Wednesday 30 November 9.00 - 16.00

For more details on our speakers and chairs, visit the Speakers page.



Official opening

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


9.20 - 10.40

Session 1: The promise of personalised medicine

Personalised medicine promises to transform the way healthcare is delivered. This session will set the scene with an overview of what personalised medicine is and the opportunities it offers.

Chair: Prof. Bernie Hannigan, Chairperson, HRB Board

09.20: Prof. Dame Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow

10.00: Ejner Moltzen, ICPerMed

10.40 - 11.00 Coffee break


11.00 - 12.00

Session 2: Personalised medicine in action

This session will present case studies showcasing the potential of personalised medicine across a range of applications.

Chair: Prof. Aedín Culhane, University of Limerick School of Medicine

11.00: Case studies, with speakers including: 

- Prof. Norman Delanty, Beaumont Hospital/Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
- Prof. Maeve Lowery, Trinity College Dublin/St James's Hospital
- Dr Shane McKee, Department of Medical Genetics, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust


12.00 - 13.00

Session 3: Value assessment, cost and equity in personalised medicine

How should we define value when it comes to implementing personalised medicine? This session will broaden out the debate to examine some of the challenges in areas such as cost and equity.

Chair: Prof. Charles Normand, Trinity College Dublin

12.00: Prof. Katherine Payne, University of Manchester

12.20: Prof. Michael Barry, National Centre of Pharmacoeconomics 


13.00 - 14.15 Lunch


14.15 - 16.00

Session 4: Perspectives on the path forward for personalised medicine

The final session will bring together aspects from across the day's discussions to look ahead to the future - asking how stakeholders across health and research can work together to make the promise of personalised medicine a reality in Ireland. 

Chair: Muiris O'Connor, Department of Health

14.15 Contributions from a range of stakeholder perspectives, including:

- Patient perspective: Orla Tinsley, patient advocate

- Ethico-legal perspective: Dr Aisling de Paor, Dublin City University

- Health system perspective: Dr Colm Henry, HSE

- Research funding and policy perspective: Dr Teresa Maguire, Health Research Board

- Industry perspective: Deirdre Poretti, Roche

15.05 The way forward - discussion panel

Moderator: Claire Byrne


- Prof. Dame Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow

- Mr Ejner Moltzen, ICPerMed

- Dr Colm Henry, HSE

- Orla Tinsley, patient advocate

- Dr Teresa Maguire, HRB


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