Keynote Presentations at AMiCI COST Action Conference

Professor Colum Dunne, GEMS Director of Research and Director of 4i, was invited to deliver two keynote presentations at the COST Action conference in Pori Finland (6th & 7th June) targeting “Anti-Microbial Coatings in Healthcare: from Innovation to the Market”. Prof Dunne spoke about his research experience with hospital acquired infections in Ireland, and Limerick specifically, followed by his development of economic models that can be used in decision-making by hospital managers and governments when assessing healthcare interventions, including antimicrobial coatings. These topics are especially relevant and topical given the recent media coverage and political awareness  regarding “superbugs” in Irish hospitals.