Alan Corbett is currently based in Melbourne, working as a Hospital Medical Officer (HMO). His diverse experiences as a student, educator and professional over the past 8 years range from the halls of academia in UCC [BSc (Hons) Physiology] and UL [BMBS], to barracks squares and firing ranges in Irelands Reserve Defence Forces, to Red Bull Ireland’s boardroom. He has special interests in Wilderness Medicine, Men’s Health and the use of Social Media in Healthcare.
The emigration of Irish Doctor’s is a subject close to Alan’s heart. It is not a new phenomenon, and the reasons for departure are vast. Travelling or taking a “gap year” is high on the agenda of many, but for many more, including Alan, emigration was a last resort. His lifestyle demanded the significantly better work–life balance available overseas and after 9 months of working in Australia Alan is returning to share his insights into one of the most important issues facing Ireland’s healthcare system.
Anthony O'Connor graduated in medicine from University College Cork in his hometown of Cork, Ireland in 2004. He completed SHO training in Limerick before undertaking higher specialist training in Gastroenterology in Tallaght and St. James's Hospitals in Dublin. He was awarded an MD by the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 2012 for a thesis on the management of Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric intestinal metaplasia with regard to gastric cancer prevention supervised by Professor Colm O'Morain.
Upon completion of his training in Ireland he worked as senior fellow in Crohn's and Colitis at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA before taking up an appointment as Consultant Gastroenterologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in June 2014. He lives in North Leeds with his wife and twin small children where he juggles the conflicting demands of work and family life with several lowbrow interests.
Diarmuid Quinlan qualified as a GP from the University College Cork (UCC) in 1991, having taken a year out to complete an honours Physiology degree. Diarmuid moved to Kent, England to do a three year GP training scheme, before working in Australia for one year.Diarmuid has worked in Glanmire since 1999.
He practices at Woodview Family Doctors.
Diarmuid is a risk assessor in primary care with MPS Educational Services.Diarmuid is a board member of the Health Products regulatory Authority. Diarmuid is a member of the Cork City Committee of Southdoc Out of Hours. He was appointed Chair of HSE South Diabetes Service Implementation group in September 2009, and in 2010 he was appointed Clinical Lead for diabetes in HSE South. He is also a board member of Diabetes in GP, where he was appointed Chairman in May 2012.In June 2011, Diarmuid completed a Diploma in Dermatology at Cardiff University, where he was awarded a distinction and is currently an online tutor for that course. He has co-authored a chaper "challenges for primary care on the road to integrated care" in the textbook "Integrated care for Ireland, in an international context" published in July 2013. He has published in BJGP. In his spare time, Diarmuid is a medical columnist for Glanmire Area News!
An Emergency Physician with post graduate qualifications in International Health and Tropical Medicine Ian currently works for the World Health Organisation HQ in Geneva heading the new Foreign Medical Team Unit. Previously the director of disaster preparedness and response at the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Darwin, Australia, he has led the development of the Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) initiative, an innovative training programme for disaster, and a fully self-sufficient capability for international field hospital deployment for the Australian Government. He has led Australian Government medical team deployments to the Pakistan floods, Solomon Islands Dengue outbreak and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines including a 50 bedded surgical field hospital and tertiary referral trauma centre for Tacloban city within days of the storm.
He is the lead author of the new WHO global classification and standards for Foreign Medical Team (FMT) deployment to sudden onset disasters which led to his appointment to the WHO. In that role he leads the development of a global registry of FMTs and the increasing role of WHO in their quality assurance and coordination. He was deployed for over 5 months to the West African Ebola outbreak 2014/15 and led the coordination of over 60 FMTs in three countries and the design and build of a thousand Ebola treatment centre beds in Monrovia alone. Lessons learned during the Ebola response are set to change significantly the way WHO and the world respond to health emergencies of this magnitude and threat, with FMTs and the WHO FMT unit playing a significant role.
Ian studied medicine in UCD, and worked for 4 years in Dublin and Cork before going to Australia to specialize in Emergency medicine. He has always been interested in disaster response and global health and chose his career path with this in mind. He will describe what’s out there for interns interested in global health and making a difference in humanitarian settings as well as how to contribute but still have a career path.
Johnny is an Australian-trained clinically active Dublin-based Interventional Radiologist and international serial Medical entrepreneur. In 1995 Johnny founded Imaging the South in remote Western Australia which evolved into Global Diagnostics a disruptive innovative international Tele-Radiology enterprise. Johnny successfully exited Global Diagnostics through an MBO in 2012 with 350 staff & Group revenues of €35M.
Johnny has since launched Health Founders (www.healthfounders.com) an international aggregator of innovative thinkers and exponential technologies focussed on disrupting the current doctor-centric hospital-focussed healthcare ecosystem for the better, by changing the focus of care to the Home.
Our initial offering is “Jinga Life” a mobile, digital, connected, cloud-hosted, 24/7 home-based personalised Family Electronic Health Record and integrated 30 second Video Messaging Tool aimed at engaging, empowering and enabling the Female Warrior (…the Jinga!) at the centre of Her Family’s Healthcare Team. Our aim is to create a tsunami wave of disruption driven by the Female gatekeepers and custodians of their Family’s well-being through a crowd-sourced subscription Platform upon which further additional disruptive digital personalised healthcare innovations can be aggregated and monetised.
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