Online registration for the ICGP Winter Meeting is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the conference.


This year’s Conference runs over two days, with a packed programme of clinical updates, courses and topical issues.

  • Women’s Health, substance abuse, nursing home medicine.
  • Cervical Smeartaker’s Course, Dermatology & Opthalmology sessions
  • CME Tutor Networks


Come and listen to expert analysis from well-known experts.

  • Friday 25th: Overmedicalisation with Dr Richard Lehman.
  • TBC


Saturday’s College Forum looks at the hot topic of “Recruitment, Retention & Replacement”

  • TBC speakers here
  • How to retain our younger GPs
  • Political analysis of Slaintecare.

About The Event

The ICGP Winter Meeting 2018 is packed full of useful clinical updates, lectures and workshops. This year’s agenda also has a healthy dose of practice management tips to help you run a more efficient business.

From new to established practitioners, this is an excellent opportunity for GPs at all stages to mix and make meaningful connections.

We look forward to meeting you at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on the 17th of November 2018.


CPD Credits 1.5

09:00 - 13:0013:30 - 17:0019:00 - 20:30
LARC UpdateContraception Tutor CourseNursing & Care Home Special Interest Group
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LARC TutorIrish General Practice & Global Health – Where to Next?
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Cervical Smears Theory Course
CPD Credits 7

08:30 - 09:0009:00 - 10:0010:00 - 11:0011:00 - 11:3011:30 - 12:1512:30 - 13:0013:00 - 14:0014:00 - 15:0015:00 - 16:0016:00 - 16:0516:05 - 17:00
Suicide Prevention Workshop
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Morning Refreshments – Meet your ExhibitorsNavigating the Maze - PCRS/State Scheme Systems
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Termination of Pregnancy – Education Support Programme
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LunchThe Power of Positive Change in the Practice
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Balint Workshop
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Emerging Infectious Disease Threats in Europe
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End of Life Care at Home
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Top Tips in Head and Neck Cancer for GPs
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Digital Medicine: Hype or Hope
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Stretch Break – Afternoon RefreshmentsHRT and Menopause - Treatment is easy; side effects are difficult
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Practical Assessment of a Patient with Neck Injuries suffered in Road Traffic
Accidents( "Whiplash")
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Sexually Health Medicine Update for General Practitioners
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Troublesome Asthma - What Can We Do?
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Managing Insomnia in General Practice
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A Suicide in your Practice: How would you Cope?
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Managing Teenage Anxiety & Depression
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Valuing your Practice and Options for Retirement
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A Cure for the Common Complaint?
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Establishing in Practice: Getting it Right from the Start
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The New ESC/ESH Guidelines for Hypertension
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Managing Conflict & Aggression in General Practice
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Oh, Please don’t forget to invite your friends too!


We invite you to get involved and build a mutually beneficial relationship with the ICGP. The Winter Meeting offers you the opportunity to communicate and network with GPs, Practice Nurses and other Practice Staff, while creating brand awareness for your organisation. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jana Pickard at Jana.Pickard@icgp.ie

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Sheraton Hotel

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Dr Dermot Nolan

Dr. Dermot Nolan is a UCC graduate, a full time GP in Tramore and a trainer on the South East training scheme. Dermot has a special interest in asthma and has represented the ICGP on many bodies including the National Asthma Chronic Care Group and is currently the ICGP clinical lead for asthma.   He wrote the current ICGP asthma guidelines. In the past he worked in the Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Guys Hospital in London.

Dr Elaine Cooke

Dr Elaine Cooke is a GP practicing in West Dublin and is an Assistant Programme Director on the TCD GP Training scheme. She was previously a lecturer in Notre Dame Medical School in Perth, Western Australia. She has a special interest in doctor health, stress management and preventing burnout and runs health enhancement/ mindfulness programmes. Elaine also has a special interest in the psychodynamics of ‘the consultation’ and runs regular Balint groups as a tool for self-care and personal and professional development.

Ms. Suzanne Creed

Ms. Creed works as a Clinical Risk and Education Manager in the Education Department of Medical Protection. She develops and delivers risk management education and training, across the UK and Ireland, to healthcare professionals in order to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Ms. Creed has extensive experience of working in Irish General Practice and has also worked in both the public and private hospital services within Ireland as well as in the UK and Australia.

Ms. Creed was appointed as an independent assessor and member of the accreditation committee for the ICGP / HSE minor surgery project in 2015. She has also played an active role in the ICGP/HSE infection control e-learning module. She is passionate about patient safety and clinical risk management.

Dr. Sinéad MacEoin

Sinéad graduated from Imperial College London in 2008.  She  completed her GP training, graduating from the Trinity College Dublin/ HSE specialist training programme in 2013. Sinéad has a special interest in Women’s Health. She joined the practice in 2014. Sinéad is on the medical council’s specialist register, a full member of the Irish College of General Practitioners and is fully up to date with her continuing medical education.

Professor Adrian Brady

Dr Brady graduated in Medicine from Edinburgh University in 1985. He trained in Cardiology at the Hammersmith Hospital, the London Chest Hospital and the National Heart and Lung Institute, London. During his research time Dr Brady won the British Cardiac Society Award and the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award. He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist to Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1996.

Dr Brady’s major specialities are the clinical aspects and epidemiology of hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and pulmonary embolism. He was the principal investigator in four major UK studies (totalling 140,000 patients). He is the Principal Investigator for the UK in the IMPROVE-IT trial (TIMI 40) in acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and the DAL-HEART I and II trials of dalcetrapib in ACS and stable CHD.

Dr Brady has published over 90 papers in medical research journals on the above subjects and also in basic cardiovascular biology. Dr Brady has given over 120 invited national and international lectures including Plenary lectures at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the European Atherosclerosis Society, the American Heart Association, the World Congress of Cardiology and the Mayo Clinic. Dr Brady was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2003, and the ESC in 2011. He conceived, developed and led the acclaimed Football Health Scotland study of dietary and lifestyle therapy in middle-aged men. Dr Brady is the clinical lead for this now Scotland-wide project, linking football and health across the nation.

Paul Lennon

Paul graduated in from UCD in 2005 and was commenced the higher surgical training scheme in 2010. He obtained his FRCS (ORL-HNS) in 2014 and was admitted to the specialist register in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2016.

He completed a fellowship in advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 2016. He attained a Masters in Science in Clinical Trials from the University of London in 2015 and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Limerick in 2018. He is the author of 44 peer reviewed publications and 2 book chapters. He was appointed to St. James’s Hospital in 2016, where he is part of the largest Head and Neck Cancer team in the country. He was also appointed to the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital.

Special Interests

Dr. Paul Gregan

Dr Paul Gregan is a graduate of UCD (1988) and subsequently completed his general practice training on the Tayside scheme in Scotland (1993). Following his return to Ireland he completed specialist training in palliative medicine at the Royal college of Physicians (2001) and has worked since 2001 as a half time consultant in palliative medicine at Our Lady’s Hospice and care services (Blackrock Hospice since 2005).  He also works as a half time general practice principal in Deansgrange, Co Dublin.

He was tutor for the certificate course in palliative medicine with the ICGP 2006-2009.

His main area of interest is in the provision of community related palliative care services, he has previously been the chair of the Irish Association of Palliative Care (2014) and he is currently chair of the Steering Committee for Primary Palliative Care at the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Mr. Patsy Brady

Working with individuals, families and organisations for over 33 years, Patsy’s extensive knowledge of emotional and mental well-places him in an ideal position for those in need. Patsy trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist in Cork city and also with Dr Val Wosket in Dublin and is fully registered with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. He also trained in Positive Psychology at Harvard University and their Mind-Body institute. He also holds a Master’s degree in social work.

Patsy offers space to explore the challenges, as well as the opportunities, of personal and professional life. One of the most experienced therapists in the North west, he  seeks to support clients to resolve a range of issues in both realms – including the inter-play between professional roles and personal identity; panic, stress, anxiety and depression and patterns of communication at work and at home. He  offers specialist support with childhood and/or adult trauma. Patsy’s extensive background as a Senior Practitioner Social Worker and in other related fields is an important contributor in aiding the therapy process.

Dr. Paddy Barrett

Dr Paddy Barrett is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Blackrock Clinic, Dublin with a special interest in how novel technologies will shape the future of medicine. Having trained in San Diego, California at the Scripps Translational Science Institute his research has focused on digital medicine technologies in healthcare, the physiology of microgravity during NASA parabolic flight campaigns and the biometric signatures of emotional states. In addition to hosting the internationally acclaimed podcast series ‘The Doctor Paradox’, his work has featured in Time Health, The New York Academy of Sciences, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.

Jean Hubbard

Jean originally from Waterford is a full-time Practice Manager at Waterford Medical Centre where she has been employed for the last 33 years. She was the first Practice Manager appointed in Ireland in 1993 following completion of the ICGP Management in Practice Course. Jean is a resource presenter for the ICGP Management in Practice Programme for Practice Staff course, Diploma course and GP Registrar course and enjoys sharing her knowledge. She also does on site one to one tuition with practice staff and practice audits on request.  She has also presented at CME & information days around the Country.

In her spare time, Jean enjoys time with family, loves music and travel.

Dr. Siobhan Tobin

Siobhan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1985 and completed the Sligo Specialist GP training scheme in 1991. She established Strandhill Surgery in 1992 initially from her home in Strandhill. The practice relocated to the current premises in 2003. She has been a GP Trainer with the Sligo Specialist GP Training Scheme since 2005. She is a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners and is listed on the Specialist Registrar of General Practice with the Irish Medical Council. Her areas of specialist interest are Mental Health, Paediatrics and Women’s Health.

She holds the following qualifications:

Dr. Conor Maguire

Dr Conor Maguire is a full time GP with a special interest in Travel Medicine based in Dublin. Conor is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Health of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and was awarded the Certificate in Travel Health of the International Society of Travel Medicine in 2008. Conor is a trainer with the RCSI & Dublin NE Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice, past president of the Travel Medicine Society of Ireland, member of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee and member of the editorial board of the Journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Dominic Rowley

Dr Rowley is a Consultant Physician in Genito-Urinary (Sexual Health) Medicine. He graduated from Trinity College in 2001, qualifying first as a General Practitioner before completing specialist training in St. James’s Hospital in Genitourinary Medicine. He was appointed Consultant in Genito-Urinary and HIV Medicine at St James’s Hospital in 2015 and is attached to the GUIDe clinic.

Dr Rowley is passionate about promoting sexual health for his patients through increased clinical access, and education and is a strong advocate for more widespread HIV and sexual health testing. He is a keen teacher and is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate training in Genito-Urinary Medicine. He has presented his research nationally and internationally and has published in peer reviewed journals in the areas of HIV, Palliative Medicine and STI’s.

Along with HIV and sexual health, Dr Rowley has a special interest in Androgen deficiency, Erectile and Sexual Dysfunction, post-Prostatectomy and lower genital tract symptoms and is currently carrying out research in the area of HIV and Syphilis infection in Europe.

Deirdre O’Donnell

Deirdre worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist for HSE Mid-West for over 30 years managing the Adult Mental Health Services (16-75 year olds) in Clare. Following which she established a private practice in Ennis, Co. Clare in 2012 working with the same age cohort. She has recently completed post-graduate research in the area of post-stroke recovery in females and males at NUI Galway.
Deirdre’s primary areas of interest are:

Barry O’Brien

Barry spent almost 10 years working in the pharmaceutical industry before establishing a private business consultancy service in 2004. In 2005, he joined Abbey House Medical Centre, a large multidisciplinary practice, to manage the continued growth, business development and commercial operations of the organisation. Barry retains the position of Business Partner in Abbey House Medical Centre. Today Barry’s primary professional role centres on the provision of independent strategic, financial and commercial management consulting services exclusively to a GP client base. To date he has provided professional advice, nationwide, to over 1,000 GP clients ranging from large multidisciplinary practices to single handed GP surgeries.

Barry is also course tutor and lecturer for the Irish College of General Practitioners “Management in Practice” Diploma and Certificate courses. He is CEO for KDOC and TLC Doc out-of-hours co-ops.  He is also a regular business speaker at Primary Care meetings and conferences throughout Ireland and columnist for various medical publications.

Aisling Malone

Aisling Malone works as a Healthcare solicitor in Medisec Ireland CLG with 8 years’ experience of analysing and
advising on the legal issues and challenges faced by medical professionals, including general practitioners.

She has experience of working for two leading healthcare defence practices in Dublin, as well as for the Medical
Council of Ireland. Her particular interest lies in the regulatory sphere and advising doctors who are the subject of complaints. She was the lead defence solicitor in a high profile Medical Council Fitness to Practise Inquiry concerning wrong site surgery and in subsequent, successful Judicial Review proceedings, which challenged the outcome of that Inquiry and which changed the landscape of regulatory law in Ireland.

Dr Andrée Rochfort

Dr Andrée Rochfort is a General Practitioner from Co Wexford. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1987 having trained in St James Hospital Dublin. She trained to be a GP in Cardiff, Wales and was a practice partner in a five doctor practice until she returned to Ireland in 1996. She continued to practice as a GP while training in occupational medicine, and in 2000, she was appointed Director of the Doctors’ Health in Practice Programme at the Irish College of General Practitioners and in 2013 was appointed Director of Quality Improvement at ICGP to reflect her work with the Wonca Europe Network for Quality and Safety, EQuiP. She served on the Executive Board of EQuiP for nine years to 2017, and a three year term on the Executive Board of Wonca Europe.

She is currently on the Board of the European Association for Physician Health, and on a number of ICGP committees. She has lectured and presented in Irish medical schools, postgraduate medical colleges and societies, and at medical conferences in Ireland, Europe, North America and Australia on topics such as Quality of Care, Patient Safety, Doctors Health, Doctors Healthcare, Promotion of Workplace Health and Wellbeing for health professionals and Risk Management in Healthcare. She has also published on these topics.


Dr. David Thomas

In the past David has been active  in the College at Council, Faculty Officer and small group level. He was co-founder of the Retired GP Discussion group in 2014. His outside interests include sailing, Irish history, poultry, and vegetable growing  and in the pursuit of lifelong learning his wife Kristin is presently supervising his PHD  (polishing, hoovering and dusting!)

Dr. Joe Gallagher

Dr. Joe Gallagher,  GP, Gorey, Co. Wexford,  is the Clinical Director for gHealth Research group which focuses on primary care solutions in developing countries. He has worked in Malawi. Joe is also involved with the the Chronic Cardiovascular Diseases Management Group in UCD and is a former general practice lead on the HSE Heart Failure Management Programme.

Dr. Brian Meade

Dr Meade is chair of the ICGP Nursing & Care Home Special Interest Group which aims to promote education, quality of care, research and evidence based guidelines for Irish GPs who care for patients in nursing and care homes. He is a GP in Dublin and has been working in the nursing home sector for over twenty years. He is also a GP facilitator with the PREPARED Project which is a National Dementia Education Programme for GPs.

He is also a GP trainer with the TCD/HSE Vocational training scheme and a IT tutor with the National GPIT programme. He holds an MSc in Health Informatics and was part of the ICGP working group that recently produced revised Data Privacy guidelines for GPs in respond to the soon to be introduced GDPR legislation.

Dr. Monica McWeeney

Dr. Monica McWeeney has been a GP since 1969 in South Dublin and she also worked with a wide range of companies and organisations including Irish Distillers Ltd and the National Concert Hall as an Occupational Health Physician. A long standing involvement with the Council of Status of Women Ireland, Council member of IMO, Council Member of the Medical Benevolent Fund for over 20 years and Chairperson of Women’s Affairs Group of IMO, as well as the medical doctor on “Live at 3” on RTE 1 for over 12 years are just a small snapshot of the various roles Monica has held.

She is now a member of the ICGP Council, a member of the ICGP Quality & Standards Committee and as is a co-founder and member of the ICGP Retired and Semi-Retired GP Group. Monica was the organiser and driving force of the Joint RCPI/ICGP exhibition held last year “Out of the Doctor’s Bag” was the first joint exhibition to ever take place in the 300 year history of the RCPI.

Dr. Deirdre Kinlen

Deirdre Kinlen is a medical graduate (1988) of RCSI and has retired from clinical general practice in Dublin. Before taking up medicine she worked in Biochemical research and education in the U.K. and in Dublin. As a General Practitioner she was a tutor, then lecturer, in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Trinity College, Dublin. She was an active member of the Health in Practice Programme (director, Dr Andrée Rochfort) at the ICGP.

Since retiring she has completed a Master’s Degree in Christian Spirituality. Her thesis, titled ‘Spirituality and the Patient-Doctor Relationship’, showed that doctors have a great need to look after their own inner and outer health and well-being. She has given a number of workshops on this and related themes, both at ICGP and European Association of Physicians’ Health (EAPH) meetings. Deirdre is currently a member of the Retired GP Discussion Group at the ICGP.