Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore (MRHT) will host a daylong Arts and Health Seminar on Thursday 6 July 2017. The seminar is open to all and will consider the interface between arts and health – creating a context in which professionals from a variety of backgrounds can exchange ideas and experiences, and examining how the practice of art in medical and healthcare environments can humanise and enhance experiences for patients, staff and visitors.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Hilary Moss, Musician and Music Therapist and Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
  • Julie Spollen and Rowena Keaveny, Anam Beo, who have recently completed an interaction and research project at MRHT
  • Alison Baker Kerrigan, Artist and Programme Manager, The National Centre for Arts & Health, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
  • Ann O’Connor, Arts and Health Adviser with the Arts Council

Additional arts and health practitioners will be announced.

Contributors from MRHT will include Orlagh Claffey, General Manager; Dr Gerard Crotty, Consultant Haematologist; and Elizabeth Meade, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Oncology.

In addition, there will be a showcase of work as presentations and screenings from a range of arts and healthcare professionals, reflecting the current scope and potential of arts and health practice.

The seminar is curated by Ann Lawlor in collaboration with Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore and Anam Beo, and supported by Offaly County Council and Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.


The seminar will take place from 9.30am to 4.30pm and is free for all attendees.

Registration is via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/arts-and-health-seminar-midland-regional-hospital-tullamore-tickets-34907368880

It is advised to register early as there are limited places. There is a maximum daily charge of €5 to park at MRHT.

The complete Seminar programme will be emailed to all registered attendees in advance of 6 July.

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