12.30      Sponsor Roundtable – Invitation Only                             

Networking luncheon for platinum/gold sponsors,

Bon Secours Health System , UPMC, and presenters 


13.30      Registration/Check-In        

Attendees receive conference materials


14.00      Welcome and Opening Remarks

Bill Maher, CEO, Bon Secours Health System

Chuck Bogosta, President, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Harry Canning, General Manager, Bon Secours Cork Hospital

Welcome and Introduction 


14.15      Opening Keynote

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, Ireland


Session 1: Innovations in Oncology


14.30      Immunotherapy:  Bench to Bedside

Hassane M. Zarour MD, Professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Immunologist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


15.00      Integrative Oncology 

Dr. Matt Hewitt, Consultant Gynaecologist, Bon Secours Health System

Mr Brian Barry, Colorectal Surgeon, Bon Secours Health System



15.30      Role of SRS/SBRT

Dwight E. Heron MD, MBA, Director of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


16.00      Refreshment Break                            

Networking and visit sponsors for educational materials


Session 2:  Patient-Centered Care


16.15      Data Analytics POMS

Professor Frank Sullivan ,Adjunct Professor in Medicine at National University of Ireland, Galway


16.45      Palliative Care

Sharon Foley, CEO Irish Hospice Foundation ,Ireland


17.15      Innovations in EMR

Dayle Hacking MD, Director of UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre


17.45      Coordinating Cancer Care across the Continuum (potential topic)

Dr. Brian Healey Bird BA MB BCh BAO FRCPI, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Bon Secours Health System

Dr Conleth G Murphy, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Bon Secours Health System


18.15      Quality and Safety

M. Saiful Huq PhD, Director of Medical Physics Division, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


18.45      Closing Address

Jerome Coffey MD, Director of the NCCP, HSE


19.00      Reception

Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres