Agenda 2013


3rd National Primary Care Conference

Recognised for 5 CPD points




Welcome from the Conference Chair Dr Ray Power, Group Medical Director, Centric Health

09:05-09:30 Sorcha McKenna, Head of Healthcare Practice, McKinsey’Community based clinical service development – what are our possibilities’
09:30-09:55 The Kaiser Permanente Model 

Scott Smith, MD, Associate Medical Director of Operations for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group‘Partnering with Health Professionals to deliver quality Integrated Care’

09:55 – 11:20 The Quality Agenda for Safer and Better Healthcare in General Practice / Primary Care -
Chaired by Kieran Ryan, CEO, ICGP
09:55 – 10:10 Dr. Mary Browne, QPS Division Lead for QA+I Resources, HSE
10:10 – 10:25 Dr. Diarmuid Quinlan, CRSA, MPS GP Glanmire 

‘Clinical risk self assessment – Its role in General Practice’

10:25 – 10:40 Moyra Amess, Associate Director, CHKS ‘Accreditation in General Practice’
10:40 – 10:55 Marie Kehoe-O’Sullivan, Director of Safety and Quality Improvement, HIQA
10:55 – 11:20 Panel DiscussionThe Quality Agenda Improving Standards for Safer Better Healthcare
Chaired by Kieran Ryan, CEO, ICGP 

  • Dr. Mary Browne, QPS Division Lead for QA+I Resources, HSE
  • Dr. Diarmuid Quinlan, CRSA, GP Glanmire
  • Moyra Amess, Senior manager, CHKS
  • Marie Kehoe-O’Sullivan, Director of Safety and Quality Improvement, HIQA
  • Fergus Clancy, CEO, Mater Private
11:20 – 11:50 Morning coffee Break
11:50 – 13:00

11:50 – 12:35

The International and National Perspective
Chaired by Paul Cullen, The Irish Times

Project ECHO – International models of care

11:50 – 12:15 Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACP, FACG, Director, Project ECHO
12:15 – 12:30 Dr Trevor, Duffy, Clinical, Director and Consultant, Rheumatologist Connolly Hospital
12:30 – 12:55 Opening Address: Mr. Alex White T.D, Minister of State for Primary Care
12:55 – 14:00 Lunch 

The official opening of Newbridge Medical and Dental Clinic will take place during lunch in
the conference room which is open to all.

Afternoon Session


Innovations in Community based Practice
Chaired by Dr Paul Carroll, Medical Director General Practices, Centric Health 

  • Margaret Curran & Dorcas Collier – Caredoc case study
  • Mr. Mark Cahill, Global Vision National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme
  • The Arklow Project – community based diagnostics – Ms. Sinead O’Connor

14:30– 14:45

Nurturing Innovation through READ (Research, Education, Auditing and development) 

Professor Walter Cullen, Professor of General Practice, University of Limerick

14:45-15:00 Dr Sean Higgins, GP Galway, Irish Primary Care Research Network
15:00-15:15 Dr. Barry White, former HSE National Director, Clinical Strategy and Programmes
15:15-15:35 Afternoon coffee Break 

15:35-16:35 The development and networking of Irish Primary Care Medical Services
Chaired by: Dr. Michael Collins, GP – Kildare Town







John Hennessy, Primary Care National Director, HSE 


Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Ray Walley, IMO GP Chairperson
  • John Hennessy, HSE
  • Dr Conor McGee, National President, NAGP
  • Dr. Michael Collins, GP – Kildare Town
  • Dr. Aifric Boylan, Council Member NAGP
  • Dr. Barbara Kearns, GP, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
16:30 Closing Remarks Conference Chair Dr Ray Power