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February 1, 2019

This international conference is led by national and international experts on the topics of falls, frailty, polypharmacy & sarcopenia. The prominent speakers have been chosen to reduce gaps in knowledge and improve clinical practice. Participants will be able to identify frailty, polypharmacy and sarcopenia when working in the clinical area. They will also be able to identify explained and unexplained falls and how to complete gait assessment in the laboratory and the clinical area. This knowledge can be used for the improvement of patient care and healthcare delivery

Expert speakers include:

  • Professor Tahir Masud, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; and President elect of the British Geriatrics Society
  • Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Director, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Centre for Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Professor Alfonso Cruz Jentoft, Physician. Specialist in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. Director of the Geriatric Department of the Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
  • Dr Rob Morris, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Roman Romero-Ortuno, Consultant Geriatrician, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

When: Friday 1st February 2019

Where: 1st floor seminar rooms, MISA Building, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

CPD points awaited

CEU’s from the Nursing & Midwifery Board awaited

Registration via Eventbrite https://ffps.eventbrite.ie

December 6, 2018

The Office of Nursing & Midwifery Services Director in partnership with the National Clinical Programme for Older People and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) are hosting a summit:

“Framing Frailty” A Step Toward Positive Aging

Thursday, 6th December 2018

The Conference Centre, Dublin Castle

The programme will include a range of innovations & service developments in practice from healthcare professionals working across older peoples services

All healthcare professionals who work with older people will benefit from this conference

Further information will be available at a later date

October 15, 2018

The ESCP Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy will take place in Belfast between the 24th and 26th of October 2018. 

The scientific programme will include keynote lectures, invited lectures, mini-symposia, workshops, oral free communications, poster discussion fora, and poster presentations.

For more information, or to register see the ESCP Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy website here

September 17, 2018

Click below to read the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC) August e-Bulletin.  

Conference abstracts are invited for submission for our National Prevention Conference, which takes place on Friday, 23rd November at the Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield, Co Meath.  You can find out more information in this month’s e-Bulletin or on our website here

Last remaining places are available for our Motivational Interviewing Level 3 course on 20th & 21st September too – you can book your place here or contact us at info@nipc.ie for further information

AUGUST e-Bulletin

January 10, 2018

Healthy Ireland is a major Government-led programme which aims to encourage and support everyone living in Ireland to have the best possible physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Our health is our most important asset, and we can all take some steps to improve our own health and wellbeing.

Healthy Ireland is here to help you make those positive changes and choices, to provide information and connect you with resources and organisations across the country, so you can get involved in the national effort to create a healthier Ireland.

Small changes can make a big difference to your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We can all make positive choices such as eating healthier, being more active or minding our mental health. Click below to find more information on some small steps that can make a big difference:

Physical Activity

Mental Wellbeing

Healthy Eating

Follow us on Twitter  @HealthyIreland  to keep up to date with what’s happening .

November 15, 2017

In recent editions of the IPU Review, the two new quality assurance components of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules 2015 (SI No 553 of 2015) for pharmacy in Ireland were profiled.

In the September 2017 Liz Hoctor, Professional Development and Learning Manager, IPU, sat down with IIOP ePortfolio Review Project Lead Katherine Morrow, to discuss some of the commonly asked questions.

You can find a copy of this article here


IPU Review Sept 2017


In November 2017 Liz sat down with Michelle Scott, Practice Review Project Lead for IIOP, to discuss some of the questions that pharmacists might have about the new process.

You can You can find a copy of this article here


 IPU Practice Review