Conferences & Seminars
16th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference
Thursday 17th November 2016
08.30 - 16.30
Brookfield Health Sciences
Complex, University College Cork
Conference Theme: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Key Note Addresses:
Professor Jonathan Drennan, Professor of Nursing & Health Services Research,
School of Nursing & Midwifery University College Cork
Dr Peter Griffiths, Chair of Health Services Research, University of Southampton.
Dr Philip Crowley, National Director, Quality Improvement Division, HSE
To avail of free registration for this conference please email firstname.lastname@example.org
VENUE: G06 Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC
TIME: 08:30 – 16:30
Please forward queries to:
Ms Therese Ahern
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork
Tel: +353 21 4901553, email@example.com
Dr Aine Horgan, PhD, MSc, BNS, Dip PN, RPN
Lecturer and Mental Health Programme Lead
School of Nursing and Midwifery
University College Cork
A Two-Day Conference organised by the School of Applied Social Studies and the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, in association with the Critical Voices Network Ireland
The conference aims to explore and debate critical perspectives on:
- Acts of resistance within and outside academic and service systems
- The impact of activism on democratising mental health care
- The importance of socio-political perspectives in understanding and responding to human distress
- Co-option of resistance into dominant systems.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Kathryn Church is Director and Associate Professor in the School of Disability Studies, Canada
Jonathan Gadsby is a mental health nurse and a founder member of the Critical Mental Health Nurses’ Network, England
Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author and trainer, England
Mick McKeown is a mental health nurse, researcher and trade union activist working to build alliances with survivor groups, England
Brigit McWade is a sociologist researching and teaching aspects of mental health, England
Panel discussion with Cork activists: Rory Doody, Recovery Advocate; Joan Hamilton, Sli Eile; Mary Maddock,MindFreedomIreland; Pat Bracken, freelance critical psychiatrist.
Programme overview; CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES programme Overview 2016 (399kB)
This conference, now in its eighth year, is unique as it is free for all participants and it involves people from diverse backgrounds (self-experience, survivors, professionals, academics, carers) presenting, discussing and debating critical and creative perspectives on and beyond the dominant bio-medical approach. The 2010 conference saw the launch of the Critical Voices Network Ireland (CVNI), a network of people interested in considering and developing responses to human distress, which are creative, enabling, respectful and firmly grounded in human rights.
To book a place, email Harry Gijbels at firstname.lastname@example.org Give your name, and indicate the day(s) you wish to attend (either Wednesday 9 November, Thursday 10 November, or both days). Booking will be confirmed by return email. Please bring the booking confirmation slip with you to the conference registration desk on the day(s) you are attending.
Conference flyer can be found HERE.
The Conference organisers are Lydia Sapouna, School of Applied Social Studies and Harry Gijbels, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland.
15th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference
Thursday 19th November 2015
Brookfield Health Sciences
Complex, University College Cork
NMBI Category 1 Approval (5 CEUs)
Professor Lazelle Benefield (Fulbright Scholar UCC) is from the University of Oklahoma and is currently the Dean of the College of Nursing and the Director of ‘The Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence’, which is dedicated to developing leaders, educators and researchers in the older adult nursing field. Her research involves projects promoting well-being and improving quality of life for family caregivers and community-dwelling older adults with dementia.
Dr. Karen Whitaker is currently senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire UK. With a professional background in health visiting her research focus is on the topic of parenting and the ways in which services can be designed to support family needs. Karen is an honorary member of the parenting special interest group for the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA). She currently sits on the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners (NAPP) Research and Training Reference group on behalf of the CPHVA. As a senior lecturer within the Children, Family and Community Health Division, her primary teaching responsibilities are for the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) BSc and PGDip educational courses.
Dr. Dympna Casey is currently a senior lecturer in nursing education in the National University of Ireland Galway. Her research interests include self-management of chronic diseases and health promotion. She has a keen interest in promoting healthier lifestyles for people and specifically in examining ways of supporting and maintaining the health and functional capacity of older people. Her research skills include designing and developing interventions for RCT’s and ensuring that such interventions are informed by users and other key stakeholders. She is currently Deputy Head of School and College Vice Dean for Interprofessional Learning.
Conference Organisers 2015
+ Room 1.25, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
THE 7th ANNUAL CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AND BEYOND THE THERAPY INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TOOK PLACE IN BROOKFIELD HEALTH SCIENCES COMPLEX, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK ON 11 AND 12 NOVEMBER 2015
Organised by the School of Applied Social Studies and the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, in association with the Critical Voices Network Ireland
This year’s conference aimed to explore and debate critical perspectives on:
- The value of talking therapies
- The politics of the therapy industry
- Talking therapies as another expert system
- Other ways (beyond therapies) to support people in distress
Book of Extracts 15 (586kB)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Wednesday 11 November 2015:
1. David Pilgrim (09.45) is an Honorary Professor of Health & Social Policy at the University of Liverpool and Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton. His career has been divided between working as a policy researcher and as a clinical psychologist in the British NHS.
2. Dina Poursanidou (10.30) is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, based at the Service User Research Enterprise; Dina has used mental health services since 2008; Member of Asylum, the magazine for democratic psychiatry.
3. Malcolm Garland (13.45) is aconsultant psychiatrist in Dublin. His team tries to incorporate novel and alternative approaches, including a minimal medication approach and an ethos fostering individuation, not dependence.
Thursday 12 November:
1. Gary Sidley (09.45) is a freelance writer and trainer who opted for early retirement in 2013 from his post of Professional Lead/Consultant Clinical Psychologist after 33 years working in the English mental health services. His writing includes alternatives to biological psychiatry.
2. Wilma Boevink (10.30) is anexperiential expert, social scientist at the Trimbos-Institute, the Netherlands. Former Professor of Recovery and founder of Tree (towards Recovery, Empowerment and Experiential Expertise).
3. Rory Doody (13.45) is a Recovery Development Advocate. He is a voice hearer and engages with his own mental health as often as he breathes! Plagued by inner questions like “who does this serve?” he enquires in the different areas of his work, involving education, case work, service and policy developments, structural change, and good intentions.
Concurrent Sessions: the conference also includes 42 concurrent workshops and oral presentations across the two days, in 6 sessions of 7 workshops per session, related to the conference theme.
Full programme: full details will be available around mid-October on www.cvni.ie and also onwww.ucc.ie/en/nursingmidwifery/news/ and www.ucc.ie/en/appsoc/resconf/conf/ . Check www.uccconferencing.ie/walking-distance/for accommodation. To get to Brookfield (UCC) check www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/getting-here/ Parking facilities are limited around UCC. Try the car park next to the Kingsley Hotel, Victoria Cross (10 walk from venue via footbridge behind Western Gateway Building on Western Road). Coffees and lunches not included. There are restaurants and cafes in and around the conference venue.
Getting to Brookfield UCC Map (1,882kB)
Check http://www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/getting-here/ See attached map. Brookfield Health Sciences Complex map reference is No13 Grid C7.
There are 42 concurrent presentations/workshops scheduled across the two days. Venue name, room number e.g. BHSC G04 are followed by a figure e.g. (120). The latter refers to the maximum number of people the workshop can accommodate.There is no pre-registration for the workshops, so if a workshop is full, please go to another one. Most concurrent presentations/workshops are held in BHSC, with two concurrent presentations/workshops scheduled for WGB (Western Gateway Building), a 2 minute walk across the footbridge between BHSC and WGB (building No81 Grid C6 on the map).
Book of Abstracts
The Book of Abstracts will be emailed to you within the next few days. The programme schedule and the Book of Abstracts will also be available on www.cvni.ie, http://www.ucc.ie/en/nursingmidwifery/news/ and on www.ucc.ie/en/appsoc in advance of the conference. Due to the conference’s limited budget (see below) we would ask you to bring a printed copy of the programme schedule and the Book of Abstracts with you to the conference. There will only be a limited number of printed copies of the conference programme and the Book of Abstracts at the registration desk.
As you may know, one of the unique features of this annual conference is that it is a free event, supported by a very small budget. Since 2013, following delegates’ enquiries about making donations, there has been a donation box at the registration desk. Please feel free to contribute if you wish (either cash or cheque made payable to CVNI to be lodged into the CVNI conference account). We do not accept donations which compromise the ethos and values of the conference.
We look forward to seeing you at next years conference.
THE 6th ANNUAL CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES CONFERENCE - 12 AND 13 NOVEMBER 2014
- UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND
A Two-Day Conference organised by the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery & the School of Applied Social Studies University College Cork, in association with the Critical Voices Network Ireland.
Mental Health Press Release (18kB)
The conference considers and explores:
- the value and relevance of psychiatric diagnoses in understanding and responding to a wide range of human experiences of emotional distress
- critical perspectives on and creative responses beyond psychiatric diagnoses.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers (in alphabetical order): click on the speakers name to view the presentation.
- Pete Sanders, Retired Therapist, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor, Trustee of the Soteria Network UK.
- Pat Bracken, Clinical Director Mental Health Service West Cork, Ireland.
- David Harper, Reader in Clinical Psychology, University of East London
- Stuart Neilson lectures and writes about the autism spectrum and mental health in Adult Continuing Education UCC
- Olga Runciman, psychiatric survivor and chair of the Danish HVN
Concurrent Sessions: the conference also includes a series of workshops and oral presentations, related to the conference theme.
The central theme to this year’s conference surrounds that of
Date; 7th November 2013 @ 09.00 - 15.30.
Venue; Room G.06, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.
The conference hoped to highlight the importance of interdisciplinary and academic research with a focus on ‘translation’ to promoting quality patient care.
Key Note speakers (please click on the name to view presentation):
Mothers in Abstinence
Pain & analgesic use in children
Research Conf Schedule 2014 (51kB)
Pictured L-R are the early morning presenters; Christine Norton, Patrick Cotter, Gerard White, Bridie O'Sullivan, Eileen Savage.
Pictured L-R are the late morning presenters; Josephine Hegarty, Sile O’Grady, Cathrine Fowler, Eileen Savage, Caroline Dalton O'Connor, Michael Bergin.
Pictured L-R are the afternoon presenters; Elizabeth Weathers, Christopher Burton, Helen Mulcathy, Eileen Savage, Mary Rose Day.
Showcase of Blended Learning MSc/PG Diploma Nursing (Gerontological )
Date; 9th December 2013 @14.00 - 15.00.
Venue; Room G.04, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery shared its experiences and learning regarding the development of an online/blended learning MSc/PG Diploma Nursing (Gerontological ) programme to their colleagues within UCC yesterday. The presentation outlined how the e-learning project was developed and managed, the role of the learning technologist and an update of current developments with the programme was presented. In addition, 2 current postgraduate students who are currently undertaking the programme shared their experiences of undertaking the blended learning programme.
Pictured L-R are the Blended Learning team for Gerontological; Michelle Murphy, Breda O'Donovan, Teresa Wills, Damien Drohan, Alice Coffey, Nicola Cornally, Eileen Savage.