ICHAMS 2019 Organizing Committee
Taylor Cunningham - Co-Chair
Hi I’m Taylor, one of the Co-Chairs for ICHAMS 2019! I am in my third year of a four-year medical program here at RCSI. I am originally from a small town in British Columbia Canada, and achieved my Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from the University of Victoria in 2015. When I’m not studying you can find me out running around Dublin - I’m currently training for the Dublin Marathon. I’m excited and honored to be a part of the Organizing Committee again, and am looking forward to what we have in store for ICHAMS in 2019!
Isha Bagwe - Co-Chair
Hey, my name is Isha and I’m truely honoured to be one of the Co-chairs for ICHAMS. Originally from the sunny shores of Australia, I started studying medicine at RCSI in 2016 and I’m currently in my third year. I absolutely love food and travelling, two hobbies which go well hand in hand. In my spare time, you will find me exploring the the hidden secrets of a city, checking out the local markets and eating the traditional food. Being part of ICHAMS has been a rewarding and educational journey. I hope you too can experience this by being a part of our upcoming conference in 2019!
Julia Hunter - Previous Co-Chair
Hi! My name is Julia and I’m from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I am one of the ICHAMS Advisors for ICHAMS 2019. Before coming to Ireland, I studied Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University. When taking a break from the books, I love to try new foods and run around Dublin. We can’t wait to share this great city with you!
Bianca DeBenedictis - Scientific Officer
Hi I’m Bianca! I’m a GEM2 student from Canada. I did my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and completed a research-based Masters in Physiology (both at Western University). I’m excited to be a part of ICHAMS this year and look forward to meeting you!
Yasi Besharatian - Special Tasks Officer
Hi, I'm Yasi! I'm an Iranian-American in the third year of the Graduate Entry Medicine program at RCSI. My mom always told me I was "special." I hope I'll make her proud as a Special Tasks Officer in ICHAMS. Please let me know if I can assist you during the conference, I'm here to help!
Kristyn Dunlop - Head Scientific Officer
Emma Parker - Scientific Officer
Hi there I’m Emma! I am in my second year of medicine at RCSI. I’m from our lovely city Dublin. I am also a pharmacist who completed a Masters in Pharmacy here in RCSI in 2016. I am one of three scientific officers this year. I can’t wait to see the quality of research at ICHAMS this year and to meet all the participants at the conference. I have a particular interest in all things related to public health and health promotion!
Ciarán Carney - Workshops/Education Officer
Hi there! My name is Ciarán and I am a third year graduate entry medicine student. I’m from Dublin and am a graduate of RCSI, having qualified as a pharmacist in 2016. I am also part of this year’s education committee. I look forward to meeting you all at our workshops this year!
Alex Mitcham - Head Workshops/Education Officer
Hi my name is Alex and I am from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. I'm in my final year of medicine at RCSI and my role on the ICHAMS committee is Lead Workshop Officer.
Jeffrey Lam - Workshops/Education Officer
Hey, I’m Jeff! I’m from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and I am in my third year of medicine at RCSI. I studied Neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario. When I’m not in the library I can be found sampling some of Dublin’s great restaurants. I am one of the ICHAMS Education & Workshop Officers. Stay tuned - we’ve got some great workshops planned for this year!
Lachlan Glen - Sponsorship / Public Relations
Hi! My name is Lachlan and I'm from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. I am one of the sponsorship officers for ICHAMS 2019. Before moving to Ireland I studied Oceanography at the University of British Columbia. Look forward to meeting you all at the conference!
Emily Hutchings - Sponsorship / Public Relations
Hi my name is Emily, I’m from Niagra Falls, in Canada. I am on the sponsorship committee for ICHAMS 2019! I’m really excited to engage with local businesses in Dublin and help our conference succeed. I love running and baking! My research interests are in pediatric endocrinology. I can’t wait to meet all the conference attendees this year!
Angela Mazzuchin - Sponsorship / Public Relations
Hi, I’m Angela Mazzuchin. I am originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but this will now be my second year at RSCI in Dublin. I am a first year (JC1) med student and I am very excited to be one of your sponsorship officers this year!
Chelsea Cheng - Media & Design Officer
Hi, I’m Chelsea, one of the Media and Design Officers for ICHAMS 2019. I am a second year Graduate Entry Medicine student at RCSI in Dublin, although I am originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada! I am excited to be a part of ICHAMS this school year and I cannot wait to see everyone at the conference!
Clare Lambert - Media & Design Officer
Hi! My name is Clare Lambert, I grew up in Calgary, Alberta but am actually Irish and Scottish! I am a third year medical student at RCSI and am super excited to work with ICHAMs in the social medial role. I love taking pictures and I have a special interest in psychiatry and emergency medicine research.
Alex Bonte - IT Officer
Hello! My name is Alex and I'm from northern California. My undergraduate degree is in Integrative Biology, and I have a professional background in project management along with a special interest in health policy and equity. I am one of the two IT officers for ICHAMS, and look forward to the conference!
Phil Hwang - IT Officer, Web Developer
Hi I'm Phil, a final year medical student at RCSI, originally from Montreal, Canada. I'm super excited to reprise my role as IT Officer and senior web developer this year, and am happy to pass off my previous duties as sponsorship officer to an excellent group this year! I have a particular interest in emergency medicine and psychiatry.
Ola Michalec - National Marketing & PR Officer
Hi! My name is Ola and I’m from Toronto, Canada! I am in my second year of Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) at RCSI. Prior to starting medical school I did a Master’s in Neuroendocrinology at the University of Toronto so I have a great passion for collaboration and discussion in research! Outside of school, I like to stay active by running, doing yoga and spinning. I’m very excited to be the National Marketing & Public Relations Officer for ICHAMS and cannot wait for this year’s conference!
Natalie Smith - Events & Accommodations
Hi. My name is Natalie. I am originally from Denver, Colorado and went to university in Nashville, Tennessee for four years prior to coming to RCSI. I am currently in my third year in the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme. I am serving as one of the Events and Accommodation Officers for ICHAMS 2019! I am looking forward to one of the best ICHAMS conferences yet!
Caroline Lowman - Events & Accommodations
I'm Caroline, one of the Events Officers organising accomodations and the social agenda for ICHAMS. Before medicine I lived in London, working in communications and engagement. I'm a film buff, random trivia obsessive and determined quizmaster.