Annual Scientific Conference 2023: Presentations

Guest Speaker

Dónal Óg Cusack
DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson, Senior Engineering Manager, Operations Technology Development

AI & Cyber Security

Stacey Orsat
Masimo, President, Europe, Africa, S/SE Asia, ANZ

Working with Masimo for over 17 years and in the medical device industry for 25 years, Stacey Orsat currently leads Masimo’s Europe, Africa, South Asia and Australia New Zealand businesses.  

Medical Device Development - it takes a village, persistence and creativity

Suzanne O’Rourke
Triskele Consulting Limited, Managing Director

Dr. Suzanne O’Rourke is the founder and managing director of Triskele Consulting Limited, which provides design & development, quality systems/compliance and regulatory support to predominantly start-up medical device companies. 

Creating Integrated and Inclusive Environments for All

Gerald Craddock
National Disability Authority, Chief Officer, Centre of Excellence in Universal Design

Dr Craddock is the inaugural Chief Officer of the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, a statutory body established by the Irish Government in 2007. It is part of the National Disability Authority which is the lead state agency on disability in Ireland. 

The State of IoT and Medical Device Security

James Jones
Cynerio, Regional Sales Director

In his role as Regional Director at Cynerio, James is leading efforts which combat cyber-attacks on UKI Healthcare Organisations. With experience in compliance, ransomware prevention and IoT security, James and his broader Cynerio team routinely prevent attacks that threaten patients and the medical technology they rely on. 

The Evolution of Biomedical Engineering at University Hospital, Kerry

University Hospital, Kerry, Head of Biomedical Department

University Hospital Kerry has had many transitions over the last number of years since it opened in 1984, and is now a Level 3 Acute teaching Hospital, providing comprehensive medical and surgical services for adults and children and maternity services to women in the surrounding catchment area.  

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workforce

Shauna Rahman
Grant Thornton Ireland, Associate Director – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Having worked as an editor and journalist for nearly 20 years in the health, medical, science and wellbeing B2B and B2C space – including Modern Medicine, GP Ireland, Hospital Doctor of Ireland, Healthy Ireland Magazine and the Spectrum Journal – Shauna Rahman took up the role of Associate Director in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Grant Thornton Ireland in 2022. 

A Student Perspective on Clinical Engineering Preventative Maintenance

Student at TUDublin, TUH Clinical Engineering Intern

Kate Byrne is a 22-year-old full-time student currently studying a BSc in Physics and Medical Physics with Bioengineering at TU Dublin. Kate is commencing her final year in September 2023. Kate has completed the studies of her poster while undergoing a work placement programme in the Clinical Engineering department of Tallaght University Hospital between January and July of 2023.

The View from the Other Side of Medical Devices

St.Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network, Principal Physicist

As a Clinical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience, John has seen a lot of patients come through the hospital doors and be diagnosed and treated with various medical devices. The clinical team work hard to diagnose and treat all patients and use a lot of medical technology to achieve their goal. 

The Role of Clinical Engineering in healthcare innovation

St.James Hospital, Principal Physicist

In recent years, clinical innovation has been strongly promoted as a pathway to a better health service. The adoption of new technologies, use of data analytics and the redesign of processes have been seen as promising mechanisms to reduce delays, improve patient experience and to increase diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic efficacy. 


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