Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

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About this Conference

This conference will examine the latest updates and best clinical practice when it comes to caring for the elderly. We will particularly focus on areas such as dementia, ethical decision making, how nutrition impacts bone health, safeguarding from abuse, current and future availability of long-term residential care, and importantly, how technology can support older people to self-manage aspects of their health and wellbeing.

This Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

A word from our conference chairperson


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Pat McLoughlin, Past CEO,Alzheimers Society of Ireland

Healthy Ageing - Supporting Older People to Manage their Health and Wellbeing with Technology

  • Research at the NetwellCASALA centre in Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Designing and evaluating a digital health platform to support older people self-managing multiple chronic conditions
  • Key design considerations for the platform
  • Findings from our longitudinal studies.

Dr. Julie Doyle Director, NetwellCASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology

End of Life Decisions for Patients Without Capacity

  • Resuscitation and Clinically Assisted Nutrition/Hydration
  • Advance Healthcare Directives
  • End-of-Life Decisions and the Law
  • Legislative developments in End-of-Life Decisions

Nikki Saarsteiner, The Law Library

Lewy Body Dementia: What’s New?

  • Focusing on less common causes of dementia - the Lewy body diseases
  • Prevalence and clinical presentation
  • Clinical management and care

Iracema Leroi Associate Professor/Consultant, Psychiatry Trinity College Dublin

The Importance of Good Nutrition in Bone Health and Falls Prevention

  • Malnutrition-Frailty-Falls
  • Malnutrition screening
  • Prevention and Treatment of Malnutrition
  • Nutrition Support
  • Nutrients of importance

Aoife Niland,Senior ICPOP Dietitian Co. Clare

Safeguarding Elderly Patients

  • Abuse across the life course
  • Risk factors for Elder Abuse
  • Current Policy and Legislative framework for Adult Safeguarding in Ireland
  • Barriers to Reporting of Elder Abuse
  • Prevention, Human Rights and Assisted Decision-Making in context of Elder Abuse

Dr Sarah Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice

Current and Future Requirements for Long Term Residential Care in Ireland

  • Current trends in nursing home provision: availability of beds and characteristics of residents  
  • The policy plan for future housing for older adults 'housing options for our ageing population' (department of health, 2020)
  • Reforms in how we fund nursing home care 'the fair deal scheme'.
Dr. Lorna Roe Research Assistant Professor, Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin

Pain Management in Elderly Patients    

Definitions and Characteristics

  • Types of Pain
  • WHO Analgesia Ladder

Factors Affecting Analgesic Prescribing

  • Cautions/ Contra-indications
  • Side-effects
  • Renal


  • Opioid conversions
Aine O’Reilly, Senior Pharmacist Integrated Care for the Older Person, South Tipperary STEP team

Who Should Attend?

This event would be very relevant to those involved in the process caring for the elderly including, nurses, directors of nursing, nursing home and residential care professionals, social care workers, home care providers, carers, consultants, GP’s, regulators, associations, researchers, and universities to name just a few.


Dr. Julie Doyle
Director, NetwellCASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Nikki Saarsteiner BL
The Law Library
Iracema Leroi
Associate Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry Trinity College Dublin
Dr Sarah Donnelly
Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
Dr. Lorna Roe
Research Assistant Professor, Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin
Aine O’Reilly
Senior Pharmacist, South Tipperary Enablement Programme for the Older Person
Aoife Niland
Senior ICPOP Dietitian, Co. Clare


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.