February 06 @ 10:00am
Desmond Auditorium, RCSI 26 York Street, Dublin 2

Registration open for the NOCA Annual Conference 2024

NOCA will host our Annual Conference on Tuesday 6th February 2024 from 10:00AM - 4:00PM, in association with RCSI’s Annual Charter Week. Registration for this event will open at 9.00AM.

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The theme for this year’s event is ‘Quality Healthcare Data in Ireland - A Revolution or an Evolution?’. As our healthcare system changes and data collection becomes more complex, we are aiming to foster a discussion on pragmatic solutions that are implementable in the here and now that can live alongside the longer-term strategic objectives of the system and the vital importance of clinician and patient involvement in the process.

We have a varied programme of speakers and panellists, as well as a number of healthcare exhibitors to interact with during the breaks. The full event programme is available to view and download below.

The event recording and copies of presentations will be made available within 2 days of the event via the website.

Five CPD points have been awarded for this event by and Certificates will be issued to all delegates within two weeks of the event.

In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding the event, please email auditinfo@noca.ie

NOCA would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this event


Event Programme

TimePresenterPresentation Title
10.00 Dr Brian Creedon Clinical Director, NOCA Welcome Address
10.10 Professor Sarah Wild Professor of Epidemiology, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh & Lead, Scottish Diabetes Survey The benefits and challenges of population-based diabetes registers for audit: a Scottish perspective
10.25Jay Hickey Patient Advocate A patient perspective: Type 1 Diabetes
10.40Dr David Higgins PhD Life-sciences entrepreneur and math/AI technology expert AI in Translation: Moving from Lean Startup to Quality, Validated Products
11.00Dr Conor Judge Senior Lecturer, Applied Clinical Data Analytics, University of Galway & Consultant Nephrologist, Galway University Hospital Use of AI Natural Language Processing in the HSE
11.15 Dr Jennifer Martin, Director of National Health Service Improvement, Public Health, HSE Establishing Health Regions - A population health approach to delivering care that meets the needs of people living in Ireland
11.30 Ricardo Paco Service Improvement Lead in the Lean Transformation Office, St James’s Hospital Implementation of Electronic Clinical Pathways (ECP) for Patients Presenting with Hip Fractures to the Emergency Department in St. James’s Hospital
11.40 Ann Marie Burke Nursing Practice Development Co-ordinator, Older Persons Service, Midlands / Laois / Offaly / Longford / Westmeath, CHO8 Fluid and Hydration Project Older Persons Services
11.50Marie Richardson Senior Pharmacist, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda To examine post-operative pain management on an acute Orthopaedic ward
12.00 Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Acute Medicine, and Quality, Patient Safety, and Risk Manager, Bantry General Hospital Reducing rates of hospital acquired venous thromboembolism in Bantry General Hospital
12.10 Q&A / Panel Discussion
12.30 Lunch, Exhibition Space and Poster Viewing
13.45 Majella Daly National Centre for Clinical Audit Assistant National Director, National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate, HSE Getting Clinical Audit right, in the shift left
14.00 Dr Emer Ahern Clinical Orthogeriatric Lead, Irish Hip Fracture Database & National Clinical Advisor & Group Lead Older Persons, HSE 10 Years of the Irish Hip Fracture Database
14.15Dr Lucy Chapman SpR, Geriatric Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital & St Mary’s Hospital Phoenix Park Embracing the Electronic Record in Healthcare: an NCHD’s Experience
14.30Dr Tom Foley Clinical Lead, Integrated Community Case Management System, HSE Realising the potential of Learning Health Systems
14.45Professor Richard Greene Chief Clinical Information Officer, HSE Healthcare data – Strategies and Initiatives to assist the Evolution
15.00 Professor Mary Dixon-Woods Director, The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute Getting from data to improvement
15.20Q&A / Panel Discussion
15.45 Brigid Doherty and Professor Conor O’Keane Patient and Public Interest Lead, NOCA, and Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement, NOCA Presentation of NOCA Quality Improvement Champion Award 2024 & NOCA Poster Competition Winner
15.50Collette Tully Executive Director, NOCA Closing Address

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