• Start: 11th May 2021
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Special Healthcare Portugal

Start Date: 10:00am, 11th May 2021

End Date: 11:00am, 11th May 2021

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Following requests and feedback from our Algarve Living Series guests, the IPBN Algarve committee has decided to follow up the series with a webinar completely focused on Healthcare, where you will learn one of our members' experience of navigating the Irish and Portuguese healthcare systems and you will learn from our experts why the WHO's 2019 World Health Report awarded the Portuguese healthcare system its number 12 ranking out of 190 countries..

Dr. Paulo Sousa, Clinical Director at HPA Group, who was a guest speaker at the second webinar of the series in February, will return to give us more insights into the Portuguese healthcare system and his views on the new Healthcare Tourism phenomenon. He will be joined by 2 other IPBN members and experts of the sector.

Tuesday, May 11 at 10h on Zoom: Special Healthcare moderated by Carolyn McKeown, Member of the IPBN Algarve Committee

Keynote Speakers from the IPBN network (All IPBN members):

  • Intro: Carolyn McKeown, IPBN mermber, Shebang PR Management, to share her experience of both systems
  • Hospital Particular Algarve (HPA) – Dr. Paulo Sousa, Clinical Director who was at the second webinar of the series in February 
  • AllMarket - Desmond O'Neill, MD, who lives in the region and know very well both systems
  • SomarMed - Dr. Shane Farrelly, CEO & Medical Director 


  • Healthcare Systems in Ireland vs Portugal
  • Private vs Public system in Portugal
  • What makes Portugal's Healthcare 12th in the world in the 2019 WHO report? Why is it well ahead of UK and Ireland?
  • The new Healthcare Tourism trend. Do you need to be resident? European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • Areas of healthcare expertise in the Algarve
  • Workforce expertise as per Dr. Farrelly

The event is open to everyone and is free of charge.

REGISTER TODAY. We'll send you the Zoom link and access codes the day before the event.

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**Anyone purchasing IPBN Member Tickets must have valid IPBN Membership on the day of the event. If you would like to purchase IPBN membership please go to https://www.ireland-portugal.com/join/. To check your membership status please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com.