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Thursday 15th March 2018, 9:30am-1pm at National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin

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UCD Perinatal Research Centre Launch

UCD Perinatal Research Centre

The new UCD Perinatal Research Centre, based at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, coordinates national and international collaborative research in maternal health and its impact on maternal and infant outcomes.   

We are delighted to welcome you to the official launch of UCD Perinatal Research Centre! This exciting new Centre is being launched by the director Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe and we have a series of informative presentations by an array of well-renowned interdisciplinary collaborators of UCD Perinatal Research Centre.


9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Tea/Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 

Launch of Centre and Welcome

Prof. Fionnuala McAuliffe, Director of the UCD Perinatal Research Centre

10:15 - 10:25

Prof. Mary Day, Group CEO, Ireland East Hospital Group and Professor of Nursing, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.

"Our Vision for Women's & Children's Health"


Prof. Orla Feely, Vice President of Research and Innovation UCD          

 “Importance of Research and Innovation in UCD”


Prof. Colm O'Donnell, Clinical Professor School of Medicine        

“Neonatal Clinical Trials – what we have learned?”


Assoc. Prof. Peter Doran, Scientific Director, UCD Clinical Research Centre

 “Role of the UCD Clinical Research Centre in Supporting Research”


Prof. Lorraine Brennan, UCD Conway Fellow, PI UCD Institute of Food and Health

“The Importance of Personalised Approaches in Nutrition”


Dr Sharleen O'Reilly, Assistant Professor in UCD Institute of Food and Health

“Interventions to Improve Breastfeeding”


Prof. Cecily Kelleher, Head of College of UCD Health and Agricultural Science

“What We Can Learn from Birth Cohorts”


Plenary Talk

Prof. Donal O'Shea, Clinical Endocrinologist, Clinical Lead for Obesity, HSE Healthy Ireland

“Challenges for Obesity Prevention”


Lunch and Launch Close

 UCD Perinatal Research Centre Launch

UCD Perinatal Research Centre Launch



All welcome to attend!  Registration is free but booking is advised at EventBrite 

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