Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services presented our inaugural Rheumatology & Gerontology Conference on Wednesday 12 February 2020.
The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Healthy Ageing for Bones, Bodies and Minds’. It provided an ideal opportunity for critical debate regarding challenges relating to advancing practice in rheumatology and gerontology.
We were honoured to have a number of speakers inlcluding:
Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Medical Gerontology and Head of the academic Discipline of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College, Dublin and Director of the Falls and Blackout Unit and of the new Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, at St. James’ Hospital, Dublin.
Professor Kevin Malone, Consultant Psychiatrist in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Professor of Psychiatry & Mental Health at University College Dublin.
In March 2019, over a hundred participants signed up for our 25th Annual Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference. The theme this year was “Changing Dynamics in Specialist Palliative Care – Looking Back and Moving Forward”, provided an ideal opportunity for critical debate regarding challenges relating to advancing practice in specialist palliative care setting.
We were honoured to have a number renowned international speakers who presented on the day:
Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care for NHS. Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Studies at University of Oxford.
Mr Asim Sheikh, Assistant Professor UCD School of Medicine, BA, LLM, Barrister-at-Law specialising in clinical negligence and all aspects of medical / healthcare law.
Professor Philip Larkin, Professor of Palliative Care, Academic Director, Institute for Training and Research, The University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr Michael Lucey, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Milford Care Centre
Professor Sonja McIlfatrick, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Life & Health Sciences, Ulster University.
In March 2018, over a hundred participants signed up for our 24th Annual Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference. The theme this year was on building resilience. Through the expert hands of Dr. Michael Kearney and Dr. Radhule Weininger, conference participants had a unique experience to explore the nurturing triad of mindfulness, self-compassion and nature connection.
The first ever ‘Rheum for Health Conference’ was held in the Education & Research Centre in December 2017. The conference was opened with an inspiring and thought provoking presentation on ‘The Power of Fat’ by the renowned Professor Donal O’Shea, HSE Clinical Lead for Obesity.
A key objective of the conference was to capture the multidisciplinary team approach to caring for patients with chronic illnesses.
With expert international speakers, this exciting one day conference will explore the increasingly recognised area of self-care and compassion in healthcare. Speakers will focus on individual needs and how organisations can support them. It will highlight the importance of reflection and resilience and enable participants to develop vital skills in this important area. We are delighted to welcome Dr Michael Kearney, the internationally renowned palliative care expert, speaker and author who will provide the morning session. In the afternoon we are honoured to have Professor Philip Larkin, of UCD and President of the European Association for Palliative Care speaking on compassion, a subject on which he has researched and written extensively.
Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly postgraduate physician education meeting. It is held on Friday at 8am in the Lecture Theatre of the Education & Research Centre.
The weekly sessions are open to all staff with specific emphasis on postgraduate physicians, medical staff, and nurses. Professionals from other healthcare disciplines are welcome to attend; this does not include members of the general public.
Each week the talk is streamed to off site locations (currently Blackrock, Wicklow Palliative Team and Milford Care Centre). To gain access to Grand Rounds streaming, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org