Announcing Details of National Conference 2017

Lets Talk about Epilepsy 

Clayton Hotel, Sligo September 9th

Registration: 10.30am


Dr. Bryan Lynch -'Top 10 things parents should know about their child's epilepsy' Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Temple Street Children's University Hospital

Dr. Kevin Murphy- 'Top 10 things adults should know about their epilepsy'
Consultant Neurologist, Sligo Regional Hospital

Dr. Andrea Higgins 'Top 10 things you should know about memory & epilepsy'
Senior Neuropsychologist, Bloomfield Hospital and Health Services, Dublin

Panel Q&A

1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch


ROOM 1: PARENTS - Let's talk about your child's epilepsy

Dr Veronica Lambert, Senior Lecturer (Children's Nursing)
School of Nursing and Human Sciences Faculty of Science and Health, Dublin City University

Maria Keegan - Medical Q&A for Parents
Paediatric Neurology Clinical Nurse Specialist Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin

Yvonne Owen - Transition to adult services, Epilepsy Ireland Transition Nurse Co-ordinator(The Transition Nurse 2 Year  Project ceased on May 20th 2019)

ROOM 2: ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY - Let's talk about your epilepsy

Dr. Naomi Elliott, Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin

Paul Sharkey - Employment and Epilepsy, Epilepsy Ireland Training Manager

Geraldine O'Rourke, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Sligo University Hospital

Cara Conway Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Sligo University Hospital

Conference Fee (per person) 

Epilepsy Ireland Members @ €30 per person
Non -members & Health Professionals €40 per person

Early BIRD RATE is finished

Conference Fee Includes:
Refreshments, lunch and conference pack.

Early bird rate applies to bookings received before July 31st
After 31st July Rates: Epilepsy Ireland Members (standard rate): €30.00
Non-members & Health Professionals (standard rate):€40.00
Specialist Nurse Appointments
One to one nurse appointments can be booked in advance for the morning of Saturday 9th September by calling (01) 455 7500. Please note there is limited availability.

Information Stands

Information regarding safety & appliances and other relevant information will be available from our stands in the foyer throughout the day.

Parking Available. Wheelchair accessible

Conference Venue

Clayton Hotel Sligo is approximately 2km from Sligo Train Station and taxis are available. If you wish to book accommodation in the hotel, please contact them directly on (071) 911 9000 and ask for the Epilepsy Ireland Conference Rate.


There are three ways to book your place:

Book Online:
By Phone: Phone 01 4557500 to reserve and pay for your place
By post: Download and return the registration form below.

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GSK and UCB.