified to CEO in October.

Her professional career included a two-year term in the Department of Health & Children as Nurse Advisor in Professional/Practice Development, where she was responsible for supporting the Nursing Policy Division and advising the Department on all aspects of policy affecting nursing and midwifery education and healthcare services.

Ms. Day was formerly the Directorate Nurse Manager (ADON) in St James’s Hospital, Dublin for Haematology/Oncology, which incorporated the functions of operational management, strategic management, financial management, change management, training & education and quality assurance. Subsequent to this position, her previous experience covered diverse roles in oncology/haematology in the UK.

Her professional and academic qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in Cancer Nursing (1999) and an MSc in Health Service Management (2004).

Primary & Integrated Care Slides

Speaking in Primary & Integrated Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 10:00

Nicole Ferguson

Head of Staff Engagement & OD | Occupational Psychologist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Biography

Nicole is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with 10 years of experience in Organisational Development (OD) in the private, public and consultancy sectors. I have led a number of OD programmes in the areas of employee engagement, assessment, learning and development, talent, leadership, change, culture and behaviours, coaching and mentoring, health and wellbeing and internal communications. I have worked with FTSE100’s to SMEs, and more recently the NHS.

In the last five years I have worked within the NHS, leading a growing department as Head of Staff Engagement and Organisational Development. In addition I also set up “Go Engage”, a consultancy service specialising in an online culture and engagement diagnostic survey and practical tools. Go Engage has been winner and shortlisted for over six awards since 2014, most recently winning a 2017 CIPD award with our Xopa culture analytics system for best digital initiative. Go Engage continues to be featured as a case study by CIPD and Engage for Success, and broadly within the NHS.

My methodologies are based upon turning evidence based organisational psychology theory into practical interventions and tools that are accessible. I am able to design interventions that deliver results, and believe in providing tools that enable employees and organisations to really understand and own OD for themselves. I apply my professional expertise as a psychologist to help bring the latest best practice in OD to the workplace.

I am a registered psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).

Primary & Integrated Care Slides

Speaking in Primary & Integrated Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 12:40

Prof. Garry Courtney

Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist

St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny

Biography

Garry Courtney was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone and graduated in Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin University.  He trained in General Medicine and Gastroenterology in Dublin and London and was appointed a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny in 1996.  He is a member of the Executive Medical Board of the Ireland East Hospital Group. Other appointments include Co-Lead of the National Acute Medicine Programme, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and College Tutor, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

He was a member of the working group which established Clinical Directorates in 2008 and is the Clinical Director in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.

Clinical Interests include Acute Medicine, Viral Hepatitis, Interventional Endoscopy and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Speaking in Clinical Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 3

Day 1

Time 11:00

Dr. David Molony

GP

Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre

Biography

David Molony is a General Practitioner and Occupational Physician in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre (MPHC) in Mallow, Co. Cork.

David is a graduate of RCSI, a GP Trainer in South West GP Training scheme, Adjunct Lecturer UL Graduate Entry Medical School, a representative on National Association of Trainers in General Practice (NATIGP) and Chairman of the Racecourse Medical Officers Association (RCMOA).

He is co-author of International Primary Care Standard (IPCS) and a director of the 4TH Practice, MPHC with responsibility for research, involved in the development of new integrated services in MPHC and is medical director of Complete GP medical software company.

Previously, he was a member of IMO National GP Committee until 2017, a member of ICGP Task Force on Diabetes Mellitus, member of Reconfiguration of Health services Cork/Kerry Forum 2010-2011 and a previous member of the Board of HIQA from 2012 to 2017.

Primary & Integrated Care Slides

Speaking in Primary & Integrated Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 11:40

Paul Toner

Partner & Head of Management Consulting

KPMG

Biography

Paul leads KPMG’s Management Consulting practice in Ireland. He has over 25 years’ experience working with clients in Ireland, the UK and the US providing strategic advice and operational support in a wide range of areas including IT, business operations, strategic sourcing, Digital and Data Analytics. Throughout his career, Paul has supported clients achieve strategic outcomes through the design and successful delivery of business and IT enabled transformation programmes.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

DAY 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:15

Dr Nazmy Elbeltagi

Consultant Radiation Oncologist St James & St Lukes Hospitals

Biography

Dr Elbeltagi graduated from Medical School in 1994. He received his Masters degree in 1999 and PhD/MD in 2004 (Cairo). He received his FRCR in 2006 in the UK. During this period, he trained and received  fellowships in various advanced radiotherapy techniques: Stereotactic Radiotherapy in The Royal Marsden Hospital UK, Prostate Brachytherapy in Mount Vernon Hospital UK and IMRT in Princess Margaret Hospital Canada.

He was appointed as a Consultant Radiation Oncologist in May 2013 and works at  St James’s and St. Luke’s Hospitals. He sub-specialises in the radiotherapy treatment of breast and genitourinary cancers.

Dr Elbeltagi is an active member of many international radiation oncology societies. He has presented research at international conferences, he has numerous publications and is the  first author in many peer reviewed Journals e.g., The Green Journal and the Clinical Oncology Journal.

Dr. Beth Meid

Global Business Manager

 AMD Activ Medical Disposable

Biography

Beth is currently Global Business Manager for AMD Global and a Former Head of European Sales for LG Group Chemical , having started her career with BASF. She is based in Frankfurt,  Germany.

Elderly Care Summit Slides

Speaking in Elderly Care Summit / Chair

Day 2

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Time 14:40

AB portrait
Prof. Andrea Bezjak

Prof University of Toronto

Biography

Dr. Andrea Bezjak is a Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research at the University of Toronto, Canada and staff Radiation oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center/University Health Network.

She holds the Addie MacNaughton Chair in Thoracic Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. She has authored or co-authored more than 190 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been a principal investigator of multi-center clinical trials in lung cancer. Her research is in image-guided and stereotactic radiotherapy for lung cancer, palliative radiation, quality of life and symptom assessment. She has been a member of IASLC since 1995 and is one of the co-Presidents of the upcoming 2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Toronto.

Mohamed Galal Ibrahim

Head of Physics Department

Hermitage Medical Clinic

Biography

Cyberknife (Acceptance, commissioning, planning)
IMRT
SRS
I-125
3DCRT
Dosimetry
LINAC commissioning and QA
Panning and plan checking
Physics quality manual maintaining

Karen Maher

HR professional and Chartered Fellow of CIPD

Biography

A HR professional and Chartered Fellow of CIPD with a background in Organisational and Workforce Development Consultancy and delivery. Specialist interests include Mediation, Coaching, Mentoring, Emotional Intelligence, Life Long Learning, and training design and delivery to meet specific organisational needs. Karen gained a wide range of experience in the UK and Ireland in both the Public and Private Sector in HR, Training, Organisational Development and Consultancy before establishing Karen Maher Associates.

Prior to Karen Maher Associates, she was a successful Management Consultant for SHRC Ltd and the Health Management Institute of Ireland with a reputation across both public and private health services as a first-class management consultant and trainer. Responsible for designing and delivering many successful development programmes including a popular Leadership and Management Development programme for nurses and midwives in the Dublin North East area as well as specific courses for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Public Health Nurses accredited by NMBI. She designed and delivered HMI programmes across the country focusing on a range of specific management skills as well one to one sessions dedicated to improving the professional and personal development and wellbeing of individuals from various healthcare organisations.

 

Previously employed in the UK by Cleveland Police specialising in Equality and Diversity, this role included the design and delivery of HR related training to Police Officers of all ranks. Karen was also employed for a number of years in Local Authorities in the North East of England as a Training Manager and Organisational Development Manager before moving to Ireland.

Educated to Masters levels, with a MA in HRM as well as a BA(Hons) in Education. A qualified Mediator, licensed to deliver and interpret the EQi2 Emotional Intelligence Test and skilled in coaching, mentoring and counselling

Passionate about HR and Organisational Development and helping people realise their full potential. Skilled in a wide range of management disciplines and tools to facilitate Training and experiential learning. Considerable background in working with individuals, facilitating their personal growth and development. Karen has significant experience working with healthcare organisation in delivering tailored solutions to meet specific organisational needs.

Speaking in HR Summit/ chair

Day 1

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Time 14:00 Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Paul Kelly

Radiotherapy Department
Cork

Biography

Dr. Paul Joseph Kelly – enrolled in Specialist Registration run by Irish Medical Council with reference number 124235. He is one of one thousand and six hundred and fourty three medical practitioners registered in the region of Cork county. Dr. Paul Joseph Kelly gained his qualifications of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in University College Cork with five hundred and eighty sixth doctors graduated in 2002. Doctor Kelly also completed training programme for specialists of Radiation Oncologist three years ago.

Sharon Foley

CEO

Irish Hospice Foundation

Biography

Sharon is the CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation, working for the charity for over 7 years.  The Irish Hospice Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the hospice philosophy and supports the development of hospice and palliative care. Our vision is that no one should have to face death or bereavement without the care and support they need. Our mission is to strive for the best bereavement and end of life care for all

Over her career, Sharon has worked in a variety of sectors – state, public, private, community and charitable.  In previous roles, she worked as an independent management consultant and prior to this she was the founding CEO of the Crisis Pregnancy Agency. She also served as Director of Health Promotion at two former health board areas and served on a number of state boards. Ms Foley holds a Masters’ degree in nutrition research from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters’ in Health Promotion from NUI Galway and Diploma in Quality and Leadership and is a qualified executive coach.

Speaking in the Primary and Integrated care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 10:40

Antoinette Gallagher

Recovery education facilitator

Recovery Principles Practice Workshops

Biography

Antoinette is a married mother of 4 children. Antoinette has lived experience of Mental Health difficulties and also experience of supporting family members who may have struggled from time to time with managing their mental health.

Antoinette has worked with Roscommon East Galway Recovery College (REGARI), her work included supporting people on their recovery journey through education.  Antoinette led out on co-producing and co-facilitating recovery education modules.

Antoinette is a qualified recovery education facilitator and facilitates Recovery Principles Practice Workshops for staff at both a local and national level.  Antoinette supports the implementation of the national EOLAS project by facilitating family and service user education programmes.  Antoinette has just completed the QQI level 6 Teaching and Evaluation training and supports the National ARI office with training new recovery principles and practice facilitators.

Antoinette is passionate about promoting positive mental health and well-being for all while enabling conversations to help remove the stigma that many still face.

Maureen King

Founder & CEO iTrust Ethics

Biography

Maureen King, Founder & CEO is a leading specialist on matters of legislative compliance specific to the management and control of communications data. For over 25 years she has mainly worked in areas of risk and compliance with significant responsibilities.

She has extensive experience in providing evidence in Court and has directly interacted with Designated Judges of the High Court, the holder of the office of Complaints Referee and representatives from the Offices of the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to data management practices. Her qualifications extend to Business Management, Financial Crime, Criminology, Mobile Phone Forensics and she is currently undergoing Executive MBA at Dublin City University.

Maureen is a strong advocate for raising awareness of social consciousness, she is the Chair of the Board of Half Time Talk, a charity founded by Dublin GAA Footballer Philly McMahon to nurture self belief in youths, a member of the Cyber Advisory Group for the ISPCC and mentors young people by empowering them to unlock their potential.

Cyber/Innovation Summit Slides

Speaking in Cyber, Innovation & Digital Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 2

Time 14:20

John C. Flickinger, MD, FACR

Doctor, specializes in radiation oncology in Pittsburgh area

Biography

John C. Flickinger, MD, FACR, is a professor of radiation oncology and neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Flickinger holds an interest in spine tumors, brain tumors, metastatic diseases, effects of radiation on normal tissue, and the mathematical modeling of radiation response.

Dr. Flickinger is board-certified in therapeutic radiology. He received an undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and received a medical degree at The University of Chicago Prtizker School of Medicine. Dr. Flickinger completed a residency in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Flickinger is a member of professional organizations including, American Society for Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

 

Kay Duggan-Walls

EU Programmes Officer,

European Advisor – EU Horizon 2020

Health Research Board

Biography

Kay Duggan-Walls is EU Programmes Officer at the Health Research Board (HRB), the leading agency supporting and funding health research in Ireland. She works as National Contact Point for the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme for research in the Health, Demographic Change and Well-being challenge. She leads the delivery of support to Irish health researchers providing expert advice and hands-on support to maximise successful involvement in the Horizon 2020 process including calls in eHealth. She has supported many successful health researchers in Horizon 2020. Kay also works with European counterparts and the European Commission in the development of the programme and associated policy initiatives in research and innovation.

 

Ireland has been quite successful in eHealth funding from the European Commission, leading on a number of projects. A total of 11.5% of the €52.51 million Horizon 2020 health funding drawn down so far has gone to Irish researchers in eHealth.

 

Kay is also the National Focal Point for the EU Public Health Programme and also represents Ireland on the Management Board of the EU Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Kay has been employed by the HRB since November 2000 in research funding management, managing a variety of award programmes in health research. She holds a BSc in Microbiology from NUI Galway and an MSc from the Open University. Kay was also National Contact Point for FP7 Health, and has supported many successful health researchers in FP7.

She has previously worked with Cancer Trials Ireland, on a two- year secondment from the HRB, where she held a senior management role as Group Development Executive, developing collaborations and enhancing communication across the various participants of the group as well as contributing to its strategic development.

Prior to joining the HRB, Kay worked in Clinical Research in the Pharmaceutical industry in Ireland and in France, as well as in research management in the university sector.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:35 & 12:55

Michael Harty  Homecare Direct Picture Conor McCabe Photography

Michael Harty

Owner and Founder of Homecaredirect.ie

Biography

 Michael is an experienced entrepreneur, with an in-depth knowledge of the home care sector. Michael set up the agency, Home Care Plus in 2009 to provide quality non-medical care at home for people who through age or illness were finding it difficult to continue living independently.

He is former Chairperson of Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI), a trade body formed in 2012 to represent private home care providers in Ireland. It is through Michael’s experience and knowledge with Home Care Plus and HCCI that he developed the concept for Home Care Direct, an online marketplace for carers and families to directly connect throughout Ireland.

Throughout his work in the sector, Michael has been an engaged and collaborative partner to Government, the Department of Health and the HSE.

Elderly Care Summit Slides

Speaking in Elderly Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 16:00

Paddy McDonnell

Technical Director

Phoenix STS Ltd

Biography

From 2000 until my retirement from the Department of Defence in 2010 I was a senior lecturer at the School of Military Engineering in the Irish Defence Forces Training Centre, lecturing on Fire Safety both Operational and Prevention, Breathing Apparatus, and Road Crash Rescue. I also was required to carry out Fire Safety Inspections and Audits of buildings within the Defence Forces and advise on Building Regulations and fire safety compliance issues.

As the Technical Director and one of the Fire Safety Consultants with Phoenix STS Ltd. I specialise in Fire Safety and Emergency Management within healthcare. My role consists of advising on fire safety training programs, pre-fire planning, and evacuation strategies for healthcare premises. This involves me working with the public and private sector on a variety of sites ranging from stand-alone houses (community-based dwellings), Residential Care Homes, Primary Care Units and Acute and Non-Acute Hospitals.

I am a Professional Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE), a Graduate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (G.I.Fire.E), a Graduate member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH) and Chairperson of the Fire Risk Management Section of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

I am also a Member of the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers (NAHFO) and the Chairperson of the Ireland Branch, a Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a Member of the Irish Institute of Training & Development (MIITD) and hold a level 8 qualification under National Framework of Qualifications in Occupational Safety and Health.

 

Elderly Care Summit Slides

Speaking in Elderly Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 16:40

Richard Murphy

Founder & CEO of Zevo Health

Biography

Richard is the Founder & CEO of Zevo Health. Zevo Health has implemented wellness programmes successfully in companies throughout UK & Ireland. Working with companies with 50 to 10,000 staff he understands the pain points that go with organising and implementing a successful wellness programme.   His passion and determination in ensuring companies are healthy places to work both physically & mentally are evident, and he is happy to share this passion with you.

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 10:15  –   Integrating wellness into company culture”

Chris Flack

Founder and CEO

Unplug

Biography

Chris is the Founder & CEO of UnPlug. He spent the first fifteen years of his career in senior consulting and sales roles for large tech companies such as CapGemini and Avnet. Chris also brings a wealth of international experience to UnPlug, as a number of career breaks in his corporate life allowed him to spend four years travelling and working in international aid  organisations across four continents. As a former tech worker, he has experienced first-hand many of the negative impacts of information overload, and witnessed how distraction and an ‘always on’ culture has changed the lives of many people.

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Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 10:00 to 13:10

Chair

Guy Wood-Gush

CEO

Deontics

Biography

Guy worked as a neurosurgeon and ophthalmic surgeon before moving into healthcare investment banking and entrepreneurship and driving forward medical innovation. Guy has gained experience in drug development with Eli Lilly, 11 years in healthcare investment banking, as a healthcare stock analyst at Barclays de Zoete Wedd and as a healthcare corporate financier with Robert Fleming and JPMorgan and more recently has been working as an entrepreneur, bringing new medical innovations to market. This experience has included being CEO of technology transfer at the Cancer Research Campaign (now Cancer Research UK)  and Executive Chairman of Cambridge Cognition Ltd. which floated successfully on the London Stock Exchange. Deontics recently won the Mayor of London MedTech Business Awards and was runner up in the Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards and finalist in the on going HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

 

Deontics is a CDSS & Clinical Pathways solution provider founded and managed by clinicians. Our product portfolio has been developed over the last 25 years in conjunction with University College London, Oxford University, Carnegie Mellon University, the Medical Research Council (UK) and Cancer Research UK. Deontics standardises pathways, reduces clinical variance by improving compliance to evidence based guidelines and also monitors compliance to ensure the best quality care is provided at all times. Our solution enables quick capture of conventional knowledge such as guidelines, quality measures, clinical trials and research, along with analytical data, patient preferences re treatment and individual patient data from an integrated care record to provide best quality treatment options according to a patients specific needs. Changes in a patient’s condition are reflected in real time with alerts to conflicts in treatment and alternative treatment options provided complete with predicted outcomes, % risk of mortality, recurrence, etc enabling health care professionals and patients to make more informed decisions about treatments available.

This presentation focuses on use of this technology as a patient facing tool to assist cancer patients in determining whether adjuvant chemotherapy is applicable to them. The tool was used by Colorectal Stage II cancer patients with the result that 92% opted out of adjuvant chemotherapy generating a potential saving across the NHS of £43M to £77M based off the National Cancer Audit data showing 7915 stage II colorectal cancer patients treated annually. Deontics is a finalist in the patient safety awards 2018 for this innovative work.

Cyber/Innovation Summit Slides

Speaking in Cyber Security / Digital & Life Sciences / Innovation

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 15:50

Darina Hickey

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Treatment Verification for Brain SRS

Biography

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Dr Maricar Vidal-Taran

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Spine  SABR

Biography

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Kieran Daly

CEO & Co Founder

Health Beacon

Biography

I am the CTO & Co-Founder of medical adherence technology company HealthBeacon, which develops smart tools for managing medication.

Prior to Health Beacon, I built and led the team at Shimmer, successfully commercialising wearable health sensor technology licensed from Intel and served clients in over 60 countries.

I am also a member of the Science Gallery Dublin Leonardo group. This is a group of up to 50 Irish and international leaders from business, science, arts, design and media who provide input into Science Gallery’s programme. If you are ever in in Dublin it should definitely be on your list of places to visit!

From 2013-2017 I served as Chair of BioBusiness. BioBusiness is the All-Ireland Business Association for the Life and Health Sciences Sector and delivers programmes and support for the development and growth of the sector.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 10:35

Seamus Small

CEO & Co-Founder

Kinesis

Biography

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Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 10:35

Aisling Gannon

Partner & Head of Healthcare

Biography

Aisling is a Partner and Head of Healthcare at Eversheds Sutherland Dublin. She leads the healthcare group which provides comprehensive strategic and operational legal advice to public and private healthcare sector leaders in Ireland. She has 20+ years’ experience and is ranked by Chambers International Legal Directory as a leading Irish Healthcare legal adviser since 2013.

Aisling and her team have considerable experience representing and advising senior management teams of hospitals, clinics, primary care centres, nursing homes, pharmaceutical corporations, medical devices corporations, healthcare and life sciences research bodies, and the HSE.

She advises on clinical and corporate governance, claims management and ADR, insurance and regulatory issues. She advises senior management and clinical teams on clinical crisis and risk management issues and on clinical care issues to include regulatory and legal compliance aspects of safe delivery of healthcare. She has a particular interest in resolving healthcare disputes by way of Mediation/ADR, the positive benefits of Pre Action Protocols and the part as can be played by Open Disclosure in terms of positive culture change in the healthcare sector.

For note –

Legal Directory Chambers Europe 2018 ranks Aisling as Band 1 in Ireland for Healthcare – Dispute Resolution.

“Very good lawyer” Aisling Gannon has market-leading experience of acting for both public and private healthcare providers on disputes mandates. She regularly assists with insurance-related disputes, fitness to practise investigations and non-contentious mandates in the healthcare sphere.

Speaking in Clinical Leaders Summit

Day 1

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 3

Time 10:40

 

Ciara Carty

HR Support

NHI

Biography

Ciara’s role is to support Members by providing up to date HR, IR and Recruitment advice, information sheets, templates, training etc.

Ciara engages with a range of stakeholders in Workforce Planning, such as, the Department of Health, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Department of Social Protection and the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, to ensure the workforce needs of the sector are represented and Members are kept up to date. Ciara also fulfils the Nursing Homes Ireland internal HR function.

Speaking in HR Summit

Day 1

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Time 14:50 Challenges facing the Nursing Home Sector and the role of HR in overcoming them

Dr Pamela Hussey

Nursing and Human Sciences

DCU

Biography

I became an academic later in my career and was a practicing nurse for twenty years. I have a PhD in Computer Science and have also completed an MEd in Education and Training Management and an MSc in Health Informatics. In 2006 I became the nursing representative of the National Standards Authority of Ireland Health Informatics Standards Consortium (NSAI HISC) and have since this time attended the ISO and CEN meetings with a particular focus on standards relating to concepts and terminology as well as the Electronic Healthcare Record. My current research activity includes acting as an advisor to different agencies on topics relating to semantic and syntactic interoperability. In 2016 I became the Director of the DCU SNHS ICNP User Group an accredited research center for the International Classification for Nursing Practice in Ireland.  Other committees that I participate in include the Association of Common European Nursing Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO) and the HISI-NM Committee. My teaching interests include; Health Informatics Concepts and Terminology Adoption and use of technology enhanced learning resources in undergraduate and post graduate education

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:45

 

Mark Hopkins

Public Sector & Northern Ireland Director

Dell EMC Ireland

Biography

Appointed in April 2018, Mark is the Director for Dell EMC’s business in ROI Public Sector and Northern Ireland public and private sectors.

Previous to this Mark was the Sales Director for BT Ireland with sales responsibility across the Republic of Ireland business.

From 2014 to 2106 Mark was the General Manager for BT’s ICT and data centre business in Ireland. Mark’s teams have responsibility for a wide range or ICT specialisms including voice and data services, converged network infrastructure, IT product, training and data centre across the island of Ireland.

Prior to this Mark had  responsibility for BT’s Health and Social Care business in Northern Ireland across a wide range range of networked IT services.

Having graduated with degree from University of Northumbria with a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology, Mark has embarked on a career within various IT organisations working across the private and public sectors.

His time in Celare, a start up company now part of Sopra Group and Microsoft have been focussed on business development and driving innovative technologies in the broader private and public sectors.

Mark set up the Healthcare Solutions Group in the UK and Ireland for Microsoft which included spending time in the United States to understand best in class technology and how this could be applied to the NHS in the UK.

Mark is a keen water sports enthusiast and spends any spare time in, on or under the water. He is married with two daughters and a son.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:55

Dean Sullivan

Deputy Director General – Strategy

HSE

Biography

Dean Sullivan joined the Health Service Executive in August 2017, taking up the role of Deputy Director General – Strategy. In this role Dean leads the HSE’s planning and reform process across the health and social care system.

Dean brings to the Deputy Director General – Strategy role a wealth of experience in strategic and operational planning and service delivery in health and social care. He has worked at a senior level for a number of years in different roles taking forward reform in the Northern Ireland health and social care system. In his previous role as Director of Commissioning in the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board, Dean personally oversaw a number of high profile regional service developments including the introduction of the new radiotherapy service in Derry.

Dean has 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Dean, who trained as an accountant with the National Audit Office in London, previously worked as a senior civil servant for the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, overseeing the delivery of significant improvements in waiting times across a range of hospital and community services.

Prior to this, Dean worked as a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse and PA Consulting Group. In PA Consulting Dean played a lead role in supporting the development by the independent Acute Hospitals Review Group of a comprehensive strategy to transform health and social care services in Northern Ireland.

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Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Day 1

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:20 Transformation in Health and Social Care

Amanda Torrens

Managing Director

Brindley Healthcare

Biography

Amanda is Managing Director of Brindley Healthcare. She founded Brindley Healthcare in 2000, built and opened the first Nursing Home in Donegal that year. She has steered the group through the changes and turbulent times in Healthcare to where the company now sits as one of the top three independently owned residential care home groups in Ireland. Amanda undertakes overall responsibility for the day to day running and future planning and development for Brindley Healthcare.
Amanda has formerly worked in banking and accounting departments and has managed homecare services in Northern Ireland. During this time Amanda has been a Director and Board member of Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) representing private nursing homes, consulting on legislative and financial issues concerning the sector.
Amanda is currently a member of the NHI National Subcommittee for Commercial and Financial Affairs. She is the Chairperson of the Northwest Region of NHI. Amanda has during this time, with her businesses been a recipient of many nationally and local business accolades and awards.

Elderly Care Summit Slides

Speaking in Elderly Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 15:00

Penelope Kate Briant

Co-Founder and Partner of CapVest Associates LLP

Biography

Ms. Penelope Kate Briant is a Co-Founder and Partner of CapVest Associates LLP, BreadVest LP, CapVest Partners LP, CapVest Partners II L.P. and CapVest Special Partners and limited Partner of various other subsidiaries of CapVest. She served as an Associate at BT Capital. She worked in Bankers Trust’s Project Finance Group where she executed a number of infrastructure financings. From 1993 to 1996, she worked in the Financial Institutional Services Team at Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg. She served as the Chairman at RenoNorden Investments AS. She served as the Chairman of RenoNorden AS. She serves as a Director of Mater Private Healthcare, Mater Private Executive Trust Ltd.,Mater Private Hospital Foundation II Ltd, MP Healthcare, Healthcare Holdings, Kronfagel Holding AB and Scandinavian Standard Norway AS. She serves as Board Member of Master Private and Director of Valeo Foods. She served as a Director of IP Powerhouse Holdings Limited. She served as a Director at Scandi Standard AB (publ) since 2013. She served as a Director of Vaasan & Vaasan Oy. She served as a Director of RenoNorden ASA since September 2011 until May 19, 2017. She is a graduated with an honors B.A. in Business Commerce and Accounting Honours from the University of Cape Town. She is (CA(SA)) from South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority UK.

Plenary Slides

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 2

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * The liffey B

Time 08:30

Stephen Hart

National Director for Leadership Development

Health Education England

Biography

Stephen is the Managing Director of the NHS Leadership Academy and the National Director for Leadership Development for Health Education England.

The NHS Leadership Academy supports and enables outstanding leadership across NHS funded services by ensuring that there are leaders at every level of the NHS with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required to promote cultures of compassion, collaboration, inclusion and learning.  Prior to joining the NHS Leadership Academy in 2016 Stephen served for 20 years in leadership and management positions in the Military including time as the Head of Command Leadership and Management training for the Army Division at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Time 09:15

Speaking in Health Leaders  Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 11:00, 11:40 Leadership Development,What works?

Ian Carter

CEO RCSI Hospital Group and Beaumont Hospital

RCSI Hospital Group

Biography

Ian Carter holds the positions of CEO RCSI Hospital Group and CEO Beaumont Hospital.

 

Ian was previously National Director of Hospitals, CEO of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), Head of the Special Delivery Unit (SDU), CEO St James’ Hospital and General Manager Acute Hospitals Mid-Western Health Board.

Ian has also held positions in the UK: Director of Contracts and Business Administration, Regional Surgical Specialties Manager and Saudi Arabia: Assistant Hospital Manager and Director of Operations.

Ian is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management at Trinity College and Adjunct Professor Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI).

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 14:00

DCI Vanessa Smith

Detective Chief Inspector West Yorkshire Cyber Crime Unit

Biography

Cyber Security is an exceptionally new and greatly debated topic within policing.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has launched the controversial investigatory powers bill, which could give police more power to look at our web history and mobile phones.

Vanessa has developed the cyber response strategy in order to combat the ongoing threat and to protect sensitive information.

Plenary Slides

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 2

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * The liffey B

Time 09:30

Speaking in Cyber, Innovation & Digital Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 14:00

Dr. Pierre Thirion

Specialist Consultant ,St Lukes

Biography

Dr Pierre Thirion, is a French trained radiation oncologist, presently holding a permanent specialist consultant position in St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, and chairperson of the Radiation Oncology department. Dr Thirion completed his basic medical training at the University Paris V-René Descartes Medical School.

He completed his Fellowship in Radiation Oncology (University Paris-V), rotating through the main Parisian radiotherapy departments. In 1998, he completed an additional diploma in medical oncology (University Paris-XI). After working for two years as a Chef de Clinique des Universités – Assistant des Hôpitaux de Paris (Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France), he moved to Ireland in 1999 and took a position of Clinical/Research Senior Registrar in St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin.

Since 2002, he has been working as a Consultant Radiation Oncologist at the latter hospital. Dr Thirion has a special interest in the treatment of prostate and other genito-urinary cancer, lung tumour, breast cancer, gastro-intestinal malignancies and lymphoma. He has a recognised expertise in new radiotherapy technologies, including IMRT and brachytherapy, and had a major role in the implementation and development of extra-cranial stereotactic radiation therapy in Beacon Hospital.

Dr Thirion completed a MD in radiobiology at the Curie Research Institute, Paris (University Paris XI-Paris Sud, 1996) and a post-graduate diploma in statistics (Trinity College Dublin, 2002).

His present areas of research and publications include:

  • clinical trials methodology and meta-analyses
  • the development of new radiotherapy technologies
  • the implementation radiotherapy-oriented clinical trials.

He is the principal investigator of several national and international clinical trials, and is an executive member of the All Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG) and other international research group (EORTC).

Fergus Clancy

Advisor & Non Exec Director in FC Advisory Limited

Executive Chairman of the Mater Private Group

Shareholder and non-executive director of CareChoice

Member of the Irish Medical Council

Biography

  • I established a highly successful new business for one of the world’s largest insurance groups. I spun part of that business out into my own advisory firm.  This was a successful venture which was subsequently acquired by another of the world’s largest insurance groups.
  • While running the advisory firm, I acted as advisor to Government, Boards and CEOs on a range of governance and risk management issues.
  • I was CEO of Ireland’s premier healthcare services company. Led a private equity-backed management buy-out of that business and stayed at the helm for 10 years (including through Ireland’s economic crisis), growing the business materially during that period.
  • More recently I participated in the buy-out of one of Ireland’s largest nursing home groups. I am a shareholder and non-executive director of that company.
  • I have acted as non-executive chairman and/or director of a number of organisations in various settings including a major Irish insurance company (CBI regulated), a UK-based public/private partnership, a medical technology firm and a trade association.
  • I am a comfortable public speaker. I have lectured and spoken frequently at national and international conferences and a variety of professional events.  I have significant media experience.
  • I now take on a limited number of non-executive chairmanships and directorships and a select number of high-level advisory assignments.
  • I enjoy some “extra-curricular” charity involvements, both as an advisor and investor.

Elderly Care Slides

Speaking in Investing in Healthcare Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 14:20

Speaking in Elderly Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 14:00

Frank O’Donnell

Public Sector Director

Microsoft

Biography

Frank O’Donnell is the Public Sector Director for Microsoft Ireland. In this role Frank is responsible for Microsoft government and wider public sector business across the island of Ireland.

He has over 20 years’ experience across the education and skills, health and economic development areas in Ireland, the UK and the middle East working within the public sector as a Senior Director and as a Partner in management consulting industry. Throughout his career, Frank’s work has been focused on the development of strategy and policy for the transformation of government and public services through the use of technology.

Frank holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, as well as an MSc and BTech Degree.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:55

Christina Skourou

Senior Medical Physicist

St Lukes Hospital

Biography

Currently works at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint Luke’s Hospital (Ireland). Christina does research in Clinical Trials, Oncology and Medical Technology.

Ann Marie Kennedy

Principal Medical Physicist at Beacon Hospital

Biography

Currently works at the Department of Radiotherapy, UPMC Beacon Hospital, Dublin. Anne marie does research in Medical Physics.

Anne Marie is a Principal Medical Physicist at Beacon Hospital. Anne Marie completed a research Masters in Medical Imaging in NUI Galway followed by a medical physicist training program in St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar. Anne Marie has since worked in Belvoir Park Hospital, Mater Private Hospital and she joined Beacon Hospital in 2008.

Anne Marie was the lead physicist in the Implementation of Deep Inspiration Breath Hold technique for Left Breast Cancer patients at Beacon Hospital.  She has presented at national and international conferences.  Anne Marie is actively involved in all SABR and SRS programs at Beacon. She is a member of IAPM and Irish College of Physics in Medicine.

Professor Dame Carol Black

Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England

Biography

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge and Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England,.   She chairs the board of Think Ahead, the Government’s fast-stream training programme for Mental Health Social Workers; the Board of Nuffield Health and Corporate Services Ltd; and the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science.    She is a member of the Bevan Commission on health in Wales, the board of UK Active, Rand Europe’s Council of Advisers, the Strategy Board for the Defence National Rehabilitation Centre, and the Advisory Board of Step up to Serve.

As Principal of Newnham Dame Carol is on several committees in Cambridge University, for example the Equality and Diversity Committee, the Advisory Board of the Centre for Science and Public Policy, and the Health and Wellbeing Working Group, and she chairs the Colleges Committee’s Working Group on Bursaries for Home and EU undergraduates.  She is a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, patron of the Women’s Leadership Centre in the Judge Business School, and a member of the University’s Leadership Network.

Dame Carol has compiled three independent reviews for the UK Government.   As National Director for Health and Work (2006-11) she completed in 2008 a review of the health of the population of working age, which led to a revised medical certificate of sickness; and in November 2011 she completed as Co-Chair an independent review of sickness absence in Britain whose recommendations have mostly been put in place.  Her latest independent review, of employment outcomes of addiction to drugs or alcohol, or obesity, and the benefits system, was published in December 2016 and is gradually being implemented.

Professor Black is a past-President of the Royal College of Physicians, of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and of the British Lung Foundation, and past-Chair of the Nuffield Trust for health policy. The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital in London is internationally renowned for research and treatment of connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma.     She is a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.

In February 2016 Dame Carol enjoyed the experience of being interviewed on BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs.

Speaking in Investing in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 11:35 Wellbeing in the workplace, Have we made progress?

Dr Ray McDermott

Consultant Medical Oncologist of Beacon Medical Clinic

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Brain Metastases – SRS

Biography

Dr Ray McDermott commenced his training in Medical Oncology at the Mater Hospital, Dublin during which time he completed an MBA in Health Services Management. He went on to The Institut Curie, Paris (2000-2002) where he completed a PhD in Tumour Immunology. He subsequently completed his clinical training at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia (2002-2004), where he furthered an interest in Genito-Urinary Oncology. During this training period, he published over twenty peer reviewed articles and Book Chapters. He took up a post as Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Adelaide Meath & National Childrens Hospital, Tallaght in July 2004.

In 2006, Dr McDermott was instrumental in establishing Ireland as a main member of the Eastern Co-Operative Group, the largest clinical trials group in the USA with over 70 active studies. Dr McDermott is the Principal Investigator for Ireland in this initiative and is involved in twice yearly meetings with ECOG to develop this relationship. Dr McDermott is currently Vice-Chair of ICORG, the Irish Clinical Oncology Research Group. Under the auspices of the National Cancer Control Programme and the establishment of ‘Centres of Excellence’, Dr McDermott’s public hospital commitment has recently been split between AMNCH and St Vincent’s University Hospital, where he pursues his interest in genito-urinary and pancreas cancers. Along with Dr Jennifer Westrup, he has been involved in the establishment and growth of the cancer services at Beacon

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Dr. Clare Faul

Clinical lead St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network- Beaumont Hospital

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SRS for Benign intracranial lesions: Cyberknife technology ?? advantage

Biography

Clinical Fellow Radiation Oncology

1/1/93-31/3/94                        Toronto Sunnybrook

Regional Cancer Center,

University of Toronto,            Ontario, Canada

 

Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology

1996-2000                   University of Pittsburgh,

Pennsylvania, USA

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,

Magee Women’s Hospital.

 

The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, is an integral member of the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, a Comprehensive Cancer Centre as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Specialization in breast and gynecologic oncology.

Programme Director High Dose Rate Brachytherapy: University of Pittsburgh.

Certified in HDR brachytherapy and Nuclear Medicine (radiopharmaceutical therapy).

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

 

May 2002 – present    St Luke’s radiation Oncology Network

Consultant Radiaiton Oncologist |Hermitage Clinic.

 

 

1998  -2000                 Program Director High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, University of Pittsburgh.

2004 – 2010                             Appointed Chief Examiner Final Fellowship Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Radiology, RCSI

2002-presnt                             Lecturer RCSI

2010    Vice Dean Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI.

2011-present                           Clinical Lead and chair of senior management group SLRON @ Beaumont Hospital

Richard Kennedy

Owner , Fitness Freak

Biography

Richard is the owner of Fitness Freak, a fitness, and health food inspiring company. I am a motivational speaker, qualified Strength & Conditioning(BA)coach and personal trainer and I am the author of two cookbooks and I am a cook inspiring people to improve their lives by choosing healthy food alternatives via tastings, demonstrations, and nutrition programmes.

I run two mini-revolutions in my local town; Free Fruit For Kids in local shops and Free Fruit For ALL in South Tipp General Hospital. Here, baskets of free fruit, sponsored by local businesses, are available in three departments in the hospital administered by local secondary school transition year pupils.

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 10:55  Free Fruit For All In Irish Hospitals

Dermot Goode

CEO Total Health Cover

Biography

Dermot Goode is the leading expert on healthcare benefits in Ireland. He has over 25 years experience in healthcare having worked with VHI, BUPA Ireland and healthcare consultancy roles with Irish Pensions Trust and Mercer Ltd. He established PHI Consulting (Ireland) Ltd in 2009 to provide advice on all aspects of healthcare cover in Ireland.  Now trading as Total Health Cover, he specialises in the corporate sector where he works with clients to secure the best terms and conditions from their healthcare providers.  He is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and also holds the APA qualification for general personal lines insurances.

He lectures on health insurance programmes with the Insurance Institute of Ireland (III) and is the co-author of their Accredited Product Advisor textbook for ‘Private Medical Insurance’. He also provides healthcare training services for the Irish Brokers Association (IBA). He is a regular contributor on both radio, television and in the print media advising individual and corporate consumers how to save money on their healthcare costs. He delivers key-note speeches on healthcare developments and trends at various industry forums across the country.

He developed the Total Health Cover concept to show individual consumers and employers how to find the best health insurance cover at the lowest cost, but more importantly how to source other complementary healthcare products such as Medical Cash, Dental, Eye-Care, Travel, Health Screening and many more to build the best healthcare package to suit your requirements. He has partnered with some of the leading healthcare providers in the country to make these products and services available to all consumers on one site.

Speaking in HR Summit

Venue Ulster Room

Day 1

Time 16:35

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Ana Santos

Medical Oncology Registrar

a the Beacon Hospital

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Liver SABR

Biography

Ana is a Medical Oncology Registrar at the Beacon Hospital

Beacon Hospital is a private hospital accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI).

Located in South Dublin, Beacon Hospital is one of the most advanced private hospitals in Europe, with over 1000 Consultants, nurses and healthcare professionals. Beacon Hospital provides 24 hour, world-class acute care services including orthopaedics, physiotherapy, cardiology, women’s health, urology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery, ENT, neurology, general surgery, comprehensive cancer care, paediatrics, emergency medicin

Prof John Armstrong

Director of Research at St. Luke’s Hospital

Biography

Professor John Armstrong is a Board Member and ex-chairman of the Irish Cancer Society. Professor Armstrong was trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he performed his residency and was Chief resident, attending for five years. He directed the lung cancer radiation research programme at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and co-authored the chapter on non-small cell lung cancer chapter in 4th edition of DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, Lippincott.

He is currently the Director of Research at St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin. Professor Armstrong is the Principal Investigator for several clinical trials in the Irish Clinical Oncology Research Group.

Professor Armstrong has published numerous articles and has lectured extensively in the field of radiation oncology. He has been instrumental in the rollout of new procedures involving high-tech radiation therapy procedures such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery

Karen Charnley

Director

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

Biography

As Director, Karen provides strategic leadership for All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) including brokering relationships between the Institute’s 25 partner organisations (universities, hospices, health and social care organisations and charities), funders and key stakeholders. Karen leads the Institute Team and oversees the delivery of the Institute’s Business Plan across education, research, policy and practice, service user and carer engagement and raising awareness. Karen also represents the Institute on key regional and national fora and contributes to palliative care policy and strategic discussions.

Karen has worked both in the UK and Ireland and has significant leadership and management experience in a range of sectors including housing, economic development and offender management. She was previously a Programme Manager within the Institute where she led on the development of the Palliative Hub.

 

Primary & Integrated Care Slides

Speaking in Primary & Integrated Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 12:00

John Ryan

CEO at Great Place to Work

Biography

John Ryan is the current CEO of Great Place to Work. He is a business graduate of Dublin City University. Initially he started his career as a broadcast journalist, before going on to establish his own training and development company focused on delivering behavioural courses across a range of disciplines including strategic decision making and negotiation skills. He is an international trainer and speaker focusing on workplace success, culture, trust and wellbeing. A regular media contributor John is also a director of Mermaid Arts theatre in his home town of Bray County Wicklow.

John joined Great Place to Work Ireland as CEO in January 2011 and has recently started a new organization called Healthy Place to Work in the health and wellness domain, which is developing a global standard for healthy workplaces focusing on a salutogenic model.

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Time 08.45

Speaking in Wellness Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 1

Time 11:55 A Health place to work

Mohsen Javadpour

Beaumont Hospital

Biography

Mr Mohsen Javadpour, FRCS(SN) is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with interest in brain vascular malformations, pituitary and skull base tumours, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Mohsen is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (1993). Having obtained the medal for part I FRCSI examination (1997), he went on to train in neurosurgery at the Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK and subspecialty training in neurovascular surgery at the Toronto Western Hospital, Canada. He was Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Walton centre in Liverpool from 2004 to 2011 and held a number of positions, including:

Chairman of British Neurovascular Group (2008-2012)

Member of Council of Society of British Neurological Surgeons (2011-2016)

Mohsen moved back to Ireland in 2011. He is currently Consultant Neurosurgeon and Clinical Director of the National Neurosurgical Centre, Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Mohsen also holds honorary senior lecturer positions at Trinity College and RCSI. He has published more than 70 peer‐reviewed articles and has written 4 book chapters. He is also an associate editor of the British Journal of Neurosurgery.

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Paul Connors

National Director of Communications at HSE

Biography

Paul is National Director of Communications for the HSE. The HSE Communications Division works with health service teams all over the country. Together we create communications programmes that support a healthier nation and build health services that are valued by everyone in Ireland.

We work with all HSE Divisions, and support the new Hospital Groups and Community Health Organisations, to deliver over 500 Communications projects annually.

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 10:00 to 13:10

Chair

Dr. Ian Brennan

Interventional Radiologist

Beacon Hospital

Biography

Dr Ian Brennan has recently joined our Radiology team. Ian graduated with honours from UCD Medical School in 2000.

Following four years of basic surgical training and research in Dublin and Cork he commenced his Radiology specialty training in St James’s Hospital in 2006. In 2012, following completion of two years of specialist Fellowship training in Boston, he was appointed staff interventional and diagnostic radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with a faculty appointment to Harvard Medical School.

In 2015 he returned home to Ireland to take up a consultant appointment at St James’s Hospital Dublin, specialising in interventional radiology, interventional oncology and abdominal diagnostic imaging. His practice at the Beacon hospital will encompass all aspects of radiology and in particular oncologic imaging and minimally invasive therapy.

Noel Daly

Biography

Member Governing Body at NUI Galway

Noel is the previous chairman of WestNorth Group of Hospitals at WNWHG.

Speaking in Investing in Healthcare Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 14:00 to 17:15

Chair

Dr Richard Lee Kin

Clinical Director

Mint Clinic

Biography

Dr Richard Lee Kin is a specialist Periodontist. He is founder of the Mint Clinic in Adelaide Rd., Dublin 2 dealing exclusively with the management and treatment of gum disease in adults and children . Due to an ageing demographic and an increase in the prevalence of diabetes , it is likely to be the number one cause of tooth loss in Ireland in the future.

Dr Lee Kin is a graduate of the Dublin Dental Hospital and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his specialist training in Periodontology & Implant Dentistry at the Dublin Dental School & Hospital (TCD) in 2010 and is a diplomate of the European Federation of Periodontology. Honorary secretary of the metropolitan branch of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) and Media Officer & Webmaster for the Irish Society of Periodontology.External assessor for Specialist Training in Dentistry (ICSTD) for the speciality of periodontology in 2016.

He lectures for the IDA & the IDHA nationally and has written a number of articles in dental journals. A dental advisor to rare disease groups .Oral health is his passion and has spoken on national radio about the future decline in the dental health of Irish patients.

Speaking in Clinical Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 3

Day 1

Time 10:00

Prof. Arne Björnberg

Chairman,

Health Consumer Powerhouse, Ltd.

Biography

Prof Arne Björnberg, Ph.D., Chairman, Health Consumer Powerhouse. Prof. Björnberg has previous experience from Research Director and management consulting positions in Swedish industry. He has also served as CEO of the Swedish National Pharmacy Corporation (”Apoteket AB”), Director of Healthcare & Network Solutions for IBM Europe Middle East & Africa, and CEO of the University Hospital of Northern Sweden (“Norrlands Universitetssjukhus”, Umeå).Since 2005, Prof. Björnberg has been the leader of the production of the HCP international indices, such as the EHCI 2005 – 2015 projects and numerous other, disease-related indices and projects.

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Time 08:30

Speaking in Investing in Healthcare  Summit

Venue  Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 14:00

Aisling Duffy

National Development Officer

Advancing Recovery in Ireland

Biography

Aisling is the National Development Officer with Advancing Recovery in Ireland (ARI). ARI promotes a whole organisational approach to developing a recovery orientated service. ARI supports mental Health services with the implementation of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health 2018-2020.  Aisling is a facilitator for the Recovery Principle and Practices Workshop which is delivered to Mental Health Services.

Aisling has led out on and assisted in the development of a Recovery Education Guidance Document, Family Recovery Guidance Document and Coproduction Guidance Document which support the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health 2018-20.

Aisling holds a BA(HONS) in Public and Social Policy and an MA in Community Development from NUI Galway. Aisling has held a number of posts in the area community development and health promotion, working with minority and excluded groups in society. Aisling managed a health promotion programme for four years, with responsibility for programme implementation, staff and budget.   In recent years Aislings work has been focused on the area of mental health, including youth mental health.  Aisling is passionate about the recognition of Recovery in the Mental Health Services, including the meaningful involvement of service users and family members through co-production.

DR. Andrew Reilly

Head of Radiotherapy Physics

North West Cancer Centre, Altnagelvin Area Hospital

Derry/Londonderry

Biography

The North West Cancer Centre is a new radiotherapy centre in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland which opened in November 2016. With an ethos to drive forward the implementation of new technology to its full potential for the benefit of patients, the North West Cancer Centre have been early implementers of the latest TrueBeam v2.7 imaging technologies, including iterative CBCT.

Andrew originally trained in both imaging and radiotherapy and over the past 16 years has maintained clinical and research interests in both areas. His PhD involved exploring how best to optimise the use of imaging in radiotherapy. Andrew also contributes to the national medical physics academic training programmes in the UK.

Brendan Casey

CEO & Co Founder

Swiftqueue

Biography

 

Brendan is passionate about the delivery of innovative solutions utilising leading edge technologies and  has played a pivotal role in bringing innovative healthcare solutions to market in Ireland, UK and USA. With over 20 years experience across a number of sectors, Brendan has gained a wide range of experience as a CEO, COO and CTO having particular interest in the areas of Healthcare Innovation, Business Optimisation, Data Analytics and R&D.

In addition Brendan is a Member of the Steering Board of the Centre for Applied Research for Connected Health, ARCH, www.arch.ie

ARCH is a government funded (Enterprise Ireland/IDA) technology centre hosted by UCD. The Centre carries out state funded applied research in connected health that has an industry focus. Brendan is also a Health Sector Advisor with TechIreland, www.techireland.org is a not for profit whose mission is to become the definitive source of data and insights on Irish Innovation globally.

 

Speaking in eHealth  Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 10:35

Derick Mitchell

CEO

IPPOSI

Biography

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry.Strong business development professional skilled in Strategy, Management, Leadership, Media andInternational Relations, and Marketing.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:55

Fergal Murray

Business Development Manager Healthcare

Dell EMC

Biography

I am a dedicated, proactive and passionate sales professional committed to customers, their needs and our mutual success. I believe that every day and each customer engagement presents a new opportunity to develop, transform, innovate and win!

Specialties: Sales, IT Solutions, Problem Solving, Customer Relations, Team Building, New Business Development, Managed Services, Networking, Proposal Preparation, Business Case Presentation.

Brendan Murray

The Enthusiastic Pharmacist

Biography

 

Brendan is a community pharmacist and currently works throughout the Republic of Ireland. He has previously work as a hospital pharmacist in the NHS in England. Having obtained his degree in biotechnology from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) he went onto study pharmacy in UK and obtained his Masters of Pharmacy from the University of Portsmouth.

With a drive to encourage more fellow pharmacists to become more active in their profession Brendan founded The Enthusiastic Pharmacist website. He regular blogs about different aspects of pharmacy and healthcare events. Brendan has also been involved with many pharmacy organisations throughout his career including the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) where he held the position of the public relations officer for the young pharmacist group.

Primary & Integrated Care Slides

Speaking in Primary & Integrated Care Summit

Venue Liffey Meeting Room 2

Day 2

Time 10:20

Dr. Joe Dalton

Global Digital Solutions Director- Medical Outcomes

Novartis Ireland

Biography

Currently working with Novartis in area of Digital Health IT Innovation. Previously Entrepreneur, Intel, Georgia Tech and Self Employed. Full work portfolio and experience at http://www.joedalton.info. Currently writing a series of psychology-based books on life journeys. Author of Irelands National Digital Health Strategy and previous Intel “Global Innovator of the Year”. See http://www. joedalton.info

Career Summary: Proven Strategy, Innovation, R&D and Digital Health professional with over 17 years experience. Much time spent in Industry and academia and also proven track record in entrepreneurship including three company start-ups. IT, R&D and Innovation specialist with Intel Corporation for over 13 years. Awarded Intels “Innovator of the Year” 2005. Specialist in strategic R&D, technology transfer and commercialisation and have worked with various industry and academia organisations. Start-up manager with Georgia Tech Ireland in 2007 including all business planning, contracts, research proposals and seed funding. Finalist “Your Country Your Call” national entrepreneur competition 2010 (from 9,000 entries), finalist Inter Trade Ireland Seedcorn competition 2011 and winner ‘Giving a Start’ entrepreneur competition 2011. Ongoing R&D Tax Credit consulting and auditing work and part-time adjunct lecturer in Innovation, strategy and Entrepreneurship. Most recently developed and authored Irelands “National eHealth Strategy” for the Irish Government. Qualified psychologist and personal counsellor including Jungian and CBT techniques.

Specialties: Digital healthcare, Innovation strategy and management. Product commercialisation. Company start-up and business planning. Pharma supply chain technologies. Approved R&D tax credit advisor and auditor. Psychology, counsellor and therapist.

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:55

Eamonn Fitzgerald

CEO

Hermitage Medical Clinic

Biography

Eamonn Fitzgerald is Chief Executive of the Hermitage Medical Clinic, a hi-tech, independent hospital located in West Dublin serving a local, regional and national population across a broad spectrum of specialised medical and surgical care programmes.  This Hospital is an affiliated teaching hospital of Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and Trinity College Dublin.  The Hospital enjoys relationships with a network of private and public hospitals in Ireland, Ireland’s top universities and educational centers, Enterprise Ireland and Sanford Healthcare USA. The Hermitage Clinic is a member of the Independent Hospitals Association of Ireland.

Eamonn has spent time in both the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic which are internationally renowned centres for innovation where he learned about best practices in the delivery of healthcare.

Since joining the Hermitage Medical Clinic, Eamonn oversaw the accreditation of the hospital by the Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2008.  The hospital is fully committed to the development and maintenance of international best practice and standards in the governance and oversight of clinical care.

Its strategic vision revolves around an institutional commitment to interagency corporation and collaboration in the areas of clinical service delivery, education and research.

Eamonn has worked in Healthcare and Social Services for the past 25-years.  Prior to moving in 2006 to start up the Hermitage Clinic, he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group for ten years.  During his time at SVHG Eamonn contributed to collaborative efforts in the forging of relationships between the Dublin Molecular Medicine Centre (DMMC), University College Dublin (UCD) and participated in multiple grant applications ( PRTLI and others).  He worked as an Allied Health Professional for seven years in Beaumont Hospital  before joining St Vincent’s Healthcare Group.

In the past Eamonn has worked as a consultant to the International Unit of the Institute of Public Administration delivering consulting programmes in a variety of DGs (Directorates General /EU Administrations) in the European Commission as well as overseas work in South Africa.

He was chair of the State Claims Agency’s Clinical Indemnity Scheme, ICT Procurement and Implementation Steering Groups for the design, acquisition and roll‐out of the Stars‐Web Enterprise Liability, Clinical Claims and Risk Management Software Application(s).

He is a Board Member of the Dublin Clinical Centres for Research (DCCR) and an industry board  member of Enterprise Ireland’s / UCD /  Connected Health Steering Group.  In addition to the forgoing, Eamonn sits on the Board of i360 Medical, a healthcare solutions and medical device innovation company that takes new healthcare ideas and medical technologies to market.

Eamonn has a Master’s Degree in Business Studies specialising in Management and Organisational Systems from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School, UCD and a Master of Science in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin. He is a graduate of University College Cork (UCC) in Social Studies and Social Work.

Speaking in Cyber, Innovation & Digital Summit

Chair

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 14:00 – 16:30

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