Advancing Genomics in Ireland

Date/Time: Thursday, 12th November 2020, 11.00am – 12.30pm

This was an online event via Zoom webinar.

Genomics research has the power to unlock better and more personal healthcare for millions of Irish people. This event will focus instead on what Ireland needs to do to harness that potential. We hope for it to be the first of two IHRF events on this important topic.
We hope you can join us to help shape the future of genomics in Ireland.

IHRF Discussion Document capturing the views of people with a strong and informed interest in genomics, from across Irish society.
 
Released prior to Irish Health Research Forum on Advancing genomics research in Ireland, November 2020

If you would like to view the talks or panel discussion from the event you can find links below.

Investing in an Irish public genome project
Prof John Greally; Director, The Center for Epigenomics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City
35 minute video: https://bit.ly/35F0CEi

Key themes from discussion paper on genomics in Ireland 
Dr Avril Kennan; CEO, Health Research Charities Ireland
7 minute video: https://bit.ly/3nvzzkX

Panel discussion on genomics research in Ireland, followed by audience Q&A
Chair: Eibhlin Mulroe, CEO Cancer Trials Ireland and Acting IHRF Chair

Panellists:

  • Eileen O’Sullivan; Patient Representative
  • Prof Walter Kolch; Director, Systems Biology Ireland and Precision Oncology Ireland
  • Dr David Kavanagh; Director of Clinical Partnerships, Genuity Science
  • Dr James O’Byrne; Consultant in Biochemical/Clinical Genetics, The Mater Hospital

52 minute video: https://bit.ly/36EO4fs