2014 Events

November 14th 2014 at UCD FitzGerald Debating Chamber, UCD Student Centre

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Launch of UCD Academic Centre for Paediatric Research (ACPR)

The principal aims of this meeting will be to: 

  • Showcase the diversity of child health research we engage in
  • Explore synergies and potential collaborations across the translational divide 
  • Define the funding landscape and opportunities for research in child health 

This meeting will be of interest to clinician researchers, epidemiologists and scientists whose research interests encompass or have relevance to children.

Programme Agenda

12:30 Welcome Lunch

Opening Address  Professor Orla Feely, Vice President for Research,

Innovation & Impact, UCD Research

Session 1
Chair: Prof Billy Bourke, Professor of Paediatrics, UCD SMMS
13:25 - 13:35

"Whither HRB"  Dr Graham Love, CEO, Health Research Board

13:35 - 13:45

"Present and Future Funding for Paediatric Research" 

Prof Carlos Blanco, Director, National Children's Research Centre

13:45 - 13:55

"Research ad Funding Opportunities at Children's University

Hospital, Temple Street" 

Dr Gayle Kenney, Research Manager, CUH Temple Street

13:55 - 14:05

"Research at the New National Paediatric Hospital"  

Prof Jonathan Hourihane, Professor of Paediatrics, UCC

14:05 - 14:15

"Creating the Right Environment for Research" 

Dr Marion Rowland, Lecturer in Clinical Research, UCD SMMS

14:15 - 14:30 Panel Discussion
 Session 2 Chair: Dr Pat Walsh, Principal Investigator, TCD
14:30 - 14:38

"Balancing ROS"

Prof Ulla Knaus, Professor of Immunobiology, UCD Conway Institute & UCD SMMS

14:38 - 14:46

"The Breather Study : Short Cycle Therapy for Young People

with Chronic HIV Infection" 

Prof Karina Butler, UCD Clinical Professor & Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, OLCHC

14:46 - 14:54

"Translational IBD Research : Build it, But Will "They" Come" 

Dr Seamus Hussey, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, OLCHC

14:54 - 15:02

"Gastrointestinal Pathogens and Their Interactions with Host Cells" 

Dr Marguerite Clyne, Senior Lecturer, UCD SMMS

15:02 - 15:10

"Translational Research in Paediatric Genetic Diseases" 

Dr Sean Ennis, Lecturer, UCD SMMS & Director, UCD Academic Centre on Rare Diseases

15:10 - 15:25 Panel Discussion
  Coffee Break
 Session 3 Chair: Dr Annemarie Broderick, UCD Senior Clinical Lecturer, OLCHC
15:45 - 15:53

"Does Liver Disease in Cystic Fibrosis Impact Survival?" 

Dr Marion Rowland, Lecturer in Clinical Research, UCD SMMS

15:53 - 16:01

"The Weight of the Nation - Childhood Obesity in Ireland" 

Dr Sinéad Murphy, UCD Senior Lecturer & Consultant Paediatrician, CUH Temple Street

16:01 - 16:09

"Personalised Dietary Strategies to Reduce Risk of Obesity-related

Insulin Resistance" Prof Helen Roche, Professor of Nutrigenomics, UCD Conway

16:09 - 16:17

"Global Challenges for Nutrition in the First 100 Days"  Dr Aifric

O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Food & Health, UCD SAFS

16:17 - 16:30 Panel Discussion
 Session 4 Chair: Dr Des Cox, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, OLCHC
16:30 - 16:38

"Unexplained Severe Early Onset Epilepsy : Whole Exome

Sequencing in an Irish Cohort" 

Prof Mary King, Professor of Paediatrics, Head of UCD Paediatrics & Paediatric Neurologist, CUH Temple Street

16:38 - 16:46

"Breathing Research"

Dr Dubhfeasa Slattery, UCD Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant Paediatric Respirologist, CUH Temple Street

16:46 - 16:54

"Viral Vectors to Generate Knock-out and Genetic Mosaic

Model of Heart Failure in Mice" 

Dr Terry Prenderville, Paediatric Cardiologist, OLCHC

16:54 - 17:02

"Early CF Lung Disease : A Translational Research Network" 

Dr Paul McNally, Consultant Paediatric Respirologist, OLCHC

17:02 - 17:30 Panel Discussion & Concluding Remarks
17:30 Wine Reception