HRB National Health Research Conference



Registration and Coffee

09.00 Welcome
Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive, Health Research Board
09.10 Official Opening
Simon Harris, Minister of Health TD

Session 1 Research and Evidence for Patient Benefit

Chair: Mr Graham Love, Chief Executive, Health Research Board

09.30 Keynote 1: Using Research and Evidence to improve outcomes and care in the Canadian Healthcare System
Speaker: Dr. Shoo K. Lee MBBS, PhD, FRCPC, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
10.15 National Case Studies

  • Pregnancy and neonatology – a common denominator of unmet clinical need
    Professor Louise Kenny, Professor of Obstetrics and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Cork University Hospital
  • The considerable advantages of niche research in Ireland
    Professor Orla Hardiman, Head – Academic Unit of Neurology, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
  • Medicines and breast cancer: from population to patient
    Professor Kathleen Bennett, HRB Research Leader and specialist in pharmaco-epidemiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
10.45 Q&A for Session 1
11.00 Coffee

Session 2 Research and Evidence for Healthcare

Chair: Ms Collette Cowan, Chief Executive of the UL Hospitals Group

11.30 Keynote 2: Primary Care and Shoe Leather Policy
Speaker: Professor Mike Kelly, Senior Visiting Fellow in the Primary Care Unit at the Institute of Public Health and a member of St John’s College at the University of Cambridge
12.15 National Case Studies

  • Behaviour change to promote health: what we know and how we can do better
    Professor Molly Byrne, HRB Research Leader, School of Psychology, NUI, Galway
  • Atlantic DIP: what have we learned and where to next?
    Professor Fidelma Dunne, Personal Professor, School of Medicine, NUI, Galway
  • Towards evidence-based interventions for suicide prevention: changing lives, enhancing positive futures.
    Professor Ella Arensman, HRB Research Leader and Director of Research, National Suicide Research Foundation
12.45 Q&A for Session 2
13.00 Lunch

Session 3 Research and Evidence for Policy and Practice

Chair: Ms Roisin Shortall, TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare

14.00 Keynote 3: Putting Research and Evidence into practice – The Irish Healthcare System
Speaker: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
14.45 National Case Studies

  • Where evidence meets policy
    Doctor Sara Burke, Health policy analyst, journalist & post-doctoral research fellow, Trinity College Dublin
  • Research with a bite: Research for the Oral Health Services
    Professor Helen Whelton, Professor of Dental Public Health and Preventative Dentistry, University of Leeds
  • Challenging cultures and systems
    Professor Eilish McAuliffe, HRB Research Leader at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nursing, Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin
15.15 Q&A for Session 3
15.30 Closing Remarks
Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive, Health Research Board

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