Conversation on Women’s Health

Event type:Digital Women
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Event Details

- 11:40
Wed, March 6 2024

To celebrate International Womens Day, we invite you to join us for an insightful ‘Conversation on Women’s Health’ event featuring guest speakers Dr. Róisín Dwyer and Dr. Máire Finn hosted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Dr. Dwyer, an Associate Professor in Translational Science at University of Galway, will be discussing her research on cell communication in breast cancer and novel gene therapy approaches.

Dr. Finn, a principal General Practitioner in Ennis, will share her expertise in menopause care and health advocacy in the mid-west.

This event, hosted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in association with itag Skillnet, is open to member companies. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from these esteemed professionals in the field of women’s health.

More about our guest speakers:

Dr Róisín Dwyer is Associate Professor in Translational Science at University of Galway.  Her research group focuses on cell communication in breast cancer, with a view to harnessing this knowledge for development of novel gene therapy approaches for advanced disease. Following her PhD at University College Dublin, Róisín completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic (USA),  investigating novel approaches to breast cancer imaging and therapy. Upon her return to Ireland this was further advanced by developing tumour-targeted vehicles for delivery of therapeutic agents. Tumours contain multiple different cell types that play a critical role in cancer development and progression. Understanding this environment and the crosstalk between cells reveals pathways to development of novel tumour-targeted therapies, which are urgently needed for patients with advanced breast cancer.  Róisín works with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians and patient advocates in the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at University of Galway.  Dr Róisín Dwyer

Dr Máire Finn has worked as a principal General Practitioner in Ennis since 1998. She has an active role in all levels of medical education and mentorship, taking students and interns from UL and RCSI .In 2006 she became one of the only female trainers on the Midwest GP training scheme. She is a proud START doctor since its inception. She recently formalised the menopause care she has always provided by starting a specialty clinic in her surgery. This has allowed her to train and mentor other GPs in menopause. Since 2002 she has become the voice of medicine and health advocacy in the mid-west. RTE offered an opportunity to expand her reach in 2018 and has been a huge success and she is now the regular medical contributor on radio and tv; Today with Claire Byrne ( RTE Radio 1) and the Today show on (RTE 1 TV). Dr Máire Finn

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