Med-in-Ireland 2013

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Enterprise Ireland's Largest Medical Technologies Event

MedinIreland is Enterprise Ireland’s largest medical technologies event and is a high-profile national showcase for the entire spectrum of the Irish Medical Technologies Sector - medical devices, medical devices sub-supply, precision engineered components, diagnostics, connected health, healthcare providers, clinicians and research & development professionals.

Top medical technology and healthcare companies, clinicians and healthcare systems from around the world congregated at Dublin’s Convention Centre on Wednesday 23 October 2013 to develop strategic relationships with Irish companies exhibiting at the Enterprise Ireland 'MedinIreland' event.


Med in Ireland 2013 highlights at a glance:

  • 1100 scheduled one-to-one meetings
  • 850 Delegates
  • 320 International Decision Makers
  • 185 Site visits
  • 80 Exhibitors
  • 85 Key researchers
  • 42 Countries
  • 30 Leading Clinicians

Programme of Events

07:00-08:00Registration & Networking Coffee
08:00-10:15Morning Conference

Healthcare: The Ultimate Global Challenge - A Global Leaders Solution

1. Convergence in Healthcare Technologies
2. Global Healthcare Trends and how countries can organise themselves better
3. More Precision in Medicine

Mr. Colm MacFhionnlaoich
, Lifesciences Manager, Enterprise Ireland

Welcome Address
Julie Sinnamon
, CEO Designate, Enterprise Ireland

Mr David Cassack
, VP, Content and Managing Director, Medical Devices; Elsevier Business Intelligence

Mr Michael A Mussallem-
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Edwards Lifesciences

Mr John Dineen
- President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Healthcare

Dr Wolfgang Hofmann
- Senior Vice President, Fresenius Medical Care

Dr Ibtesam Albastaki
- Health Operation Director PHCS, Dubai Health Authority

Q&A - Panel Discussion
10:00-10:15Official Opening of Med in Ireland 2013
Clinical Innovation 2013 Award
An initiative of Enterprise Ireland and Cleveland Clinic

Mr Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
10:30-13:00Med in Ireland 2013 Exhibition       
One to One Partnering Meetings
Clinical Seminar

Clinical Seminar
Medical Innovations Coming to Life

1. Technology Convergence
2. Global Healthcare Trends
3. Innovation in Medicine

 Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Brian O'Neill,
Manager, High Potential Start-Ups, Lifesciences, Enterprise Ireland


Professor Jim Egan
, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland


Linda McHugh
, Executive Administrator, Cleveland Clinic, USA

Dr Brian Griffin
, Head, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA

Dr Nobuyuki Sakai
, Department of Neurosurgery and KCGH Stroke Centre, Kobe City Medical Centre General Hospital, Japan

Danny Rawluk
, Hermitage Clinic, Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Declan Sugrue
, Consultant Cardiologist, Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

11.25 - 11.35 Coffee - Available just outside seminar room

Dr. Jim Crowley
- Consultant Cardiologist, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

Dr. John Hinchion
- Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland

Prof. Stewart Walsh
- Associate Professor of Surgery/Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Mid-Western Hospitals Group, Ireland

Prof. Louise Kenny
, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Ireland

Dr. Niall Davis
- Specialist Registrar in Urology, Cork University Hospital

12.25 - 13.00 Panel Questions and Closing Remarks
12:30-14:15Lunch and Networking
14:00-17:00Med in Ireland 2013 Exhibition
One-to-One Partnering Meetings
Global Medtech Expert Panel Discussion

Global Medtech Expert Panel       

Listen to and participate in a lively discussion on global medtech trends and challenges by international medical technology & healthcare experts including:

Casey McGlynn
, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a nationally recognized leader in the US in representation of start-up and emerging growth companies in life sciences. Mr. McGlynn has one of the largest practices in the country focused on Medical Devices.


Ian Purdy - Vice President, Global Medical Device Regulatory & Quality Compliance, Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc is the world leader in serving science with superior analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents.

Benjamin Sarda, Head of Marketing, Orange Healthcare, France.
Orange Healthcare develops e-health activities in France and internationally leveraging the France Telecom-Orange Group’s expertise in Information and Communication Technologies

Marie K. O’Malley, Senior Director of Supply Management, Medtronic CardioVascular, USA.
Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company providing medical therapies, which treat cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, and neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.

Thom Rasche, Partner, Early Bird Venture Capital, Germany
Earlybird is a venture capital partnership that invests in European companies with global ambitions.

Richard Ambler, General Manager at MPC Healthcare, Dubai
Modern Pharmaceutical company, the largest healthcare agent in United Arab Emirates.

This session will make for a lively debate and informative discussion on current topics in industry. The audience is free to direct questions on topics of interest.

18:30Shuttle bus to Conference Dinner
19:30Conference Dinner at the Guinness Store House 
22:30Conclusion of Conference Dinner

Download the Programme [PDF format]

** Please note the programme is subject to change.**

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