Innovation in HealthTech Event – Tyndall National Institute, Cork

Event | Posted on: 6 June, 2018

Innovation in HealthTech brings together leading academics, clinicians, experts and engineers to discuss technology solutions to human health problems.

On 11 June evening, leading academic, clinical representatives and enterprises will discuss the challenges experienced in day to day clinical practice and the wealth of state-of-the-art technology solutions available in academic and industry circles. Discussion areas are respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, general surgery and emergency medicine.

On 12 June, speakers from higher education institutions and industry will present data from diverse pedagogical approaches and models which involve researchers from the engineering, industrial design, medical and business communities to develop medical device solutions in healthcare.

Register here for an opportunity to join the discussion!

Innovation in HealthTech is enabled jointly by the Ireland – Wales EU INTERREG operation Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN) and the H2020 Erasmus+ MedInvent project, in collaboration with Health Innovation Hub Ireland, University College Cork Medical Education Unit and Assert. 

Innovation in HealthTech

11th – 12th June 2018 Tyndall National Institute, Cork

 Event Programme


11th June: Addressing Challenges in Medical Device Development


16:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee / Tea
16:30 Opening Remarks

Prof Eoin O’Reilly – Interim CEO, Tyndall National Institute

16:45 Session I: Panel Discussion “From Prototype to Market”

Dr Ciarán Duffy – European Advisor / National Contact Point, Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges – Health, Enterprise Ireland (Session Chair)

Dr Colman Casey – Director, Health Innovation Hub Ireland

Mr Larry O`Dwyer – Scientific Affairs Manager, Health Products Regulatory Authority Ireland

Dr Paul Galvin – Head ICT for Health Strategic Programmes – Head of Life Science Interface Group, Tyndall National Institute

17:30 Keynote Talk: Connecting the dots in Healthcare – the next generation of connected services

Dr Brian Flatley – Business Strategy and Engagement Director, S3 Connected Health

18:00 Buffet Dinner & Networking
19:00 Session II: “Needs & Challenges in the Clinical Market”
19:00 Respiratory Disease – Opportunities for Innovation

Dr Marcus Kennedy – Consultant Respiratory Physician and Interventionist Pulmonologist, Cork University Hospital

19:30 A role for technology in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance?

Dr Corinna Sadlier – Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Member of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee

20:00 Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery

Mr Stephen Brennan – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

20:30 Stop telling us YOUR solutions to the problems YOU perceive we have!


Dr Jason van der Velde – Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Retrieval Physician, National Clinical Lead MEDICO Cork

21:00 Closing Remarks
21:15 Finger Food & Networking
22:00 End of Day 1


12th June: Collaborative Healthcare requires Collaborative Education


09:45 Opening Remarks

Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy – Lecturer at the School of Engineering, University College Cork and visiting faculty at IHU Strasbourg

10:00 MedInvent – Educating for innovation and standards in medical device design

Dr Jef Vanderoost – Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Leuven

10:45 Medical Device Design at UCD: From classroom to commercialisation

Dr Eoin O’Cearbhaill – Director of the UCD Medical Device Design Group, Lecturer in Bioengineering at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UCD

11:30 Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
12:00 Co-education in EUNCL: from cross-expert fertilization to regulatory co-learning

Dr Simon Baconnier – TNA Manager European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory EU-NCL, Clinical Alliance Manager, CEA Grenoble

12:45 Lunch & Networking
14:00 Hybrid Surgery at the IHU-Strasbourg: a new paradigm of education and innovation in France

Prof Lee Swanstrom – Head of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Oregon Clinic, Chief Innovations Officer IHU Strasbourg, Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at OHSU

14:45 Smart Digital Healthtech: from Key Enabling Technologies to 4P

Dr Paul Galvin – Head ICT for Health Strategic Programmes, Head of Life Science Interface Group – Tyndall National Institute

15:30 Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
16:00 End of Day 2