Postponed: Why Arts? In conversation with Prof Breda Smyth, Chief Medical Officer

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Date(s) - 12/02/2024
7:00 pm

Garter Lane Arts Centre


Event postponed. Rescheduled date to be confirmed. Our apologies for any inconvenience. 

The Well Festival partners are thrilled to welcome Professor Breda Smyth, to talk about the significance of the arts in her life.

Prof Smyth is currently Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health leading the provision of evidence-based public health advice across a range of areas including Health Protection, Health Improvement, Health Service Improvement and Health Intelligence. This work includes the response to COVID-19 and Monkeypox, developing integrated surveillance systems, establishment of a One Health Oversight infrastructure for Ireland, a Public Health promotion campaign encouraging Social Connections among the elderly, and leading on Public Health Reform in Ireland.

A native of County Mayo, Prof Smyth also comes from a musical family and is an accomplished fiddle and tin whistle player.  For this special Well Festival event, she may even come out of retirement for a tune or two!

Professor Smyth will be in conversation with well-known Waterfordian Dermot Keyes, a communications specialist and author with 25 years experience in the newspaper and broadcast industries.  Away from journalism, Dermot is a highly-regarded baritone who has performed across the South East.

Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street, Waterford
Mon 12 Feb
, 7pm
Adm free but booking required.
To book: Event postponed. Rescheduled date to be confirmed. Our apologies for any inconvenience.