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Trinity Healthcare and Education International Research Conference 2023 Completed

The School Held Trinity Healthcare and Education International Research Conference 2023


On March 7-9 2023, the School successfully held the annual Trinity International Education & Healthcare Research Conference. A pre-conference workshop was hosted on March 7th, and the conference sessions were held on March 8th and 9th. We received 150 presentation abstracts, and over 250 international researchers, policy-makers, and clinical practitioners gathered at the School to attend the conference.

THEconf2023 was designed to stimulate discussions addressing contemporary issues in health and healthcare education. The event provided a forum for academics, clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and service-users to present and discuss their research with the common aim of exploring innovation in practice to improve healthcare and promote intellectual, mental, and physical health and wellbeing (including through education) across the lifespan.

Prof. Valerie Smith was the facilitator of the pre-conference workshop: Introduction to Systematic Review. Amanda Phelan, Professor in Ageing & Community Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, was the conference chair this year. Prof. Fintan Sheerin, Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, gave the opening welcome address.

Four keynote speakers gave meaningful presentations at the conference:
  • Opening keynote presentation - Kelly Mofflin, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health
  • Nursing Leadership in the WHO European Region - Margrieta Langins, Nursing and Midwifery Policy Adviser, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Blending lived and learned experience: why co-production matters - Yvonne Newbold MBE, Newbold Hope
  • Nursing and midwifery research - the hand that guides compassionate evidence-based care - Eileen Carruthers, Honorary President, Irish Association of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery (IADNAM)

The disciplines of the presentations at the conference this year included: Healthy Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Health Innovation and Integration: Impact of COVID, Health Innovation and Integration: Chronic Illness, Health Innovation and Integration: Acute Care, Mental Health, Mental Health and Recovery, and Child and Family Health.

We also organized a network dinner on March 8th at Trinity Dining Hall and watched Trinity Tones' amazing performance.

The School would like to thank every attendees and staff member who participated in the conference. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.