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Education & Research Seminar 2018

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 17th Annual Education and Research Seminar to be held on Thursday 1 February 2018 at the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3.

  • The Annual Education and Research Seminar is the premier meeting for those engaged in, and interested in palliative care research in Ireland.
  • The Seminar promotes research in palliative care and related areas, and is a vibrant learning and sharing day.
  • Recognising that best practice in palliative care is enabled through education and research, the Seminar provides a unique platform for palliative care practitioners and researchers to present their research to their peers and interested parties.
  • The Seminar promotes research in palliative care and related areas through the submission of abstracts for Platform and Poster presentation.
  • It serves not only as a point of discussion for evidence-based research through oral and poster presentations, it is also a springboard for researchers aspiring to bring their work to international fora and to publication. The Seminar also provides a pathway to greater dissemination for those wishing to publish and present at other national and international gatherings.


The Seminar Aims to …

  • Provide an opportunity for Palliative Care researchers to present oral or poster presentations to a range of professionals who work in diverse clinical and academic settings
  • Enable health care professionals in Palliative Care and related areas to network and share ideas and to debate issues around palliative care research and education in Ireland
  • Provides a platform to greater dissemination for those wishing to publish and present at other national and international gatherings.


We are delighted to announce that the KeyNote Speakers for the 2018 Seminar are Dr Suzanne Guerin, PhD, Associate Professor in Research Design & Analysis, Deputy Head of School – UCD School of Psychology, University College Dublin and Professor George Kernohan BSc PhD FHEA, Professor of Health Research, Ulster University, who will present two sessions at the Seminar:

The first session – Introducing knowledge transfer & exchange for palliative care – introduces the context for knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) in palliative care, including the need for effective dissemination and communication and the challenges of this task. Central to the presentation is EMTReK, an evidence-based model for the transfer and exchange of research evidence. The aim is to provide delegates with some points for reflection across the day as they experience KTE in action.

At the end of the seminar the speakers return for the second session – Applying knowledge transfer & exchange in palliative care – to reflect on the application of KTE as proposed by the model and it’s components, as evident in the presentations across the day, encouraging discussion and debate among the delegates. This provides an opportunity for delegates to share their views on EMTReK and its relevance to their work. The purpose is to provide delegates with take home messages and practical examples of effective KTE.

Seminar Programme at a glance

09.45– 10.00
An exploration of how specialist palliative care nurses identify and manage patients with existential distress.Zara Fay, Clinical Nurse Specialist- Community Palliative Care Team, St Francis Hospice, Dublin
Financial Toxicity in Advanced Cancer Patients in an Irish SettingDr Aine Ni Laoire, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Milford Care Centre, Limerick
Assessing the Burden Experienced by Caregivers of Patients Receiving Specialist Palliative CareDr Bridget Johnston, Research Fellow, Health Economics and Health Policy, Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin
Knowledge of Palliative Radiotherapy Amongst Oncology and Palliative Care Nurses: A Quantitative StudyKim Hayden, Clinical Nurse Specialist- Community Palliative Care Team, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Dublin
Subjective & Objective Assessment of Taste & Smell Abnormalities in Advanced CancerMs Niamh Mc Gettigan
Undergraduate Dietitian Project,
Dublin Institute of Technology and Academic Department of Palliative Medicine, Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Dublin

Implementation of Phase 1 Outcome Measures in a Specialist Palliative Medicine Unit: Feasibility and AcceptabilityDr Fiona Kiely, Consultant Palliative Medicine, Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Cork
11.45-12.00Complexity and outcomes of paediatric patients cared for by a general community palliative care teamDr Mairead Doherty
Registrar in Palliative Medicine
Palliative Care Team, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Qualitative study exploring the experience of homelessness staff working with homeless people with life-limiting illnessesDr Aoibheann Ni Chonfhaola, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, St Francis Hospice Dublin and Milford Care Centre, Limerick
Non-Specialist Palliative Care: A Concept AnalysisMary Nevin, Health Research Board Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

Registration for the 2018 Seminar:

Register your place at the Seminar by filling in the form below and processing an online payment via PayPal

IAPC Members €80


Non-Members €100