IIMHN Conference 2017

Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Conference 2017 will take place on May 18th and 19th 2017 in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD.  The theme this year is “Collaborative Relationships-Challenges/Opportunities for Mental Health Nursing”.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Eithne Cusack, Rufus MayElisabeth Svanholmer, Rory Doody, Francis Walsh, Margaret Duggan and Adrienne Adams.  The conference will also feature the return of the Hypothetical Debate and the Launch of the IIMHN Position Paper on Trauma Informed Care.

Abstracts are invited from all groups on areas related to the conference theme.  The closing date for abstract submission is 13th April 2017.  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.

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

Conference registration is closed


Conference Outline

18th May 2017 Thursday
Morning session  
08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Coffee
09.30 – 09.45 Opening Address: Dr Mary Farrelly Chair IIMHN
09.45 – 10.30 Keynote: Elizabeth Svanholmer and Rufus May
10.30 – 11.15 Keynote: Eithne Cusack

Collaborative Relationships – The importance of Corporate Collaboration and influence for Mental Health Nursing

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee
11.45-13.00 Session Papers
13.00-14.00 Lunch and poster viewing
Afternoon session  
14.00-15.00 Keynote: Adrienne Adams
15.00-16.00 Collaborative Relations Workshop
19th May 2017 Friday
Morning session
08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Coffee
09.30 – 11.15 Collaborative Relations: Hypothetical Debate
11.15-11.45 Coffee
10.30 – 11.15 Keynote: Francis Walsh
11.45 – 12.30 Keynote: Rory Doody and Margaret Duggan
12.30 – 13.15 Launch of IIMHN Position Paper on Trauma Informed Care
13.15-14.00 Poster prizes and close of conference


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