Disease experts to host ‘fireside chats’ in Limerick

PROFESSOR Luke O’Neill, world-renowned immunologist, and Cathal Friel will bring their expertise and insights in infectious diseases around Ireland next week.

They will be leading a series of exclusive fireside chats where they will discuss and debate their views on what may be in store for us individually and what businesses can expect from this winter’s Covid-19 and flu season.

Cathal in particular will be articulating quite strongly that Covid-19 is over, and going forward it needs to be treated like any other outbreak of the common cold or flu, whereby people simply stay at home if they feel sick, that there’s no further need for testing and that there should be absolutely no further lockdowns or restrictions from Covid-19.

Professor Luke O’Neill is a world-renowned immunologist and one of the most well-known voices of Ireland’s Covid-19 pandemic.

Cathal Friel is a co-founder and Chairman of Poolbeg Pharma plc. He is also the co-founder of world- renowned infectious disease clinical trials company, Open Orphan plc and he has had first-hand experience in dealing with Covid-19 over the last two years after running the world’s first Covid-19 human challenge clinical trial.

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Poolbeg Pharma plc CEO Jeremy Skillington and CFO Ian O’Connell will outline the work that Poolbeg has been doing in developing a portfolio of drugs to help protect against future pandemics and infectious diseases.

The Limerick event takes place on September 28 at 12.30pm in the Clayton Hotel.  Reservation is open to the public and is free to attend on a first come, first served basis with links to book on Poolbeg Pharma’s website – www.poolbegpharma.com.