How do we restart Ireland after the devastation?

By: September 13, 2020
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Ireland after lockdown is, like many global societies, facing immense and frightening problems. How do we come together and rebuild?

Discussions are beginning in many quarters. Health and business leaders will gather [virtually] to examine the first wave of COVID-19 in Ireland. They will discuss the immediate social and economic fallout from the pandemic in Ireland.

You can attend the event. Click here to register.

Start charting a course
On Saturday, September 19, the UCD Leadership in Healthcare Network will host an online conference – “The leadership during a pandemic: charting a course for healthcare, society and the economy”. The event is a collaboration between UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in partnership with Roche.

Speakers include Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer, Department of Health (pictured); Dr Colm Henry, chief clinical officer, HSE; Finbarr Kenny, director of Ireland, Roche Diagnostics; and Dr Nuala O’Connor, ICGP lead COVID-19.

How do we rebuild and heal?
Speakers will give their ideas on how to tackle COVID-19 over the coming months, including the need for integrated healthcare solutions, the importance of rebuilding the economy to ensure healthcare on a national level, and solutions to overcome the current economic and healthcare crisis in Ireland.

“Little did we realise when setting up this network just how relevant it would become with the emergence of COVID-19. The pandemic and its rapid evolution called upon those in healthcare, as well as nearly all other sectors, to rapidly adapt in response to the virus. Red tape and bureaucracy were swapped for innovation and adaptability,” says Prof. Mary Horgan. “We believe that there should be early engagement between the disciplines of business in third-level education and of medical professionals, as a way to prepare healthcare leaders to successfully collaborate and share experiences to enable excellence in leadership.”

The event will be streamed live on Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 9 am – 2 pm. You can register for free here.

The conference will be co-chaired by Prof. Gerardine Doyle, director, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and Prof. Mary Horgan, President, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; along with co-founders of the UCD Leadership in Healthcare Network, UCD Executive MBA Alumni Dr Knut Moe, GP; and Sinead Ryan, a pharmacist.

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