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News & Blog


Galway Hospitals Launch First Dementia Awareness Programme in Ireland

"The Butterfly Scheme"

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5th National Hip-fracture Conference 2016 (IRL)

Call for abstracts

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E.gress Tour Closing Event - IMMA Invitation

Event date: Thurs 14 July

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Call for Expressions of Interest for Membership of NMBI Committees

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

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Announcing XIIth EAMA Postgraduate Course in Geriatrics

2017 Programme

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Irish Gerontological Society Hosts Major Multidisciplinary Symposium on interRAI

Symposium overview.

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2 Research Assistants Sought by Age Friendly Ireland

New exciting research opportunity.

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All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care Announcement

Early Career Research Bursaries

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A Day in the Life at The Alzheimer Cafe, St Finbarr's Hospital, Cork

Newstalk 106-108fm. 13 Feb '16. 7am & 10pm

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Public Notice: SAGE Forum on Long-Term Care

Call for submissions

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Call for Abstracts by HSE (ONMSD)

Deadline: 1 Mar 2016

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Trinity EngAGE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Now open for registration.

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Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act Passed by Oireachtas

Feb conference to raise awareness.

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Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in the Elderly

(SIMPATHY) Alpana Mair, co-ordinator

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Update on EU Joint Action on Frailty

Dr. Rónán O'Caoimh

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IHF Dementia Palliative Care Guidelines Consultation

Public consultation launched 4 Nov 2015

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The Housing and Support Needs of Older Tenants

Clúid Housing Seminar. Oct 29 2015

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Forthcoming Exhibition: E.gress

Launch 3 Nov2015.  Prof. Rose Anne Kenny

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Brain Health Fellowship - Request For Applications

From:  Joseph Harbison.

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Prof. Des O'Neill to give Inaugural RAMI Presidential Lecture

Wed 30 September 2015

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4th National Irish Hip Fracture Conference

Abstracts deadline 9 Oct 2015

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Training Mode-specific Effects of Exercise Training in Elderly

New study seeks 65+ yo participants

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Introducing Older Than Ireland - The Movie!

You may remember that Snackbox Films were in touch with members of the...

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University of Ljubljana Seeks Studies on Smartphone Launchers for Older Adults

We are working on a project researching..

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First Meeting of Support and Advocacy Service for Older People (IRL)

A decade after the report on Leas Cross..

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Irish Hospice Foundation Launches Dementia Palliative Care Initative

The Irish Hospice Foundation has launched..

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Syncope Guidelines Launched at CARDIOSTIM 2015

Published 25th June.

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€2m Boost for Leadership In Ageing Research

Today, 25 Jun 2015, CARDI announced..

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HSE Announces Research Awards on Ageing

The HSE has announced details of research funding available, to promote...

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Launch of Applied Research for Connected Health (ARCH) Technology Centre (UCD)

€5m centre launched by Minister Bruton

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IGS Announces 2015 Postgraduate Study Day


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Taoiseach Celebrates His 64th Birthday at Conference on Older People


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Taoiseach to Open World's Largest Conference on Older People

On Thursday 09.30am Enda Kenny TD ....

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International Training Programme on Ageing - Call for Applications

CARDI in association with........

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Calendar Girls (and boys)

Philly gang organises unique fundraiser!

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Trinity Launches Interdisciplinary Online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia

Programme co-ordinator: Dr. Michael Brennan

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World Conference on Elder Abuse to be held in Dublin, April 2015

Theme: Advances in Elder Abuse Research...

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Request to Participate in Study on use of Microneedles

Questionnaire on use of new...

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Update - ANZSGM 2015 Annual & Scientific Meeting, Perth (6-8 May)

Wanju - Nyininy, nih, kaartdjinin!

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Latest News from CARDI

Leadership Call 3: Deadline 30 Jan 2015

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HRB Applied Research Projects in Dementia 2015

Closing date: 9 Feb 2015

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Job Vacancies - Age Friendly Ireland

Application deadline extended to 15th December

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Call for Papers - 6th International Carers Conference

Call for papers.

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SAGE Seeking Advocates, Facilitators and Support People

Announcement. Volunteers required.

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IGS Announces details of its 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting

Press release from Irish Gerontological Society

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Call for Authors - The SAGE Encyclopedia of Ageing: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Academic editorial contributions are invited..

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Film Company Seeks Ireland's Centenarians for Documentary

Calling all centenarians....

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University of Lincoln - Research Opportunities

The University of Lincoln is currently

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Call For Abstracts (IGS 2014)

Announcement from Hon. Sec. Mo Flynn

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IGS Launches Database of Abstracts in Gerontology

Announcement, 2nd February 2014

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Research Fellow Opportunity UNECE/EC project

New Research Fellow opportunity

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AIIHPC and Irish Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

Post-doctoral fellowship in palliative care

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Call for Papers - European Sociological Association

Austria, 18-20 September 2014...

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IAGG Newsletter

Further details & dowloadable newsletter..

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Milford Care Centre Launches 2014 Education Programme

Includes downloadable programme..

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Qualitative Research Methods Courses

The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care...

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Applications for NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention Programme

Open: 27.11.2013.  Closing: 17.01.2014 at 1pm

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University of Malaysia seeks Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Deadline 7th November 2013

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Reminder! 1st Annual Meeting of British and Irish Longitudinal Studies on Ageing

31st Oct-1st Nov 2013.

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RCSI Students Win Jack Flanagan Medal

Congratulations to the team of four RCSI medicine students who tonight...

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8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology

Call for Papers. Abstracts deadline is 30th September 2013.

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Call for Applications

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) working...

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New iPad/iPhone app “Docwise”

Dr. Ronan Kavanagh Reviews New iPad/iPhone app “Docwise” - Although...

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Changing Generations

The results of Changing Generations – a collaborative research project...

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Call for Papers

Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2103, We would very much like to...

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International Multidisciplinary Forum

The International Multidisciplinary Forum on Palliative Care (IMFPC 2013)...

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BGS, Spring Meeting

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) is holding its Spring Meeting in...

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IAGG-ER 8th Congress, Dublin 2015 - Programme & Abstracts

Over the four days of the Congress, 1118 research abstracts on ageing were presented via 12 parallel sessions.  The programme included 30 imminent keynote speakers and 99 specialist-subject symposia. The pdf of the printed programme, and the book of abstracts which was produced in electronic format only, are available to view, search or download. Click on link.


British Society of Population Studies

>>conference website

ESA Research Network 'Ageing In Europe'

Further information available from:

 Goethe-University Frankfurt


British Geriatrics Society

>> event programme

International Commission for Occupational Health (ICOH)

>>event website

British Hypertension Society

>> event website

Dementia Elevator project in association with Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) and The Health Service Executive (HSE)

International Society for Gerontechnology

>> event website

IGS Event

IGS 64th Annual & Scientific Meeting Sept 2016

30th Sept - 1st Oct 2016


Developing Cultures of Excellence in Ageing and Exploring the  Needs of Marginalised* Groups


*May include but is not limited to disability, chronic conditions, migrants, prisoners, the Travelling Community and rural communities

Hosted in partnership between the National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life (NISAL) and Common Ground Publishing (USA) at Linköping University in Norrköping, Sweden

>>event website

Clinical Strategy & Programmes Division - HSE

>> more information

Opening conference of COST Action CA 15122 Reducing Old-Age Exclusion in Europe: 
Collaborations in Research and Policy - ROSEnet.

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

>>Further Information:


Alzheimer Europe

>>event website

Copenhagen, Denmark, 31 October - 02 November 2016

Policy Forum for Ireland

>> event agenda

Co-host – Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the Department of Medicine for the Elderly

>> Click here to book free ticket

IGS Postgraduate Study Day 2017 (IRL)

21 April 2017 (provisional)

Irish Gerontological Society

Date is provisional

Thursday May 18, 2017 at 8:00 am (ends Saturday May 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm)


The congress will cover all aspects of palliative care including pain and symptom management, cost- effectiveness of palliative care, complementary medicines.


More information about EAPC 2017:



Venue: IFEMA Feria de Madrid

Adress: North Convention Center, Avda. del Partenón 5, Madrid, Spain

Category: Conferences, Science, Health & Medicine

Organiser: EAPC 2017 c/o Interplan AG


Telephone: +49 89 548234-37




Gerontological Society of America

Event Website 


Acute Post-Stroke Blood Pressure Relative to Pre- Morbid Levels in Intracerebral Haemorrhage Versus Major Ischaemic Stroke: Population-Based Study

Award-winning abstract. Marie Therese Cooney1, Urs Fischer1, Linda Bull1, Louise Silver1,
John Chalmers2, Craig Anderson2, Ziyah...

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Mapping Health Services to Meet the Needs of an Ageing Community: The Local Asset Mapping Project (LAMP)

Award-winning abstract. David Robinson1, Gerard Boyle1, Jennifer Feighan1, Chris Soraghan1,
Luis Dominguez-Villoria1, Darren Clarke2...

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‘‘Words Open Windows’’: Older Women’s Experiences of Adult Literacy Services

Dr. John Fleetwood Undergraduate Student Award: Catherine O’Dare
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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The Utility of FDG PET Brain in the Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Conditions

Award-winning abstract. Avril M Beirne1, Niall Sheehy2, BA Lawlor Cunningham1,
Kevin McCarroll1 

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An Investigation of Factors which Predict Acute Short-Term Functional Outcomes in Older Adults following Hip Replacement Surgery

Award-winning abstract. Aoife Daly, Sandra Burke, Emma Costello, Agnes Shiel
National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland...

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Bon Appetite: Improving the Mealtime Experience of Residents in Long-Term Mental Health Units Through Education and Training

Award-winning abstract. Colette Gill1, Mary Kehoe2, Fionnuala Duffy1, Caoibhe McGuinnes1,
Graham Hughes1

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Implementation of a Dedicated Orthogeriatric Service Saves the HSE a Million Euro

Award-winning abstract. Elaine Shanahan, Carla Henderson, Audry Butler, Sheila Carew,
Tina Sheehy, Aine Costelloe, Brian Lenehan,...

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Behavioural and Non-Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia in Acute Hospitals

Award-winning abstract. Emma O’ Shea1, Aoife Barrett1, Edmund Manning1,
Vanessa Browne1, David William Molloy1, Niamh O’ Regan1,...

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Feasibility and Validity of Using Cognitive Training Applications to Assess Cognition in Community Dwelling Older People

Award-winning Abstract.  Lorraine Scanlon1, Emma O’Shea2, Rónán Ó’Caoimh2,
Suzanne Timmons2

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Exploring the Impact of Frailty on the Health and Social Care System in Ireland

Award-winning abstract. Lorna Roe1, Aisling O’Halloran2, Charles Normand1
1Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College...

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