Conference 2009

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The ISHA Conference and AGM for 2009 will be hosted by Maynooth NUI in the Carton House Hotel on the 13th and 14th of March. Enquiries to 01 - 7083878

Carton House Hotel

Maynooth College

Dr Denis Gaffney and staff of the Medical Centre National University of Ireland Maynooth are delighted to host the Annual Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) Conference 2009.

We welcome the Doctors, Nurses and Secretaries from the colleges around the country and our proposed programme endeavours to satisfy the diverse group that is our Student Health Association.

Download an application form

Day 1: Friday 13th March 2009 Carton House Conference Centre

From 15.00 Arrival and Registration

16.15 - 17.15 Section Meeting

Section meetings as follows:

3rd level Student Health Nurses Association
Doctors Association of Student Health (DASH)
Secretaries Association of Student Health (SASH)

17.30 - 18.50 Workshops (open to all)

Pick 2 of 3

1. New Molecular Assay for the Detection of Chlamydia and Gonnorrhoea
Paul Holder, National Virus Reference Laboratory, UCD

2. How the Trauma Clinic works/Plastic Surgery
Mr Eamon Beausang Plastic Surgeon, St James's Hospital, Dublin

3. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Dr Maeve Durkan, Endocrinologist, University College, Galway Secretaries

4. Effictive Listening (open to all)

Jane McNicholas, M.Sc.DipCouns.

18.50 - 19.30 Lecture (open to all)

Substance Abuse
Dr Michael Doran, Psychiatrist, Drug Treatment Unit, Pearse St Dublin

19.30 to 19.40 Opening Annual Address Conference Centre
Dr Denis Gaffney

21.00 until late Dinner Carton House

Day 2 Saturday 14th March 2009

Bus leaving from Carton House at 08.50 (sharp)

09.00 to 09.30 Registration Cloisters St Patrick's College

09.30 to 09.45 Welcome Address Loftus Hall St Patrick's College

Professor John Hughes

09.45 to 10.45 Annual general Meeting Loftus Hall

Chaired by ISHA President Dr Denis Gaffney
Committee to be elected
Handover of Chain of Office

10.45 to 11.30 Stands/coffee/tea/pastries Pugin Hall

11.30 to 12.50 Workshops (open to all) Loftus Hall
Pick 2 of 3

Approach to Allergies
Dr Mohamed Abuzako, Clinical Immunologist, St James's Hospital
Current Mental Health issues of the non-traditional student
Dr James V. Lucey, Psychiatrist, St Patrick's Hospital

Infection Control in a Third Level setting Health centre
Marion Burd, Infection Control Nurse

Health & Safety issues in student Health Centres
Dr Andree Rochfort, ICGP

Secretaries' workshop (open to all)

12.50 to 13.50 Panel Discussion Loftus Hall

'Medico Legal Case Studies'
Dr Niamh Long, Medical Protection Society (MPS)

13.50 to 14.00 Closing Address Dr Denis Gaffney Loftus Hall

14.00 Lunch followed by a tour of NUI Maynooth Medical Centre

Conference Accommodation
The following are the special rates for Bed and Breakfast being offered by Carton House Hotel. (016517714)

€125 Single

€140 Double

The following are the special academic rates for rooms only

St Patrick's College Maynooth (01 7086400)

To see the rooms click here

College rooms

€26 Single

€22 Sharing (no en-suite)

Regular En Suite

€53 Single (en-suite)

€33 Sharing

Superior En Suite

€70 Single

€43.50 Sharing


€89 Single

€57 Sharing

Continental breakfast €6.70

The above rooms in St Patrick's College must be booked on or before the 13th February to avail of these rates

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