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Back to Basics: Managing Physical Health in a Psychiatric Setting. CPsychI Online Special Seminar 2022

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4 External / Internal Credits


February 28, 2022 1:40 pm
February 28, 2022 5:15 pm
01 634 4378

Back to Basics: Managing Physical Health in a Psychiatric Setting.

Online Special Seminar 2022

Date: Monday afternoon, 28th February 2022, 13:40 – 17:15 hrs
Organiser: CPsychI Professional Competence Department
CPD:  4 External/Internal Credits

Zoom Webinar.  [This is a live event.  Delayed viewing will not be available.]


Fees & booking your place:

CPsychI Members:  €65.   Ensure you are logged in and use the Member Registration button to book (both buttons are above on this page)

Non-Member Psychiatrists:  €120.  Complete this form to book 

Non-Member, other specialties: €90.  Complete this form to book

CPD-SS:  4 CPD credits required.  Complete this form to book

This online seminar will address some of the issues for psychiatrists who, in the course of their primary role, also need to manage the physical health of their patients.  Covering endocrinology, antimicrobial pharmacy, management of complexity of frailty in psychiatric patients and cardiology, the webinar will offer a refresher on the physical conditions the psychiatrist could be expected to manage; and when other input or referral is necessary.


13:40-13.45      Chair – Introduction & Housekeeping

13:45-14:35      Endocrinology for the Psychiatrist
Dr Marie-Louise Healy – Consultant Endocrinologist, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

14.35-15:25      Antimicrobial Stewardship in Mental Health

Ms Sarah Fagan – Senior Antimicrobial Pharmacist for Midlands Louth Meath Community Health Organisation

– Overview of Antimicrobial Resistance

– Overview of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the community setting in Ireland.

– Findings of the national Antimicrobial Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) in mental health facilities (Q4 2021)

– PPS Key learning and recommendations on antimicrobial use in mental health.

15:25-15:35     Break

15:35-16:25     Management of Complexity of Frailty in our Psychiatric Patients

Dr Mary T. Donnelly – Consultant Geriatrician and Physician, Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore

16:25-17:15     Cardiology: The challenges of acute myocardial infarction and arrhythmia management in the Psychiatric setting

Dr Ross Murphy – Consultant Cardiologist, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

– Changes to management of MI and implications for psychiatric care

– Arrhythmia management and the perennial challenge of Long QTc


Dr Marie-Louise Healy is a Consultant Endocrinologist based in St James’s Hospital, Dublin and a Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.


Ms Sarah Fagan is the Senior Antimicrobial Pharmacist for Midlands Louth Meath Community Health Organisation.  Sarah commenced in this new CHO post in July 2020 (Antimicrobial Pharmacists were appointed in each CHO in 2020/2021). Sarah has a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and an MSc in Healthcare Management.  Sarah has over 20 year’s pharmacy experience in the hospital and community setting having worked in Louth County Hospital, Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda as well as community pharmacy settings in Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand.


Dr Mary T. Donnelly MRCPI is a Consultant Geriatrician and Physician in the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore.


Dr Ross Murphy MD, MSc, FRCPI is a Consultant Cardiologist at St James’s Hospital and clinical senior lecturer at Trinity College Dublin since 2006.  He trained in Dublin, at St George’s Hospital, London, University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street (formerly the Heart Hospital), London and at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA.  He is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  Dr Murphy’s special interests include cardiac imaging, valve disease and cardiac computed tomography (CT).  His research interests include the genetics of cardiomyopathy, newer echo modalities, and the vascular biology of coronary plaque.



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