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Health2Dublin April Meetup

  • Apr 3, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Topic: Patients 2.0: Introducing the Empowered Patient (Patient Perspective on Health Innovation)

Keynote Speaker: Marie Ennis O'Conor [twitter] of

Marie Ennis-O’Connor is a PR consultant and web marketing and communications specialist, with a passionate interest in healthcare social media. Marie has experience of working with healthcare practitioners and patient advocates and is interested in how both can engage and learn from each other at the level of social media. Marie is a featured blogger on Webicina, an online service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics and over 17 languages and has been awarded a top blogger accolade by Empowered and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth.


Welcome to the second Health2Dublin Meetup for the New Year. We had a great turn out at the last meet up in February, you can read about it here:

We'll have an exciting and packed meetup this time which will follow this structure:

  1. 5.00 - Health2Dublin news and upcoming events
  2. 5.05 - Keynote Speaker: Marie Ennis O'Connor
  3. 5.45 - Innovator table discussion
  4. 6.00 - Panel Discussion: Joining our keynote speaker will be Muireann Cullen, (Manager at Nutrition and Health Foundation), Anne Marie Graham (National Chairperson of Occupational Health Nurses Section at Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) and Jim Joyce (, HealthXL Director and Mentor).
  5. 6.40 - Company Showcase: Ken Cahill, SilverCloudHealth and Brendan Casey, Swiftqueue
  6. 7.00 - Networking continues in Bowes Pub next door.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


About our Speakers

Dr. Muireann Cullen, Manager, Nutrition and Health Foundation (NHF)

The NHF is an independent partnership of industry, government, State agencies, internationally recognised scientists, health professionals and relevant stakeholders working together to address Ireland’s lifestyle, nutrition and health challenges. The NHF communicates evidence based information on nutrition, health and physical activity to encourage an improved and healthier society in Ireland. Further information is available at Muireann Cullen obtained a PhD in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Trinity College Dublin in 2001. She joined the Food and Drink sector of IBEC in January 2008 to manage the Nutrition and Health Foundation. She has a wide range of experience spanning research, clinical and private practice, regulatory, public health and industry. She worked as a dietitian in a number of hospitals, as a technical executive in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and as senior nutritionist for Cow & Gate.  She was also the resident dietitian with TV3’s The Morning Show.


Jim Joyce, CEO of Point of Care

CEO and Founder, Point of Care Health Services, Dublin based Health Services company. Prior roles include General Manager and Founder of Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals (Ireland). 10 Years in the pharmaceutical Industry in varied roles at Schering Plough including Director of USA Finance Division and Director of Europe/Mid East/Canada, having worked in USA and Europe and have experience with both Primary Care and Specialty Biotech Product Lines. Prior to the pharmaceutical industry worked in financial services for investment firms of Smith Barney, Brown Brothers Harriman, and AG Edwards.


Anne Marie Graham

Anne Marie has worked in both the service provider and the industrial sector of occupational health and safety for the past 9 years and have a wide range of experience within industry including health and wellness, financial services, manufacturing and production, food and hygiene, hospitality and transport and engineering sectors of industry. She has also been involved in the teaching and training aspects of Occupational Health as a lecturer in Dublin City University on the Bachelor of Nursing Studies Program. Anne Marie is a member of a number of professional bodies including An Bord Altrainis, The Irish Nurses Organisation, and The Occupational Health Nurses Association of Ireland, the Irish Institute of Training and Development and BNI (Business Networking International). She has also launched a new program called Weigh Less. This is a motivational and behavioural change weight loss program where I work with individuals for 12 weeks. The program is safe, uses healthy principals. It guarantees a weight loss of at least 12 pounds!



SilverCloud is a new technology platform that enables healthcare professionals/organisations to rapidly create and deliver a broad range of engaging computerised therapeutic/wellness programmes to their clients across a single platform. SilverCloud can be delivered as a web-based or client server solution and can be supplied with or without content packages.


Healthevents Ltd is a relatively new company that designs and produces conferences, seminars and workshops for the healthcare sector.

Based on the principles of Interprofessional Education, Healthevents brings together colleagues from all disciplines of healthcare and related businesses, who share a common bond of wisdom, knowledge and a desire for healthcare to change from a "system" of challenges to the "heart centered" delivery of quality experiences for the patient and their family and ensures the sustainability of a cost effective practice.



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  • Aaron M.

    Thanks to all the organisers, panellists and speakers. Great meetup!

    April 5, 2013

  • Jan B.

    Anyone have the quote from Amy Tenderich about developing products for people with chronic illness?? Thanks

    April 4, 2013

  • Richie B.

    In relation to the meeting's focus on the importance of quality data and need for context to assist empowered patients in their analysis - in the UK I have come across the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre - It describes itself as "trusted source of authoritative data and information relating to health and care...and plays a fundamental role in driving better care, better services and better outcomes for patients.."

    April 4, 2013

  • Richie B.

    Echo the positive comments on last night's meeting. The presentations, panel and conversations afterwards were all good. I think it's a nice idea; meeting face-to-face every two months with the other meetings online.

    2 · April 4, 2013

  • Lisa N.

    Really good meeting. Marie is a brilliant speaker and the panel discussion was very good. Great venue too - much more accessible. Thanks all! Lisa

    2 · April 4, 2013

  • Avril C.

    Really enjoyable, interesting Meetup. Thanks to the organizers!

    2 · April 3, 2013

  • Grainne L.

    Great meeting tonight. Plenty of food for thought for us all. Post meeting networking impressive too!

    3 · April 3, 2013

  • Grainne D.

    Great night - lots of interesting information shared

    3 · April 3, 2013

  • Niall O.

    Hi all, I promised that I would share the link for the Open Health Data campaign on the Open Data Ireland Google Group:!topic/open-data-ireland/eW5xkLVZJEM

    If you are interested in finding out more, being involved or being kept informed, please email me at [masked] - and I encourage you to post in the discussion on the Google Group, I think this is a really important debate and we need to get as many perspectives as we can.

    Looking forward to the next Health 2.0 Meetup!

    2 · April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but have to cancel this evening. Will definitely attend e next one.

    April 3, 2013

  • Deirdre K.

    Apologies have to cancel

    April 3, 2013

  • Liam R.

    Hey Gaye and Jan! Thanks for posting! We try our best to have the 3 different perspectives on the panel: patient, doctor and payor! That makes sure we have all segments of the discussion covered - it's going to be a great event of discussion, hope to see you there!

    March 31, 2013

  • Gaye S.

    I am very supportive of this meetup but I have to say I had the same reaction as Jan. So, I invited some people along from a patient advocacy organisation. I hope they come along so we can get their views too.

    4 · March 29, 2013

  • Jan B.

    Very reluctant to say this and don't mean to be critical of the people putting the work in... but it's a pet peeve of mine:

    If this is about the patient perspective... would you not have a better balance than 3:1 industry to patient ratio on the panel?

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Eimear F.

    Founder of The Five Senses for Alzheimer's and Director of Elder Care Matters Ireland

    March 29, 2013

  • Grainne L.

    Looking forward to another great meeting. Hope to introduce a potential new member too.

    March 28, 2013

  • Richie B.

    Plan to be there....

    March 28, 2013

  • DeeDee

    Sorry can't make it

    March 26, 2013

  • Ciarán B.

    Won't be able to make it to Dublin. I'll be there someday.

    March 7, 2013

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