Leading academics and clinicians from Ireland and the UK will provide unique insights into health economics, universal healthcare and the future of general practice among other topics at the NAGP’s upcoming Annual General Meeting.

The event, which takes place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, at the Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin, will include workshops and one-on-one advice forums covering legal, tax and personal finance. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

If you have not already registered for this event which we expect our members to find educational and informative, please do so now at www.nagp.ie/events

Our keynote speaker for the AGM is Dr Edward Walsh, founding President of the National University of Limerick and a freeman of the city of Limerick. He will be speaking on the topic of Adapting International Practice to Transform Irish Healthcare.

Dr Walsh has served as founding chairman of the Irish Council for Science Technology and Innovation, the National Technological Park, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, and the National Self–Portrait Collection of Ireland.

He has also served as chairman of the Conference of Heads of Irish Universities and Vice President of the International Association of University Presidents. He serves on the boards of a number of organisations. He holds honorary doctorates from five universities.

Dr Simon Mills, barrister-at-law, mediator and author will address the meeting on the intriguing topic of General Practice: An Outsider’s View while Julie Price of the Medical Protection Society will discuss The Ghosts of Repeat Prescribing.

Dr Tom O’Connor, Lecturer in Economics, Public Policy and Healthcare at Cork Institute of Technology will talk about Ignoring Your Own Policy and Evidence: the Government’s Attack on the Primary Care System.

During the afternoon session, Dr Christopher Poole, lecturer and researcher at Cardiff University will present on diabetes and health economics while Dr Steve Davies, consultant endocrinologist at Cardiff University and Dr Ronan Canavan, consultant endocrinologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin will discuss the necessities of resourcing general practice appropriately and the challenges and benefits of moving patients from a secondary to a primary care setting.

This will be followed by a workshop on tax advice presented by Roisin Duffy, senior tax advisor with Farrelly, Dawe and White Ltd

For full details or to register online go to www.nagp.ie/events . Alternatively you can call us on (01) 6622755 to register or email cgoodey@nagp.ie. Admission is free for members and €40 for non-members.