Symposium for Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability - 27th September 2016.

Thank you for registering for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Symposium for Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability on 27th September 2016.

The event is to be held in the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge and has Category 1 course approval (4 CEU’s).


Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is serviced by the number 7 and number 4 bus routes.
Although there may be a Dublin Bus strike in affect on the day. 


In the event of a Dublin Bus strike you can use the DART service if coming from the City Centre (Connolly station, Tara Street Station, Pearse station)

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is a five minute walk from Sandymount station.  Head south down Sandymount Avenue to Merrion Road.

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is directly opposite, on the corner of Merrion Road and Simmonscourt Road.

See for times and tickets.


Limited parking is available and the rate is €1.50 per hour or a maximum of €12.00 per day.

The schedule of events for the day is as follows:


8.30 - 8.55            Registration

9.00 – 9.01           Welcome - Ms Essene Cassidy, Board President , NMBI.

9.01 – 9.10           Opening of Symposium - Dr Siobhan O’Halloran, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health

9.10 – 9.20           Setting the scene – Ms Mary Wynne – Director, Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services, HSE

9.20 – 9.30           Keynote Address – Ms Essene Cassidy, Board President , NMBI.

9.30 – 10.15        Models of person-centred care: the role of intellectual disability liaison nurses in general health services – Professor Michael Brown, Professor in Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University

10.15 – 11.00      Developing the evidence base - Fostering clinical research mindedness among RNID/RNLDs – Professor Ruth Northway, University of South Wales, Pontypridd

11.00 – 11.30      Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30      Meeting the Challenges of Health Disparities for older adults with ID: Critical New Roles for the RNID– Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of The Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor of Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin.

12.30- 1.00          Plenary session – questions from delegates

1.00 – 2.00           Lunch

2.00 – 3.00           Discussion of key themes – (break out groups x 3)

3.00 – 3.15           Tea break

3.15 – 3.45           Feedback from theme group rapporteurs

3.45 – 4.00           Closing of Symposium – Ms Judith Foley, A/Chief Education Officer


Kind regards,

Education Department

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

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