Irish Medical Organisation

9.30-10.00am Registration and Coffee


10.00 - 10.10am Welcome – Dr Clive Kilgallen, IMO President


10.10-10.30 What is Gender Equality and why is it so important ? 

Dr Catherine Day, Former Secretary General of the European Commission and Chair of the Citizen’s Assembly on Gender Equality


10.30-10.50am IMO Gender Equality in Medicine Survey – Presentation of Results


10.50-11.30am Panel DiscussionOvercoming Barriers to Gender Equality in Medicine

Hosted by Dr Madeleine Ní Dhálaigh Our panel discusses the key themes that emerged from the IMO survey on Gender Equality in Medicine.

  • Dr Ina Kelly, Former IMO President and Chair of IMO Women in Medicine Working Group
  • Dr Sarah Fitzgibbon, GP and Founder Women in Medicine in Ireland Network
  • Dr Paddy Hillery, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Dr Rachel McNamara, National NCHD Innovation Fellow with the Spark Innovation programme, Chair IMO NCHD Women in Medicine Working Group
  • Dr Syeda Amna Azim, NCHD Committee Member


11.30-12.00pm Coffee break


12.00-12.20pm Reflections on Gender, Work-Life balance and Leadership in Medicine

Dr Suzanne Crowe, President Medical Council


12.20 -1.00pm Advancing Gender Equality in Medical Education and Training

Hosted by Dr Clive Kilgallen, IMO President, our guest speakers discuss some of the initiatives in place to address gender inequalities in medical education and training.

Professor Anthony O’Regan, Chair of the National Taskforce on the NCHD Workforce and Dean of the Institute of medicine

Ms Sarah Fink, Head of Athena Swan Ireland


1.00-1.20pm IMOFS Presentation on Gender and the Pension Gap


1.20-2.00pm Lunch


2.00-3.30pm Interactive Sessions

Delegates to pre-register for 1 of 2 interactive sessions

  1. Active Bystander Training,

Professor, Louise Crowley, Professor in Family Law, UCC hosts this session which aims to provide individuals with the skills to challenge unacceptable behaviours, including those which may have become normalised over time.

  1. Gender Diversity and Addressing Unconscious Bias,

Dr Gozie Offiah, Senior lecturer RCSI and National Clinical Lead for Intern Training, HSE, will introduce the topics of Diversity and Intersectionality and competencies required to address unconscious bias.


3.30-3.40pm Close of Conference  - Dr Clive Kilgallen, IMO President

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