Interdisciplinary Symposium - Exploring Statutory Homecare Scheme in Ireland

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Interdisciplinary Symposium - Exploring Statutory Homecare Scheme in Ireland
26 May 2017
Education Centre. Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross
€65 includes refreshments and lunch
Organised by: 
Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) in collaboration with Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA)


"Exploring the Establishment of a Statutory Homecare Scheme in Ireland"

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Venue: Education Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6

Date: Friday 26 May 2017. 09.00-15.30

Registration: online, in advance of event. Cost: €65. Limited number of places available.  Registration closes on Monday 22nd May 2017

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The Irish Gerontological Society, in collaboration with the Irish Social Policy Association, is delighted to announce an interdisciplinary symposium.

The aim of this symposium is to have a purposeful discussion around reform in the provision of homecare in Ireland; specifically the development of an Irish statutory homecare scheme.

Key experts will discuss aspects of such a statutory homecare scheme from a number of perspectives including clinical, economic and policy. This multi-dimensional exploration of the future of homecare in Ireland will situate attendees firmly in this policy making process offering a unique opportunity to make an informed input during the consultative process of the scheme.

This symposium will be of interest to healthcare management personnel, academics, advocacy groups for carers and older peopledoctors, nursing and health and social care professions, policy makers and home care providers.

Speakers: Brendan Courtney (RTE presenter), Elaine O Connor (Connolly Hospital & Irish Gerontological Society), Justin Moran (Age Action), Virginia Pye (Public Health Nursing, HSE), Maeve O'Brien (Department of Health), Dr. Rachel Kiersey (Health Research Board), Dr Catriona Murphy (Dublin City University/TILDA), Prof. Desmond O’Neill (Consultant Geriatrician, Tallaght Hospital), Padraic Fleming (SPHeRE/NUI Maynooth), Prof Eamon O'Shea (Irish Centre for Social Gerontology), Dr Siobhan Kennelly (National Clinical Care Programme for Older People) and Michael Fitzgerald (HSE Services for Older People)

Please note that given the dynamic theme, the programme, speakers, and the working titles of speaker contributions may be subject to minor changes, and might be updated up to the day of the conference. If you have any comments or questions related directly to the programme, please contact Elaine O Connor  (Hon Secretary of the Irish Gerontological Society), who is coordinating the programme: