The IAPC Education and Research Forum is a major strand of the IAPC's work agenda. The purpose of the Forum is to address Palliative Care education and research as arises under the IAPC's Mission to promote palliative care through education, representation and networking and thereby build capacity in palliative care at the individual and at sector level on the Island of Ireland.

Members of the Forum 2018 are:

Dr Des McMahon (Chairperson), Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Dublin 

Susan O'Flanagan (Vice-Chairperson), Clinical Psychologist, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin

Fiona Woods, Acting Head of Clinical Education, LauraLynn Children's Hospice, Dublin

Dr Bernadette Brady, Special Lecturer & Research Fellow in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Dublin

Dr Karie Dennehy, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Blackrock Hospice, Dublin

Zara Fay, Clincial Nurse Specialist - Community Palliative Care Team, St Francis Hospice, Raheny, Dublin

Julie Goss, Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Dublin

Patricia Hallahan, Director of Education, Research & Training, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Dublin

Susan Hilliard, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mercy University Hospital, Cork

Lynn Keane, Lecturer, Pace Language Institute, Bray, Co Wicklow

Jacinta Kelly, Clincial Nurse Specialist, Northwest Hospice, Sligo

AnnaMarie Lynch, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Lasarina Maguire, Nurse Practice Development CoOrdinator, Stewarts Care, Dublin

Martina McKnight, PhD Student, Waterford Institute of Technology

Dr Brenda O'Connor, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast

Martina O'Reilly, Head of Education, Milford Care Centre, Limerick

Dr Val O'Reilly, Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Milford Care Centre, Limerick

Dr Noreen O'Shea, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Marymount University Hospice & Hospital

Dr Elaine Wallace, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, HSE Dublin North East

Rory Wilkinson, Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care, St James's Hospital, Dublin