Global Health Education Ireland Virtual Symposium 2020

23 October 2020

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the second annual Global Health Education Ireland Symposium will take place online on 23 October 2020.

The theme of the meeting is 'Learning from COVID-19 – Improving Health for all Through Global Health Education' and the event will address key challenges facing workforce development and growth in low- and middle-income countries and how to incorporate sustainable solutions into medical training in Ireland.

The symposium will feature exciting speakers from Ireland and low- and middle-income country partner organisations including:

  • Minister Colm Brophy TD, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora
  • Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies Programme
  • Michelle Winthrop, Director of Policy Unit, Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Dr Johnathon Sitali, Zambia College of Medicine and Surgery
  • Prof. Mark Shrime, O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery, RCSI Institute of Global Surgery
  • Prof. Diarmuid O’Donovan, Professor in Global Health, Queen’s University Belfast

Please note: This event is free to attend but registration is essential.  Please register here

About the Global Health Group

The Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies established a Global Health Group to bring all the medical specialities together with a shared vision and ambition to improve healthcare in less developed countries as well as in Ireland.

The Group is concerned with the global shortfall of trained health workers which is estimated to reach 18 million by 2030, and seeks to play a role in addressing this challenge. By working together we can have a greater impact on 'reaching those furthest behind first', and help achieve a better world in line with Ireland’s International Development Policy.