We will shortly be announcing the KeyNote Speaker for ther 2019 Seminar.



Previous KeyNote Speakers:


Dr Suzanne Guerin PhD, Associate Professor in Research Design & Analysis, Deputy Head of School, UCD School of Psychology, University College Dublin


Professor George Kernohan BSc PhD FHEA, Professor of Health Research, Ulster University.

Presentations - Introducing Knowledge Transfer and Exchange for Palliative Care, and

Applying Knowledge Transfer and Exchange in Palliative Care



Dr Joan Cunningham, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Blackrock Hospice, Dublin

Presentation - Schwartz Rounds: The Blackrock Hospice Experience One Year On



Speaker - Prof Sheila Payne, Co-Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK

Presentation - How to make the most of an EAPC Congress.



Speaker - Dr Fliss Murtagh, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Palliative Care, CSI, London

Presentation - Developing Best Evidence; Producing Relevant Research for Palliative Care Practice.



Speaker - Prof Declan Walsh, Professor of Palliative Medicine at TCD, UCD and Our Lady's Hospice

Presentation - Palliative Care Research: Current and Future Agenda for Ireland.



Speaker I - Dr Sophy Gretton, SpR in Palliative Medicine (UK) and Chair of the EAPC Research Network Junior Forum

Presentation - The EAPC Research Network Junior Forum.


Speaker II - Dr Una Fallon, Specialist in Public Health Medicine and Chair of the Midlands Research Ethics Committee

Presentation - Top Tips on Applying to a Research Ethics Committee. 



Speaker I - Prof Philip Larkin, Professor of Clinical Nursing (Palliative Care), UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems and Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services

Presentation - Collaborative Research: Challenges and Strengths in the Irish Context.


Speaker II - Finn Reygan, Post-doctural researcher, Psycho-Oncology Service, St Vincent's University Hospital

Presentation - Provision of Care to LGBT Patients.



Speaker I - Darci Meyers, Director, Dechen Shying Spiritual Care Centre, Garranes, Allihies, West Cork

Presentation - Dechen Shying Spiritual Care Centre: A model for offering spiritual care within a palliative care context.


Speaker II - Dr Rob George, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Bioethicist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

Presentation - Different approaches to the management of suffering.



Speaker I- Dr Natasha Michael, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick

Presentation - The Changing face of Ireland: Exploring Cross-Cultural Palliative Care.


Speaker II - Dr Paul D'Alton, Senior Clinical Psychologist in Psycho-Oncology, Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin

Presentation - The Cult of the Positive - Mindfulness Based Interventions as an antidote?



Speaker I - Tine De Vlieger, General Coordinator of Patient Services and Volunteer Work of the Network of Palliative Care for Antwerp, Belgium

Presentation - European Palliative Care Stage Oppertunity: A particular way of sharing, learning and empowerment.


Speaker II - Dr Philip. J Larkin, Senior Lecturer in Nursing & Programme Director, Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing, NUI Galway

Presentation - Understanding Palliative Care - Patient Reflections on Life's End.