Creating our Future: Help us shape future health and care

Online event programme


Welcome and introduction

Dr Mairéad O’Driscoll, Chief Executive, Health Research Board

Opening address

Frank Feighan T.D., Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing & the National Drugs Strategy


Overview: Government of Ireland Creating Our Future campaign 

Dr Jennifer Brennan, member of the Creating Our Future Campaign Steering Committee; and Director of Research, Innovation & Engagement, Technological Higher Education Association (THEA)


Health and social care: thinking outside the box

Dr Mairéad O’Driscoll


Case study: Thinking differently about how we do health – a social medicine initiative

Dr Kevin Smith, President & CEO and Dr Andrew Boozary, Executive Director of Population Health and Social Medicine; University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. 


How to shape a good research question 

Sharon Gray, Research Manager on the Identification Team at the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Evaluations Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), UK.


Panel discussion with speakers and public representation 


Anne Lawlor, founding member and chairperson, 22q11 Ireland Support Group 

Dr Kevin Smith and Dr Andrew Boozary, University Health Network, Canada 

Sharon Gray, National Institute of Health Research, UK 

Moderator –  Dr Mairéad O’Driscoll

11.35 - 11.45       

How to submit a question to Creating Our Future & close

Dr Mairéad O Driscoll