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TUS Annual Research Ethics Conference 2022

12th May 2022   /   TUS Athlone Campus   /   10:00am - 15:00pm

The TUS Annual Research Ethics Conference 2022 will take place at the Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone campus, on Thursday, 12 May from 10:00am – 3:30pm

About the Research Ethics Conference

The theme of the conference for 2022 is on “The Effects of the Pandemic on Society” and speakers will range from across a number of areas.

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Conference Schedule

Session 1 Chair: Dr. Mary McDonnell Naughton

10:00 – 10:15 Conference Opening

10:15 – 10:45 Keynote Speaker Prof. Cecily Kelleher (UCD)

Measures to Address the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Older People and Congregated Settings

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK and Postgraduate Research Poster Display

Session 2 Chair: Dr. Máire Brophy

11:00– 11:30 Measuring Mortality during COVID-19 Pandemic (TBC)

John Flanagan, Statistician, Central Statistics Office (CSO)

11:30 – 12:00 Social and Poverty Impact of COVID-19

Gerard Reilly, Head of Division, Central Statistics Office (CSO)

12:00 – 12:30 End of life and resuscitation decision making during the pandemic?

Prof. Shaun O’Keeffe (NUI Galway/Saolta Hospital Group)

12:30 – 12:45 Session Discussions, Questions and Answers

12:45 – 13:30 LUNCH and Postgraduate Research Poster Display

Session 3 Chair: Dr. Rita Scully

13:30 – 14:00 Lest we forget – Dying and bereavement defining a pandemic

Ms Orla Keegan (Irish Hospice Foundation)

14:00 – 15:30 TUS Midlands, Midwest – Speakers and Discussions

14:00 Frank Houghton Reflections on Ireland’s National Research Ethics Committee for Medical Devices (NREC-MD)

14:15 Agnes Tully Student Nurses and their experience of the pandemic

14:30 Treasa Fox Impact of the pandemic on the mental health of students

14:45 Kayli Sousa Smyth Vaccine Innovation: The World’s Top Priority?

15:00 Dept. of Learning & Teaching

Continuity, Connectedness and Care: supporting staff and student’s during the emergency remote teaching period.

15:15 Session Discussions, Questions and Answer


The conference will:

  • Allows participants to hear from a range of speakers on the effects of the pandemic on society.
  • How research played its part during the pandemic.
  • Allow for open and robust discussion
  • Provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues between breaks and at lunch.
  • View the sample showcase of postgraduate research papers that will be on display