2018 IOS Annual Medical Conference announced

Irish Osteoporosis Society

Annual Medical Conference for Health Professionals

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin



Don't Forget we are CPD Recognised by
Credits (External Conference): 6
GMS Study Leave: 1
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBD)
Continuing Education Units: 7


Download our flyer, programme and call for abstracts


Conference Programme / presented by the national experts at the forefront of Osteoporosis Healthcare 

Scroll down for Early Bird Registration - until September 30, 2018.


08.15 – 08.55



08.55 – 09.00

Opening: Professor Emeritus Moira O’Brien

09.00 – 09.30

Professor James Bernard Walsh, Bone Health and Osteoporosis Treatment Unit, Mercer’s Institute St James Hospital and Trinity College Dublin

Update on Treatments

09.30 – 09.55

Dr Cathy Casey.Consultant Obstetrician /Gynaecologist, University Hospital Complex, Limerick
HRT update

09.55 – 10.15

Ms. Aoife Ni Eochaidh, Chartered Physiotherapist, Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health and Continence,Bons Secours Consultants Clinic, Galway.

Male and Female Incontinence

10.15 – 10.35 

Ms Laura Healy, Senior Dietician, Clinical Nutrition, St James' Hospital, Dublin
Ms Cara Synott, Epilepsy Nurse Specialist, St James' Hospital, Dublin
Epilepsy and Bone Health

10.35 – 11.05

Daragh Rodger, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Service User Contribution by
Ms. Paula Carroll & Ms. Una Hennessy, St Michaels House
Ms. Chrissie Madden, Daughters of Charity
Bone Health and Osteoporosis in an Intellectual Disability Population

11.05 – 11.25

Coffee Break

11.25 – 11.40

Oral Abstracts Presentation

11.40 – 12.00

Ms. Marie Roddy, Senior Paediatric Dietician, National Children’s Hospital, Dublin

12.00 – 12.20

Professor Catherine Woods, Professor in Physical Activity and Health, University of Limerick
The Importance of Physical Activity throughout the life cycle

12.20 – 12.40

Dr. Padraig Sheeran, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthesiologist, Crumlin
Pre Anaesthetic exercise

12.40 – 13.00

Oral Abstracts Presentations

13.00 – 13.45



13.45 – 13.55

IOS Lifetime Achievement Award and Contribution to Research Award –
Presented by Professor Moira O’Brien

13.55 – 14.20

Professor John Carey, Consultant Physician in Rheumatology and Medicine,
Galway University Hospital and Lecturer in Medicine, NUI Galway.
Interpretation of DXA Reports

14.20 – 14.45

Dr. Kevin Carroll, Consultant, Medicine for the Elderly, St James Hospital
Case studies

14.45 – 15.05 

Mr. Richard Shortall, Alliance Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy approach to back pain

15.05 – 15.25

Coffee Break

15.25 – 15.45

Dr. Donncha O’Gradaigh, Consultant Rheumatologist,
Department of Rheumatology, Waterford Regional Hospital.
Where Rheumatology meets Osteoporosis.


15.45 – 16.10

Mr. Ashley Poynton, Orthopaedic Consultant, Poynton Spine Institute
Surgical treatment of back pain

16.10 – 16.50

Round Table: Differential Back Pain

16.50 – 17.00

Abstract Award Presentations


Professor Moira O’Brien, President of The Irish Osteoporosis Society.


An application for CPD approval has been submitted.

Early Bird Registration Fees - until September 30.

Please click on the registration below which applies to you, in order to initiate registration and payment.

Early Bird Rate Until Sept 30 / Regular Rate applies after Sept 30.


GP/Consultant/Surgeon/ Hospital Doctor

Early Bird €145 / Regular Rate (after Sept 30) €195

Radiographer / Nurse / DXA Operator /Pharmacist /Physiotherapist /Dietician

Early Bird €85/ Regular Rate (after Sept 30) €100


Early Bird Rate €85 / Regular Rate (after Sept 30) €100



Delegate Category


Early Bird Rate

Until Sept 30


Regular Rate

After Sept 30


GP/Consultant/Surgeon/ Hospital Doctor



Radiographer / Nurse / DXA Operator /Pharmacist /Physiotherapist /Dietician







Call for Abstracts – Oral & Poster

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for the Irish Osteoporosis Society Annual Medical Conference.

General Information

  • Your abstract may have up to 250 words. 
  • Abstracts should be typed in word format and sent as an attachment by email to iosabstract15@gmail.com.  Please ensure that Abstract IOS 2018 is typed in the subject box of your email. 
  • Please ensure that the abstract is sent from the e-mail address to which correspondence regarding the conference is to be sent.
  • Please include a contact telephone number/mobile for the presenter/author.
  • No patient identifiers accepted on any material.
  • Please confirm if you wish to submit your abstract for consideration as poster only, oral only or as both Poster and Oral.
  • Accepted abstracts in each award category will have an oral presentation: 5 slides, 5 minutes each with 2 minutes questions and answers (7 minutes total). 


Closing Date for Abstract Submission: September 30, 2018.


Notification of Review Outcome by Email:  October 5, 2018


Deadline for Accepted Oral & Poster Presenters to Register to Confirm Attendance:  October 10, 2018.  Accepted Abstract Presenters can register to attend at the Early Bird Registration Fee.

For further information please contact Irish Osteoporosis Society on: 01 637 5050 or email: info@irishosteoporosis.ie