Irish Student Health Association News
The Irish Student Health Association Conference 2020, themed 'A healthy mind in a healthy body', took place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of February, hosted this year by our colleagues from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The conference was held at The Alex Hotel, with the annual gala dinner at the spectacular and historic Trinity College Dining Hall. Delegates from all corners of the country gathered, and the conference was a great success. » read more
Fundamentals of Travel Health for Practice Nurses Date: Saturday 14th March 2020 Venue: The Red Room, Student Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 Time: 09.00-16.30 NMBI Category One Approval pending » read more
The annual Irish Student Health Association Conference 2020, themed 'A healthy mind in a healthy body', will take place on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th of February, hosted by our colleagues from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The conference will be based in The Alex Hotel, just a 2 minute walk from TCD, while the annual gala dinner will be held in the historic Trinity College Dining Hall. This conference is open to all professionals working in the field of student health. » read more
Coronavirus outbreak - latest updates and Student Health advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre
With the continuously evolving situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre are striving to provide clear advice and information for healthcare professionals and members of the public alike, which are being reviewed and updated on a daily basis. Please read here for further information, including the most recently updated advice regarding 3rd level students. » read more
The current national Mumps outbreak, which began in 2018, has continued unabated through to the beginning of 2020, resulting in over 3,500 cases across the country. As vaccination is the only way to protect against Mumps, the HSE have announced a national campaign to provide FREE MMR booster dose to any person between the ages of 11 to 30yrs of age, who cannot confirm or are unsure as to whether they received the recommended 2 MMR doses. » read more
2020 ISHA Conference - call for abstract submissions for Pauline Carbery Memorial Award & nominations for Dr. David Thomas Award
The 2020 ISHA Conference will see the just the 2nd year of the presentation of our new annual ISHA Awards - The Pauline Carbery Memorial Award for 'Best Poster Presentation' & The Dr. David Thomas Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to 3rd Level Student Health'. » read more
Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) has recently launched its new strategic plan 2020-2024: Leading Change, A Society Free from Alcohol Harm.
Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) has recently launched its new strategic plan 2020-2024: Leading Change, A Society Free from Alcohol Harm. The plan sets out its vision, mission, values, goals and actions over the next five years. » read more
From 4th November, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will be available free of charge through the HSE to those who are at substantial risk of sexual acquisition of HIV in Ireland. » read more
Dr Eoin Mc Donagh's radio interview about student health services and the new 'Student Health Matters' app
Dr Eoin Mc Donagh GP and Medical Director at NUIG Health Centre, recently spoke on radio about student health services and the new 'Student Health Matters' app. Listen back to the interview here: https://www.mixcloud.com/flirtnewsfeed/dr-eoin-mcdonagh-speaks-about-what-led-to-the-development-of-the-student-health-matters-app/ » read more
Success on the Double for Theresa Lowry-Lehnen at the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards and Irish Practice Nurses Association Conference!
This past weekend proved to be an incredibly hectic, but very fruitful one, for Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, our valued ISHA colleague and Assistant PRO. She achieved a double success in relation to her smoking cessation interventions as part of the 'Smokeless Campus' initiative in IT Carlow, with her winning the Nursing Project of the Year award of the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards and the Educational Bursary at the 2019 IPNA Conference. » read more