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Intellectual Disability Nursing Symposium 2019

The Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI), School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin was well represented at the recent Intellectual Disability Symposium - 'Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing: Developing Nursing Capacity, Capability and Nursing Leadership - Advancing the Role' that took place in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin on 16th October. Nurses from TCPHI's research collaboration with Intellectual Disability Services; Stewarts Care Ltd. and Muiríosa Foundation presented posters on the following topics with one of them winning 1st prize!

1. Michael Flynn and Amanda Shovlin (both nurses from Stewarts Care Ltd.) are pictured here with the poster they collaborated with TCPHI (Dr Carmel Doyle, Principal Investigator and Dr Julia Louw, Research Fellow) to present on the topic of 'Developing a Policy Document for Liquidised Feeding in Children with a Gastrostomy Tube' that won 1st prize.

2. Anna Marie Fenlon (Muiríosa Foundation) presented the poster on 'Developing appropriate guidelines for a person-centred service for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID)' which was researched in collaboration with Dr Carmel Doyle and Dr Julia Louw (both TCPHI).

3. 'Examining health assessments in relation to cardiovascular health conditions for people with intellectual disabilities' by Katrina Byrne (pictured from Stewarts Care Ltd.) who collaborated on the research with Dr Carmel Doyle and Dr Julia Louw.

4. 'Setting-up and Outreach Clinic to manage Epilepsy in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities' by Siobhan Keane (Stewarts Care Ltd. who was not present on the day), Dr Carmel Doyle and Dr Julia Louw.