The pandemic has led to reflection and debate across healthcare in Ireland as to how services can recover from disruption and potentially overcome some of the systemic issues that impacted our health system pre COVID-19.
Neurological care services are embracing new treatment approaches and technologies including those developed here in Ireland. On the other hand, the infrastructure to support people living with neurological conditions remains critically underfunded and underdeveloped.
Our panel discussion brings together representatives from neurology, neurorehabilitation, neuroscience research, the not for profit sector and service user perspectives on the key challenges facing neurological care and whether recovery from COVID-19 represents an opportunity to address some of the critical challenges facing neurological care.
PROGRAMME: 10am to 11,30am
Opening Presentation: European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) World Health Organisation Framework on Neurological Disorders
Panel Discussion: Neurological Care beyond COVID-19: A catalyst for change?
Chaired by June Shannon, Medical Journalist
Professor Orla Hardiman: National Clinical Lead for Neurology
Dr Amanda Carty: Programme Manager: Outpatient Services: National Rehabilitation Hospital
Dr Susan Coote: Chartered Physiotherapist Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation
Gary Boyle: Patient Advocate Living with Parkinson’s Disease and Director EPDA (European Parkinson's Disease Association)
Peter Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Epilepsy Ireland
Professor Norman Delanty, Consultant Neurologist and Principal Investigator
Futureneuro: SFI Research Centre for Rare and Chronic Neurological Disorders
The webinar is targeted at a general public audience.