MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH THROUGH THE LIFESPAN Hogan Suite Mezzanine, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, April 12th 2014 Musculoskeletal Disorders, including arthritis, affect eight out of every ten Irish people and are the leading cause of work absence in Ireland. The conference aims to draw attention to the work being done by Irish organisations to highlight Musculoskeletal Dysfunction and to combat its negative impact on the sufferer and society in general. It also aims to increase understanding of the needs and demands of the musculoskeletal system through the lifespan, emphasising approaches that the Musculoskeletal practitioner can use to promote and support their clients’ musculoskeletal health, such as: assessment tools suitable for the child & young adult; postural exercises for the older adult; tips for enabling people manage their own health; and nutrition for health.

Time Activity
8:15 Registration (closing at 8:45)
9:00 Anne Mangan (Programme Director, IPTAS) – Welcome & Opening Address
9:20 John Church (CEO Arthritis Ireland & FFWI coalition member) – Report of the Fit For Work Ireland Coalition Conference 2013
9:50 Frank Power (Health & Safety Authority) – Strategies for Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk Management in the Workplace
10:20 Tea / Coffee Break
10:50 Mike Lynch & Peter Francis (IPTAS) – Needs and Demands of the Musculoskeletal System Through the Life Span
11:30 Dr Micheal Newell (UCG) – Modifying Physical Activity Behaviour
12:00 Michele O Brien ( Irish Osteoporosis Society) –  Osteoporosis Update
12:30 John O’Sullivan (Director, IPTAS) – Poster Presentations: An Overview
12:50 Lunch Break & Poster Viewing
1:50 Dr Lorraine Horgan (Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland) – Regulatory Model of CPD for Pharmacists in Ireland
2:30 Session 1AMusculoskeletal Care During ChildhoodMike Lynch Session 1BMusculoskeletal Care During AdulthoodDr. Micheal Newell Session 1CMusculoskeletal Care During Older AdulthoodMark  Sweeney
4:00 Tea / Coffee Break
4:20 Session 2ANew Concepts in PainDeclan Kearney Session 2BSupporting Health Through Nutrition.Meave Creaven
5:20 Best Poster Award