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General Public Programme

Aware’s 2019 Conference will look to “The Future of Depression & Bipolar Disorder”, concentrating on novel approaches, further developments in existing therapies and additional means of understanding depression, bipolar disorder and mental health.

 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT 

O'Reilly Hall
08:45 - 9:20
Registration
09.30 - 10.15
Opening Plenary
09.30 - 09.40
Welcome
Dominic Layden, Aware Chief Executive
09.40 - 10.15
Living life to the full across the lifespan
Professor Chris Williams, Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry, University of Glasgow
Icon Theatre, Science Gallery
10.15 - 11.30
Session 1: Pixels, proteins & the psyche - what does the future hold for mental health?
10.15 - 10.35
What is the future for mental  health with advances in technology?
Dr Derek Richards, Chief Science Officer, SilverCloud Health
10.35 - 10.55
What's next in treatment of depression?
Tine Bryan Stensbol, Senior Vice President in Research & Development, Lundbeck Global
10.55 - 11.15
Emerging roles of the gut-brain axis & psychobiotics in depression
Dr Olivia O'Leary, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC
11.15 - 11.30
Panel Q&A
Featuring Session 1 Speakers
Science Gallery Lobby
11:30 - 11:45
Coffee Break
11.45 - 13.00
Session 2: From nursery to nursing home & in-between: mental health through the ages
 
(choose 1 option)
Option 1
Perinatal, childhood & adolescence
Icon Theatre, Science Gallery
11.45 - 12.05
Managing depression & bipolar disorder in pregnancy & the postpartum period
Prof John Sheehan, Assoc. Clinical Professor, UCD, Consultant in Liaison & Perinatal Psychiatry
12.05 - 12.25
The impact of a parent's mental health
on children & adolescents
Joanna Fortune, Clinical Psychotherapist, Solamh
12.25 - 12.40
Personal Experience
Sinéad Keating
12.40 - 13.00
Panel Q&A
Featuring Option 1 speakers
Option 2
Adult & older adult
Intel Theatre, Science Gallery
11.45 - 12.05
Can big data yield insights for depression?
Dr Claire Gillan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, TCD
12.05 - 12.25
Measures to prevent suicide in clinical & community healthcare settings
Dr Justin Brophy, Consultant Psychiatrist, Chair of the Forum of the Irish Postgraduate Training Bodies
12.25 - 12.45
Why do clinicians struggle to diagnose late life depression?
Dr Declan Lyons, Consultant Psychiatrist, St Patrick's Mental Health Services
12.45 - 13.00
Panel Q&A
Featuring Option 2 speakers
O'Reilly Hall Conservatory
13.00 - 13:50
Light Lunch
O'Reilly Hall
13.50 - 15.15
Session 3: Wellness Session
13.50 - 14.10
Living with vitality
Dr Mark Rowe, Medical Doctor, Author, Speaker, Educator & Expert in Lifestyle Medicine.
14.10 - 14.30
Choose Well
Dr Claire Hayes, Clinical Psychologist.
14.30 - 15.00
Panel of Speakers
  • The importance of sleep to physical & mental health Deirdre McSwiney, Sleep Technologist & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist for Insomnia 
  • How nutrition impacts on your mental health Sarah Keogh, Dietician
15.00 - 15.15
Q&A
O'Reilly Hall Conservatory
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break
O'Reilly Hall
15.30 - 16.15
The Resilience Session
Panel of Speakers and Q&A
  • 15:30 - 15:40 Jack Kavanagh
  • 15:40 - 15:50 Sinead Hingston
  • 15:50 - 16:00 Pat Caslin
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Q&A with panel
16.15 - 16.20
Closing Remark
Thank you & close
Dominic Layden, Aware Chief Executive
16.20
End of Conference