Changing Horizons in Gerontology - Updates in the management of chronic pain
Thursday October 7th 2021 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Grünenthal
This multidisciplinary symposium, chaired by Dr Elizabeth Moloney and Prof Rose Galvin, focuses on the management of chronic pain. This symposium will provide recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the assessment and management of adults with chronic non-malignant pain. This symposium will be of particular interest to all healthcare professionals involved in the assessment and management of patients with chronic pain.
Speakers and Programme
Moderators: Dr Elizabeth Moloney and Prof Rose Galvin
Dr Kieran O'Sullivan: What do we want people with persistent pain to do - and are we helping or hindering that goal?
Dr Kieran O'Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer in physiotherapy in UL. His research focuses on persistent back pain. He is ranked within the top 30 researchers (the top 0.1%) on back pain in the world, has obtained over €4 million in research funding, and has published over 150 journal articles.
Professor Ríona Mulcahy: Chronic pain in older adults
Professor Ríona Mulcahy is a Consultant Physician in General and Geriatric Medicine at University Hospital Waterford and Undergraduate Dean, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Her areas of specialist interest include dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and polypharmacy in older adults. She has also extensive ongoing research including collaboration with Professor John Nolan in Waterford Institute of Technology looking at the role of nutrition in Dementia and Age related Macular Degeneration.
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