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Archive for September 2014


Call for Dance and Older Persons Project

Date posted: 11 September 2014

dlr County Council/ HSE Dublin Mid Leinster Arts and Health Partnership is seeking project proposals from professional dance practitioners/companies who are interested in engaging with older people from Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County.

We are looking for dance practitioners who are experienced in working collaboratively with older people, flexible in their approach and responsive to the needs of the participants. Project outline A core goal of Healthy Ireland: A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2015 is to “Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life”; this includes supporting the health and wellbeing of older people within the community. Older people have also been identified as a priority demographic in Continuing the Conversation dlr’s Arts Development Policy 2011-2014. Read More


St Luke’s Symposium Musical Event

Date posted: 11 September 2014

Synaptic Serenades: Musical Narratives of Stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, will be held after a symposium on Architecture, Design and Medicine on Tuesday 14 October 2014, from 18:30 – 20:30 at 6 Kildare Street, Dublin. This will be the first complete performance of three works by Ian Wilson, who was the composer in residence at the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital Dublin, in collaboration with the Department of Geriatric Medicine and the Stroke Services at Tallaght Hospital Dublin. Read More


Architecture, Design & Medicine – St Luke’s Symposium

Date posted: 11 September 2014

Exploring the interplay of medicine and architecture today and in Victorian Dublin’ is the theme of the forthcoming St Luke’s Symposium Heritage Centre Lecture, held on Tuesday, 14 October from 10am to 3:15pm at 6 Kildare Street, Dublin.  This symposium is free of charge and open to healthcare professionals and the public. These lectures will explore the interplay between soma medicine and architecture, both today and 150 years ago when the College’s home at No 6 Kildare Street was built.  Afterwards, applicants for the annual RCPI History of Medicine Award will present their shortlisted entries and the winner will be chosen.

For more information on agenda, speakers and online booking, please go to: http://www.rcpi.ie/course.php?pageID=1074

If you have any queries regarding the St Luke’s Symposium please contact stlukes@rcpi.ie


dotMED Conference 2014 – a Meeting with a Big Future

Date posted: 11 September 2014

dotMED is an annual, creative medical humanities conference run by Dr Ronan Kavanagh and Dr Muiris Houston. It is a festival of the frontiers of medicine which celebrates the interface between medicine and the rest of the world. dotMed 2014 will be attended by doctors, nurses, medical students and other health care professionals with invited patients and healthcare innovators.  dotMED 2014 is held on 5 December in Dublin.

‘dotMED follows a fierce curiosity on the future of healthcare’  says Alexa Miller of Arts Practica.

Tickets are now available for our 2014 conference.  Venue: 6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8.
For more information on agenda, speakers and online registration, please go to: http://www.dotmedconference.ie


Research worker: London

Date posted: 10 September 2014

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a part time research worker (2 days per week) to support the evaluation of an innovative creative project for older people with mental health problems. Read More

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