Irish Hospital Consultants Annual Conference – Saturday, 21 September 2019

The IHCA’s Annual Conference will bring together hospital consultants and external stakeholders to discuss and debate many of the key issues facing our health service, particularly in our acute hospitals.

Issues for discussion on the day include increasing patient wait times, consultant recruitment and retention crisis and broader healthcare reforms.

The keynote address will be delivered by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD.


Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan Rd, Booterstown, Dublin.


  • Saturday, the 21st of September 2019.
  • All day event commencing with Minister Harris’ address at 10 am (open session to conclude at 3.30 pm)

Programme Running Order

 10 am – Keynote address by Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D.

 Morning Session (10.15 am to 12.45 pm) – Panel Discussion One:

 Addressing Challenges in Delivering Acute Hospital and Mental Health Services, moderated by RTE’s Mary Wilson, with Fianna Fail Health spokesperson, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, T.D., Sinn Fein Health Spokesperson Deputy Louise O’Reilly, IHCA President, Dr Donal O’Hanlon and Vice-President Dr Laura Durcan.

Statutory Motions – 12.15 pm to 1.00 pm

Afternoon Session (2.00 to 3.45 pm) – Panel Discussion 2:

 Practising Medicine: Workload, Burnout, Emigration and the Recruitment Crisis,

with Dr Niamh Humphries, Dr Toby Gilbert, Prof Gaye Cunnane and Dr Gabrielle Colleran.

If you are interested in scheduling an interview with IHCA President Dr Donal O’Hanlon or with consultant participants , please contact either in advance or on the day:

Amanda Glancy – – 087 227 3108

Barry Murphy –  – 087 266 9878


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