Annual Conference 2023

Annual Conference:
The Three-Legged Stool Innovation Integration & Technology’

  • Thursday November 16th 2023,
  • Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Co. Kildare, W23 CX40
  • In person conference

The annual PHA conference provides the opportunity to get some of the key opinion leaders in the field of healthcare together to discuss the current challenges faced by patients, providers and industry. 


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Annual Conference 2023 Agenda:

09.00 Welcome: Brian Fitzgerald, Private Hospitals Association


Session 1- Innovation: Chair: Caroline Whelan, CEO, Blackrock Health

09.10 Trevor Vaugh, Public Sector Design Lead, Department of Public Expenditure NDP Delivery & Reform

09.25 Dr. Amanda Burke Clinical Lead for Youth Mental Health
09.40 Joanelle O’Cleirigh, partner in the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Investigations Group, Arthur Cox in conversation with Olivia Mullooly (Partner, Technology and Innovation) and Golda Hession (Of Counsel, ESG Group and Corporate and M&A Group) ‘The Innovation Imperative for Healthcare: Tech and ESG’

10.00 Session 1 panel discussion Chair: Caroline Whelan Trevor Vaugh, Dr Amanda Burke, Joanelle O’Cleirigh

10.30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Keynote Address: An Taoiseach. Leo Varadkar, TD

11.10 An Taoiseach. Leo Varadkar TD, fireside chat with Jim Daly, CEO, Private Hospitals Association


Session 2 – Integration: Chair: Bill Maher, CEO, Bon Secours Health System

11.20 Gerard Davis, MD, Irish Life Health
11.35 Damien McCallion, Chief Operations Officer, HSE
11.50 Justine McCarthy, Consulting Partner, Head of healthcare practice, EY

12:05 Session 2 panel discussion Chair: Bill Maher, Gerard Davis, Damien McCallion, Justine McCarthy


12.35 Networking Lunch


Session 3: Technology Chair: Sarah Almasry. Interim Chief Executive Officer, Saint John of God Hospital
13.35 Helen Waters, Executive Vice President & COO, Meditech
13.50 Peter Connor, Managing Director, Healthcode Ltd ‘Integrating the UK private healthcare market’

14.05 Terri LeFort, President, Nordic International

14.20 Session 3 panel discussion Chair: Sarah Almasry, Helen Waters, Peter Connor, Terri LeFort


14.40 Closing Remarks: Jim Daly, CEO, Private Hospitals Association


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