Congratulations to the IGS and its membership on organising and running yet another successful conference. The IGS has grown over recent years to encapsulate all that is good about ageing research and policy in Ireland through its dedicated, inclusive and welcoming interdisciplinary approach. The ISPGM is delighted to continue its successful association with the IGS and to support the national executive in its fine tradition of excellence.
Dr. Rónán O’Caoimh, Secretary, Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine (2017)
Just a note to thank you for inviting us to speak and have a stand at your 65th Jubilee Scientific Meeting 2017. It was a great opportunity and a privilege to be asked. To you all, congratulations on what was a well-run and professional event. One could not fail to be impressed by the submissions and the all the presentations. I can only imagine the amount of work you all put in to make this event run so well. We hope to build on the relations we now have with the IGS in the years to come.
Sean Moynihan, CEO, ALONE
Having recently attended my second Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) conference, I am of the opinion that the work of the IGS plays a key role in building a community of healthcare professionals with an interest in gerontology. The IGS provides a hub for networking and sharing information across professions and as such it is an enabler of the trans-disciplinary culture which we aspire to in caring for older people into the future. The membership of the IGS, which includes the young and more seasoned of us, provides a real opportunity for mentorship and succession planning as experience is so generously shared. I found the conference itself uplifting and refreshing and it has set me up for the next leg of the journey. It’s something I will ensure I attend annually.
Deirdre Lang, Director of Nursing for the NationalClinical Programme for Older People (NCPOP), Leadership Development Nursing Profession Older Persons
The IGS Postgraduate study day provided a valuable opportunity to present, and to gain feedback, on my early stage research to an audience of my peers. The keynote speakers provided insight and pertinent advice on the successful completion of a Ph.D. Coming together at the Study Day as an academic community, to network and to listen to other student’s research pursuits, from a diverse range of disciplines, proved an interesting, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.
Catherine Elliott O'Dare, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin 2
Thanks to everyone involved in the 2016 IGS Postgrad Study Day for a brilliant and inspiring event. There was a range of stimulating multidisciplinary topics that benefitted me in learning more about older adults and in developing my research further. The venue and event was excellently organised with a warm welcome provided to all those in attendance. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Study Day to peers, colleagues and those interested in this exciting field of research. Congratulations once again and I wish you continued success.
John Hastings, PhD Student. Dept. Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork