Digital Health Conference

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Exploring the potential for digital technology to transform healthcare

6 December 2019 | Open to members of the public

Digital medicine stands to dramatically change healthcare. This conference will give you a comprehensive overview of digital health in Ireland right now, and the exciting new solutions in the pipeline - It's a day devoted to understanding the role of digital medicine in the future of healthcare.

We have an incredible line up of speakers who will cover topics such as digital medicine's role in behavior change, wearable sensor technologies, and the potential role of Artificial Intelligence.

This conference is open to anyone with an interest in the role of technology in medicine and the likely changes that technology will bring about.

"We hope you can join us on 6 December at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in Dublin for an exciting opportunity to explore the world of digital medicine through the lens of some of the world’s leading experts in the field."

Dr Paddy Barrett

Consultant Cardiologist and session chair at our Digital Health Conference


View the draft programme for this conference


Hear from leading national and international digital health experts

We are delighted to bring together some of Ireland's leading digital health experts to discuss the growing potential for digital health to transform healthcare.

We will also be welcoming our international guest speaker Professor Art Papier, Associate Professor in Dermatology and Medical Informatics at the University of Rochester, New York, and co-founder and CEO of VisualDx, an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. He will be delivering a talk on Augmented Intelligence and Clinical Decision Support.

Other speakers on the day will include:

  • Dr Paddy Barrett, Consultant Cardiologist at the Blackrock Clinic, Dublin with a special interest in how novel technologies will shape the future of medicine.
  • Brian Caulfield, Dean of Physiotherapy and the Director of the SFI Funded Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin
  • David Kerrigan, technology analyst and author of The New Acceleration - Artificial Intelligence and the Technologies Making Life Faster
  • Avril Copeland, Founder and CEO of TickerFit, a cloud based application that empowers health professionals, enabling them to provide personalised lifestyle interventions for each patient
  • Professor Conall O’Seaghdha, Co Clinical Director for Transplant Urology & Nephrology at Beaumont Hospital and Chief Medical Officer of patientMpower is a digital healthcare company providing technology solutions for people living with long term illnesses
  • Dr Conor Malone, Ophthalmic surgery trainee, first ever HSE/NDTP National Fellow for Innovation and Change
  • Professor Teresa Pawlikowska, Inaugural Director of the Health Professions Education Centre at RCSI
  • Kunal D Patel, an academic and global health specialist who lectures internationally on the themes of Global Health and the interface between technology, health education and training
  • Dr Alice Kirby, Healthcare Strategy Consultant working at the intersection of data, analytics, design and advanced technology to deliver practical solutions to drive positive change for patients and healthcare professionals

"The world is changing rapidly and healthcare is struggling to keep up. Many emerging technologies are supposedly set to revolutionise healthcare. This utopian future, which puts forward technology as our saviour, feels very far away from the current front line reality. How can we use a system design approach to improve healthcare?"

Dr Alice Kirby

Healthcare Strategy Consultant and speaker at our Digital Health Conference

Meet the organising committee

This conference has been organised by:

  • Dr Dmitri Wall, Consultant Dermatologist, St James’s Hospital with a special interest in health informatics, winning a Health Informatics Society of Ireland award for his MSc thesis in the area with Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Ciara Heavin, Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems at Cork University Business School, University College Cork
  • Dr Paddy Barrett, Consultant Cardiologist at the Blackrock Clinic, Dublin with a special interest in how novel technologies will shape the future of medicine
  • Dr Sinead Murphy, Director of Education and Professional Development of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

All those with an interest in digital health, including members of the public, are welcome to attend.

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