Archives: Speakers

Louise Walsh

Presentation Title: The Role of the Specialist Medical Scientist  at NHISSOT and Future Directions Abstract:  NHISSOT at Beaumont Hospital is a national service which provides HLA typing, pre- and post-transplant HLA antibody screening and donor crossmatching to support solid organ transplantation in the Republic of Ireland. Continuing expansion of transplant programmes, increasingly complex transplant populations,… Read more »

Margaret Ann Connaughton

Presentation Title: Patient Blood Management- The Role of the Specialist Medical Scientist Abstract:  Patient Blood Management (PBM) has been an International Best Practice for many years.  It is a relatively new concept in Ireland and in its infancy. Most are aware of the three pillars of Patient Blood Management which are underpinned by four key… Read more »

Dr Derick Mitchell

Presentation Title: IPPOSI Citizens’ Jury on the Future Use of Genomics in Ireland Speaker Bio:  Derick Mitchell, PhD (@DerickOMisteal) is the Chief Executive Officer of IPPOSI. Derick has a background in research, strategy and advocacy from over 12 years’ experience spanning a number of leadership roles in research and multi-stakeholder engagement in Ireland and at… Read more »

Joanne Casey

Presentation: Panel Discussion Procurement in the Laboratory Speaker Bio:  Joanne has over 20 years’ experience in procurement roles with the HSE including logistics & inventory management in both the acute and community sectors and more in recent years as a Category Specialist within the Medical Professional Services portfolio of the Sourcing and Contracts department.  Joanne… Read more »

Pat Mulhare

Presentation Title: The pathway to leadership in Medical science, A road with many turns. Abstract:  The Pathway to Leadership roles as Medical scientists is a wide and varied one and this presentation will outline how to engage professionally and identify opportunities to progress in your career based on the speakers own real life experiences from… Read more »

Reiltin Werner

Presentation Title: Implementation of an ISO15189 accredited Next Generation Sequencing service; The experience of a clinical diagnostic laboratory Speaker Bio: Réiltín has been working as a medical scientist in the Pathology department Cork University Hospital for over 20 years and lecturing on the UCC/MTU Biomed cellular pathology courses for the past 15 years. She has… Read more »

Dr Nicola Gardiner

Presentation Title: Ever changing goalposts: Evolution of a Clinical Cellular Therapy  Programme Abstract: The first Irish bone marrow transplant was performed in 1984 since then the service has evolved from 6 to 200+ stem cell transplants per year. Both the number and complexity of stem cell processing for transplant has increased. Peripheral Blood Stem Cells… Read more »

Karin Jackson

Mrs Karin Jackson BEng (Hons) MSc MBA LLM CEng MIMechE Karin Jackson is the Chief Executive for the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS). NIBTS supplies blood and components to the health service in Northern Ireland, tests all antenatal blood samples and is the reference laboratory for the region. Following a manufacturing engineering career with… Read more »

Deirdre McCrae

Presentation Title: Introduction of a managed service contract in Histology Abstract: Introduction a managed service contract in Histology UHL. The concept of a managed service contract (MSC) is already widely used in blood sciences in Ireland and is already in place in the blood sciences laboratory here in UHL. The Histology department will be the… Read more »

Mary Mc Elroy

Presentation Title: A personal journey – Mary Mc Elroy: Advanced Practitiioner/Trainee Consultant HealthCare Scientist Speaker Bio: In 2010, I graduated from DIT with an honours degree in Biomedical Science, majoring in cellular pathology. Subsequently I spent six years working as a medical scientist in histology and neuropathology laboratories in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. While working there… Read more »