Irish Hip Fracture Meeting 2019

November 12th @ 9:00AM
O'Flanagan Lecture Theatre, RCSI, 123 St Stephen's Green
The 8th Irish Hip Fracture Meeting will be held on the 12th November 2019 in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2.

​NOCA, in association with the Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS), will host the 8th Irish Hip Fracture Meeting on the 12th November 2019. This event will be held in the O’Flanagan Lecture Theatre, RCSI.

We will be launching the Irish Hip Fracture Database (IHFD) National Report 2018, as well as confirmed guest speakers below.

The full programme will be available in the coming weeks and CPD points have been applied for.

We look forward to meeting you at the Conference. In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding the event, please email

Event Programme

09.00Welcome Address - Laura Magahy, Executive Director, Sláintecare
09.10LAUNCH: Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2018 - Dr Emer Ahern, Clinical Geriatric Lead. Irish Hip Fracture Database
09.40Implementation of the Best Practice Tariff for hip fracture - Louise Brent, IHFD & MTA Manager, NOCA
10.00WHiTE trial & outcomes - Prof Matthew Costa, Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, NDORMS
11.00Reconfiguration of trauma service in Cork University Hospital - Tony McNamara, Former CEO, Cork University Hospital
11.20Advanced Nurse Practitioner Orthogeriatric role development - Brid Diggin, ANP Orthogeriatrics, University Hospital Kerry
11.40Predictors of in-patient hospital mortality in hip fracture patients - Dr Helena Ferris, Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine, Department of Health
11.50Rewards of Rehab - Michelle Fitzgerald, Senior Physiotherapist, Tallaght University Hospital
12.10Top 5 Abstracts
14.00Get up, Get dressed, Get Moving - Deirdre Lang, Director of Nursing/National Lead Older Persons Services, Clinical & Integrated Programmes Office Nursing & Midwifery Services Director
14.20National Ambulance Service implementation of hip fracture bypass - Martin Dunne, Director, National Ambulance Service
14.40What I’ve learned in my career in orthopaedics - Mr Peter O’Rourke, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Letterkenny University Hospital
15.00Hip Fracture Implants - Mr Terence Murphy, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Waterford
15.20Creating a national trauma system for Ireland - Mr Keith Synnott, National Clinical Lead for Trauma Services
15.40Golden Hip Award
15.50Closing Address - Dr Siobhán Kennelly, National Clinical Advisory Group Lead, Older Persons, HSE
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