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.
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
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
Senior Research Fellow within the Institute of Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow
Prof. John Crown
Consultant Medical Oncologist, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Cancer Research
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
Director of SHORE-C
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
Programme Leader in Cancer Metabolism, MRC Cancer Unit University of Cambridge
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
Professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Full Member of the international Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research
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
CEO of the Cancer Trials Ireland
Dr. Robert O’Connor
Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society
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
Prof. Ravid Straussman
Principal Investigator at Weizmann Institute
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
Professor of Cancer Biology, Director of The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow
Prof. Laurence Zitvogel
Group Leader of Tumour immunology and immunotherapy of cancer, Institut Gustave Roussy
Allied Health Professional Speakers
Mr. Peter Browne
Retired Producer and presenter RTÉ
Dr. Deirdre Connolly
Associate Professor, Director, MSc Cancer Survivorship, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences
Dr. Susanne Cruickshank
Strategic Lead for Applied Health Research, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Dr. Paul D’Alton
Assoc Professor, School of Psychology, UCD, Head of Clinical Psychology, St Vincent’s University Hospital
Dr. Oonagh Griffin
Senior Pancreatic Cancer Dietitian, St Vincent’s University Hospital
Prof. AnnMarie Groarke
School of Psychology, Deputy Dean, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr. Tina Hickey
Patient Advocate; Member of NCCP Survivorship Steering Group; Assoc. Prof. (Emeritus), School of Psychology UCD
Prof. Juliette Hussey
Prof. Juliette Hussey, Professor in Physiotherapy, Vice-President for Global Relations, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Dr. Jenny McSharry
Health Behaviour Change Research Group, National University of Ireland, Galway
Prof. Susan Moug
Academic colorectal and general surgeon in Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
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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2021 Virtual Conference
Our virtual conference from 24-26 March and was a huge success. It highlighted the spectrum of cancer science, medicine and research across the island of Ireland.
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