Speakers

Prof Patrick C Brennan, University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Brennan's research involves exploring novel technologies and techniques that enhance the detection of clinical indicators of disease, whilst minimising risk to the patient. He is recognised as a leader in clinical translation of medical imaging optimization and radiological perception. His research has been disseminated through 50 keynote/plenary talks across five continents and he has presented at the major international imaging meetings including the annual meetings of the Radiological Society of North America, European Congress, UK Radiological Congress, International Society of Optical Engineering and Medical Imaging Perception Society. He is the recipient of 20 highly prestigious awards.
He has published over 500 original papers in the highest ranked radiological journals along with the seminal textbook Radiation Protection in Diagnostic X-ray Imaging (Jones and Bartlett Learning 2016). He has generated $32 million in funding from bodies such as the US National Institute of Health, European Union and a variety of Australian and New Zealand bodies. His publications have resulted in him being the only recipient of two prestigious Honorary Fellowships from both Australia and Europe: the first ever Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (2017); the third Lifetime Fellowship ever awarded by the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy. His work has been featured by Channel 9 news, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, London Telegraph, BBC Radio 4 and Irish Times. To date, he is one of only 13 professors awarded the Payne-Scott Professorial Distinction by the University of Sydney
He is Co-Founder and CEO of DetectED-X, a company aiming to improve cancer detection world-wide.

Dr Kathleen Curran, University College Dublin, Ireland
Dr Kathleen Curran is an Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Imaging in UCD and an Affiliated Principal Investigator in the Centre for Biomedical Engineering. She is a principal investigator in the science foundation Ireland centre for research training in machine learning and directs the UCD machine learning in medical imaging research group. Her research interests are in Medical Image Analysis and Machine Learning, Image Registration, Finite Element Modelling and Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography. Dr. Curran’s group conducts basic and applied research in DT-MRI of the brain, heart and the musculoskeletal system. Ultimately, she hopes to bridge the gap between researchers and clinicians and build real-world clinical applications with the support of industrial partners.

Prof Carel Le Roux, University College Dublin
Professor Carel le Roux, an obesity physician at the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre and Full Professor Of Experimental Pathology in the UCD School of Medicine. The focus of his research is primarily concerned with increased mortality and morbidity associated with obesity and diabetes and he is the co-ordinator of the SOPHIA consortium. SOPHIA (www.imisophia.eu), which includes twenty-nine partners from civil society, academia and industry in 12 countries, aiming to improve risk assessment of complications of obesity and predict treatment response for people with obesity.

Margaret Murphy, Former Global Lead for WHO Patients for Patient Safety, Ireland
Following the death of her son as a result of medical error, Margaret Murphy has been actively involved as a patient safety advocate. Margaret is a former Global Lead Advisor, WHO Patients for Patient Safety (a network of 400 patient safety champions from 52 countries with 19 collaborating organisations). The focus of her work relates to seeing adverse events as having the potential to be catalysts for change as well as being opportunities for learning, identifying areas for improvement and preventing recurrence.

Professor Mark McEntee
Professor McEntees publications involve exploring novel technologies and techniques that enhance the detection of clinical indicators of disease, whilst minimising risk to the patient. He is recognized as a leader in clinical translation of medical imaging optimization and radiological perception. His research has been disseminated through major international imaging meetings and is the recipient of 10 highly prestigious awards. In total, he has published over 200 original papers in the highest-ranked radiological journals.

Assoc Prof Shane Foley
Shane Foley is Head of Subject for Radiography in UCD, was a past president of the Irish Institute of Radiography and a current Executive Board member of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies. He was a member of the European Society of Radiology radiation protection subcommittee (2018-2021) is currently on the EuroSafe Imaging Paediatric working group (2018-present). He was the EFRS representative on the European consensus statement on contact shielding (in press).

Dominic Crotty
Dominic is currently a Senior Principal Engineer for Stryker and prior to returning to Ireland worked as a Senior Scientist and CT dose lead for GE Healthcare based in Wisconsin. He has designed patient centred dose reduction and optimisation technologies for GEs CT scanner portfolio.