8:50

Welcome from the Chair 

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Health Editor, The Sunday Business Post

9:00

Ministerial Address: Health of the Nation: Creating a responsive, accessible and sustainable health service

Simon Harris TD

Simon Harris TD

Minister for Health

9:20

Opening Address: The rising demand for healthcare

The policy implications of our rapidly growing and ageing population

Maev-Ann Wren

Maev-Ann Wren

Joint Research Area Co-Ordinator for Health and Quality of Life Research, The ESRI

9:40

International Address: The politics of universal health coverage: A question of willpower?

Political will is hugely significant in moving towards a publicly-financed universal healthcare system is highly political. In this session, you’ll hear examples of how UHC has been achieved in some countries and why it has been floundering in others. How does healthcare become a political priority?

Robert Yates

Robert Yates

Project Director, Universal Health Coverage Policy Forum, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London

10:05

Morning Keynote Address: The case for Place-Based Health and Care: Re-engineering health and care systems to secure better outcomes and a sustainable future

There is widespread recognition of the wider determinants of health, where only 20 per cent of health outcomes result from clinical treatment and the remaining 80 per cent determined by wider factors such as lifestyle choices, the physical environment and family and social networks. Reimagining health as place-based opens out the definition of health from clinical care to one that encompasses wider determinants. Health spending must shift away from treatment and towards prevention. How we can re-engineer the health and care system to secure better outcomes and become sustainable for the future?

Lord Victor Adebowale

Lord Victor Adebowale

Chair, Collaborate CIC and CEO, Turning Point, UK

10:30

Q&A with speakers

10:45

Morning Break

STREAM 1: Sláintecare

Now for the hard part… paying for and implementing Sláintecare

STREAM 2: Access to Healthcare

With some of the longest waiting times in Europe, will we finally get to grips with the chronic lack of access to care

STREAM 3: Digital Health

Technologies could help cut costs and improve care – but, it’s not easy to change

1:00

Lunch

14:05

Welcome back from the Chair 

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Health Editor, The Sunday Business Post

14:10

Afternoon Keynote Address: Tackling wasteful spending in health

Investing in health is one thing, but doing so sustainably is another. A significant share of healthcare spending in OECD countries is at best ineffectual and at worst wasteful. Tackling the burden of wasteful spending in health is imperative. There are solutions but what are they?

Agnès Couffinhal

Agnès Couffinhal

Senior Economist, the OECD, Paris

14:40

AI in Healthcare: The Future

Learn how the latest AI technologies and capabilities will solve some of healthcare’s toughest challenges. Plus, introducing Stevie, assisting the elderly and people with disabilities.

Stevie The Robot & Conor McGinn

Stevie The Robot & Conor McGinn

Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin

15:00

Locknote Panel Discussion: A new agenda for change? Making it happen…

We’ve invited our speakers to reflect on the plan one year on from its publication and assess its chances of implementation

Tom O'Dowd

Tom O'Dowd

Professor of General Practice, Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College Centre for Health Services

Brigid Doherty

Brigid Doherty

CEO, Patient Focus

15:45

Wrap up and closing remarks