Science is the language of the 21st Century and societal scientific literacy is the currency that will help the development of Ireland’s Knowledge Economy. The aim of the APC’s ‘Bringing Science to Society’ Programme is to engage the wider scientific community and stimulate public interest in, and understanding of, science in society, with particular emphasis on gastrointestinal health.

APC Public Fora are regularly held. Recent topics have included :

  • CARING Perspectives: Living with Dementia and the Caregiver Experience 28 November 2016
  •  “Gut Feelings – How Our Gut Regulates Our Brain And Behaviour”  Prof Jane Foster Gut Instinct Public Lecture 30 November 2016
  •  “More than a gut feeling: Microbiome as a key regulator of brain & behaviour’  Physiology 2016 Public Lecture Award Prof. John Cryan  watch video
  • “Immune diseases today: a microbiological explanation for almost everything” (Fergus Shanahan, Irish Society for Immunology Public Lecture Award 2015) view podcast at ,
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (February 2014)  
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome(March 2013; May 2011), 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (January 2013), 

The public are also invited to attend the final of Science for All, a competition organised by the APC , IPIC and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, in which postgraduate students compete to explain their research to a lay audience without the use of scientific jargon 2017 competition

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