Saturday November 11th - Cuisle Beatha 2017

Session 1:

Economics of Quality of Life Care in Dementia - Subject of quality of life & symptoms:
Let's Define Quality of Life First then let's critic the literature research results to date 

08.00-09.00Registration, NUI Galway 
Opportunity to Visit Exhibition Stands and View Posters
08.50-09.00Welcome Address 
Professor Dympna Waldron, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway University 
Hospitals (GUH) - Roscommon County Hospital & (RCH) - Roscommon Home Care 
Team (RHCT)   
Co-chairsProfessor Martin O'Donnell, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Galway University 
Hospital (GUH) & Professor of Translational Medicine at NUI Galway & Associate 
Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway   
Dr. Camilla Murtagh 
to be confirmed
09.00-09.30Palliative Care in advanced dementia
Dr. Sharon Beatty, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospitals
(GUH) Roscommon County Hospital & (RCH) - Roscommon Home Care Team (RHCT) 
- Galway Hospice Home Care Team (GHCT)   
09.30-10.00Economic importance of allowing patients with Dementia to stay in their home
/Nursing Home  
Professor Eamon O'Shea, Personal Professor, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, 
10.10-10.30Relevant Irish statistics
Ms. Marie Lynch, Head of healthcare Programmes, Irish Hospice Foundation, Galway  
10.30-11.00Capacity - the new legal approach in Ireland to be implemented   
to be confirmed 
Opportunity to Visit Exhibition Stands and View Posters 

Session 2:


Co-chairsDr. Eileen Mannion, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospital  
(GUH) & Lecturer, NUI Galway   
to be confirmed
Patricia O'Brien 
11.30-11.40Patients with intractable hypertension - how do we assess actual quality of life 
improvement in this patient population   
Flory or Dr. Faisal Sharif, Consultant Cardiologist, Galway University Hospital (GUH) 
& Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway  
11.40-11.50Quality of Life Measurement as a Clinical Tool 
Dr. Veronica McInerney, Early Phase & Cell Therapy Clinical Manager, Clinical Research 
Facility, NUI Galway    
11.50-12.00Quality of life & Symptoms in a Cardiac Rehabilitation population 
Emily Basquelle 
12.00-12.15Depression in palliative care patients - the use of judgement analysis to identify
those who need treatment as advanced malignancy would carry with it many 
symptoms associated   normally with endogenous depression    
Dr. Anne Doherty, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Galway University Hospital (GUH)  
12.15-12.30Pre-care of patients facing bereavement and it's implication for ongoing morbidity  
in Ireland  
Ms. Orla Keegan, Head of Education, Research & Bereavement Services at the Irish 
Hospice Foundation  
12.30-12.45Palliation Presence in A/E; The Impact 
Dr. Eoin Tiernan 
12.45-12.55Title to be confirmed
Dr. Hannah Linane, Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospitals (GUH)  

Session 3:

Revisiting Gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility Problems 

Co-chairsProf. O. McAnena 
Dr. Robert Rutherford, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Galway University Hospital  
14.00-14.30Upper GI Dysmotility & its implications in clinical practise and surgery 
Mr Chris Collins, Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Portiuncula 
Hospital and Galway University Hospitals  
14.30-14.45Patients for use of Somatuline Autogel has empowered the patient to stay in the  
community for years without hospital admission for aspiration pneumonia   
Dr. Adrian Carney, General Practitioner Galway City 
14.45-15.00ICU acute myopathy in the problems of aspiration pneumonia - complex case  
presentation on a patient who had two cardiac arrests from QT interval prolongation   
Dr. Brian Harte, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Galway University Hospital (GUH)  
15.00-15.15Case series of patients with extrapyramidal side effects from antiemetics 
Dr. Hayatul Nawwar Miptah, Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospital
15.15-15.30Use of venting PEGS & Prolonging morbidity from 1 month to 3 months with  
combination use of Somatostatin Analogues  
to be confirmed
15.30-16.15Extraordinary case of patient with a rare form of pneumonia that only grows in fat 
and yet it grows in her lungs where there is no fat - extraordinary presentation with 
an extraordinary outcome with the use of Somatostatin Analogues  
Dr. Ruth Waldron 
Professor Anto O'Regan  
Professor Dympna Waldron, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway University 
Hospitals (GUH) - Roscommon County Hospital & (RCH) - Roscommon  
Home Care Team (RHCT)   
16.15-16.45The speciality of the gut - view on the use of Somatostatin Analogues to reduce the 
problem of GI dysmotility & its complications of aspiration pneumonia as reflux pain, 
nausea &  anorexia 
Dr. Eoin Slattery, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospital Galway (GUH) 
Danish expert on Dysmotility 
Mr. Drewes, Denmark
17.15-17.30Debate; Study proposal from GUH