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Celebrating 21 Years of Palliative Care Education at UCD and Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services

This symposium brings together leading experts in the field of palliative care to engage in discussion and dialogue on the three key priorities for palliative care for the future: research, education and the contribution of nursing in palliative care.



Event Schedule | Thursday, 15 March 2018

09.15am Registration (Tea & Coffee will be available)

10am Welcome Address

  • Dr Michael Connolly, Programme Director Grad Dip/MSc Palliative Care (Master of Ceremonies)

  • Prof Cecily Kelleher, College Principal, College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

  • Prof Gerard Fealy, Head of School, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

  • Ms Audrey Houlihan, CEO Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services

10.30am The Contribution of Research to Palliative Care

  • Prof Sonja McIlfatrick, Professor of Nursing, Head of School, School of Nursing, Ulster University

11.15am Palliative Care Education, Competence and Confidence

  • Dr Claudia Gamondi, Clinical Director of the Palliative and Supportive Care Clinic of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland

12.00pm The Role of the Palliative Care Nurse as part of the MDT

  • Prof Jane Seymour, Professor of Palliative and End-of-Life Care, University of Sheffield

12.45pm Bringing it all together

  • Prof Philip Larkin, Professor of Clinical Nursing (Palliative Care), UCDSNMHS and Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services

1.30pm Lunch (UCD Charles Institute)



Keynote Speakers

Palliative 21 Keynote speaker Claudia GarmondiDr Claudia Gamondi, Clinical Director of the Palliative and Supportive Care Clinic of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland

Dr Claudia Gamondi is a palliative care physician working in Switzerland. She holds a Master’s degree in Palliative Care and is completing her doctoral studies at Lancaster University. She is the Clinical Director of the Palliative and Supportive Care Clinic of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, which cares for over 1200 patients every year. Her research interests include families and assisted dying; symptom control and education in palliative care. She is Chair of the taskforce for education (SwissEduc) of palliative ch, the Swiss Society of palliative care. Claudia has extensive experience in postgraduate education in general and specialist palliative care.

Palliative 21 Keynote speaker Jane SeymourProf Jane Seymour, Professor of Palliative and End-of-Life Care, University of Sheffield

Prof Jane Seymour is Professor of Palliative and End of Life Care at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the University of Sheffield. She joined the University of Sheffield in 2016, after a decade leading a palliative care research centre at the University of Nottingham. She is currently involved with colleagues in establishing programme of work within a five year Strategic Research Alliance between the Royal College of Nursing and the University of Sheffield. Jane seeks to enable the capacity of nurses and other health professionals to participate in research and has published widely across the nursing, health care and specialist palliative care journals.

Palliative 21 Keynote speaker Sonja McIlfatrickProf Sonja McIlfatrick, Professor of Nursing, Head of School, School of Nursing, Ulster University

Prof Sonja McIlfatrick is a Professor in Nursing and Palliative Care and has recently been appointed as the Head of School of Nursing at Ulster University. She is an experienced clinical academic with experience in nursing and palliative care practice, education and research. She previously worked as the Head of Research for the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (2011-2014) and led the establishment of the All Ireland Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) and is a member of the Strategic Scientific Committee for the PCRN (AIIHPC). Sonja is an Executive Board member for the UK, Palliative Care Research Society and is member of the Research Scientific Advisory Committee for Marie Curie, UK. Sonja holds an Editorial Board position on the International Journal of Palliative Nursing and Journal of Research in Nursing. Professor McIlfatrick has published widely in academic and professional journals focused on palliative care research and has a successful history of grant acquisition. Sonja has a keen interest in doctoral education and is the current President of the International Network of Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). Her research interests include, palliative care in chronic illness, decision making at end of life; public awareness of palliative care and psychosocial support for family caregivers affected by advanced disease.

Palliative 21 Keynote speaker Philip LarkinProf Philip Larkin, Professor of Clinical Nursing (Palliative Care), UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

Professor Philip J Larkin has worked in Palliative Care in Ireland since 1992. In 2008, he was appointed Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing (Palliative Care) and is Director of Clinical Academic Partnership UCD School of Nursing & Midwifery and Health Systems & Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services in Dublin. Philip is President of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) since 2015; he was Vice-President 2003-2007. Phil was Chair of All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) 2014-2016. In recognition of his European and International work Philip received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Macmillan Cancer Support and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing in 2007. Philip was a Fulbright Scholar to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in 2014 where he undertook research into compassion in palliative care.

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