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Belfast Programme

08.40-09.20
Registration and exhibition open
09.20-09.30

Chair’s opening remarks

Dave Munday, Lead Professional Officer, Unite the Union, Health Visitor and Nurse @davidamunday

Chair’s opening remarks

Gillian McCorkell, Nurse Consultant, Primary Care, Workforce and Education,Public Health Agency Northern Ireland @lindsay_gillian

09.30-10.10

Evolving developments in the management of COPD

  • Evolving developments in the management of COPD and will cover the following
  • Pathogenesis of COPD
  • Diagnosis of COPD
  • Managing COPD including treatments and guidelines
  • Challenges in COPD
  • Conditions associated with COPD
Dr Vincent McGovern, Sessional GP in Bangor specialising in Respiratory Medicine
Sponsored by

Assessing and managing older people living with frailty

  • Understanding and identifying frailty.
  • Assessing and managing frailty.
  • Delaying or preventing frailty progression.
Dr Deborah Coleman, Lecturer (Education), Queen's University, Belfast

10.15-10.55

Embracing Self Care Solutions for Venous Leg Ulcer patients

  • Explore best practice clinical evidence in managing leg ulcers
  • Introduction to the Leg Ulcer Pathway and the outcomes seen nationally post implementation
  • How to implement self care solutions for patients with venous leg ulcers
Dr Leanne Atkin, Lecturer Practitioner, Division of Podiatry and Clinical Sciences, University of Huddersfield and Vascular Nurse Consultant, Mid Yorks NHS Trust @Leannejane1975
Sponsored by:

Leadership in Nursing

Gillian Lyall, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Teaching Associate, Queen's University Belfast @gillian_lyall

10.55-11.25
Exhibition, networking and refreshments
11.25-12.05

Current trends in sexual health

  • Outlining current issues.
  • Signs, symptoms and treatment of common STIs.
Dr Carmel Kelly, Consultant Nurse in Sexual Health, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Substance misuse in primary and community care: The nurses role

  • Spotting the signs of substance misuse
  • Consultation skills and screening – opening the conversation
  • Substance misuse and comorbidity – identifying ‘at risk’ patients
Kevin Reagan, Senior Mental Health Practitioner, CAHMS, Drug Alcohol Mental Health Service (DAMHS), Belfast

12.10-12.50

Improving end of life care in the community

  • How to proactively identify patients.
  • Ensuring patient choice through advanced care planning.
  • Good effective communication to ensure care is planned and coordinated.
Dr Esther-Ruth Beck, Specialist Nurse in Palliative Care, Lecturer in Nursing, Ulster University

Best practice updates on asthma

  • Updates on diagnosing: Spirometry, FeNO and reversibility testing.
  • Implications for nurses of the new NICE guidelines.
  • Two guidelines suggesting different approaches: NICE vs BTS/SIGN.
Colin Patterson, Community Respiratory Team Lead, NHSCT

12.50-13.50
Exhibition, networking and complimentary lunch
13.50-14.35

Understanding Parkinson’s

  • Parkinson’s “what we know”.
  • Managing the condition at all stages.
  • Parkinson’s UK offering support.
Nuala Campbell, Education Advisor in Northern Ireland, Parkinson's UK


14.35-15.05
Exhibition, networking and refreshments
15.05-15.45

Vital nutrition for optimum health

  • How, what and when to eat to help maximise your energy levels.
  • The top 5 nutritional myths that might surprise you.
  • What to pack in your lunchbox to avoid the afternoon energy slump.
  • Easy ways to improve your diet in 7 days.

 

Jane McClenaghan, Nutritional Therapist, Vital Nutrition @vitalnutrition


15.50-16.30

Menopause and hormone replacement therapy update

  • An overview of menopausal symptoms.
  • Short and long term consequences of the menopause.
  • Menopause management – lifestyle, HRT and alternatives.
Philomena McFall, Menopause Nurse Specialist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust


08.40-09.20
Registration and exhibition open
09.20-09.30

Chair’s opening remarks

Dave Munday, Lead Professional Officer, Unite the Union, Health Visitor and Nurse @davidamunday

09.30-10.10

Evolving developments in the management of COPD

  • Evolving developments in the management of COPD and will cover the following
  • Pathogenesis of COPD
  • Diagnosis of COPD
  • Managing COPD including treatments and guidelines
  • Challenges in COPD
  • Conditions associated with COPD
Dr Vincent McGovern, Sessional GP in Bangor specialising in Respiratory Medicine
Sponsored by
10.15-10.55

Embracing Self Care Solutions for Venous Leg Ulcer patients

  • Explore best practice clinical evidence in managing leg ulcers
  • Introduction to the Leg Ulcer Pathway and the outcomes seen nationally post implementation
  • How to implement self care solutions for patients with venous leg ulcers
Dr Leanne Atkin, Lecturer Practitioner, Division of Podiatry and Clinical Sciences, University of Huddersfield and Vascular Nurse Consultant, Mid Yorks NHS Trust @Leannejane1975
Sponsored by:
10.55-11.25
Exhibition, networking and refreshments
11.25-12.05

Current trends in sexual health

  • Outlining current issues.
  • Signs, symptoms and treatment of common STIs.
Dr Carmel Kelly, Consultant Nurse in Sexual Health, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

12.10-12.50

Improving end of life care in the community

  • How to proactively identify patients.
  • Ensuring patient choice through advanced care planning.
  • Good effective communication to ensure care is planned and coordinated.
Dr Esther-Ruth Beck, Specialist Nurse in Palliative Care, Lecturer in Nursing, Ulster University

12.50-13.50
Exhibition, networking and complimentary lunch
13.50-14.35

Understanding Parkinson’s

  • Parkinson’s “what we know”.
  • Managing the condition at all stages.
  • Parkinson’s UK offering support.
Nuala Campbell, Education Advisor in Northern Ireland, Parkinson's UK

14.35-15.05
Exhibition, networking and refreshments
15.05-15.45

Vital nutrition for optimum health

  • How, what and when to eat to help maximise your energy levels.
  • The top 5 nutritional myths that might surprise you.
  • What to pack in your lunchbox to avoid the afternoon energy slump.
  • Easy ways to improve your diet in 7 days.

 

Jane McClenaghan, Nutritional Therapist, Vital Nutrition @vitalnutrition

15.50-16.30

Menopause and hormone replacement therapy update

  • An overview of menopausal symptoms.
  • Short and long term consequences of the menopause.
  • Menopause management – lifestyle, HRT and alternatives.
Philomena McFall, Menopause Nurse Specialist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

08.40-09.20
Registration and exhibition open
09.20-09.30

Chair’s opening remarks

Gillian McCorkell, Nurse Consultant, Primary Care, Workforce and Education,Public Health Agency Northern Ireland @lindsay_gillian

09.30-10.10

Assessing and managing older people living with frailty

  • Understanding and identifying frailty.
  • Assessing and managing frailty.
  • Delaying or preventing frailty progression.
Dr Deborah Coleman, Lecturer (Education), Queen's University, Belfast

10.15-10.55

Leadership in Nursing

Gillian Lyall, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Teaching Associate, Queen's University Belfast @gillian_lyall

10.55-11.25
Exhibition, networking and refreshements
11.25-12.05

Substance misuse in primary and community care: The nurses role

  • Spotting the signs of substance misuse
  • Consultation skills and screening – opening the conversation
  • Substance misuse and comorbidity – identifying ‘at risk’ patients
Kevin Reagan, Senior Mental Health Practitioner, CAHMS, Drug Alcohol Mental Health Service (DAMHS), Belfast

12.10-12.50

Best practice updates on asthma

  • Updates on diagnosing: Spirometry, FeNO and reversibility testing.
  • Implications for nurses of the new NICE guidelines.
  • Two guidelines suggesting different approaches: NICE vs BTS/SIGN.
Colin Patterson, Community Respiratory Team Lead, NHSCT

 

*Please note, this is a draft programme, and subject to change. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this conference. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies including Becton Dickinson UK Ltd, Chiesi Ltd, MSD, Pfizer Ltd and Trudell Medical UK Limited. Unless stated in the programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.


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