Conference on Planning for the Future Irish healthcare System

May 31, 2018 8:30AM - 12:45PM

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Speakers will present the first results from the Hippocrates projection model of healthcare demand and examine how best to plan for the future Irish healthcare system. Simon Harris, TD, Minister for Health, will open the half-day conference.



8.30:       Registration and tea/coffee

9.00:       Welcome – Alan Barrett, Director, ESRI

9.10:       Opening Address – Simon Harris, TD, Minister for Health


Session 1 – Projections: Population and healthcare demand

Chair:       Jim Breslin, Secretary-General, Department of Health

9.30:         Demography and health – what lies ahead? Maev-Ann Wren (ESRI), Adele Bergin (ESRI), Brendan Walsh (ESRI)

10.05:       Demand for healthcare in Ireland to 2030 – first findings from the Hippocrates Model. Conor Keegan (ESRI), Maev-Ann Wren (ESRI)

10.50:       Tea/coffee


Session 2 – Planning for the future

Chair:       John Connaghan, Director-General, HSE (TBC)

11.15:       Exploring the impacts of proposed system change. Brendan Walsh (ESRI), Sheelah Connolly (ESRI)


Session 3 – Panel Discussion

Chair:       Muiris O’Connor, Assistant Secretary, Department of Health

11.55:       Panel discussion regarding planning for the future Irish healthcare system. Steve Thomas (TCD), Phil Ni Sheaghdha (INMO), Colm Henry (HSE), Susan Smith (RCSI)

12.15:       Discussion

12.45:       Conference close

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