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; further details available under Events and News

  • UCC Science for All 2018 FINAL science communication competition 22 March 2018
  • Crohn’s & Colitis  Open Day 10 February 2018 Cork University Hospital
  • Famelab Cork  31 January 2018 Triskel Christchurch Cork
  • Exercise, Nutrition & the Microbiome Public Forum 12 November 2017 Pairc Ui Chaoimh Cork
  • Food for Thought  Eating for Digestive Health mindful meal  at The Cornstore Restaurant Cork 19th September 2017
  • Final of UCC Science for All 2017 science communication competition 5 April 2017
  • Famelab Cork Final 25 January 2017 Triskel Christchurch Cork
  • 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
  • “Surviving Stress” Dr Anand Gururajan, Cork Science Festival 13 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
  • De Pazzi Lecture 2016  “Reconfiguration of Hospitals in Ireland: A Journey without end”  Dr Colm Henry 20 April 2016
  • “Immune diseases today: a microbiological explanation for almost everything” Prof. Fergus Shanahan, Irish Society for Immunology Public Lecture Award 2015 VIEW PODCAST 
  • De Pazzi Lecture 2015 “The way we die now”  Dr Seamus O’Mahony 4 February 2015
  • Diet and Healthy Ageing” APC Public forum 24 September 2015
  • Super Bugs: Friends and Foes” – Celebrate Science, Science Week 12 November 2014
  • “Microbes Matter” APC Public Forum for World Digestive Health Day May 2014
  • “Inflammatory Bowel Disease”  in association with Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease, February 2014 
  • Gut-Brain Axis: Focus on IBS” October & December 2013 – funded by Health Research Board
  • De Pazzi Lecture 2013  “Unravelling the impact of stress on health, brain, bowel & behaviour Prof. John Cryan
  • “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” March 2013
  • “Inflammatory Bowel Disease” January 2013

The public are also invited to attend the annual 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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