U21 Health Sciences Group meeting

Start Date
04 September 2013
End Date
06 September 2013
University College Dublin, Ireland
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This year’s Health Sciences Group meeting will take place from 4-6 September 2013 and will be hosted by University College Dublin in Ireland. Please note that there will also be two 'pre-events' from 2-3 September which are detailed below.

This year's meeting will explore two main themes:

1. The Digital Revolution and the Era of the e-Patient 

The digital revolution and the adoption of social and new media technologies by patients, medical educators, practitioners and pharmaceutical companies has, in just a few short years, transformed the relationship between healthcare providers and patients. The era of the e-patient poses a series of challenges and opportunities in the context of healthcare practice including: the social media led transformation of traditional patient/practitioner relationships; online reputation management for students and practitioners; regulatory, privacy and ethical issues; and the role of social and digital media in medical education.

2. Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Patient Safety.

Healthcare services internationally must undergo radical change if they are to be sustainable from a quality and cost perspective. Major change is already underway in the United states and a number of other countries. Achieving change in healthcare requires a different approach to other environments and because of factors unique to health services is dependent on clinicians being willing to and being allowed to lead the transformation.

A preliminary itinirary can be downloaded below.

Please note that there are also two pre-events taking place before the Annual HSG Meeting:

The Doctoral Student Forum on 2-3 September
The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems is hosting the 2013 U21 Health Sciences Doctoral Student Forum which focuses on the theme of The Potential for Collaborative Research. The Forum will take place on 2-3 September as a pre-event of the U21 Health Sciences Annual Meeting. 

Please note that abstract submission for this event is now closed and an updated programme, including the names of the students selected will be available on the following page shortly:

The UNMDG Workshop on 3 September.

The UNMDG workshop will take place on Tuesday 3rd September at UCD as a pre-event of the U21 Health Sciences Annual meeting. All delegates attending this Annual Meeting are invited to attend the workshop. To find out more about the U21 UNMDG initiative, please visit the dedicated website at www.u21mdg4health.org.

An outline of this Workshop can be found at the link below:


How To Register
More information about the HSG meeting, including details of how to register, can be found at:
Caroline Voisine