Forum Conferences – 2009 – 2015

Forum 2013 – Length of Days, Quality of life

The third Forum national conference took place on October 24th in Dublin Castle and explored the theme “Length of Days – Quality of Life.”

WELCOME: Jean McKiernan, Chairperson, The Irish Hospice Foundation (Download)

OPENING ADDRESS:  Ita Mangan, National Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland (Download)

KEYNOTE SPEECH:                                           Professor Göran Hermerén (Download presentation)

RESPONSE TO KEYNOTE SPEECH:              Professor David Smith (Download presentation)

Session chaired by Gus Nichols, National Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland

MARY HOLLAND COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE: Fergal Keane (Download)

CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES: LIVING AND DYING WITH DIGNITY IN TODAY’S IRELAND

Chair: Bryan Dobson, RTÉ

CLOSING REMARKS: Sharon Foley, CEO, The Irish Hospice Foundation

Forum Feedback: What you said

WORKSHOPS

MUSIC & REFLECTIONS

COLLECTIVE ART PIECE

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Forum 2013 – Workshops

WORKSHOPS: INFORMING THE WORKPLAN OF THE FORUM A: Pain Management at End of Life: Dr Paul Gregan  B: Exploring Spirituality at End of Life: Bryan Nolan C: Think Ahead Speak for Yourself:  Patricia Rickard-Clarke and Dr Brendan O’Shea D: Pressing the Pause Button: Reviewing End-of-Life Care: Dr Kathy McLoughlin (Download presentation) E: End-of-Life Care in […] Read more >

Forum 2013 – Music & Reflections

MUSICAL OPENING:                       The Tallaght Hospital Winners of the 2013 Workplace Choir of the Year award; Tallaght Hospital Choir performed the musical opening at Forum 2013; setting the tone for a lively and thoughtful day. MUSICAL INTERLUDE:                    Philip King “Philip King delivered a message through his words and song that no presentation could […] Read more >

Forum 2013 – Collective Art Piece

Paying tribute to someone significant In the lead up to Forum 2013 people throughout Ireland took part in creating a collective art piece; by decorating a small rectangle of hessian cloth with the initials in a way that reflected this person people paid tribute to someone significant in their lives. Hundreds of pieces arrived in […] Read more >

Forum Conference 2011 – Croke Park

Forum 2011 Overview Forum 2011 was chaired by the Chairperson of the National Council of the Forum on End of Life, Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness. She is a retired Supreme Court judge, and has been president of the Law Reform Commission. Michael O’Reilly, Chairman of the Irish Hospice Foundation, closed the day with thanks to all, […] Read more >

Forum 2009

The Forum on End of Life in Ireland was launched formally by President Mary McAleese in Kilmainham Castle on March 11, 2009. (Download) Forum 2009 Chairperson Marian Finucane, RTE Dr Maurice Manning, President of the Irish Human Rights Commission addresses Forum 2009 Actor Denis Conway read the Dylan Thomas Poem “Death shall have no dominion” […] Read more >

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