Falls, Frailty, Polypharmacy & Sarcopenia Conference

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 - Fri, 01 Feb 2019
09:00 - 16:30

This international conference is led by national and international experts on the topics of falls, frailty, polypharmacy & sarcopenia. The prominent speakers have been chosen to reduce gaps in knowledge and improve clinical practice. Participants will be able to identify frailty, polypharmacy and sarcopenia when working in the clinical area. They will also be able to identify explained and unexplained falls and how to complete gait assessment in the laboratory and the clinical area. This knowledge can be used for the improvement of patient care and healthcare delivery

Expert speakers include:

Professor Tahir Masud, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; and President elect of the British Geriatrics Society

Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Director, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Centre for Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Professor Alfonso Cruz Jentoft, Physician. Specialist in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. Director of the Geriatric Department of the Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

Dr Rob Morris, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Roman Romero-Ortuno, Associate Professor, Consultant Physician, Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin & St James's Hospital, Dublin

Professor Cristín Ryan, Professor in Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Caoileann Murphy, Postdoctoral Research Dietitian, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical
Research, University College Dublin

Download programme here 

Suitable for:


General Practitioners

Non Consultant Hospital Doctors

Registered Nurses

Occupational therapists


Speech and Language Therapists


and all other Allied Health Professionals

This event is awaiting CPD approval and Category 1 approval with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland

This event will be held in the 1st floor seminar rooms, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Breakfast & Lunch provided

Course times:

1st February 2019  09.30 to 16.15       Registration from 9am

Conference Organisers:

Professor Conal Cunningham

Professor Frances Horgan

Ms Ciara Rice

Ms Niamh Mc Mahon

Ms Ide O'Shaughnessy

Ms Linda Dooley

Ms Tracy Waldron

Ms Cora O'Connor



What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Travelling from outside Ireland

By Plane

Dublin is easily accessible from the UK, Continental Europe and the east and west coast of the USA. More than 36 scheduled airlines fly into Dublin Airport, which is located 12 km from the city centre. Dublin Airport serves 7 domestic, 29 UK, 36 Continental European and 9 international destinations. For more information please visit www.dublinairport.com

Access from Dublin Airport to City Centre

Dublin is served by two Terminals (T1 & T2). There are a number of private and public bus services that operate from outside the airport arrivals areas to City Centre. The Aircoach is a privately run bus service which operates between the airport and a number of city hotels and locations  www.aircoach.ie

Airlink (bus 747), operated by Dublin Bus, will bring you directly from the airport to Busáras, Dublin’s central bus station, located in the city centre  www.dublinbus.ie

AerDart is a combined bus and train service that will bring you from Dublin Airport to any DART/Train station along the route for an all-inclusive price www.dublinbus.ie

There are also a number of other public bus services operating between the airport and various destinations.

A Taxi rank is situated just outside the terminals and, depending on the time of day, the journey takes approximately 30 minutes to the city centre

By Ferry

Dublin is easily accessible by ferry via Holyhead, Liverpool and Isle of Man ports in Britain. Dublin has two ferry terminals, Dublin Port, located in the city centre, is serviced by bus, and Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal, south of the city, and is easily reached by a 20 minute car or DART train journey

Travelling from within Ireland

St James’s Hospital is easily accessed by using the 40, 13 and 123 Dublin Bus Service www.dublinbus.ie

The Luas Red Line ‘James’ stop stops within the St James's Hospital grounds. St James's Hospital is easily accessible from Heuston Train Station, Connolly Train Station and Busáras on the Red Line Luas.  For more information please visit https://www.luas.ie/luas-red-line-stops/

Public paid car parking is available on the hospital grounds http://www.stjames.ie/Patients/Gettinghere/Parkingfacilites/ 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Sarah Feeney by email: safeeney@stjames.ie or phone 01 416 2266

What's the refund policy?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date                              


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