21st Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference

21st Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference

27th November 2020, SUH / IT Sligo Via Remote Attendance

Draft Programme

Conference Chair – Dr. Anna Cleminson, Palliative Care Consultant – SUH

Welcome – Dr. Anna Cleminson                                                                               0930 – 0940

Open / Grants – Pat Timpson, REF Chair                                                                 0940 – 0955

Dr. Anthony Breslin – Director, Public Health, HSE – NW                                         0955 – 1025

Professor Molly Byrne – School of Psychology, NUIG                                              1025 – 1055

Local Researcher 1                                                                                                   1055 – 1110

Coffee Break                                                                                                             1110 – 1125

Local Researcher 2                                                                                                   1125 – 1140

Intro – Professor Luke O’Neill, Trinity College, Dublin                                              1140 – 1145

Professor Luke O’Neill – Chair of Biochemistry, TCD                                               1145 – 1230

SUH – Gen. Mgr. Grainne McCann                                                                          1230 – 1245

SUH – Dr Katherine Finan, Consultant Respiratory Physician                                 1245 – 1255

SUH – Dr Wouter Jonker, Consultant Anaesthetist                                                  1255 – 1305

Lunch Break                                                                                                              1305 – 1350

Local Researcher 3                                                                                                   1350 – 1405

Intro – Dr Francois Roman, GSK Biologicals, Belgium                                             1405 – 1410

Dr Francois Roman – Senior Director, Clinical Dev – Vaccines, GSK                      1410 – 1455

Una Parsons, Head – School of Engineering & Design, ITS                                     1455 – 1525

Close / Medals – Dr Brendan McCormack, President, ITS                                       1525 – 1540

Thanks – Dr Anna Cleminson                                                                                    1540 – 1545

This is a unique opportunity for local researchers in the HSE North West area to present their recently undertaken health research projects to a wide audience. The event provides a showcase for research carried out at SUH and in collaboration with our partner institutions. The REF continues to build on past successes in providing support for education, training and research to people engaged in healthcare provision in the SUH catchment area.

This year the conference will focus particularly on the Covid-19 pandemic – the experiences, responses and learning from the clinical / scientific / industry / community perspectives. The conference will be an all-day event run from IT Sligo and streamed to venues in Sligo University Hospital. There will be a mix of online and proximate presentations.

To include:

  • 2 Keynote speakers for the International / National perspectives
  • 3 North West of Ireland speakers representing Community, IT Sligo and Public Health
  • 4 SUH speakers for the Management and Clinical perspectives
  • 3 Projects selected from local researcher submissions for oral presentation
  • 4 Posters awarded prizes.
  • €10,000 worth of seed grants up to a maximum of €2500 per awardee

Deadlines: (late applications will not be considered)
Grants – 19th October 2020
Abstracts – 2nd November 2020

Application forms and guidelines on Home page. All submissions to ref.sligo@hse.ie