ECHAlliance 5 Nations Ecosystem Gathering

ECHAlliance 5 Nations Ecosystem Gathering

Starts at:

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 09:00

Ends at:​

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 16:30

ECHAlliance 5 Nations Ecosystem Gathering

Save the Date for this ECHAlliance 5 Nations Ecosystem Gathering, which will take place on the 21st of March from 9:00 to 16:30 local time at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk, Ireland. The gathering is organised in Partnership with DKIT and DConnect and Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster and it will focus on “Every Crisis is an opportunity:Providing Digital Health and Care outside the Hospital.” Attendance is free.


9.00 Arrive and refreshments 

9:30 Brian O’Connor, Chairperson ECHAlliance

9:40 Aidan Browne, Head of Innovation, Dundalk Institute of Technology

‍9.45 Eddie O’Neill, Director COVID Certification Service, Health and Social Care Northern Ireland – View presentation here

Topic: Remote Monitoring and Chronic Disease Management 

‍10:00 Cathy Gillen Respiratory Clinical Specialist, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda -View presentation here

Topic: Virtual Respiratory Clinics under mPower Programme

10:15 Andy Bleaden, Director Communities, ECHAlliance (overview of the event)

10:20 Margaret Whoriskey, Director Technology Enabled Care, Scottish Government – View presentation here

Topic: Virtual Approaches 

10:35 Martin Curley, Professor of Innovation, Maynooth University – View presentation here

Topic: What next for Stay Left Shift Left – making it 10X

‍10:45 Panel Discussion: What solutions are making impact?

  • Peter Hansell, Cofounder, Islacare (London)
  • Alastair Allen, Chief Technology Officer, Better (London)
  • Ian Binks, Sales Director, Orion Health (South of England)
  • Roisin Molloy, CEO/Founder, TriMedika (Northern Ireland)

11:25 – Break 

11:40 Rachel Brammer, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Connected Health (Ireland) – View presentation here

11:55 Delyth James, Programme Manager, Digital Health Ecosystem (Wales) – View presentation here

‍12:05  Panel Discussion: What services are making impact?

  • Jennifer Neff, Managing Director/ Co-Founder, Elemental (Northern Ireland) – View presentation here
  • Martina Skelly, Co-Founder, Yellow Schedule (Ireland)
  • Alex Merckx, Director of Marketing and Partnerships, Cognitant (England)
  • Declan Murphy, Isaac Care (Ireland)

‍13.00Lunch and Networking 

14:00 Carl Power, Programme & Business Development Director, dConnect, Digital Health Innovation Hub, Dundalk Institute of Technology – View presentation here

14:10 Breanndán Casey, Education & Outreach Manager, Connected Health and Wellbeing Cluster, Dundalk Institute of Technology – View presentation here

14:20 John Sheehan, Clinical Vice Chair, Irish Digital Health Leadership Steering Group View presentation here

Topic: What’s next for Digital Health?

14:35  Natalie Cole, Head of Innovation, Tallaght University Hospital – View presentation here

Topic: Framework for Procurement and Deployment of Digital Health Technologies

14:45 Jim McLaughlin, Director, Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), Ulster University – View presentation here

Topic: The need for Accelerated Research and Innovation Impact at the Clinical, Academic and Industry Interface

15:00 Andy Bleaden, Communities Director,  ECHAlliance – View presentation here

Topic: Using a Thematic Ecosystem around Skills for Health

15:15  Panel Discussion: Upskilling patients, carers and professionals to embrace Digital technologies

  • Owen Crawford, Digital Learning Manager, Cardiff University (Wales)
  • Theresa Morrison, Chief Operating Officer, Connected Academy, Connected Health Group (Northern Ireland)
  • Samantha Prime, Research Fellow Digital Health Innovation & Health Service Transformation, University of Plymouth (England)
  • Adrienne Stack, Managing Director, Stacks Pharmacy Group and Digicare (Ireland)

15.45 Collaborative Session: How can we collaborate across the 5 Nations? 

16:15 Closing remarks



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