When – Wednesday 29th January 2014

Where – Room HG20 at Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

Reminder to all members – Register now or before 24th January pay £30 / Pay on the day pay £50


09.00 – Opening Address

09.20 – The effectiveness of special seating provision for nursing home residents, Jackie Casey, Occupational Therapist, University of Ulster.

09.40 – Pushing performance in paralympic sport. Lessons learnt from the Irish paralympic squads 2007-2013, Dr Joe Conway, Chief Medical Officer & Manager of Paralympics Medical and Science Services.

10.00 – Voice of Disabled Friends, Shane Rothwell, Founder, Voice of Disabled Friends.

10.20 – An explorative study on the sufficiency of the Irish road regulations for powered mobility users, Jerry Selvaseelan Senior Occupational therapist, HSE- Dublin North Central.

10.40 – TITLE TBC, Marie Bannon, Affiliation

11.00 – COFFEE

11.30 – Securing and accommodation of pelvis and lower limbs in order to increase stability and ease of corrective support or the upper body – a change in provision, Emma Purdie, Paediatric OT, SMART Centre, Edinburgh.

11.50 – Building evidence for practice – coordinated complementary studies to inform Manual wheelchair tuning, TBC, WestMARC, Glasgow.

12.10 – A user’s perspective on a riser facility to facilitate independent transfers and mobilisation, Lesley Purves, OT, SMART Centre, Edinburgh.

12.30 – Bringing adaptive seating manufacture in house, the journey and challenges, TBC, WestMARC Glasgow.

12.50 – Manipulating Rohos – A couple of case studies, James Hollington, Bioengineer, SMART Centre, Edinburgh.

13.10 – LUNCH

14.30 – Investigation of the adequacy of special seating service provision in Ireland, John Tiernan, SeatTech Service Co-ordinator and Senior Clinical Engineer, Enable Ireland, Dublin.

14.50 – Amputee mobility, Michael Buffini, Prosthetist, BC Rehabilitation, Dublin.

15.10 – BREAK

15.20 – Addressing the challenges of building a sustainable wheelchair and seating provision system as a community of practice, Dr Rosie Gowran Lecturer Occupational Therapy, University of Limerick.

15.40 – Cashel Gold Star Initiative – A community-based universal access model, Anne Bradshaw, Community Development Worker, HSE Disability Services, HSE South & PJ Cleere, Disability Federation of Ireland.

16.00 – Dublin North East wheelchair contract – One year later, Andrew Semple, Senior Occupational Therapist, HSE – Dublin North Central.