Saturday November 11th - Cuisle Beatha 2017

Morning Session:

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, NUIGalway, 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 Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway Hospice  
and Home Care Team (GHCT) Portinuncla (to be confirmed)  
Dr R McLoughlinn (to be confirmed) 
09.00-09.30The role of Palliative Care in multiple other areas other than cancer - on the 
development of a new service for Palliative Care involvement in Dementia
from the inside out; the fragility clinic at GUH  and the outside in  the 
community into the hospital    
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, 
NUIG 
10.10-10.20Supporting people to die at home in Ireland
Ms. Marie Lynch, Head of Healthcare Programmes, Irish Hospice Foundation
10.20-10.30(Title to be confirmed)
Dr Hannah Linane, Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospitals (GUH)
10.30-11.00Capacity - the new legal approach in Ireland to be implemented   
Dr. Shaun O'Keeffe, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine Galway University  Hospitals (GUH) 
& Merlin Park Hospital (MPH) & Clinical Lecturer, NUI Galway  (to be confirmed)
11.00-11.30Tea/Coffee  
Opportunity to Visit Exhibition Stands and View Posters 

Session 2:

PALLIATION IS PALLIATION IS PALLIATION
REGARDLESS OF AGE AND/OR CONDITION 

Co-chairsDr. Eileen Mannion, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospital  
(GUH) & Lecturer, NUI Galway   
Dr. Stephanie Robinson, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Galway University  
Hospital (GUH) & Lecturer, NUI Galway (to be confirmed) 
Patricia O'Brien 
11.30-11.50Where are we at getting Cannabinoids for clinical use in Ireland 
Professor Tony O'Brien, Medical Director of Marymount Hospice &  Consultant Physician  
in Palliative Medicine, Cork University Hospital (CHU) to be confirmed 
Patients 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   
11.50-12.00Quality of Life Measurement as a Clinical Tool 
Dr. Veronica McInerney, Early Phase & Cell Therapy Clinical Manager, Clinical Research 
Facility, NUI Galway    
12.00-12.10Quality of life & Symptoms in a Cardiac Rehabilitation population 
Emily Basquelle 
12.10-12.30Depression 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)  
12.3012.45A continuum of care - ‘preparedness for death' and other opportunities   
for bereavement care   
Ms. Orla Keegan, Head of Education, Research & Bereavement Services, Irish Hospice Foundation 
12.45-13.00Palliation Presence in A/E; The Impact 
Dr. Eoin Tiernan 
13.00-14.00Lunch

Session 3:

Revisiting Gastrointestinal (GI) Dysmotility Problems 

Co-chairsProfessor Declan Walsh, Chair, Department of Supportive Oncology Director, Center 
for Supportive Care and Survivorship Levine Cancer Institute, USA (to be confirmed) 
Dr Dan Murphy to be confirmed 
Dr. Robert Rutherford, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Galway University Hospital  
14.0014.20Opioid induced bowel function. Pathogenesis and treatment

Prof. Asbjørn Mohr Drewes,Director of Mech-Sense & Centre for Pancreatic DiseasesDepartment of Gastroenterology & HepatologyClinical Institute, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. 

14.2014.30Patients for use of Somatostatin Analogues has empowered the patient to stay in the
community for years without hospital admission for aspiration pneumonia 
Dr. Adrian Carney, General Practitioner Galway City 
14.30-14.45ICU 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)  
14.45-15.00Case series of patients with extrapyramidal side effects from antiemetics 
Dr. Hayatul Nawwar Miptah, Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospital
15.00-15.10Use of venting PEGS & Prolonging morbidity from 1 month to 3 months with  
combination use of Somatostatin Analogues  
Niamh Gantley CNS 
15.10-15.40Extraordinary 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)   
15.40-16.00The 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) 
16.0016.20Game of life:  performance nutrition strategies for extra time 
Ruth  Kilcawley, confirm title 
16.2016.30A dramatic response using somatostatin analogues for intractable diarrhoea 
from GI Amyloid 
to be confirmed
16.30-17.00
Upper GI Dysmotility & it's implications in clinical practise and surgery 
Mr Chris Collins, Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon 
Portiuncula Hospital and Galway University Hospitals 
17.00-17.20Debate; Study proposal from GUH  

 

 

 

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