This year, St Luke's Symposium kicks off early as it is linking with the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) to host their annual IGS ALONE Willie Bermingham Lecture which will be given by Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme. The College is forging deeper links with the specialist societies and thanks to the IGS President and Registrar at RCPI, Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, RCPI is delighted to partner with the society to bring this event into our St Luke’s Symposium on October 1st. Click here to book your place at this very special event.
The lecture, to be held online on October 1st, will focus on lessons from COVID-19 and how we can improve care and support for older people in our community.
COVID-19 has highlighted the huge importance that the people and services in our communities play in supporting the care of older people and especially those who are at risk, isolated, vulnerable or frail. Older people comprise a growing and heterogeneous group ranging from the very fit to frail. This lecture will explore how a one size solution does not fit all and the focus on improvements must be cross sectoral, keeping the voice of the older person at the centre of all we do.
Commenting on the upcoming lecture, President of the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) and Registrar of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dr Diarmuid O’Shea says: “Recognizing the wonderful work Dr Ryan has done around the world in shaping the response to managing the COVID-19 and other pandemics, we look forward to hearing his insights into how, we as a country, can learn lessons from our collective experiences of battling COVID-19 and other pandemics to improve how we deliver support and care to all of us as we age in Ireland.”
Dr Ryan will be joined by a panel of guests including Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer at HSE and Prof Cecily Kelleher, Chair of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). Dr Diarmuid O'Shea will chair the lecture.
The lecture has been approved by RCPI with 2 CPD credits available.
For more information on St Luke’s Symposium, click here.