3-10-2009 | National Conference 2009

"Epilepsy - Diagnosing the Problem"

Venue: The Strand Hotel, Limerick

Date: Saturday October 3rd.



10.30am-11.00am Registration - Tea & Coffee

11.00am Official Opening Deputy Mayor, Michael Hourigan, Vice Chairman HSE West.

11.15am - 12.30pm Speaker: Dr. Peter Boers, Consultant Neurologist, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick 

Dr. Boers worked as a Consultant Neurologist for 5 years at St. George Hospital, Sydney. He did his neurology training at the Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals in Sydney. He also worked at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London.

12.30pm-1.45pm Lunch & Information Stands

1.45pm - 2.45pm Speaker: Neil Austin, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neurology Service, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Tallaght

Neil Austin studied Psychology at Nottingham and Liverpool Universities before working at the epilepsy service at Liverpool's Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery with Prof Gus Baker. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Liverpool University, before specialising in Neuropsychology at Kings College, London. He went on to work as a Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology at the Welsh Epilepsy Unit (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff). In 2007 he moved to Dublin.

2.45pm - 4.00pm Workshops/Questions & Answers Session

Room 1: Denise Cunningham, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy Services. Question & Answer Session

Room 2: Maria Keegan & Grainne Griffin, Paediatric Neurology Nurse Specialists. Question & Answer Session

Room 3: Honor Broderick, Training For Success Programme Manager. Insights into the experience of progression through the Irish Education system of a group of people with epilepsy.

Room 4: Social Welfare Entitlements

4.00pm - 4.15pm Close of conference