National Conference 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Epilepsy Ireland is proud to announce that the 2018 Conference will be held on 29th September (9.30am-4pm) in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Golden Lane, in Dublin 8.

The conference will address a number of key topics including

  • Cannabis and Epilepsy
  • Current research in Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy, Diet and Nutrition
  • Epilepsy, Mindfulness and Well-being
  • Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability
  • There will be an opportunity for Nurse Q&A sessions also.

Conference time table 

09:30—10:00: Registration and Information Stands

10:00—10:20: Welcome Address Peter Murphy, CEO, Epilepsy Ireland

10:20—10:40: ‘Life Beyond Epilepsy’ Donna Kennedy, Author, Psychologist and Life Coach

10:40—11:10: Cannabis and Epilepsy - Current Developments

Dr. Peter Widdes Walsh Consultant Neurologist, Beaumont Hospital

11:10—11:40: Epilepsy and Scientific Research - Current Developments

Dr. Colin Doherty, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8

11:40—11:50: Coffee Break

11:50—13:00: News Updates

Young People Epilepsy - Emma Eager, Helium Arts

Epic Project - Jarlath Varley, RCSI and Beaumont Hospital

EPR and the Lighthouse Project - Mary Fitzsimons, Beaumont Hospital

Sodium Valproate - Peter Murphy, CEO, Epilepsy Ireland 

13:00—14:00: Lunch Break

14:00—15:00Workshop 1: Epilepsy Surgery

Patricia Ennis, CNS Epilepsy Surgery, Beaumont Hospital

Breege Staunton, CNS Epilepsy Surgery, Beaumont Hospital

Workshop 2: Diet and Nutrition with Epilepsy

Laura Healy, Dietician, St. James Hospital, Dublin

Emma Williams, MBE CEO/Founder Matthews Friends

Workshop 3: Epilepsy and ID

Dr. Liz O'Mahony, Paedriatic Nuerologist, University Hospital, Limerick

Maire White, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy, Beaumont Hospital

15:00—16.00: Workshop 1Mindfulness and Well-being for Adults with Epilepsy

Dr. Sarah Clarke, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Hospital

Workshop 2: Adults with Epilepsy—Nurse Q & A Session

Sinead Murphy, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Epilepsy Ireland & Beaumont Hospital

Maire White, Clinical Nurse Specialist Epilepsy, Beaumont Hospital

Workshop 3: Children with EpilepsyNurse Q & A Sesssion

Yvonne Owen, Epilepsy Transition Co-ordinator, EI and Children’s Hospital Group

Conference Fee

Epilepsy Ireland Members (Early bird rate*) €20.00

Non-members & Health Professional (Early bird rate*) €30.00
*Early bird rate applies to booking received before 31st July

Epilepsy Ireland Members (standard rate) €30.00

Non-members & Health Professionals (standard rate) €40.00

Conference Fee includes Conference Pack, Refreshments & Lunch with Excellent Speakers and Workshops. 

Book your by place on eventbrite by clicking here or call 01 455 7500 or email

Please note Hotel is Wheelchair Accessible. Easy access to Public transport in the vicinity. Hotel Parking is limited.

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin is located at the crossroads of Golden and Chancery lanes. The nearest Luas stop is just 5 minutes from the hotel. If you wish to book accommodation in the hotel, please contact the hotel directly on (01) 8982900 and ask for the Epilepsy Ireland conference rate.