Cardiovasular czar will be joined by international and national opinion leaders at this year’s Engineers Ireland Annual Conference in Sligo
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French Professor Alain Cribier MD, who broke new ground working with engineers in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders and improved treatments for 80,000 heart patients world-wide, is the key note speaker at the 2014 Engineers Ireland Annual Conference.

Joining him in the line-up is John Parker, the structural engineer responsible for constructing West Europe’s tallest building, Renzo Piano’s Shard in London.

Entitled Collaborating to Engineer a Better Society, the conference – in association with Bord Gáis Éireann – takes place on Thursday 15and Friday 16th May, in the Sligo Park Hotel. A variety of entrepreneurs and opinion leaders across all disciplines of engineering are set to come together to reflect the profession’s key role in improving the world we live in.

Prof Alain Cribier is set to speak at this year’s conference

The line-up of speakers also features Mark Gelfand, a US electrical engineer whose medical device innovations include renal denervation and George Mullan, a Sligo native who will talk about his company SIS Pitches, which supplies sports surfaces to the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The conference will be opened by the current president of Engineers Ireland, Dr John O’Dea, CEO and founder of Crospon, one of Galway’s leading medical-device companies.

Speaking about the conference, Dr O’Dea expressed his desire to bring together a range of speakers who though from different industries can share their collaborative experiences with Ireland’s engineering community: “The Engineers Ireland annual conference presents a unique experience for our diverse engineering membership to come together and explore issues which they face jointly and with other professions,” he said.

“Problem solving is key to the success of any engineer’s career, irrespective of their area of expertise. This conference is designed to present ideas about current and future challenges facilitating knowledge sharing amongst the audience.”

Bord Gáis has been associated with the Engineers Ireland Annual Conference for the fifth time this year. Sean Casey, the organisation’s managing director, said engineers were at the core of Bord Gáis’ business. “Supporting the profession’s continuing development through the annual conference fits with our philosophy of encouraging our engineering professionals to be the very best at what they do so they can deliver an excellent service to all our customers,” he added.

The Engineers Ireland annual conference is a prestigious national event that attracts a multitude of engineers from both the public and private sector. For information on the full speaker line-up, breakout sessions, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities and to register for the conference, visit www.engineersirelandconference.ie.

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  French Professor Alain Cribier MD, who broke new ground working with engineers in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders and improved treatments for 80,000 heart patients world-wide, is the key note speaker at the 2014 Engineers Ireland Annual Conference. Joining him in the line-up is John Parker, the structural engineer responsible...