Palliative Care Research Network Symposiums
The Annual Palliative Care Research Network Symposium offers researchers opportunities to learn from global experts, share and exchange knowledge and network with peers. Information about the 2022 Symposium can be found below, programmes for past event can be found at the bottom of the page.
The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) 11th Annual Palliative Care Research Network Symposium took place on Friday 25 November 2022 in Dublin. This was the first in person symposium since 2019. The event was supported by the Health Research Board and Health and Social Care R&D Division, Public Health Agency and was approved for CPD (RCPI) and CEU (NMBI). There were 55 participants from the island of Ireland and internationally including researchers, people with life-limiting conditions, family carers, health and social care professionals, service providers, policy makers, charity organisations, funders and interested citizens.
The focus of the 2022 Symposium was ‘Building collaboration between clinical-academic settings’. The aim of the Symposium was to promote the impact of palliative care research to improve palliative care by changing practice and policy and included presentations, Q&A sessions, and a panel discussion.
The full playlist of presentations is available to view here: youtube/PCRNsymposiumPlaylist
Gearóid Cassidy, Director of Primary Care, Department of Health (NI) and Maurice Dillon, HSE National Lead for Palliative Care (ROI) jointly opened the symposium and provided updates on the priorities for policy makers and service providers on the island of Ireland.
This was followed by the launch of AIIHPC’s PCRN Strategic Plan 2023-2027
The good, the bad, the ugly: building a palliative care research programme: Prof Miriam Johnson
Leading international collaboration in the mySupport Study: Prof Kevin Brazil
The panel discussion gave the audience an opportunity to pose questions to the expert speakers along with other panel members, Prof Andrew Davies, Professor in Palliative Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services and John Joyce Voices4Care member. This engaged discussion was chaired by Dr Michael Connolly, University College Dublin.
Early Career Researcher Forum abstract session
Congratulations to Yvonne Muldowney, Trinity College Dublin for winning best oral presentation; and Dr Richeal Burns and Ciara Mc Bride, Atlantic Technological University and Dr Anna Cleminson, North West Hospice for best poster presentation. The oral presentations are available to view here.
A session on the strategy for healthcare research on the island of Ireland
Dr Janice Bailie, Assistant Director, HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency and Dr Maura Hiney, Head of International Cooperation, Evaluation and Targeted Programmes Research Strategy and Funding Directorate, Health Research Board.
We would like to acknowledge and thank our keynote and expert speakers on the day, Professor Miriam Johnson, Professor of Palliative Medicine at Hull York Medical School, and Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre; Professor Kevin Brazil, Professor of Palliative Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Janice Bailie, Assistant Director, HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency; Dr Maura Hiney, Head of International Cooperation, Evaluation and Targeted Programmes Research Strategy and Funding Directorate, Health Research Board; Prof Andrew Davies Professor of Palliative Medicine, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services and PCRN Strategic Scientific Committee Chair; John Joyce, Voices4Care member; Dr Michael Connolly, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin (Chair of panel discussion); Kasia Patynowska, Marie Curie UK; Nipuna Thamanam, Dublin City University; and Yvonne Muldowney, Trinity College Dublin; and poster presenters Ciara McBride, Atlantic Technological University and Geraldine Purcell, South East Technological University.
This event is proudly supported by the Health Research Board (HRB) in the Republic of Ireland and the HSC Public Health Agency Research and Development Division in Northern Ireland.