IIMHN Conference 2016

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The IIMHN Conference 2016 will take place on May 19th and 20th, 2016 in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences, Dublin City University.  The conference theme for 2016 is “Trauma informed mental health nursing practice”. 

Attendance at the conference is free.  The link to the registration page is here.  If you are not already member, you will be prompted to register on the site.  You will then be able to register for the conference.

The keynote speakers will be:

Prof John Read:  After working for nearly 20 years as a clinical psychologist and manager of mental health services in the UK and the USA in February 2015, John Read took up the post of Professor of Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He has published over 100 papers in research journals, primarily on the relationship between adverse life events and psychosis. He also researches the negative effects of bio-genetic causal explanations on prejudice, and the role of the pharmaceutical industry in mental health. John is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis and editor of the ISPS’s scientific journal “Psychosis.”

Peter Bullimore: Peter joins us from England, where he operates his own training/consultant agency, Asylum Associates. Peter is the founding member of the Paranoia Network. He also holds a teaching and research post at Manchester University and is a published author on issues of voices and trauma.

Chris Tandy: Chris Tandy is a qualified mental health nurse and has worked for many years alongside people who experience psychosis within community settings. He currently works as an Education and Practice Consultant with the training team at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham. Chris has specific interest in recovery orientated practice and social inclusion approaches, and he delivers joint training initiatives and helps to facilitate the Sheffield Hearing Voices group.

Abstracts are invited from all groups on areas related to the conference theme.  The closing date for abstract submission is 22nd April 2016.  Guidelines for abstracts for concurrent papers and posters are here and the requirements for poster presentations are here.  Mental Health Nursing students are especially welcome and there will be a student competition category for posters on the day.  Conference registration will close on Sunday 1st May 2016.  You can download the abstract submission form here.

The conference is supported by Nursing & Midwifery Planning & Development, Quality & Clinical Care Directorate, Health Service Executive, Dublin North.

The conference will take place in the:

School of Nursing and Human Sciences

Dublin City University

Collins Avenue Extension

Dublin 9

D09 W6Y4


IIMHN Conference Timetable 2016

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