ISHA Educational Webinar and AGM 2021. Friday 12th March. 13.00-16.00

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ISHA Educational Webinar and AGM 2021. Friday 12th March. 13.00-16.00

Hosted by Student Health Department at UCD


1.00 Welcome Address Dr. Eadaoin Lysaght

1.10-1.15 Dr. Cillian De Gascun – Q&A Dr. Cillian De Gascun

1.40 Driving Resilience in Student Health Settings Q&A Ray Mc Kiernan – Resilience International

2.35 Mini ISHA Poll

2.40 Sponsor – Consilient Introduction and Vimeo

Break 2.55 10 minute break

3.05 Covid Pandemic 2021 Dr Nuala O Connor

3.30 President's Address Dr. Aoife O Sullivan

3.45 New President Address Moira O Loughlin

ISHA Members: Please note you will need to register in order to attend the webinar. Register at: 

CME (2.5 external points) and Study leave (GMS 0.5) has been approved by the ICGP and NMBI.


Cillian De Gascun

Director NVRL -Consultant virologist @National Virus Reference Lab

Cillian De Gascun is a consultant virologist who graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1998. He undertook his basic medical training in Dublin and Brisbane, He completed his specialist virology training in the NVRL at UCD and Bart's & The London NHS Foundation Trust in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI), a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the UK (FRCPath) in Virology, and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pathology of the RCPI. His MD was awarded in 2011 by UCD for work carried out in the NVRL. Cillian was appointed Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory in 2013. His main research interests continue to be in the area of the molecular epidemiology of viruses, antiviral resistance, vaccine-preventable infections, and the utilisation of these data to inform national health policy. In January 2020, Cillian was asked to Chair the SARS-CoV-2 Expert Advisory Group, a subgroup of the National Public Health Emergency Team


Dr. Nuala O'Connor

Covid 19 Clinical Lead ICGP @ICGP

Dr Nuala O'Connor, COVID Clinical Lead of the ICGP will be presenting on "Covid 19 Updates". She has become a household name in recent times as a medical spokesperson for GP's during the Covid 19 pandemic. Dr. Nuala O'Connor graduated from UCC in 1986 . She has worked in general practice since 1990 and is a founding partner of Elmwood Medical Practice. Despite her commitments outside of Elmwood what she enjoys most is the interaction with patients of all ages and the great relationship she has built with her patients over many years.


Ray Mc Kiernan

Director Resillience International @Resilience International

Ray McKiernan MA is the founder and a director of Resilience International, and a specialist skills trainer, lecturer, and training consultant. Ray is also a director of the stress management institute. Having completed his clinical training in Mind-Body Medicine in the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Ray became certified as a Stress & Wellness Consultant with the internationally renowned Hans Selye Foundation in Canada. A leading authority on evidence based interventions for managing pressure and building resilience in the workplace, Ray has over 20 years' experience delivering skills development programmes for employees working under pressure. Ray designs and delivers specialist resiliency-based programmes, incorporating the latest biofeedback technologies A seasoned international conference speaker, Ray was an invited speaker at the Irish Medical Organisations National Conference on Engaging for Change and was voted best speaker at the EHC hosted by the Actuarial Profession.