Simon Woodworth is a lecturer in Business Information Systems in University College Cork, specialises in teaching mobile application development using Android and .NET. He has research interests in mobile technologies, decision support systems and enterprise systems. Simon has industry experience of deploying and troubleshooting mobile telephone switching systems in adverse environments such as Yemen, Nigeria and Siberia. Simon is attached to the Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC) at UCC.
Simon will talk on “Joining the dots:Effective integrated healthcare for Subsaharan Africa"
Joe Gallagher is a medical graduate of Trinity College Dublin and co-director of the Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC) in UCC. He is a general practitioner in Co Wexford and worked in Malawi in 2009. Joe will talk on "How do we get healthcare to where it is needed"
Tony Ryan is a Consultant Neonatologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital, HSE and an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health at University College Cork. He was one of the first graduates of the Masters in Teaching & Higher Education at UCC. Awards include the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (2002) and an Irish Health Award (2009) for International Development and Health Systems improvement (Omdurman Maternity Hospital, Sudan). Tony will talk on "Using Art Education to make Better Doctors"
Tony O’Brien is Medical Director of Marymount Hospice and Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine at Cork University Hospital. He undertook his higher medical training at St. Christopher’s Hospice, London and held the post of Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine at St. Christopher’s prior to taking up his current post in 1991. He chaired the National Advisory Committee on Palliative Care and was subsequently appointed by the Minster for Health and Children to chair the inaugural national Council for specialist Palliative Care. He also chaired the Council of Europe Expert committee on Palliative care. He has lectured extensively and has published widely on various aspects of palliative care including the role of palliative care in non-malignant disease and the development and integration of services nationally and internationally. Tony will talk on ‘Hospice, healthcare and humanity’