26-01-2017 | Launch of SENsE study

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Epilepsy Ireland, in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, invites you to attend the official launch of the final report: 'an evaluation of the role of the Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and the impact on care: SENsE study'

During a time when the model of emergency care in Ireland is under immense and sustained pressure, academics at Trinity College Dublin funded by Epilepsy Ireland and the Health Research Board have conducted first of its kind research in Ireland as to whether specialist nurses can provide added value disease management and cost effective care for thousands of epilepsy patients in Ireland.

The report will be launched by the Minister for State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy and speakers at the event include:

Agnes Higgins, lead author of the report and Professor in mental health at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin who will present the key findings from the report with Dr Naomi Elliot, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity.

Dr Colin Doherty, Consultant Neurologist, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Clinical Lead for the National Epilepsy Care Programme and Senior Lecturer in Neurology, Trinity

A patient with epilepsy and a family member of a person with epilepsy

Peter Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Epilepsy Ireland

Date: Wednesday 1st February, 2017

Time: 9 am – 10am (guests must be seated no later than 8.45am)

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2 (former Bord Gais showrooms). We regret that parking is not available at the venue.

RSVP by Wednesday 25 January, via email cpowell@epilepsy.ie to confirm your attendance or call Catherine Powell Tel. 01 4557500

This report has been funded by the Health Research Board and Epilepsy Ireland.