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Vaccine Questions Ep4: Trust and reliability with Emer Cooke

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Emer Cooke, Head of the EMA explains its role in assessing and authorising COVID19 vaccines, and Dick asks why should we trust the EMA to ensure that all the vaccines we receive are safe and reliable?

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Vaccine Questions Ep3: Getting the jab with Dr Lucy Jessop

Monday, 29 March 2021

Join  Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health at the National Immunisation Office as she explains when, where and how people will get their vaccination shots.

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Vaccine Questions Ep2: Crunching the numbers with Professor Philip Nolan

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Professor Philip Nolan explains the numbers we hear on the news and virologist Dr Gerald Barry answers your questions on vaccines.

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Health Research Board support RIA Vaccine Questions podcast

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

The Health Research Board have teamed up with the RIA Life and Medical Sciences Committee to bring you a podcast series on vaccines and vaccination featuring experts and scientists from around Ireland. 

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Vaccine questions Ep1: COVID-19 vaccine safety with Luke O’Neill, MRIA

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Luke O'Neill, MRIA speaks to Dick Ahlstrom, in the first episode of our new Vaccine podcast series, about the first COVID-19 vaccine given on the Island of Ireland, why this is such exciting news and...

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Vaccine Questions Podcast

Friday, 11 December 2020

A new podcast series on vaccines and vaccination, where we ask experts the questions you want answered

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Vaccination isn't a personal choice, it's a public one

Friday, 11 December 2020

The risk posed by not vaccinating is far greater than any risk associated with receiving a vaccine says the Royal Irish Academy's Life and Medical Sciences committee who wants to help the public make more informed...

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Clinical Trials

Friday, 22 June 2018

Our Life and Medical Sciences Committee have released a statement on Clinical Trials in Ireland looking at clinical trials and examining good clinical practice, patient consent and the economy of clinical trials.

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Gene Editing: Technologies, Potential and Ethical Implications

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

On Thursday 26 April 2018, The Life and Medical Sciences Committee presented a one-day conference addressing the wide-ranging implications of gene editing techniques for all of life and medical science.

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