Harry Comber wins lifetime achievement award at Irish Healthcare Awards

Oct 18 2018 Posted: 11:35 IST

Congratulations to Dr Harry Comber who won the lifetime achievement award at the Irish Healthcare Awards

The  Irish Healthcare Awards took place on the 17 October 2018 in Dublin. They celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in the Irish health system and recognise projects and individuals that have made a positive contribution to patient care. The  Awards have become synonymous with everything that is exceptional and progressive in the Irish health service. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a doctor who, in the view of colleagues or patients, has made an exceptional contribution to Irish medicine during his or her career. 

Dr Harry Conber was director of the National Cancer Registry Ireland and a Principle Investigator in BCNI until his retirement in 2016.While at the Registry, his work involved promoting the use of cancer information to help improve health service planning and evaluation, and ultimately, better cancer patient outcomes. He was involved in a wide range of research projects at the Registry and contributed to many Registry reports. In addition, he represented the Registry at many important international cancer-related conferences. He co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers while Director,.  Dr Comber successfully led the transition from a small Registry into a nationwide organisation with over fifty employees throughout Ireland, providing an evidence-based voice to public discourse on cancer incidence, mortality and survival today. It was Dr Comber's vision to develop an enhanced blood cancer registry that could be used as a model in best practice for the registration of all other cancers. 

Well Done Harry!

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