The 20th National Health Summit

Creating a healthcare system fit for today and fit for the future

February 7, 2024 | Croke Park, Dublin

Creating a healthcare system fit for today and fit for the future


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In the most recent country health profile for Ireland, OECD/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies noted that people in Ireland live longer and healthier lives than most other Europeans – in the past two decades life expectancy in Ireland has registered huge gains with most people reporting being in good health. 

It comes as no surprise though that the report also states that while quality of healthcare is generally good, access to services is constrained by costs and waiting times, a shortage of healthcare workers in the public sector and low intensive care capacity in public hospitals. 

Ireland’s healthcare service has been explored and examined, discussed and debated at our events over the past two decades. At the 20th anniversary National Health Summit, we will look back at the care and treatment provided in Ireland over the past two decades. We will explore how the health and care system can adapt to face future challenges including a growing and ageing population with more people living longer with chronic health conditions, the challenge of moving to a prevention first approach to healthcare, realising the potential of innovation to transform patients’ care pathways and attracting and retaining healthcare professionals. 

Join us in Croke Park February 7th as we look back on the past two decades, celebrate the present and embrace the future of healthcare. Hear from renowned healthcare leaders and experts, network and interact with your peers as we discuss learnings to inform and inspire a dialogue about the future of our healthcare service. 

On this milestone year for the National Health Summit, we would like to say a special thanks to everyone who attended, spoke at, sponsored and supported our event over the past 20 years.

Our event will feature plenary sessions and dedicated conference tracks where we’ll be addressing some Big Question topics:

  • Understanding the past as we prepare for the future: Progress made, challenges faced and future goals for improving healthcare
  • Imagining and creating the future: How well-designed policies will help us to stay well for longer
  • Funding our healthcare system: What is the path ahead for the healthcare budget?
  • What needs to be done to ensure integrated care works for people and populations
  • Our ageing population: Is Ireland ready to face up to the impact the ageing population will have on our society and healthcare system?
  • Going digital: Crucial areas for healthcare policymakers
  • Creating the workforce of the future: The skills, leadership and culture needed for digital change
  • Innovation: What will it take to bring improvement from the margins to the mainstream?
  • Accelerating the benefits of collaboration for patients and communities
  • Taking action to achieve the vision of moving care closer to home: What needs to be done to ensure integrated care works for people and populations
  • What we can learn from case studies and best practices at home and abroad
  • Leaders and decision-makers in healthcare management and delivery
  • Clinicians and clinical leaders
  • Policy-makers
  • Service and solutions providers to the health sector
Here are some of the well-known organisations who attended the 2021 summit:

Advanced Organisation, Amgen Ireland, Arthur Cox, AWS, AXIS Healthcare Consulting Ltd., BD Medical, Bon Secours Health System CLG, Boston Scientific, Cancer Trials Ireland, Department of Health, Dexcom, Digital Transformation and Open Innovation – HSE, DKIT, ECHAlliance, Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic Co-operation and Development, eHealth and Disruptive Technologies, EIT Health Ireland-UK, EY, Fitbit, Flex Power Solutions, GS1 Ireland, Health Products Regulatory Authority, Health Research Board, Health Service Executive, Healthcare 21 Group, HealthTech Ireland, IMO, SVUH, International Foundation for Integrated Care, IPHA, Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Hospital Consultants Association, Irish Life Health, Irish Medical Organisation, Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry, Isaac, Janssen Sciences Ireland, Jinga Life, Johnson and Johnson, Kildare County Council, Laya Healthcare, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Mclernon Computers Ltd, Merck, Mobile Medical Diagnostics, National Cancer Control Programme, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, National Screening Service, NHS, Novartis, Nursing Homes Ireland, Patients for Patient Safety Ireland, PMD Solutions, Primary Care Services, RCSI, Roche, RTE, Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group, Saolta University Hospital Care Group, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Servisource/Isaacs, Shine, St. James’s Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital, TCP Homecare, Teva Pharmaceuticals, TPC HomeCare, Trinity College Dublin, UL Hospital Group, University College Cork, UPMC, VHI Healthcare


Hear what attendees from our past healthcare events had to say

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Isaac Care & Servisource

The 19th National Health Summit truly was a fantastic event in Croke Park yesterday. There were some fantastic leaders from our industry in attendance and many great speakers also. 


Dr. Ronan Fawsitt

GP & member of the Sláintecare RHA Advisory Group

Meeting was relevant to the current change agenda and the quality of speakers was great. Also extremely well organised. Well done

Chris Luke

Dr. Chris Luke

Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Public Health, UCC, columnist, podcaster & author

Unexpectedly for a “conference”, I greatly enjoyed my visit to the Health Summit and meeting (very) old friends and new. It also proved a great opportunity for useful networking


Loretto Grogan

National Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer, National Digital Health Clinical Office, HSE

… delighted to participate. Yes there was a great buzz around the place and an air of positivity!

Susan Tracy

Susan Treacy

CEO, HealthTech Ireland Association

The SMART Health Summit 2023 was an excellent day of discussion and networking, with thought leaders contributing the latest insights on all thing’s digital healthcare. It was a wonderful forum to catch up with HealthTech Ireland members, colleagues and strategic partners alike.

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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144

Email: [email protected]

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The inclusion of event sponsors, exhibitors or partners does not constitute an endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation by The National Health Summit or iQuest Ltd. and we make no representations or warranties about any product or service contained therein.

Contact Us

This summit is organised by iQuest & Business Post LIVE. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me

Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator

Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913

Email: [email protected]

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