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Forum On End Of Life 2019


** Please note: Agenda may be subject to change


You can book your place online HERE or download a booking form HERE

We have drawn our speakers and participants from a wide range of people, places, disciplines, communities, and interests.  They all have one thing in common: dying is their business. 

Keynote Presentation: ‘With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial’

Dr. Kathryn Mannix 

Dr Mannix, a retired palliative care doctor will give us  advice drawn from decades working in cancer management and palliative care. She helps the living through answering the most urgent, intimate and fascinating questions about the end-of-life process with touching honesty and humility.

Panel Presentations: “Dying is my Business”

Chaired by journalist and broadcaster, Claire Byrne. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.
  • Ian Connolly, Garda Sergeant (Retired)
  • Dr Brian Farrell, Pathologist & Dublin City Coroner Emeritus
  • Dr Fiona McElligott, Palliative Medicine Consultant, Temple Street Hospital
  • Diarmuid Ó Coimín- End-of-life Care Coordinator, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Workshops (Delegates choose one)

  1. Bás Café: Eat cake, drink tea and share thoughts on dying, death and bereavement
  2. Q & A on Assisted Decision Making (Capacity Act) – Practical Implications for healthcare.
  3. Enhancing adult bereavement care across Ireland
  4. Grief at Work: When it’s not business as usual
  5. Shaping the future in nursing home care
  6. The Wisdom of Wills: Getting your legal house in order
  7. Funerals, Past, Present and Future.
  8. Focus Group (max 16 people): Shaping ‘People’s Charter’ in your community

Interview Session:Grief is our common ground’

Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell will interview Katie-Anne and Aishleen O’Toole from the sibling bereavement support organisation, Jacinta’s Smile.

Interactive Art

You can involve yourself with our Always Remembered sunflower, where will we ask you to engage with us and remember someone you love who has died.  There will also be a photography exhibition from our Have Your Say campaign in 2016

Further information

Booking is now open. Book online via the link above.

If you have specific requests or would like to book for a group please email us at forum2019@hospicefoundation.ie

Invoicing & Booking Form

If you require an invoice or are unable to book online please fill in THIS FORM and return.

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