‌The Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork, in conjunction with partners, will host the inaugural National Conference on Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals, on Friday January 31st 2014, from 9.30am to 4.15pm, in U.C.C.

This one-day interdisciplinary conference will be opened by Minister for Disability, Older People, Equality & Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch, T.D, in the Western Gateway Building.

Dr Suzanne Timmons can be seen on this video outlining the findings the Irish National Audit of Dementia

The Conference Programme (240kB) boasts speakers from a wide range of backgrounds including Gerontology, Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Old Age, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, General Practice and the HSE. The event will provide a forum for the most cutting-edge developments in research and practice relating to dementia care in hospital settings to be disseminated and discussed.

Some highlights of the conference will include an expert panel discussion, chaired by Professor Des O’ Neill, focusing on the issues surrounding best care for people with dementia in acute hospitals, and an afternoon breakout session for delegates with a special interest in the area of delirium in the acute hospital setting.

Topics will include the National Dementia Strategy, GP/community perspectives, the economic perspective, challenging behaviour, delirium, the hospital environment, education, and end of life and palliative care, all as they relate to dementia care in acute hospitals.

This event will also host the official launch of the results of the first ever ‘Irish National Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals’ (INAD), a collaboration between UCC, TCD and the HSE Quality and Patient Safety Directorate.

RCPI approval for 6 external CPD credits.

An Bord Altranais Category 1 approval for 5 CEUs (credits).

To avoid disappointment, delegates can register early by purchasing their ticket below.

Registration Options:
Delegate Registration – €45
Student Registration – €35