Health Research Symposium 2017

The Health Research Symposium 2017 will take place at the new Clinical, Education and Research Centre (CERC Building) at University Hospital Limerick on Friday 17th November 2017.

A primary focus for this year’s symposium is on “Building Partnerships to Advance Healthcare Research and Practice” and we plan to showcase the breadth and depth of cutting-edge medical research that continues across the clinical and academic landscape at UL hospitals, the University of Limerick and their associated partners. The programme will demonstrate the remarkable growth in research capability and scientific outputs.

The Scientific Committee has taken great care this year in preparing a high-quality and diverse programme that will feature innovations in health science and translation health research. We have had a wonderful enthusiastic response from the research community with over 170 scientific abstracts including 18 oral presentations. Awards for the overall best oral and poster presentations have maintained the competitive edge to this year’s symposium.

We are delighted to host an exciting line up of distinguished national and international speakers - Professor Richard McManus, (Oxford, UK); Dr Leonard O’ Sullivan (UL, IRE); Professor Harry Hemingway (London, UK) and Professor Martin O’ Donnell (NUIG, IRE) - along with a welcoming address from Professor Colette Cowan, CEO UL Hospitals Group and Professor Des Leddin, Head of Graduate Medical School, University of Limerick.