7th Annual BRCA Seminar – “BRCA In The Horizon”

7th Annual BRCA Seminar - “BRCA In The Horizon"


9:30 am - 3:00 pm


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Clayton Hotel Cork
Lapps Quay, Cork City , Cork , T12 RD6E, Cork City

Theme: “BRCA in the Horizon”

Date: Friday, 26st April 2024

Time:  9.30 – 1530

 Location: Clayton Hotel Cork City,

10 Lapp’s Quay, Centre, Cork, T12 RD6E

Parking unfortunately does not belong to hotel – it is a private car park and is available at Lapps Quay Public Car Park for Hotel residents at a preferential parking rate of €12.00 per night for a 24 hours period on a single-entry basis.  A charge of €2.80 per hour applies thereafter.
Access to Lapps Quay Public Car Park is on Oliver Plunkett Street Lower – Directions: T12 C2C1 https://www.claytonhotelcorkcity.com/maps-and-directions/

The hotel is only 900m from the train station so very accessible for public transport


09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and Networking

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and facilitation by Bernie Carter, Manager of BRCA services for the Marie Keating Foundation

10.05 – 10.20 Hereditary Cancer Model of Care – National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) – Dr Caitríona McCarthy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NCCP

10.20 – 10.45 Improving access to cascade genetic testing – Rosie O’Shea, Principal Genetic Counsellor St. James’s Hospital, Adjunct Assistant Professor TCD

10.45 – 11.15  ‘Ovarian cancer: BRCA alteration risk, latest treatment and clinical trials’ – Dr Dearbhaile Collins, Consultant Medical Oncologist and Clinical Director of Cancer Services Cork University Hospital

11.15 – 11.45  Tea/Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.15 Care pre & post risk reducing double mastectomy – Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Breast Specialist Nurse – Susan Walsh, Cork University Hospital

12.15 – 12.45  Reconstructive breast surgery – Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Ms Jemima Dorairaj, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

12.45 – 13.00 Q & A with morning speakers

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Introduction to the Marie Keating Foundation BRCA peer support service and to our 9 BRCA Peer Support Volunteers

14.30 – 15.00 Understanding the psychological impact of a BRCA alteration from a personal perspective. Genetic counsellor, Marie Duff, in

conversation with Lisa McElwaine & Jean O’Neill, BRCA Peer Support Volunteers

15.00 – 15.10 Closing remarks Liz Yeates, CEO, Marie Keating Foundation

15.10 – 15.30  Visualisation/Relaxation – Helen Forristal, Director of Nursing

Services, Marie Keating Foundation

Thank you to AstraZeneca and MSD for their support.



Bookings are closed for this event.