Health Board: Upcoming conferences, talks, campaigns and events

1) The 15th National Health Summit, “Ireland’s longest running healthcare management conference”, takes place on Thursday, February 7th, at Croke Park, Dublin. Topics on the agenda include “Delivering universal healthcare”, “Patient care and safety” and “The future of hospitals”. Speakers include Prof Mary Horgan, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; Joe Rafferty, chief executive of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; Laura Magahy, director, Sláintecare Programme Office; and Ciarán Devane, designate chairman of the board of the HSE. Tickets €430.50 (discounts for groups). healthsummit.ie 2) The Student Medical Summit takes place…

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Food and drink events for the week

COOKING CLASS: Chef Mark Haskell teaches how to cure and preserve meat and fish at home. 7 p.m. $59. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. hillcenterdc.org. HISTORY & HOPS: An installment of the monthly series hosted by artist and designer Mike Van Hall; his work is featured by Stillwater Artisanal, Aslin Beer and DC Brau breweries. 6:30 p.m. $30. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. bit.ly/HHJune2017. WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with Rombauer Vineyard wines. 6:30 p.m. $110. Russia House Restaurant, 724 Pine…

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Facebook, Twitter boosts recall of past events, reveals study

Posting personal experiences on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter could make those events much easier to recall, the first study to look at social media’s effect on memory suggests. “If people want to remember personal experiences, the best way is to put them online,” said lead author of the study Qi Wang, professor at Cornell University in the US. “Social media – blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and others alike – provide an important outlet for us to recall memories, in the public space, and share with other people,” said Wang. Memory researchers have…

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