67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting 2019 - Inaugural Meeting of the Irish Frailty Network Interest Group

'Lunch and Learn' Friday 27th September 2019. 13.30-14.15

Inaugural Meeting of the Irish Frailty Network Interest Group

Rapid Fire Updates on National Developments

This session, in association with the IGS, will be the inaugural meeting of the Irish Frailty Network Interest Group of the Irish Gerontological Society (IFN-IG). We feel that the time is right for an Irish Frailty Network for Education, Improvement and Research. Please follow this link to read our blog and learn more about our proposal

With an increasing number of innovations in Ireland around service development, quality improvement and research for older adults living with frailty, an IFN could be the society’s national collaborative platform for mutual sharing, learning and facilitation.

This 45-minute 'rapid-fire' update session is open to all IGS members who are delegates of this Scientific Meeting, including those who have already expressed an interest in the IFN.  Please include this option when you are registering online to attend the conference.

Time: 13.30-14.15

Venue: Tivoli 2 Room

The session will be chaired by:

Dr Aisling O'Halloran, Senior Research Fellow and Bio-Bank coordinator, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) and member of the National Executive Committee, Irish Gerontological Society 

Dr Emer Ahern, Consultant Geriatrician, Cork University Hospital, Cork

Presentations:

The time is right for an Irish Frailty Network 
Dr Rónán Ó Caoimh, Consultant Geriatrician/Specialty Lead in Geriatrics, University Hospital Galway/National University of Ireland, Galway
Prof Román Romero-Ortuño, Associate Professor in Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Physician, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

The National Frailty Education Programme
Deirdre Lang, Director of Nursing/National Lead Older Persons Services, Clinical & Integrated Programmes, Office Nursing & Midwifery Services Director
Mary O’Shea, Research Nurse, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Quality Improvement initiatives and service innovations 
Paul Bernard, Senior Occupational Therapist, Beaumont Hospital, RCSI Hospital Group, Dublin 
Jane Nolan, cANP GEMS, St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny 
Dr. John Cooke, Consultant Geriatrician University Hospital Waterford & Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Lead for Waterford Integrated Care for Older People (W.I.C.O.P.)

Clinician-driven research: integration with clinical practice and policy
Prof Seán Kennelly, Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, Department of Age-related healthcare, Tallaght University Hospital. Clinical Associate Professor in Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Marie Therese Cooney, Consultant Geriatrician, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

A roadmap for frailty prevention in Ireland
Dr Siobhán Kennelly, National Clinical Advisory Group Lead for Older Persons

Next steps
Prof Román Romero-Ortuño and Dr Rónán Ó Caoimh


Queries on this meeting should be addressed to:

Helen Whitty   e: helenwhitty@rcpi.ie      t: (01)863 9625