IPPOSI will be taking part in a number of externally-organised events in the coming months across a range of issues – health outcomes, rare diseases, and ethics. All of these events are open to IPPOSI members in some capacity, so anyone interested in attending should register quickly. Spaces are limited and filling up fast.
- On Feb 20th the National Healthcare Outcomes Conference is taking place in the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Registration for the event is free, but members are advised to sign up quickly. The conference offers a forum for discussions of how Ireland has and can embrace a more value-based healthcare approach towards meeting our healthcare challenges, and how this might impact policy, planning, service delivery, funding as well as access to innovation. IPPOSI’s Derick Mitchell will be speaking, and taking part in a panel interview, in session 4. Full programme available here.
- The National Clinical Programme for Rare Diseases (NCPRD) is hosting a workshop on clinical research on 23 Feb 2018 in the Royal College of Physicians. The organisers have kindly made two places available to IPPOSI patient members. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org – places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The agenda for the day is available here.
- On March 2nd, IPPOSI will take part in the Rare Disease Symposium in UCD. For information on speakers and themes for the Symposium, take a look at the event programme here. If you would like to attend, there are still some places available, and you can register by going here.
- On March 5th, the fourth Joint North-South Rare Disease Day event will take place in the splendid surroundings of Queen’s University Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast. Representatives of the Irish Rare Disease Taskforce – including IPPOSI’s Derick Mitchell – will be speaking on the day. If you would like to attend, go here to register. The event will focus on:
- Rare Disease and the UK and RoI Strategies
- Expert Patients: Engaging with Research: EUPATI UK and RoI
- Patients and Researchers: examples of good practice
- Beyond the 2016 to 2020 Strategies: Next Steps
- The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has announced the first event in its ‘Masterclass Series’. The first Masterclass will look at Healthcare Ethics & Law. All the details you need – including speakers, deadlines for application and cost – can be found here. The Masterclass will take place on March 8th and 9th 2018. PLEASE NOTE: IPPOSI is not in a position to cover member costs for attending this event.