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24-04-2013

Conference "Keeping Ireland Fit for Work", Dublin, 24 April 2013

The Minister for Social Protection Ms Joan Burton, TD, will be a keynote speaker at a conference "Keeping Ireland Fit for Work"  taking place in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 24 April. Organised jointly by the European Parliament Office in Ireland together with Arthritis Ireland, the conference will feature a video message from Emer Costello MEP and speakers will include a wide range of participants from the medical profession, to employer groups, to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  

AGENDA

8.30: REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9.15-10.00

Dr. John Bowman, Chair of Forum Welcome

Dr. Don Thornhill, Chair of The National Competitiveness Council

Fit for Work - Setting the Scene

Mr Francis Jacobs, Head, European Parliament Office in Ireland

Video message from Emer Costello MEP

Prof. Steve Bevan, Director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation The European Perspective

10.00: REFRESHMENT

10.30-12.30: KEEPING IRELAND FIT FOR WORK - THE PROPOSED SOLUTION

John Church, CEO, Arthritis Ireland

Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Dr. Robert Ryan, Occupational Physician Intervention Guidelines

Dr. John McDermott, G.P Sickness Certification

Mary Connaughton, Head of HR Development, IBEC The Employer Perspective

David Joyce, Policy Officer, ICTU The Employee Perspective

Margaret Morrissey, Country HR Director, Abbott Intervention in the Company Context

David Harney, Chief Executive, Irish life Corporate Business The Insurer’s Perspective

Peter Boyd, Person living with arthritis The Patient Perspective

OPEN FORUM

Facilitated by Dr. John Bowman