Via direct link from Ireland, Carol Ferrell, Senior Executive from Science Foundation Ireland, will provide an introduction to SFI’s mission and how they fund potential medical breakthroughs in medicine. The second part of the program will be a research update from Dr. Karl Kador on 3D bioprinting of cartilage templates used to grow whole bones.
Dr. Erin Tiedeken will start the first of two recorded sessions. She will focus on the decline of pollinators in Ireland and the impact on food production, in Ireland and world-wide. The second session, by Dr. David Finn, National University of Ireland, Galway will focus on the science and treatment of chronic pain, comparing the effectiveness of pain killers, antidepressants and medical cannabis.