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Speakers for Science on Screen Information Day 2018

Registration: Through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-on-screen-information-day-tickets-43031026960

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This year, Galway Film Centre with CÚRAM, the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway are offering funding to filmmakers interested in producing a documentary that engages with research into cardiovascular illnesses and stroke, currently underway at CÚRAM.

The ‘Science on Screen’ scheme, a funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science, is now in its third Year. The scheme will 100% fund one 26 minute film with a budget of €35,000 that promotes the public understanding of science.

The Science on Screen Information Day will take place on Friday 9th March for filmmakers and producers. A range of top researchers and clinicians will give an overview of their work, followed by a Q&A and opportunities to discuss ideas with the speakers.

The schedule for the day will include:

  • 10.45: Welcome by CÚRAM
  • 11.00: William Wijns – Professor in Interventional Cardiology
  • 11.20: Niamh Hynes – Vascular & Endovascular Surgical Registrar at the Galway Clinic
  • 11.40: Karen Doyle – Lecturer in Physiology and Principal Investigator at CÚRAM
  • 12.00: Martin O’ Halloran – Senior Lecturer in Medical Electronics and Director of the Translational Medical Device Lab
  • 12.20: CROÍ – Fighting Heart Disease & Stroke
  • 12.35: Galway Film Centre – Application Guidelines for Science on Screen

Please note: This years Information Day will not be livestreamed but we will be filming the event and this will be disseminated in the coming weeks.

For more information on the Science on Screen scheme please here.


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