International Digital Health Summer School

8th and 9th June 2023, Maynooth University
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Event Overview

The Inaugural International Digital Health Summer School will be hosted at the Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University on June 8th and 9th 2023.

Digital Health is emerging as a completely new discipline, one which combines intersecting disciplines of health, technology, engineering, economics, demographics and much more. While current health systems have served humanity very well yielding a more than doubling of life expectancy over the last two centuries, the systems are now facing a major crisis with full hospitals, a demographic timebomb and record clinician attrition. However one half of the world’s population don’t have access to affordable healthcare and the other half who do have access are increasingly finding it unaffordable. This global healthcare is facing a perfect storm and what Thomas Kuhn would call a Model Crisis.

Digital Health is emerging as a potential ‘silver bullet’ solution which can address critical issues such as accessibility, affordability, variability, quality and clinician work life balance.  The cutting edge Digital Innovation Methodology ‘ Open Innovation 2.0’ and the Manhattan Manifesto Stay Left Shift Left 10X developed at the UN Science Summit Digital Health Symposium in New York in September 2022 will underpin the compelling frontier agenda.

Come listen and interact with world leading thoughtleaders and practitioners in an intimate setting to help learn and co-create a new ‘win-win’ healthcare future for all.

The centrepiece of the Summer School will be a distinguished lecture from Dr. Jerome Adams, ex US Surgeon General and now Director of Health Equity Initiatives, Purdue University.  Dr Adams will speak about the need and opportunity to achieve health equity and will also share experiences about leading the USA’s response to Covid 19.

A compelling line up of speakers from across all of the four quadrant of the quadruple helix will speak including clinicians, venture capitalists, CEOs, policymakers and most importantly patients.

Apart from Education a key goal of the Summer School is to create an intellectual supercollider which accelerates the emergence of a directed Digital Health Open Collaborative Ecosystem.

Agenda for International Digital Health Summer School  

Day 1 (June 8th) 

Location: TSI Building, Maynooth University (Lecture Hall 3) 

Time  Topic of Discussion  Speaker  Speaker Designation 
9:00 – 9:10
Welcome Address  Professor Eeva Leinonen
Martin Curley
Professor Ronan Farrell 
President of Maynooth University
Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University
Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maynooth University
9:10 – 9:40
Building an Open Collaborative Ecosystem to deliver a 10X better Health System – Stay Left, Shift Left 10X Professor Martin Curley  Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University 
9:40 – 9:50
Building a 10X higher Digital Health Exports  Leo Clancy  Chief Executive Officer at Enterprise Ireland 
9:50 – 10:00
Building a 10X better Health system Culture  Dr. Caroline Whelan  Chief Executive Officer at Blackrock Health 
10:00 – 10:10
Shifting left in Cardiac Care – Real Results in Real World Settings  Dr. Donal Bailey  Chief Executive Officer at Care Connect 
10:10 – 10:30
Escaping the Health Matrix
Lars Hartenstein
Co-Leader at McKinsey Health Institute
10:30 – 11:00
Manhattan Manifesto  Dr Charles Larkin
Mary Carbajal

Carolyn Gullery
Donal Morris
Professor Martin Curley
Director of Policy Research, University of Bath
Founder & CEO of B1OS

Founder & Chairperson at HCI

Founder & CEO at RedZinc
Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University 
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:30
Distinguished Lecture – Achieving Health Equity  Dr. Jerome Adams  Executive Director of Health Equity at Purdue University
12:30 – 12:45
Response/Vote of Thanks  Professor Eeva Leinonen  President of Maynooth University 
12:45 – 13:00
Summer School Photograph 
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch at Pugin Hall, South Campus 
14:00 – 14:20
The Future of Health  John Shaw  General Manager at Carelon Ireland 
14:20 – 14:35
Humanised Healthcare – Understanding and acting on patient demand for a better healthcare system
Hamish Dibley Government & Public Services Director at BearingPoint
14:35 – 17:00 Two featured sessions available – 1) Researching, Funding, Growing and Scaling Ventures and 2) Data, AI and Disruptive Technology
Feature Session 1  Researching, Funding, Growing and Scaling Ventures –
Venture Capital is a theory of Growth and is the fuel that is propelling a Cambrian explosion of Digital Health Ventures
14:35 – 14:45
Funding Digital Health Ventures   Amy Neale  General Partner at Delta Partners 
14.45 – 14.55
Building a Digital Health Business, Going Public  Jim Joyce  Chief Executive Officer at Health Beacon 
14:55 – 15.05
Angel Investing in Healthcare   Shamus Eivers  Entrepreneur
  Funding Digital Health Research and Innovation 
15:05 – 15:15
UK Digital Health Priorities  Phillipa Hemmings 

Lead of Health Technologies at Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 

15:15 – 15:25
SFI Health Research Priorities  Ciaran Seoighe 

Deputy Director General at Science Foundation Ireland 

15:25 – 15:35
North/South Digital Health Collaborations Possibilities  Professor Joan Condell 

Professor of Intelligent Technologies at Ulster University 

15:45 – 16:00
  Featured Papers 
16:00 – 16:15 Digital Respiratory Professor Richard Costello  Consultant Physician at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland 
16:15 – 16:30 Scaling and Adoption of Digital Health Janette Hughes Director of Planning and Performance at Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre 
16:30 – 16:45 A new Patient Capability Maturity Framework  Richard Wyatt Haines
Professor Martin Curley 
Chairman at HCI
Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University
Day 1 – Closing Keynote  Elaine Brennan  Senior Vice President at Northwell Health 


Feature Session 2  Data, AI and Disruptive Technology
Generative AI and future technologies have the potential to revolutionise healthcare. In medical research, generative AI can create digital twins and synthetic patient data to identify personalised treatments and develop new drugs based on a patient’s unique genetic profile, medical history, and lifestyle factors. This is key to reduce healthcare costs and improving patient reported outcomes. AI-powered image recognition can detect patterns in medical images, identify early signs of disease, even predict the likelihood of future health problems. Future technologies such as wearable devices and remote monitoring systems can collect real-time data to help doctors monitor patients remotely. These technologies can lead to more personalised and precise care for patients, transforming the way we diagnose, treat, and manage diseases.
14:30 – 14:35 Perfect Storm
Professor Martin Curley
Director of Digital Health Cluster at Innovation Value Institute
14:35 – 14:50 Driving a data driven Patient experience  John Glennane  Chief Executive Officer at Cap Ventis 
14:50 – 15:05 European Health Dataspace  Sabine Gerdon  Business Development at Amazon Web Services 
15:05 – 15:20 Data Governance Professor Markus Helfert  Director at Innovation Value Institute 
15:20 – 15:30 AI & ML for Health Helene Dingreville
Data Science Director at Carelon
15:30 – 15:40 Data Platforms Alistair Allen
Chief Technology Officer at Better
15:40 – 15:55 The Future of AI in Radiology  Dr. John Sheehan  Clinical Director Radiology at Blackrock Health 
15:55 – 16:05 The EU AI act  Margaret Hartnett  Co-Founder at Progessio AI 
16:05 – 16:20 AI and Biomechanical Modelling in Health
Dr Dario Cazzola  Associate Professor in Biomechanics at University of Bath 
16:20 – 16:35 Break
16:35 – 16:45 Open Data and Implementation Science  Professor Anthony Staines  Professor of Health Systems at Dublin City University 
16:45 – 17:00 High Tech and Health  Professor Gerry Lacey  Head of Dept of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University 
17:00 – 17:10 AI advances in Radiology  Patrick Doherty  Vice President of Siemens Healthineers 
17:10 – 17:20 Patient Perspective on AI Stephen McMahon Director of Irish Patient’s Association
17:20 – 17:30 IP and AI on Healthcare
Raymond J. Hegarty Chief Executive Officer at Intaval Ltd.
17:30 – 17:45 AI and Avators Disrupting Health  Professor Ray O’Sullivan  Consultant Gynaecologist 
17:45 – 18:00 Break
Featured Books and Summer School Reception at Maynooth Library
Welcome (Cathal McCauley (Chief Librarian at Maynooth University Library)
‘OneHealth‘ by  Professor Piero Formica (Founder of International Entrepreneurship Academy) & Gareth Presch (Chief Executive Officer at World Health Innovation Summit)
Towards a Digital Ecology’ by Dr. Victoria Betton (Practice director – human-centred design at SmartCo Consulting)
Doing Digital’ by Ved Sen (Business Innovation at TATA Consultancy Services) 


Day 2 (June 9th) 

Location: TSI Building, Maynooth University (Lecture Hall 3) 

Time  Topic of Discussion  Speaker  Speaker Designation 
9:00 – 9:20
Digital Health at Scale – The Apollo Case   Ralf Dreischmeier  Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co 
9:20 – 9:40
Open Innovation & Technology Transfer in Digital Health: the role of universities Professor Fabrizio Dughiero Professor of Electronic Engineering at University of Padua 
9:40 – 10:00
Led Digitalisation  Professor Linda Newnes  President, Interdisciplinary Research Society 
10:00 – 10:10
Pharmacy First – A new initiative to drive structural change in the Healthcare Industry  Dermot Twomey  President of IPC and Pharmacist 
10:10 – 10:20
Interdisciplinary Research in Health  Dr Atilla Sik  Director at Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries
10:20 – 10:30 
Network Centric Healthcare  Professor Cormac Sreenan
Professor at University College Cork
10:30 – 10:40
Neurology and Digital Health  Professor David Henshall  Director at FutureNeuro 
10:40 – 10:50
Digital Health is a Political Decision  Ivan Yeates  Broadcaster
10:40 – 10:50 Digital Health Ecosystems  Andy Bleaden  Community Director at ECHAlliance
10:50 – 11:00 Architecting Future Health System  Dr. Monica Suryavanshi  Executive Director at Helios Health 
11:00 – 11:20
11:20 – 12:30
Introducing 5 10X Disruptive technologies which can change Healthcare globally 
  Respirasense – Making every breath count  Antoinette Doherty
Myles Murray 
Adv. Nurse Practitioner at Letterkenny University Hospital
Chief Executive Officer at PMD Solutions 
  Occular Micro Tremor detecting Neurolgical disease earlier  David van Zuydam  Chief Executive Officer at Head Diagnostics 
  Digital Ultrasound  Karen Kelly
Dr. Peter Weimersheimer 

Adv. Nurse Practitioner
Chief Medical Officer at Butterfly Network
  Blockchain Based Personal Electronic Health Records   Mary Carabjal  Chief Executive Officer at B1OS 
  Motusi, a new Vital Sign Mark Alexander  Chief Executive Officer at Motusi 
12:45 – 13:45
13:45 – 15:15
User and Patient Driven Innovation – 10X 
  Delivering a 10X Better GP experience Dr. Frank Kenny
David Mulville 
Chief Executive Officer at Hanover Medical
Chief Executive Officer at Dataflow International 
  10X Reduction on Medication errors that the system has brought to patients Ade Stack
Conor Leonard
Chief Executive Officer at Digicare
Chief Executive Officer at Royal Hospital Donnybrook 
  Delivering a 10X improvement in Thermometry  Dr. Roisin Shorthall  Chief Executive Officer at Trimedika 
  TBC Richelle Flanagan  Chief Executive Officer at Movement is Medicine
  Patient Led Innovation  Dearbhail Ormond  Chief Executive Officer at Frendo 
  Zonitas – 10X better Heart Attack response Dee McGuone
Dr. Vinod Malik 
Adv. Nurse Practitioner at St. James Hospital
Chief Executive Officer at Zonitas 
  Clinical Workforce Scheduling  Aimee Madden  Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Clinishift 
15:30 – 15:50 
16:00 – 17:00
Health Elevator and Changing the Business Model of Health     


Dr Jerome Adams

Director of Health Equity Initiatives, Purdue University

Ex US Surgeon General

Professor Martin Curley

Maynooth University

Professor of Innovation

Dr Monika Suryavanshi

Helios Health

Janette Hughes

DHI Scotland

Professor Piero Formica

Author, One Health

John Shaw

GM, Carelon Ireland

Amy Neale

VC, Delta Partners

Prof Fabrizio Dughiero

Vice Rector, University of Padua

He is Vice Rector for Innovation and Relations with Industries at the University of Padua.

Ade Stack

CEO, Stack Pharmacies

Jim Joyce

CEO, Beacon Health

Dr John Sheehan

Blackrock Health

Director of Radiology

Dario Cazzola

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Biomechanics at University of Bath

Dr Charles Larkin

Director of Research, Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath

Professor Markus Helfert

Director of Innovation Value Institute

Andy Bleaden

Communities Director at ECHAlliance

Hamish Dibley

Government & Public Services Director at BearingPoint

Raymond Hegarty

IP Coach & Chief Executive Officer at Intaval

Other Speakers Include:

Dr Roisin Molloy, CEO, Trimedika (Northern Ireland)
Ralf Dreischmeier, Partner, McKinsey & Co
Lars Hartenstein, Co-Leader, McKinsey Health Institute
Leo Clancy, CEO at Enterprise Ireland
Professor Linda Newnes, President Institute of Interdisciplinary Engineering, Centre Director for People Led Digitalisation, University of Bath (UK)
Dr Victoria Betton, NHS and Author “Towards a Digital Ecology”
Dr Vinod Malik, St James Hospital, Dublin and CEO, Zonitas
Aimee Madden, CEO, Clinicshift
Richard Wyatt Haines, Chair, HCI
Sabine Gerdon, Amazon Web Services
Professor Eamonn O’Neill, Head of Computer Science, University of Bath
Richard Kennedy, Janssen
Ciaran Seoige, Deputy Director, Science Foundation Ireland
Mark Alexander, CEO, Motusi (USA)
Professor Anthony Staines, Professor of Health Systems, DCU
Professor Joan Condell, Ulster University
Richelle Flanagan, Entrepreneur and Parkinson’s Advocate
John Glennane, CEO, CapVentis
Karen Kelly, ANP, Novak Cardiac Alliance
David Mulville, CEO, Dataflow International


Accommodation Options

Glenroyal Hotel :

Barberstown Castle :

Maynooth University Campus Accommodation: