HMI Annual Conference 2018

The Learning Rooms are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Health Management Institute Annual Conference on Monday, 19 November, The Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin. The HMI Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for Irish healthcare managers to meet and network with colleagues in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The theme of this year’s conference is Future Health: From Vision to Action, that reflects the challenges faced in relation to the provision of healthcare services for future generations. The conference looks at solutions to bridging the “knowing-doing” gap. The vision is based on the Sláintecare Strategy to deliver healthcare that is available, accessible, acceptable and underpinned by high quality.


The conference will be formally opened by HMI President, Lucy Nugent. The morning speakers will be joined by other experts at the forefront of innovation and change in health service delivery in Ireland.

Speakers throughout the day are featured in the following running order:

Big Picture 09:15 – 10:45

  • Professor Eamon O’Shea
  • Dr. Simon Boucher
  • Laura Magahy

Break 10:45 – 11:15

Levers of Change 11:15 – 12:30

  • Chaired by Lorcan Birthistle
  • Dr. Magda Rosenmöller
  • Professor Martin Curley
  • Professor Barry O’Sullivan

Lunch 12:30 – 14:15

Afternoon Session 14:15

  • Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D.

Spotlight on Healthcare Management Style and Practices 14:30 – 15:45

  • Chaired by Professor John R. Higgins
  • Dr. Colin Doherty
  • Ann O’Connor
  • Patricia Doherty
  • Roger Murray

Conference Close 15:45 – 16:00

The final session of the conference will feature a highly interactive panel discussion focussing on changes needed in management style and practices in the health service.


The Learning Rooms will be in attendance with a dedicated stand at the HMI Conference. To book a time to meet with us on the day, e-mail

The HMI Annual conference is an excellent opportunity to spark debate and discussion about making the committed vision a reality. It is designed for senior managers in Irish health services, and will be of significant interest to policy makers, service users, educators and other stakeholders involved in transforming the Sláintecare vision into reality.

To book a place at the conference, please visit the HMI website.