Virtual Conference Speakers 2021

Our 2021 Virtual Conference was held online from 24-26 March. It was a huge success, we wish to thank all of the speakers and participants for making it such a great event.

Below is our list of guest speakers and sponsors from the event.

Biomedical Speakers

Prof. Hellmut Augustin

Prof. Hellmut Augustin

Professor and Director; European Center for Angioscience (ECAS), Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University and German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Hans Clevers

Prof. Hans Clevers

MD and PhD from Utrecht University, Holland. He is Professor in Molecular Genetics at Utrecht University since 1991. He runs his lab in the Hubrecht Institute.

Dr. Seth Coffelt

Dr. Seth Coffelt

Senior Research Fellow within the Institute of Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow

Prof. John Crown

Prof. John Crown

Consultant Medical Oncologist, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Orla Dolan

Orla Dolan

Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Cancer Research

Prof. Jeff Evans

Prof. Jeff Evans

Professor of Translational Cancer Research & Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, University of Glasgow and Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow

Prof. Dame Lesley Fallowfield

Prof. Dame Lesley Fallowfield

Director of SHORE-C

Dr. Miguel Reis Ferreira

Dr. Miguel Reis Ferreira

Consultant in Head and Neck and Lower GI Cancers. Senior Clinical Lecturer, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. King's College London

Prof. Christian Frezza

Prof. Christian Frezza

Programme Leader in Cancer Metabolism, MRC Cancer Unit University of Cambridge

Prof. Alessandra Gennari

Prof. Alessandra Gennari

Associate Professor of Oncology at the University of Eastern Piedmont (UPO) Head of the Division of Oncology at Maggiore Hospital, Novara, IT. Head of the Laboratory of Immuno-Oncology at the UPO-CAAD Center for Immune and Allergic Diseases, Novara, IT.

Prof. Johanna Joyce

Prof. Johanna Joyce

Professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Full Member of the international Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research

Prof. Mark Lawler

Prof. Mark Lawler

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Digital Health, and Chair in Translational Cancer Genomics, Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Ms. Eibhlín Mulroe

Ms. Eibhlín Mulroe

CEO of the Cancer Trials Ireland

Dr. Robert O’Connor

Dr. Robert O’Connor

Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society

Dr. Mark Tangney

Dr. Mark Tangney

Principal Investigator within the Cork Cancer Research Centre in UCC, Senior Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland, Director of the UCC SynBioCentre and interim Head of the iEd Hub

Dr. Bettina Ryll

Dr. Bettina Ryll

Prof. Ravid Straussman

Prof. Ravid Straussman

Principal Investigator at Weizmann Institute

Prof. Jacco van Rheenen

Prof. Jacco van Rheenen

Senior group leader at the Oncode Institute Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam and full professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht

Prof. Karen Vousden

Prof. Karen Vousden

Professor of Cancer Biology, Director of The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow

Prof. Laurence Zitvogel

Prof. Laurence Zitvogel

Group Leader of Tumour immunology and immunotherapy of cancer, Institut Gustave Roussy

Allied Health Professional Speakers

Mr. Peter Browne

Mr. Peter Browne

Retired Producer and presenter RTÉ

Dr. Deirdre Connolly

Dr. Deirdre Connolly

Associate Professor, Director, MSc Cancer Survivorship, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences

Dr. Susanne Cruickshank

Dr. Susanne Cruickshank

Strategic Lead for Applied Health Research, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Paul D’Alton

Dr. Paul D’Alton

Assoc Professor, School of Psychology, UCD, Head of Clinical Psychology, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Dr. Oonagh Griffin

Dr. Oonagh Griffin

Senior Pancreatic Cancer Dietitian, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Prof. AnnMarie Groarke

Prof. AnnMarie Groarke

School of Psychology, Deputy Dean, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr. Tina Hickey

Dr. Tina Hickey

Patient Advocate; Member of NCCP Survivorship Steering Group; Assoc. Prof. (Emeritus), School of Psychology UCD

Prof. Juliette Hussey

Prof. Juliette Hussey

Prof. Juliette Hussey, Professor in Physiotherapy, Vice-President for Global Relations, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Dr. Jenny McSharry

Dr. Jenny McSharry

Health Behaviour Change Research Group, National University of Ireland, Galway

Prof. Susan Moug

Prof. Susan Moug

Academic colorectal and general surgeon in Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley

Dr. Isabell Scholl

Dr. Isabell Scholl

Senior researcher and clinician at the Department of Medical Psychology of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

2021 Virtual Conference Prize Giving

Presented by Dr. Graham Pidgeon and Prof. Tracy Robson

Prof. Paddy G. Johnston 2020 Six Chosen Early Career Researchers

Eve O'Reilly, Ana Prakash, Karima Khalifa, Neil Conlon, Naomi Algeo, Shannon Nelson

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