From 9:00am Networking Breakfast & Registration 
9:30-9:40am Opening Remarks

  • Emer Sherry, Senior Executive, Irish Medtech Association 
  • Margaret O’Halloran, Principal Scientist in MQSA, J&J

9:40-10:00am Standards / Regulatory Update

  • Margaret O’Halloran, Principal Scientist in MQSA, J&J


  • David O'Sullivan, PhD, Senior Director, Microbiological Quality and Sterility Assurance
    J&J MedTech (Ethicon/CSS/RAD)

  Anonymous Questions 

  • Chaired by Margaret O’Halloran, Principal Scientist in MQSA, J&J

11:00-11:15am Networking Tea & Coffee 

11:15-11:30am Irish Medtech Skillnet Update- Sterility Assurance Programmes

  • Siobhán Hennessy, Programme Co-Ordinator, Irish Medtech Skillnet
  • Niall O’Connor, Senior Director, Global Regulatory, Design Assurance & Clinical Affairs, Integer

11:30-12:15pm X-Ray Radiation Processing 

  • Olivier Vrain, Irradiation Senior Manager, Plant Operations, Steris

12:15-1:15pm Networking Lunch 

1:15-2:30pm EO Panel

  • Richard Cowan, International Sterility Assurance Program Director, Medline Industries Ltd
  • Sean Hanley, Sterilization Senior Fellow, Boston Scientific
  • Gerry Kearns, Senior Principal Quality Engineer, Sterilisation and Microbiology, Medtronic
  • Mary Rijksen, Director of Operations, Steris 

2:30-3:00pm Anonymous Questions

  • Chaired by Margaret O’Halloran, J&J 


3:00-3:05pm Forum Close

Start Date October 24, 2023
Time 09:30-15:00
Duration 5.5hours
Delegate Price Free
Location The Raheen Hotel, Athenry, Co. Galway