IGPNEA Conference Speakers 2023

FRIDAY 12th May 2023

Speaker 1

Georgina Basset, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer 

Georgina is a strong nurse leader and advocate for nursing and midwifery professions, highlighting their contribution to positive patient-reported outcomes and supporting peer-to-peer collaboration and learning. Keen interest community and older persons’ care innovations.

Speaker 2

Ms Leah Gaughan, National Immunisation Office

BSc Pharm, M Pharm, MPSI, MSc. Senior Pharmacist. Completed undergraduate and postgraduate training in Trinity College Dublin and M.Pharm in RCSI.
Has worked in both the community and hospital pharmacy sectors and delivered education to undergraduate pharmacy and medicine students.

Speaker 3

Dr Una Kennedy, GP Adviser National Cancer Control Programme 

Completed undergraduate training in Trinity College Dublin and completed GP Training in Scotland.  I am a GP Principal in my practice in Phibsborough, Dublin and I am GP Advisor to the National Cancer Control Programme

Speaker 4

Ms Aileen Gillic, RGN, Nurse Support Service, IHF

Trained at St James Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. She has a PGDip in Food Nutrition and Health in UCD and she is working towards a masters in this area. Aileen currently works in Patient Support at the IHF, helping people after their stroke or heart event and educating those at identified risk of cardiovascular disease.

Speaker 5

Ms Anita Cahill, cANP in Prostate Cancer        

Anita is a cANP Prostate Cancer at CUH. She has  30 years of Nursing experience the last 15 dealing with patients diagnosed with Urology cancers. Educated to a masters level in Nursing. She has a keen interest in cancer survivorship and improving quality of life for patients. She is currently completing academic preparation to register as an ANP and is on the registration for NP.

Speaker 6

Ms. Deirdre O Reilly, Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator

Deirdre qualified as an RGN in 1989 she began her cardiology journey in 1994. Obtaining Coronary Care Certification 1994; Certified ACLS instructor for 12 years, BLS instructor for 12 years, BLS instructor trainer for 4 years. In 2007 she began working in Cardiac Rehabilitation as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She joined Irish Association Council 2018 and is the current President.

Speaker 7

Ms Maggie Carroll, Diabetes Medical Education Sr. Associate, Eli Lilly

Maggie joined Lilly after a thirty-year career in nursing within the NHS, focusing on primary care. Her career began as a GPN later she secured a position of Diabetes Specialist Nurse and then as a Clinical lead. Maggie ’s Role within Lilly is Medical Education Associate. This is a non-promotional role allowing Maggie to use her knowledge and experience across the country.

Saturday 13th May 2023

Speaker 1

Dr Hassen Hossenbaccus, Mental Health      

Dr Hassen graduated from UCD and previously trained as a Psychiatrist. He has a special interest and extensive experience in all aspects of Mental Health including Depression, Anxiety and Burnout. He runs the mental health clinics on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. He is available for Extended Mental Health consults on those time slots to provide a holistic assessment of your needs.

Speaker 2

Ms. Jane Campbell, Head of Physiotherapy, UPMC

Jane graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy, from the University of the West of England and has a Masters of Clinical research from the University of Ulster. She spent 9 years working in the area of Orthopaedics and has presented work both nationally and internationally.
Jane has been the Head of Physiotherapy in UPMC Aut Even since 2016.

Speaker 3

Dr Paul Kavanagh, Consultant in Public Health Medicine 

Dr Paul Kavanagh is a medical doctor, specialist in public health medicine, and holds postgraduate qualifications in Community Health, Health Economics, Medical Education, Healthcare Leadership and Data Science. He is currently a Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme. He led on the development of Ireland first National Stop Smoking Clinical Guidelines.

Speaker 4

           Ms. Anne Houston, RGM, RM                 

Anne works with pregnant woman on pathways of care at 1st hospital appointments and in clinics for high-risk pregnancies at Wexford General. Trained as a nurse in Mercy Hospital Cork & as a midwife in the Coombe Women’s Hospital Dublin. Anne has a Masters in Personal and Business Management from University College Cork. Author of New Conversations Will Change Your Life, where Anne has designed the MEGA Coaching Method.

Speaker 5

     Ms Sani George, ANP (CKD/Pre-Dialysis)         

In 2012, Sani completed the Nurse Prescribing Course from RCSI and with her colleague they became the 1st Renal Nurse prescribers in Ireland at the Renal Dialysis Unit in MRHT. She graduated from TCD with a Masters in Nursing (2015) and a Higher Diploma in Renal Nursing (2019). She became a CNS in CKD (Pre Dialysis) in 2019 and the following year became the 1st Renal ANP in Ireland (CKD/Pre Dialysis).

Speaker 5

Demelza Dooner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Diabetes

Demelza Qualified with a BSc Honours degree in Nursing in 1999 in London. In 2001 she completed her higher diploma in Diabetes and took up the post of CNS in diabetes in 2002. In 2007, she graduated from NUIG with an MSc in Advanced practice Diabetes. In 2010, she completed the nurse prescribing from Royal College of Surgeon. After 19 years of working as a CNS in Diabetes, in 2020 she was appointed as ANP in Diabetes.

Speaker 6

Dr Rachael Comer, Education and Training Manager, CervicalCheck

Dr Rachael is a nurse & a midwife & was awarded her doctorate in Nursing and Midwifery from the University of Galway. She has held a variety of senior nursing positions; a Clinical Nurse Manage, Clinical Nurse specialist in Colposcopy, specialist co-ordinator in the CNME, Assistant Director of Nursing and Midwifery in medicinal Nurse/Midwife prescribing. In 2021, was appointed the Education and Training Manager in the CervicalCheck screening Training Unit.