Interdisciplinary Symposium - Interdisciplinary Education - Unlocking our Potential

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Interdisciplinary Education - Unlocking our Potential (IRL)
25 May 2018
Lecture Hall, ERC, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin
Organised by: 
Irish Gerontological Society


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The Irish Gerontological Society is delighted to announce an interdisciplinary symposium on Interdisciplinary Education – Unlocking our Potential.

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Early-bird online registration (€65) available until Friday 18 May

Late or onsite reg is €85

The aim of this symposium is to have a purposeful discussion around interdisciplinary education, the concept that interdisciplinary education commences as an undergraduate and becomes an integral part of day-to-day practice.

Key experts will discuss the importance of interdisciplinary education from a clinical, academic and research perspective and its role and impact in older persons care.

This symposium will be of interest to academics, researchers, doctors, nursing and health and social care professions.

Programme: Click the link above to view or download the programme for this event. Speakers include experts on the physical, emotional, and cognitive wellbeing of older people.The programme covers the latest updates on innovation, learning, and health-promotion.  Topics include: Interdisciplinary learning, HaPAI and life-long learning, frailty education, advances in integrated care, dementia training in primary care, pharmacy update and health literacy.

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:


Click here for map of St. Vincent's Hospital, parking information, and travel directions and options. 

Bus Routes:

The following buses stop on the Merrion Road at the front of the Hospital:

4 – departs from Harristown, through O’Connell St. to Monkstown Avenue
7/ 7a – departs from Mountjoy Square to Loughlinstown/ Cherrywood
145 - departs from Hueston Station, through the city centre and out to the N11, stopping at RTE which is 10 minutes walk to the Hospital 

Car Park:

There are three car parks in St. Vincent’s University Hospital:

24hr multi-storey car park located opposite the main entrance to the hospital
Underground car park close to the Emergency Department
24hr Herbert Wing car park located at the back of the campus

An map of the route to the Lecture Hall, ERC is available to view and/or download above.

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