Webinars, Opinion and Analysis

CEO of HSE speaks at UCC Virtual COVID Conference 2021

22 Feb 2021

Starting at 6pm today, Paul Reid, CEO of HSE is among the first to speak at this week-long conference. Join talks where you can hear from those at the forefront of the response as they share their stories of working through the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. Five UCC societies host this second conference to help capture insights gained during the pandemic. 

Following the sucess of the COVID19 Conference held in October 2020, this second conference hears how Science, Medicine and Society have been battling the crisis through rapid and innovative advances in many areas, including the devlopment of vaccines.

Events run daily all week from 6pm-7pm. Talks are live and questions are welcomed through the chat function. 

Register here for the Conference

Watch preview HERE


Monday 22nd February
Paul Reid - CEO of the HSE
Dr Cillian de Gascun - Medical Virologist and Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory
Louise Barry - Chief Medical Scientist at CUH

Tuesday 23rd February
Dr Oisin O'Connell - Respiratory Consultant & Pulmonologist
Prof Liam Fanning - Director of Molecular Virology Diagnostic & Research Laboratory
Prof Patricia Kearney - Prof of Epidemiology, UCC School of Public Health and ISAG member

Wednesday 24th February
Dr Christina Dold - Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Oxford Vaccine Group
Aisling O'Donnell - Pharmacist, Boots Ireland, discussing the rollout of pharmacy-based COVID-19 testing
Thursday 25th February
Dr Angela Flynn - UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery and frontline worker
Dr John MacSharry - Deputy Director of Graduate Entry Medicine at UCC, discussing the Covid Saliva test
Friday 26th February

Brendan O’Reilly - Operations Manager at CUH
Dr John Kenny - Senior Research Officer at the Teagasc Food Research Centre/The Irish Coronavirus Sequencing Consortium 


Free registration now open via link below:


For more on this story contact:

Queries to biomed@uccsocieties.ie

This week-long conference was organised by five UCC societies:  

  • UCC Biomedical Science Society @UCCBiomedSoc 
  • UCC Pharmacy Society @UCCPharmSoc
  • UCC Science Society @UCCscienceSoc
  • UCC Public Health Society 
  • UCC Medical Research and Technology Society @MedicalUCC

Civic & Community Engagement

Comhpháirteachas Cathartha agus Pobail