Medication Without Harm knowledge exchange event

  • Date: 22 April 2024
  • Time: 09:30 - 14:30
  • Category: Community,  General events,  Research 
  • Location: RCSI Dublin Albert Lecture Theatre, RCSI, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

The World Health Organization Global Patient Safety Challenge: ‘Medication Without Harm’ aims to reduce severe avoidable harm associated with medication by half globally over the next five years.

The Global Patient Safety Challenge consists of three priority areas of medication safety that most affect patients: high-risk prescribing, polypharmacy (use of multiple drugs) and transitions of care; and aims to strengthen health systems and practices within countries to improve patient safety and decrease avoidable medication-related harm.

This one-day Medication Without Harm Knowledge Exchange Event will bring together healthcare policymakers, healthcare professionals, researchers, patients and the public to present and share current evidence and discuss their perspectives on medication safety.  

Speakers include:

  • Dr Caitriona Cahir, Senior Lecturer, Data Science Centre, RCSI
  • Angela Carrington, Lead Pharmacist for Medication Safety in Northern Ireland
  • Dr Nicole Cosgrave, Clinical Lecturer in Medicine, RCSI; Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
  • Prof. Tamasine Grimes, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin
  • John E. Hughes, PhD Researcher, School of Population Health, RSCI
  • Ciara Kirke, Clinical Lead, National Medication Safety Programme, HSE National Quality & Patient Safety Directorate
  • Anne Mooney, Patients for Patient Safety Ireland
  • Dr Frank Moriarty, Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, RCSI
  • Dr Bernadine O’Donovan, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Population Health, RCSI
  • Niamh O’Hanlon, Chair, Irish Medication Safety Network
  • Prof. Denis O’Mahony, Professor in Medicine, UCC; Consultant Physician, Cork University Hospital and St Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork
  • Prof. Rupert Payne, Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Exeter
  • Prof. Emma Wallace, Professor of General Practice, UCC.

This event is organised by the RCSI School of Population Health, in collaboration with University College Cork and the National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate at the Health Service Executive, and is funded by the Health Research Board.

Four CPD points will be available to relevant professionals.

Whether you are a healthcare professional, researcher, patient or interested member of the public, you are invited to attend this event.