IGS Newsletter November 2014

Annual & Scientific Meeting, Oct. 2014 - Review


IGS Welcomes a new President


Outgoing president, Prof. J. B. Walsh,  hands over the presidential chain of office to Mo Flynn following her election at the AGM.



You are all welcome readers of our November newsletter. For those of you who attended our Annual & Scientific Meeting in Galway last month, you will be aware that the term of office of our President - Prof JB Walsh - came to an end, along with that of some members of the Executive Committee. I was delighted and honoured to be elected President, particularly following in the footsteps of a most distinguished President. I am delighted to say that Prof Walsh will remain on the organising committee for the IAGG-ER Congress and that we will continue to benefit from his wisdom and enormous commitment to gerontology.

Two new members were elected to the Executive, Dr Ronan O Caoimh and Cationa Malone. I look forward to working with them and indeed all our existing Executive, details about whom are included on our website.

The meeting in Galway was a tremendous success and a hive of interdisciplinary activity. This I hope will be replicated, but on a much greater scale, at the IAGG-ER Congress in Dublin next April. We are currently evaluating the 109 Symposia submissions, alongside over 1300 abstracts, and hope to have the programme finalised over the coming weeks. Enormous thanks to all those who submitted abstracts, I know it was a very tight turnaround after the Galway event.

The whole Executive is really looking forward to further developing the work of the IGS, and indeed the range of activities and facilities available to our members. We hope over the coming months to bring you more information on the plans for the years ahead. Most of all we, would love to hear from you about what you might like from us, so get emailing!

With every good wish

Mo Flynn



Congratulations to Abstract Award-Winners


Dr. Avril Beirne, Mercers Institute for Research on Ageing, St James's Hospital. Dr. Marie-Therese Cooney, Stroke Prevention Research Unit, Nuffield Department Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford. Aoife Daly, National University of Ireland Galway. Colette Gill, St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin. Emma O’Shea, Centre for Gerontology & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University College Cork. Dr. David Robinson , St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.  Lorna Roe, Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin. Lorraine Scanlon, School of Medicine, University College Cork.Dr. Elaine Shanahan, University Hospital Limerick.


>>Full texts of award-winning abstracts are available on the IGS Website





Dr. John Fleetwood Undergraduate Medal


The inaugural Dr. John Fleetwood medal was awarded to Catherine O'Dare of Trinity College Dublin for her abstract “Words Open Windows”: Older Women’s Experiences of Adult Literacy Service





Photo Gallery


A selection of photographs from this year's Annual and Scientific Meeting are available to view on the website here.




CARDI Leadership Call 3 (2014/2015) Now Open


Closing date: Friday 30th January 2015

The Centre for Ageing Research & Development (CARDI) has launched a new Call for Fellows under its Leadership Programme in Ageing Research.  The programme is aimed at post-doctoral researchers with 2-7 years’ experience.  It will fund the salaries for 3 years of up to 4 research fellows, together with allowances.

CARDI is particularly pleased to be collaborating with the American Federation for Aging Research’s (AFAR) Paul Beeson Awards in this Call. Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 30 January 2015.

To view the full Terms of Reference, relevant documentation and application form please click onwww.cardi.ie.



School of Applied Psychology, UCC - Talk by Prof. Ian Robertson


Wednesday, 5 November 2015


To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the School of Applied Psychology (UCC) is bringing notable psychologists from across Ireland to give a series of talks at the School. Each contributor to the seminar series has made a significant research contribution internationally.


The series is launched on Wednesday November 5th with a talk by Professor Ian Robertson from the Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin.

Day & Time: Wednesdays 5-6pm
Venue: Room G7&8, School of Applied Psychology, Cork Enterprise Centre, North Mall


>> more information



Vacancy - Consultant Geriatrician



Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Advertised in: Belfast Telegraph w/c 27th October 2014

Consultant Physician in with an interest in Care of the Ederly/Stroke
Causeway Hospital Coleraine, Co. Derry
The above post only closes Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 4pm
Apply through www.HSCRecruit.com

Queries Contact Dr Tracey at Causeway Hospital
Telephone +44(0)2870346192