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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Mark Molloy

In 2012, Roisin and Mark Molloy’s fifth son Mark, tragically died shortly after birth as a result of “Care and Systems Failures”. The impact Mark’s death and search for the truth thrust the Molloy’s into the roles of campaigners, advocates and researchers.

Almost 8 years on, the Molly’s have become integral to reform of Ireland’s health service. Their work has brought about many crucial developments including Ireland’s forthcoming Open Disclosure Legislation, National Maternity Strategy, National Perinatal Bereavement Standards and, significantly, the mandatory reporting of ‘Never Events’. They have campaigned successfully for Patient Safety to be prioritised at Government level which resulted in the establishment of Ireland’s National Patient Safety Office in 2016.

Mark was appointed to the Board of the HSE as a patient representative in 2019. Roisin was a ministerial appointment to the Slaintecare Advisory Council in 2018, Ireland’s 10-year Health Service reform vision.

The Molloy’s were honoured with a People of the Year Award 2016 for their contributions to improving Ireland’s health services.

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Patient safety – how can patients and families help improve it?


Learn more about Thomas Allvin

Thomas Allvin

Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Thomas Allvin
Learn more about Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Mark Pearson
Learn more about Carina Pittens

Carina Pittens

Assistant Professor of Patient involvement in health research, policy-making and care practice at the Athena Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Carina Pittens

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Learn more about Miklós Szócska

Miklós Szócska

Former Secretary of State for Health in Hungary, Director of the Health Services Management Training Centre of the Semmelweis University

Miklós Szócska

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