Ever wanted to get involved with health research and innovations, but never knew how? Time to unwrap your potential as a citizen of science! Join us in the Science Gallery Dublin Café on 11th December for a festive soirée of dynamic and diverse discussions with members of the public and research specialists spanning a range of disciplines.

For research to be relevant and responsive to the needs of the public, and society as a whole, there must first be dialogue. Over some mulled wine and festive treats, researchers will ask for your insights, your perspective and your take on topics ranging from digital health to genetics, big data, ageing well, mental health and much more. You’ll have the unique opportunity to actively engage in an open discussion on research innovations taking shape in Ireland today.

Éilish Burke, Ussher Assistant Professor of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Gianpiero Cavalleri, FutureNeuro, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dr Etain Quigley, Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University
Dr Maria Quinlan, Sociologist, UCD
Dominic Campbell, Co-Founder of Creative Aging International and Atlantic Fellow for Equity and Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Derick Mitchell, Chief Executive of the Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science & Industry (IPPOSI)

Hosted by Philip Smyth, Scientist and Broadcaster


Here's to Your Health is a warm-up event for SPARKS: Beyond the Lab, an exhibition examining technological shifts in health and medicine, which will be on display in the Deloitte Gallery at Science Gallery Dublin from 20th December 2017 until 19th February 2018.

A travelling exhibition that has been shown in 33 countries, SPARKS aims to stimulate conversations between citizens, scientists, policy makers and education professionals in order to encourage them to share responsibility for science in a way that makes it relevant to the needs of society. A local case study from Ireland demonstrating responsible research and innovation in practice will also be included in the exhibition, showcasing the work of the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability.



Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement Number 665825 and brought to you through partnership with the the Health Research Board.

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  • Price: Free - Registration Required
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