Leading International and Irish experts on COVID-19 to attend ICGP virtual conference for General Practitioners on Saturday May 9th 

WHO Executive Director of Health Emergencies Programme Dr Mike Ryan a highlight

The Irish College of General Practitioners has organised a special half-day educational virtual conference on the fast changing COVID-19 clinical environment for GPs in Ireland and abroad. It will be held on Saturday May 9th from 9am – 1pm.

The conference, entitled “Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic” – is an opportunity for GPs to learn from leading Irish and international experts and hear an expert discussion about its implications to date. 

It will be held in virtual format, with pre-registration now open at www.icgp.ie

Highlights include:

    • Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Emergencies Programme
    • Prof.  Martin Cormican, HSE Lead, Infection Control
    • Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE
    • Dr Mary Favier, President ICGP,
    • Dr Nuala O’Connor, ICGP Clinical Lead on COVID-19 and Infection Control


The conference will be opened by Mr Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, and Ms Laura Magahy, Executive Director of Sláintecare, will join an expert panel which represents the brought spectrum of those at the coalface during the COVID-19 crises.

The full programme is available via members’ login at www.icgp.ie and is attached below.

Dr. Tony Cox, Medical Director of the ICGP, said: “The pandemic has created huge challenges for GPs, and we have implemented rapid changes in how we do our work. At the same time, GPs need regular and timely updates on the latest guidelines and advice.”

“This half-day virtual conference is a unique opportunity for GPs to be informed on a wide range of issues from infection control in practices, to palliative care to therapeutics. The ICGP has worked to support its members adapt and change their work practices through webinars and podcasts. This event will serve as a vital educational tool for GPs in Ireland and all over the world.”

“We are delighted that Dr Mike Ryan, a world leader on healthcare, will join us for a discussion about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a very strong expert panel, and our own Clinical Leads will give expert updates on specific areas of care under COVID-19.”

“The College’s Annual Conference was originally scheduled for 8th & 9th May. We have postponed that event to November next, but we hope this half-day virtual event will bring the GP community together to learn from each other.” ENDS

ISSUED BY Aileen O’Meara, Communications Consultant ICGP. Tel. 087 2239830. Email: media@icgp.ie

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NOTE: This conference is for general practitioners. Recordings available on request.