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NUIG Deanery Day

1.5 + 3.5 External CPD Credits

June 20, 2023
June 20, 2023
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Clinical Science Institute, Costelloe Rd, Galway, Ireland   View map
091 493555

Event Details

NUIG Deanery Day


CPD:  Approved by CPsychI for 1.5 External CPD Credits (Education Meeting) and 3.5 External CPD Credits (Afternoon sessions)


Date:  Tuesday 20th June 2023


Venue:  Clinical Science Institute, University of Galway


Organised By:  Prof Colm McDonald, University of Galway



10.30-12.00:                 Education meeting – End-of-year review of undergraduate programme in Galway and Academies.

Presenter: Alma Lydon    (consultants, tutors, strand leaders and NCHDs are invited)

Chair: Colm McDonald


12.30 -13.30:                  Lunch break and poster viewing (G007)


13.30-15.00:                Plenary session: Neuroscience research update

Chair: Colm McDonald

Dr. Dara Cannon “Brain Connectivity in Bipolar Disorder”

Dr. Derek Morris “Genetic studies of schizophrenia: what do new discoveries mean for clinical practice?”


15.00-15.30:                   Coffee break and poster viewing (G007)


15.30-17.00:                   Trainee Oral Research presentations

  Chair:   Ger McCarthy


15.30-15.42: Ciaran Waters: Assessing Psychiatry of Later Life patients understanding of, and experience with, the Enduring Power of Attorney Process.

15.42-15.54: Eniola Amosu: Systematic Review – Qualitative Studies on Acceptability and Feasibility of Technology for Loneliness in Older People.

15.54-16.06: Petra McLoughlin: Sharing the Directory – A local Vision for Change

16.06-16.18: Ignazio Graffeo: Establishing Balint Group for Third Year Medical Students and Evaluating Its Impact on Burnout, Empathy, Resilience and Strength of Motivation” – A Preliminary Qualitative Analysis.

16.18-16.30: Andrew O’Malley: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on presentations of self-harm over an 18 month period to a tertiary hospital setting.

16.30-16.42: Emma O’Gorman: A longitudinal evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with pre-existing mood disorders.

16.42-16.54: Patrick Sweeny: Delirium Assessment in an Intensive Care Unit Environment.



17.00-17.15:     Close of Meeting and Prize-giving. Colm McDonald



NUIG Deanery Day Poster Presentations

Tuesday 20th June 2023, 12.30 – 16.00

Room G007, Clinical Science Institute


Presenter Title
1. Sarah Burke A full audit cycle assessing the use of PRN medication for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in community services across Galway and Roscommon.
2. Sarah Burke A full audit cycle assessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Merlin Park inpatient unit, Galway compliance with Mental Health Commission: Individual Care Plan policy between July and Dec 2022.
3. Piril Cevikel Psychiatry Trainee Perception of the Portfolio and Annual Review of Progress: A Thematic Analysis
4. Natassha Goh Antipsychotic Prescribing for Non Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia(NCSD) across three community Psychiatry of Later Life teams
5. Petra McLoughlin Hating Waiting? A Quality Improvement CAMHS Waiting Area Assessment
6. Andrew O’Malley Clinical and non-clinical complaints towards a mental health service in the West of Ireland over a seven-year period.
7. Ailbhe Tummon CAIResS Programme for young people who self-harm :

Crisis : Acute Intervention: Reset: Skills

8. Ailbhe Tummon Audit of development and implementation of an EIP Early Intervention Psychosis summary report form in CAMHS inpatient unit Merlin Park Galway to collate and audit interventions for Psychosis.