The Alpha One Foundation is delighted to announce the Annual Alpha-1 Conference will take place on:
Friday 24th October 2014,
commencing at 9.30 am
in Marino Institute of Education,
Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.
We would like to invite all Alpha-1 patients and their families to attend. We would especially like to welcome newly diagnosed Alpha-1 individuals and their families. This year we are delighted to have a representative from the US Embassy opening our conference. Our special guest speaker is Mr. John Walsh, CEO of the US Alpha-1 Foundation and Alpha-1 patient. John is an inspiration to the Alpha-1 community around the world and has done incredible work to raise awareness and fund research into Alpha-1.
The exciting line-up of speakers includes Professor Gerry McElvaney, Alpha-1 specialist at Beaumont Hospital, Dr. Kevin Molloy, Alpha-1 researcher, and Mr. Damien Peelo from COPD Support Ireland. Marino Institute is easily accessed from the M50 and is situated on Griffith Avenue on the north side of the city .
Attendance is free of charge with a complimentary lunch provided. Christmas cards will be on sale on the day, €5 for a pack of 10. To reserve your place at this year’s conference phone 01-8093876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle O’Brien, Physiotherapist speaking at last years conference
09.30 Registration, Tea and Coffee
10.00 Conference Opening by Representative from the US Embassy
10.10 Clinical Trials and New Developments for Alpha-1
Professor Gerry McElvaney, Respiratory Consultant, Beaumont Hospital
10.30 The US Alpha-1 Foundation – An Amazing Success Story
John Walsh, President & CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation USA
11.10 Genetics in Ireland & Alpha-1
Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri, Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics, RCSI
11.35 The MZ Question – An Irish Family Study
Dr. Kevin Molloy, Department of Medicine, RCSI
12.00 National Screening Programme & Current Research in Alpha-1
Laura Fee, Alpha One Foundation & Dr. Emer Reeves, RCSI
12.20 Question and Answers
12.30 Light Lunch Provided in College Cafeteria
13.30 COPD Support Ireland
Damien Peelo, CEO, COPD Support Ireland
14.00 Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Alpha-1
Michelle O’Brien, Physiotherapist, Respiratory Unit, St Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire