UCC Translational Medicine Society host Women's Health Conference on Saturday November 25th 2023

21 Nov 2023

The countdown is on for the Women’s Health Conference 2023! The UCC Translational Medicine Society welcome you to join them and their panel of invited speakers on Saturday November 25th to learn more about woman’s health. Sponsored by the Menopause Hub and Laya Healthcare, this is a free event which is open to the public and all interested are welcome to attend.

The UCC Translational Medicine Society are delighted to welcome their guest speakers which include medical practitioners research scientists and health care workers. 
The Event will begin at 11am on Saturday 25th November in the Devere Hall UCC, Chairperson of UCC’s Translational Medicine Society Eli O'Driscoll (3rd Year Medical and Health Sciences), will welcome speakers and delegates to the conference and introduce the opening address guest speaker Loretta Dignam, CEO of The Menopause Hub, (a specialist menopause clinic in Cork and Dublin and one of the event’s main sponsors). 

The Women's Health Conference will consist of three panel discussions.

Session 1 will focus on Menopause, Perimenopause and Osteoporosis, chaired by Seamus Sugrue (3rd Year Medical and Health Sciences and Translational Medicine society Welfare Officer) this session will include contributions from, Loretta Dignam (CEO of the Menopause Hub), Dr Mary Ryan (Consultant Endocrinologist, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork), Dr Fiona Barry (Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Women’s Health Clinic, Bishopstown), Dr Teesha Fitzgerald (Holistic Doctor and Craniosacral Therapist, Vicarstown Cork), Rachel Graham (Nutritionist, author of “Meno-Morphosis- The Medicinal Cookbook for Women in menopause”, Dundalk) and Sarah Brereton (Nutritional therapist at Naturalife, Wicklow). 

Session 2 chaired by Emma O’ Regan (2nd Year Medical and Health Science and Vice-chair of the Translational Medicine Society) will discuss a broad range of Women’s Health issues including endometriosis, breast cancer, cervical cancer and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This panel of speakers includes, Gill O'Shea (Nutritionist, Douglas Cork), Professor Martin O’ Sullivan (Consultant Surgeon, Breastcheck, CUH and Bons Secours Hospital, Cork, Clinical Professor UCC), Dr Siobhain O’ Mahony (Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience UCC), Dr Mary Ryan (Consultant Endocrinologist, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork), Ilanna Darcy (Vice-chairperson of the Endometriosis Association Ireland) and Andrew McGovern (PhD researcher in Women’s Health at the University of Limerick).

Session 3 chaired by Eli O'Driscoll (3rd Year Medical and Health Sciences), panel will feature women in Biomedical and Clinical research. The organisers are delighted to welcome Niamh Horgan (Associate Director of Clinical Development at Eli Lilly Ireland), Hannah Stephenson (Clinical Trial Project Manager in Oncology, Eli Lilly Ireland), Dr Roisin Kelly Laubscher (Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics UCC) Louise Watson (PhD student in Breast Cancer Metastasis RCSI, Dublin) and Dr Tanya Mulcahy (Director at Health Innovation Hub Ireland and founder of Femtech Ireland).

The day will have plenty of break-out times to chat with speakers, enjoy complimentary teas and coffees, visit the trade stalls of our generous sponsors and take part in movement breaks lead by Pilates instructor Jennifer Earle.

All guests on the day will receive a complimentary gift bag filled with goodies kindly provided by the  conference’s sponsors.

The Translational Medicial society would like to thank and acknowledge the support of their sponosors and also the continued support and guidance of Professor Aideen Sullivan, Academic Director BSc Medical and Health Sciences, and Dr Louise Collins, Course Coordinator BSc Medical and Health Sciences.

Entry to the Women's Health Conference is free but to ensure your place please book your ticket here 


About the Translational Medicine Society:

The UCC Society of Translational Medicine was set up in 2020 by students of the BSc Medical and Health Sciences degree programme. It is an exciting student-led society focused on encouraging students to actualise their potential by engaging in activities in the area of translational medicine.  Translational medicine is the process of bringing laboratory discoveries into practical use in a clinical setting.

The UCC Society of Translational Medicine focuses on encouraging students to create change in the world of human health through translational medicine, with a principal objective of sparking interest and supporting the next generation of students in bridging the gap between medical science and clinical needs. To achieve this objective, the Society of Translational Medicine operates various initiatives including Reading Research Workshops, Translational Medicine (TM) Talks on topics ranging from meditation to the gut microbiome, and their annual flagship Translational Medicine Conference.

The busy Translational Medicine Society Committee 2023_2024 and conference organisers are:  Eli O' Driscoll, Chairperson; Emma O' Regan, Vice-chairperson; Lia Subtil, Public relations officer; Vanessa Phillips, Vice-PRO; Michael Finnegan, Secretary; Klaudia Drzymala, Finance officer; Séamus Sugrue, Welfare and accessibility officer; Ciara O' Kane, Welfare and accessibility officer; Sean O' Regan, Education officer; Jade Morrissey, Education officer; Mary Garvin, Events officer; Róisín McGonagle, Events officer; Tze Throng, Tan, TM conference director; Laoise Kirwan, TM conference director; Eve O' Shea, OCM; Gráinne Myers, OCM; Ali-rose McCarthy, First year rep. 

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