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Tallaght Hospital to host first ever conference on respiratory healthcare for World Asthma Day


Issues of asthma and breathing difficulties will be to the fore as Tallaght Hospital holds its first ever Conference on Respiratory Care on May 3rd, the day before World Asthma Day, in the Centre for Learning & Development at the Hospital, with registration opening at 8:45am.

The Conference will see contributions from experts from a variety of areas related to respiratory care including Dr. Eddie Moloney, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Hospital’s Professorial Respiratory Centre; Aisling McGowan, Chief Respiratory Scientist; Agnes McCabe, a Smoke Cessation Counsellor with the HSE and Caroline Heffernan, Patient Advocate from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Topics that will be discussed include Spirometry, quitting smoking and the Cystic Fibrosis patient experience. The event will also include a practical clinical skills workshop.

This inaugural respiratory conference is an interdisciplinary event for Registered Nurses and Health and Social Care Professionals.

It will also highlight the high level of expertise at Tallaght Hospital in the area of respiratory care, including personnel such as Consultant Respiratory Physician Professor Stephen Lane, who is also Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Trinity College.

His work and major interests include asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

In addition, Professor Seamas Donnelly, Professor of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, is an internationally acclaimed expert in interstitial lung diseases who has recently set up the National Pulmonary Fibrosis at the Hospital.

Speaker Dr. Eddie Moloney’s interest is in disorders of Sleep and Ventilation and Dr. John Cullen’s interest in acute presentations of lung disease.

Professor Lane commented:

“I am delighted to see this conference take place in Tallaght Hospital.

“Respiratory care is an area which is gaining a higher profile among the general public and it is an area of particular strength for Tallaght Hospital, due to the high quality of staff we have in this area.

“I am excited to hear about the issue from a variety of different angles. I encourage everyone to attend, whether you are an expert in the area or just have a passing interest. I am sure it will be a very informative event for everyone.”

Anyone wishing to register for the conference can do so at: https://respiratoryconference.eventbrite.ie, and using the password “respiratory conference”. There is a €30 fee for those who are not Tallaght Hospital staff.