West Northwest Hospitals Group and NUI Galway, 27th Nov. 2013
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‘PARTNERSHIP AND INNOVATION – THE WINNING COMBINATION’

Wednesday November 27th

08:00  Registration & Refreshments
 
08:30 Conference Introduction: Noel Daly, Chairman, West Northwest Hospitals Group
 
Morning Chair: Dr Patrick Nash, Clincial Director,West Northwest Hospitals Group

Morning Theme:  SERVICE DELIVERY, RESEARCH, EDUCATION
 
08:40 Dr. James J. Browne, President NUI Galway
 
08:55 Bill Maher, CEO, West Northwest Hospitals Group
 
09:10 Paul O’Sullivan, CEO, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute–Texas Medical Center

09:40 Jim Mackey, CEO, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

10.10 Dónall Ó'Cualáin, Assistant Commissioner, Garda Siochana

10.40 Colette Cowan, Group Director of Nursing and Midwifery, West Northwest Hospitals Group and Dr. Michael Shannon, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Service Executive

'Learning and Innovation Centre'

11:00 Morning Panel Discussion

Theme: Innovating in Service Delivery

Chairperson : Dr Anthony O'Regan, Chief Academic Officer, West Northwest Hospitals Group

  • Bill Maher, CEO, West Northwest Hospitals Group
  • Jim Mackey, Chief Executive of Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dónall Ó'Cualáin, Assistant Commissioner, Garda Siochana
  • Colette Cowan,West Northwest Hospitals Group
  • Dr. Michael Shannon, HSE

11:20 Coffee Break

11:40 Jim McGuinness, Donegal Football Manager & Celtic Performance Coach
 
12.10 Lunch

Afternoon Chairman:  Michael Kerin, Professor of Surgery, NUI Galway

Afternoon Theme: RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION HOW CAN THE WEST BE WON?

13:10 Farhad Riahi, MD, Head, Healthcare Systems Group, Novartis

 ‘Innovating to drive productivity in a healthcare setting’
 

13.30 Professor Ciaran O’Neill, Professor of Health Technology Assessment, at NUI Galway


13:50 Joe Bradley, Executive Director of Services, Northgate
 

14:10 John Sweeney, Director, Health Care Informed 

'A Group Patient Safety and Quality System - Innovation and Integration'

14:30 Professor Frank Barry, Director of the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science at NUI Galway

‘Biomedical research & innovation at NUI Galway’
 
14:50  Afternoon Coffee

15:20 Ambrose McLoughlin, Secretary General of Department of Health

15:40  Afternoon panel discussion

Theme: THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN DRIVING INNOVATION

Chairperson: Vincent Barton, MD, Prospectus  –

  • Professor Ciaran O’Neill, NUI Galway
  • Farhad Riahi, Novartis
  • John Sweeney, HCI
  • Joe Bradley, Executive Director of Services, Northgate
  • Ambrose McLoughlin, Secretary General of Department of Health
  • Professor Frank Barry, Director of the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science at NUI Galway


16.10 Conference Summary: Susan Mitchell, Journalist, The Sunday Business Post


16.30 Closing Remarks: Bill Maher, CEO and Noel Daly, Chairman, West Northwest Hospitals Group