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ISHA Webinar 2021


Mar 12, 2021 12:30 PM

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Cillian De Gascun
Director NVRL -Consultant virologist @National Virus Reference Lab
Cillian De Gascun is a consultant virologist who graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1998. He undertook his basic medical training in Dublin and Brisbane, He completed his specialist virology training in the NVRL at UCD and Bart’s & The London NHS Foundation Trust in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI), a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the UK (FRCPath) in Virology, and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pathology of the RCPI. His MD was awarded in 2011 by UCD for work carried out in the NVRL. Cillian was appointed Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory in 2013. His main research interests continue to be in the area of the molecular epidemiology of viruses, antiviral resistance, vaccine-preventable infections, and the utilisation of these data to inform national health policy. In January 2020, Cillian was asked to Chair the SARS-CoV-2 Expert Advisory Group, a subgroup of the National Public Health Emergency Team
Dr. Nuala O'Connor
Covid 19 Clinical Lead ICGP @ICGP
Dr Nuala O'Connor, COVID Clinical Lead of the ICGP will be presenting on “Covid 19 Updates”. She has become a household name in recent times as a medical spokesperson for GP’s during the Covid 19 pandemic. Dr. Nuala O'Connor graduated from UCC in 1986 . She has worked in general practice since 1990 and is a founding partner of Elmwood Medical Practice. Despite her commitments outside of Elmwood what she enjoys most is the interaction with patients of all ages and the great relationship she has built with her patients over many years.
Ray Mc Kiernan
Director Resillience International @Resilience International
Ray McKiernan MA is the founder and a director of Resilience International, and a specialist skills trainer, lecturer, and training consultant. Ray is also a director of the stress management institute. Having completed his clinical training in Mind-Body Medicine in the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Ray became certified as a Stress & Wellness Consultant with the internationally renowned Hans Selye Foundation in Canada.. A leading authority on evidence based interventions for managing pressure and building resilience in the workplace, Ray has over 20 years’ experience delivering skills development programmes for employees working under pressure. Ray designs and delivers specialist resiliency-based programmes, incorporating the latest biofeedback technologies A seasoned international conference speaker, Ray was an invited speaker at the Irish Medical Organisations National Conference on Engaging for Change and was voted best speaker at the EHC hosted by the Actuarial Profession.