Annual Research Conference at SUH – November 30 2018 Keynote Speakers Announced

The Annual Research Conference at SUH takes place on Friday November 30th 2018. 

We are delighted to announce our two Keynote Speakers for our Conference this year

Professor Ruth O’Regan serves as Division Head, Haematology/Oncology, and Associate Director of Faculty Development and Education, UW Carbone Cancer Center. She is an internationally recognized breast cancer physician and researcher. Dr. O’Regan was previously a professor of haematology and medical oncology at Emory University, where she held the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research and was the medical director at Glenn Family Breast Center of Emory University, director of the Breast Cancer Translational Research Program at the Winship Cancer Institute and chief of hematology and medical oncology at the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital. With a highly active research program focused on identifying mechanisms of resistance to breast-cancer therapies and development of new therapies, Dr. O’Regan has been principal investigator for numerous grants and clinical trials. Her current research is focused on the development of novel therapeutic approaches to treat resistant breast cancers, including triple negative breast cancer. Dr. O’Regan has received multiple awards and is ranked by Newsweek/Castle Connolly Medical as one of the top oncologists in the nation.

Prof Tim O’Brien is recognized as an international expert on vascular wall gene delivery.   Since his return to Ireland in July 2001, as Professor and Chairman of Medicine and Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Metabolism at University College Hospital Galway, Prof. O’Brien has established a gene therapy research group, is Director of the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), an SFI-funded CSET, and played a key role in establishment of the Clinical Research Facility.