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COVID Conference 2021

10 Feb 2021

We are delighted to announce that UCC's COVID Conference 2021 will commence on Monday 22nd February. 

With numerous rapid and innovative advancements in many areas during the pandemic, including the development of vaccines, we are going to give those at the forefront of these developments a chance to share their stories with us.

The week-long conference is being organised by five UCC societies:  

UCC Biomedical Science Society 

UCC Pharmacy Society 

UCC Science Society 

UCC Public Health Society 

UCC Medical Research and Technology Society 

Registration for these talks is via a google form.

Register here for the Conference:

Talks are live and questions are welcome via the chat function.

To find out more, please email Katie O’Brien


Join our stellar line up of speakers and hear what they have to say


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

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