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HRB - building Ireland's clinical research infrastructure

23 November 2015

Find out more about Ireland's clinical research infrastructure and what this infrastructure means for health, research and industry in Ireland.

Grainne Foley, Paul Lambe, Leo Varadkar, Graham Love, Diane Hanly

General Information:

Over the past 10 years the HRB has been delivering a long-term plan to build infrastructure and capacity that would support the conduct of clinical research and clinical trials in Ireland. During 2015, the final parts of this plan are coming together and Ireland is now in a position to promote excellence and critical mass, and improve coordination of clinical research across the system.  The aim of this event is to: - 

  • showcase the facilities and supports made available through HRB Clinical Research infrastructure 
  • illustrate the benefits that this infrastructure is having in relation to improving health and delivery of care 
  • raise awareness of how the supports we have created can attract large trials to Ireland 
  • create opportunities for networking between researchers, health professionals and industry. 
Full programme

09:30 Arrival and registration. 

10:00 Opening - Minister for Health, Dr Leo Varadkar, TD. 

10:10 HRB - Delivering clinical research infrastructure for Ireland  - Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive, Health Research Board (HRB) 

10:20 Elevator pitches - outcomes linked to our clinical trials networks Directors from HRB clinical trials networks and patients who have participated in clinical trials 

  • Prof Fergal Malone, HRB Perinatal Clinical Trial Network Ireland and Grainne Foley, a mother who participated in a recent study 
  • Prof Andrew Murphy, HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland 
  • Eibhlin Mulroe, Director, ICORG – Cancer Clinical Trial Network and Diane Hanly, a patient from a breast cancer trial 
  • Prof Alistair Nichol, HRB Critical Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland 
  • Prof Peter Kelly, HRB Stroke Clinical Trial Network Ireland and Paul Lambe, one of the first to benefit from a trial in which Irish stroke patients participated
  • Dr Sandra Galvin, HRB Trial Methodology Research Network 

11:00 Clinical Research Facilities and bringing trials to Ireland - led by Fionnuala Keane, Director, HRB Clinical Research Coordination Ireland 

11:20 Experiences of conducting a clinical trial in the Irish System - Dr Rebecca Cramp, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association 

11:35 Questions and answers  MC - Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive, HRB 

12:00 Networking lunch.

Queries to Brian Cummins, HRB, t 01 2345136, m 0868037551 e: bcumins@hrb.ie

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