May 31 2016 Posted: 00:00 IST

The first CÚRAM Annual Scientific Retreat took place on May 31st and June 1st in Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon. The two-day event saw CÚRAM researchers presenting their work in front of the CÚRAM Scientific Advisory Board. It was an excellent opportunity for exchanges and discussion with CÚRAMs Scientific Advisory Board and keynote speakers including Mr Kevin Bennet, Mayo Clinic, William Wijns, Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Andreas Lendlein, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Fijs van Leeuwen, Leiden University Medical Centre.

Academic showcases were presented by Jeremy Simpson, Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Caitriona O’Driscoll from the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Madeleine Lowery, School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering, University College Dublin, Gearóid Ó Laighin from Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway and Martin O’Donnell from the HRB Clinical Research Facility at NUI Galway.

Students who presented over the two days included Marc Fernández, Paolo Contessotto, Aniket Kshirsagar, Maura Tilbury, Vivien Stuettgen,  Aitor Larrañaga, Séamus Caulfield, Sarah Jarrin, Jared Gerlach, Ivor Geoghegan, Adam Raymakers and Brendan Dolan

Entrepreneurial and industry showcases were presented by Mr Ronan Byrne, Entrepreneur and former CEO of ClearSight Innovations and Mr Ronan Rodgers, Director of Research and Development at Medtronic, Galway.

A highlight of the retreat on the first evening were the Science Soundbytes presentations by Juhi Samal, Isma Liza Mohd Isa, Ivor Geoghegan and Dilip Thomas followed by a researcher-led Panel Discussion with the Scientific Advisory Board.

Abhay Pandit

Scientific Director

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