|12.00pm – 12.45pm||Arrival, networking lunch and visit exhibitors|
|12.45pm – 1.05pm||Welcome & Opening Address – speaker TBA|
|1.05pm – 2.00pm||The sky is no longer the limit:|
Dr Norah Patten, Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Candidate
|2.00pm – 3.30pm||Using a personal strengths based approach to re-energise and unlock personal potential:|
A workshop with Connie Merrick, ACC, Professional Coach and Strengths Profile Practitioner
|3.30pm – 4.00pm||Networking break and visit exhibitors|
|4.00pm – 4.15pm||MRII Examination 2023 Presentations|
|4.15pm – 5.00pm||Dr Illona Duffy, National Director of Continued Medical Education (CME) ICGP:|
in conversation with Shane Coleman, Moderator/Newstalk
Dr. Norah Patten, Scientist-Astronaut Candidate:
Dr Norah Patten is a faculty member at the International Space University and is a citizen scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere). An aeronautical engineering graduate from University of Limerick Norah is an award winning STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) advocate and ambassador and is a competent communicator with radio, television and public speaking experience. Norah has participated in several citizen science campaigns including microgravity research flights, spacesuit testing and evaluation and spacecraft egress
“From Ireland to Space” Hear how since the age of 11 after a family trip to NASA in Cleveland Ohio, Norah has been obsessed with space. In this talk, she will share some of her experiences of progressing the impossible dream of one day getting to space. Norah will talk about her experiences in this exciting field and some of the STEM initiatives she has created to bring Ireland along on this adventure. Experiences including spacesuit testing, spacecraft egress, microgravity flights, high-g flights, hypoxia training and more.
Connie Merrick, ACC, Professional Coach and Strengths Profile Practitioner
Connie is an International Coaching Federation accredited Professional Coach and accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner. Having had a rewarding 30 years’ career with a global pharmaceutical company, Connie has a keen understanding of the complexities of the Pharma industry, is very familiar with the challenges and dynamics of cross functional teamwork whilst also meeting the needs of external stakeholders. On transitioning from the Pharma industry, Connie established her own coaching practice and is founder and director of Connie Merrick Coaching Ltd.
Offering a professional, authentic, and impactful coaching service to clients, Connie partners with them to deepen their awareness, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life. Her successful sales career of over 30 years was built on excellent communication skills, in particular, active listening , powerful questioning skills and a very good intuition, and this in combination with a calm and non-judgemental nature led Connie to Professional Coaching.
Dr Illona Duffy, National Director of Continued Medical Education (CME) ICGP
Dr Illona Duffy, National Director of Continued Medical Education (CME) ICGP in conversation with Shane Coleman, Moderator/Newstalk.
Moderator: Shane Coleman, Newstalk
Shane Coleman is presenter of Newstalk Breakfast. Shane is also a columnist with the Times Ireland edition. He is a former Political Editor of the Sunday Tribune and was previously that newspaper’s Business Editor. As well as being an award winning journalist, he is the author of four books on politics.