Everything you need to know

The 2023 Spring DSSGs take place on Friday, March 31st 2023. 

The agenda for the day is at the foot of this page, if you are a member of Cancer Trials Ireland you will receive an email this week (commencing Mar 27th) that includes an Agenda with all MS Teams links included. 

Attending in person?

You must be registered to attend in person – email info@cancertrials.ie to register. The Stakeholder Meeting is open to non-members, but DSSG meetings may only be attended by Cancer Trials Ireland members. 

Where to go: 

  • Tercentenary Hall, 2nd Floor, TCD Biomedical Sciences Building, 152-160 Pearse St, Dublin, D02 R590

Stakeholder meeting / Details

The Spring Stakeholders Meeting will focus on GDPR / Data Protection issues. To accommodate an increased number of panellists the meeting has been lengthened to run from 9am – 10.15am. The session will be facilitated by Cancer Trials Ireland CEO, Eibhlin Mulroe, and the confirmed speaker list is as follows:

  • David Murphy, Data Protection Commission’s Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for supervision of the Public, and Health Sectors
  • Racheal Batten, National Lead for Legal Support and Data Protection from the HSE Research Office
  • Ashley Bazin, Team Leader, Tallaght University Hospital
  • Sadhbh O’Neill (Research Officer Grade VIII), Tallaght University Hospital
  • Deirdre O’Brien (Contracts), Tallaght University Hospital
  • Maureen O’Grady, University Hospital Limerick Team Leader

Virtual meeting invitations will be issued in the coming weeks, but if you would like to register your interest in attending this meeting immediately, email info@cancertrials.ie.  

You do not have to be a member of Cancer Trials Ireland to attend the stakeholder meeting. It is open to members of industry, patient advocates, and other interested parties who may wish to attend. 

Returning Investigator session: Dr Hazel O'Sullivan

The ‘Returning Investigator Session’ presentation takes place at 16.00 on Friday March 31st 2023. 

Biography / Dr Hazel O’Sullivan
Dr Hazel O’Sullivan is a medical oncologist with a special interest in lung cancer and oncogenetics. She received her Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2021. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials and a Postgraduate Certificate in Cancer Genetics. She has completed fellowships in oncogenetics, gynae-oncology and thoracic oncology at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust. Her presentation will cover: 

  • Career path to date
  • Mentors
  • An ‘outside-in’ perspective on Irish researchers & research, having recently returned from abroad
  • Research interests

This session will be facilitated by Cancer Trials Ireland CEO, Eibhlin Mulroe.

Who can attend

This session is primarily aimed at investigators of all levels – trainee to senior / principal / chief investigators. It is also open to members of Cancer Trials Ireland, and to oncology trainees, doctors and SpRs with an interest in clinical research who may not (yet) be members. If this describes you, and you wish to attend this session, virtually, or in person, please email info@cancertrials.ie.

How to attend

To register for in-person attendance, email info@cancertrials.ie. For virtual attendance, members of Cancer Trials Ireland have already been sent MS Teams meeting links and calendar invites. If you are not a member, but meet the criteria set out in the ‘Who can Attend’ section, email info@cancertrials.ie to ask for an MS Teams meeting link. 

The agenda for the forthcoming DSSG meetings is available by clicking on the agenda image, left. Please note: 
  • This version of the agenda includes dates & times only
  • DSSG co-ordinators will issue invitations, including virtual meeting links, in the coming days (you may have received already)
  • On the week of the DSSG meetings, members will receive a Master Agenda by email that includes all DSSG meeting links