IMDA/RCSI Symposium on “Industry-Clinical Collaboration for Better Patient Outcomes”, Tues, 14 June


This will be the second year that European MedTech Week will be celebrated across the EU, 13-17 June, with national associations and companies taking part. As part of European Medtech Week the IMDA in association with RCSI are hosting a symposium on “Industry-clinical collaboration for better patient outcomes – achieving the full potential of the Irish cluster.” The event will take place on Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 16:45 – 21:00 at RCSI, St. Stephen’s Green.  The keynote address will by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD.  HRB CRCI Chief Operating Officer, Fionnuala Keane, will speak at the event during session 2: Achieving the full potential of the Irish cluster.

For the medical technology sector, engagement between industry and the hospital research system is a fundamental part of the innovation process. The future growth and development of the sector depends on a move to market-led innovation. Irish hospitals have invested significantly in the development of their clinical research capability with the establishment of clinical research facilities and investment in state of the art technology for rapid prototyping. This event will further raise awareness of the research capability amongst our clinical community and the evolving supportive ecosystem which includes the HRB Clinical Research Coordination Ireland, BioInnovate, The Health Innovation Hub and the Health Products and Regulatory Authority. The event will also chart Ireland’s contribution to innovation in medicine with a presentation from a medical historian to celebrate the centenary and how medicine is changing with advancements in surgical techniques for better patient outcomes. The panels will also discuss how more industry-clinical collaboration for better patient outcomes and economic growth can be achieved.

Topics include:

  • Industry clinical collaboration for better patient outcomes, case studies from both the clinical and industry perspective
  • Achieving the full potential of the Irish cluster
  • Surgical Innovation – The future and the role of medical technology
  • Celebrating our heritage, as part of the centenary, as centre for “medical innovation firsts”
  • Patient story

Speakers include:

  • Keynote speaker: Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD
  • Fred Kelly, Patient Story
  • Bill Doherty, Executive Vice President, EMEA, Cook Medical, Former Chairman of IMDA and current IMDA Board member
  • Gordon Dunne, CEO, Mater Hospital
  • Professor Richard Costello, Associate Professor of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Consultant Respiratory/General Physician at Beaumont Hospital
  • Peter Curtin, Senior Manager, R&D Engineering, Stryker Innovation Centre, Cork
  • Professor Oscar Traynor, Consultant Surgeon and Director of the National Surgical Training Centre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
  • Professor Ray O’Sullivan, Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Lukes Hospital Kilkenny and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Associate Clinical Professor at University College Dublin
  • Dr Fionnuala Keane, CEO, Health Research Board- Clinical Research Coordination Ireland
  • Dr Paul Anglim, Programme Manager, BioInnovate Ireland and part-time lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Derek Young, Founder and CEO, i360 Medical
  • Dr Niall MacAleenan, Medical Device Lead/Clinical Assessment & Policy Manager, Health Products Regulatory Authority
  • Meadhbh Murphy, Archivist, RCSI
  • Dr Seamus Browne, Industry Liaison Manager, RCSI
  • Dr Sinead Keogh, Director, Irish Medical Devices Association