dotMD 2017

Our sold out 2017 Conference took place at Smock Alley, Dublin on March 10th 2017.


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2017 Conference Speakers

Richard Kogan

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Richard KoganRichard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a psychiatrist and as a concert pianist.  He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program.

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Paddy Barrett

Physician scientist

Paddy BarrettPhysician scientist committed to exploring the powerful intersections of psychology, technology and biology. Also the presenter of The Doctor Paradox podcast.

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Sinéad Gleeson

Writer, Broadcaster and Critic

Sinead GleesonSinead presents the Book Show on RTE Radio 1. She is the editor of three short story anthologies including The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers.

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Ravi Komatireddy

Physician Innovator

Ravi KomatireddyInternal Medicine Physician and Digital Health Innovator with a deep knowledge of clinical decision support software and how technology will ultimately augment the clinical work flow.

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Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin



Authors of The Novel Cure - An A-Z of Literary Remedies and founders of the bibliotherapy service at The School of Life, Ella and Susan have been prescribing books either virtually or in person to patients all over the world.

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Jay Baruch

Assistant Professor of emergency medicine and author

Jay BaruchDirector of the Program in Clinical Arts and Humanities at the Alpert Medical school of Brown University, and author of 2 collections of short stories; 'What's Left Out' and 'Fourteen Stories'

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Jemma Millen


Jemma MillenJemma is a ceramicist from Co. Antrim. Inspired by events in her life and natural surroundings, Jemma uses her craft as her own personal therapy as well as an outlet for thoughts and emotions. Her work is inspired by her father's fight with dementia.

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Ciara Kelly

GP, broadcaster and journalist

UnknownDr Ciara Kelly is a GP, Broadcaster and Award Winning Columnist. She writes a weekly column for the Irish Independent, is the medical expert of the George Hook Show, RTE's Operation Transformation programme, and appears regularly on TV and radio.

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Paul Reynolds

Consultant Psychiatrist

Small PaulDr. Paul Reynolds is a Limerick based psychiatrist and story teller who specialises in the Psychiatry of Later Life.

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Brendan Kelly

Professor of Psychiatry and author

Brendan KellyProfessor Brendan Kelly is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at University College Dublin and consultant psychiatrist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

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