Late effects of cancer treatments in survivors of childhood cancer is a new and under-researched area, it was much more difficult for them to access information about her needs.
Niamh is 10 months post-transplant now and doing well “but she needs evidence to make informed decisions, doctors need it to optimise her treatment and policymakers need it to make decisions on funding and resource allocation”.
Farmer Mona O’Donoghue Concannon from Dunmore, Co Galway, asked people in power to consider the impact of the under representation of women in agriculture statistics on policies in the future. Dublin Cycling Campaign chairman Dr Paul Corcoran said he had been cycling for the past 25 years.
They had different compelling stories but collectively asked that evidence be central to formulating policy, that Ministers use evidence to explain their reasoning and that the Dáil “ at all times seek and scrutinise reasoning behind policies”.Síle Lane of Sense About Science said the idea of engaging with politicians was prompted by a “post-truth world” and fears that politicians would ignore evidence in favour of the sound bite in such a scenario.Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan, who hosted the “Evidence Matters” session, commended each contributor for speaking “from a scientific viewpoint”. They know what they're doing, and they do everything for you. "Being a member of It's Just Lunch is like having trusted friends set you up, but even better, because they're professionals.
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