Kildare branch & Young Arthritis Network conference

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The Arthritis Ireland Kildare branch is hosting a Young Arthritis Network conference on Saturday 30 September in Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

This free conference is open to all young people aged between 18-50 years, who are living with arthritis.


10.00 Registration and tea/coffee

10.30 Work and arthritis – Yvonne Codd, Occupational Therapist, Naas General Hospital

11.00 North Kildare Citizens Information Service CLG – entitlements - Lorraine Walsh, development manager

11.30 Pregnancy and arthritis – Prof. Suzanne Donnelly, UCD, followed by Q&A with Prof. Donnelly and Karon Foley, pharmacist with McCabes Pharmacy

12.30 Young arthritis patient stories – a collection of stories related to the home, work and community life of several young people

1.00 Lunch

1.30 Psychotherapist-led discussion groups with participants safely addressing relevant issues - Dr Rosario Power (psychologist), Ailbhe O’Reilly and Anne Marie Gannon

3.00 Fitsticks workshop with introduction to Nordic walking – poles supplied and led by Frank Fahy, Fitwalk.

4.00 Close

Please contact Claire Kinneavy of the Kildare branch if you have any queries on or by phone 045 433 803.

Maynooth is serviced by regular trains coming from Connolly station Dublin and Sligo/Longford trains. The 66 and 67 Dublin bus route run directly into Maynooth and stop on the road outside the hotel. There is also amply parking at the hotel.

Book your place now! 




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