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HRB and IMDA Seminar: From clinical research to medical technologies

28 October 2010

The Health Research Board and Irish Medical Devices Association want to bring together clinical researchers and the medical technologies industry. Selected HRB-funded researchers will make short presentations about their work to an IMDA member audience. This is an opportunity to network and explore the potential for collaboration.

Event starts: 9:00am 28 October 2010

Event ends: 3:00pm 28 October 2010

Location: The Convention Centre, Dublin

Contact: Gillian Markey


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10.00 Registration and tea /coffee

10.30 Enda Connolly, Chief Executive, Health Research Board

10.40 Barry McBride, CEO Teleflex Medical and the Chair of IMDA Ethics Group

10.50 Mary Harney, TD, Minister for Health and Children

11.00 Clinical Keynote
Professor Gerald O Sullivan (Director in Chief, Cork Cancer Research Centre)
Future direction of cancer research and opportunities for commercialisation

11.30 Coffee

Case studies

12.00 Professor Noel Caplice, UCC and Cork University Hospital
Primitive vascular progenitor cells in atherosclerosis

12.15 Professor Joe Duffy, UCD and St Vincent's University Hospital
Breast Cancer Metastasis: Biomarkers and functional mediators

12.30 Professor John O Leary, TCD and Coombe Hospital
Working towards world class cervical screening systems for Irish women

12:45 Dr Declan Soden, UCC
Developing novel technologies for clinical tumour ablation and gene delivery

13.00 Lunch

14.00     Professor Patrick Murray, UCD and St Vincent's University Hospital
Discovery & validation of kidney injury biomarkers

14.15     Professor Fergal O Brien, RCSI
Bone mineralisation during osteoporosis

14.30     Dr Orina Belton, UCD
Investigation of CLA and its effect on atherosclerosis gene expression

Developing the clinical infrastructure and supporting commercialisation

14.45 Dr Anne Cody, Head of Clinical and Applied Biomedical Research, Health Research Board
HRB infrastructure and networks

15.00 Dr Peter Doran, Scientific Director, UCD/Vincent's/Mater Clinical Research Centre

15.15 Ms Rosemary Durcan, Enterprise Ireland
Mechanisms and supports for Commercialisation

Panel discussion

15.30     Panel Session: Incentivising clinical research
Panel members drawn from programme, industry and academia

16:00 Close


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