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Public Engagement

Much of the work carried out within UCD Conway Institute is being facilitated through publicly funded research grant awards. At UCD Conway Institute, we are committed to developing a proactive association with the public in order to inform, consult or involve them in our research.

‌UCD The Patient Voice in Cancer Research IV

11 April 2018; 8.30am - 1.30pm
UCD Charles Institute

Registration is FREE but required

Eventbrite - The Patient Voice in Cancer Research IV



Registration Tea/Coffee


Welcome:- Professor Pat Murray:-(Dean of Medicine/Head, UCD School of Medicine) 


Amanda McCann:- Overview of and remit of the two PVCR IV workshops

Aoife Gordon:- UCD Relay for Life 2018


Workshop 1: 'Fund my Research' 



Bill Watson:-UCD Conway Institute/ UCD School of Medicine. 'Patient Grant Review - Experience with Prostate Cancer UK'

Ellen Moran PhD:-Programme Manager Pre-Award Team Health Research Board .'Public and patient involvement - The funder’s perspective'

Tim Banks:-Head of Research, Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales. 'From Rags to Riches: Taking Research from High Street to Bedside'

Raman Whelan, PVCR committee member & Peer Support for Irish Cancer Society.  'The experience of reviewing cancer research as a non-scientist'


PPI Showcase: Sharon O’Toole, Trinity College Dublin & Yvonne O’Meara, Our Ladys Hospice, Harolds Cross representing the Irish Society of Gynaecological Oncology PPI group (ISGOPPI).'Patients are talking, are we listening?'


Tea/Coffee Break. 


Workshop 2: 'Know my DNA'


Fireside Chat

Interactive Round Table

Brendan Doyle:-Consultant Histopathologist Beaumont Hospital/ RCSI 'Biomarkers and next generation sequencing, an important part of modern cancer care'

Brendan Doyle (Beaumont Hospital TCSI), Robert O’Connor, Head of Research, Irish Cancer Society (ICS), Derick Mitchell (IPPOSI), Walter Kolch (Systems Biology Ireland). 
Predetermined discussion topics and topics from the floor:-Possibilities: Genomics versus Genetics; Next Generation Sequencing(NGS); Targetable mutations; Liquid biopsies; Implications for treatment.

Learning about how NGS/ sequence mutations can inform treatment
Facilitators:- Maria Prencipe, Brendan Doyle, Walter Kolch, Jens Rauch, Colm Ryan, Alex Ebhardt, Fiona McGillicuddy, Brendan Loftus, Charles Weige, Melinda Halasz, David Gomez, Paula Byrne


Close of workshop and lunch


Relay for Life UCD event commences on the Devlin pitch. Attendees are invited to join researchers for the survivorship lap of this event organised by undergraduate students.


Organised by UCD School of Medicine, UCD Conway Institute, BREAST-PREDICT & Systems Biology Ireland in conjunction with Relay for Life UCD, The Mater Foundation & the Irish Cancer Society.

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