Masterclass in Palliative Care 2019

Oxford Centre for Education and Research in Palliative Care: Sobell House (OxCERPC)

Masterclass in Palliative Care 2019


1st March 2019




Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co Cork


Dr Fiona Kiely and Dr Mary Miller

Target Audience

Experienced doctors and nurses who are practising in palliative care or very interested in developing their skills in palliative care

Key Aims:

  • Knowledge to inform your practice
  • Resources from which to continue learning and adapt that learning in practice
  • A means of ensuring your practice compares with ‘good practice’, benchmarking against your peers Stimulation, time for thinking and reflection
  • The opportunity for networking
  • Knowledge to inform your practice

About the Facilitators:

Dr Fiona Kiely qualified from University College Cork in 2002. Following a year working in general medicine in Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, Fiona trained and worked as a general practitioner in Ireland before completing Higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine with the Royal  College of Physicians of Ireland in 2016. She holds diplomas in Medicine of Elderly, Child Health, Clinical Psychiatry & Clinical Dermatology and is undertaking a PhD in Palliative Care at Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She is currently a consultant in Palliative Medicine at marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Cork.

Fiona has a strong interest in underpinning clinical practice and service development with robust research and her publications to date have included topics    such as out-of-hours palliative care information transfer, intra-professional communication frameworks, patient-reported outcome measurement, symptom control and access to palliative care. She chairs the research committee in Marymount University Hospital & Hospice and is Vice Chairperson of the Irish Association of Palliative Care. She chairs the research committee in Marymount University Hospital & Hospice and is Vice Chairperson of the Irish Association of Palliative Care.

Dr Mary Miller qualified from University College Cork, Ireland in 1988. Mary trained and worked in palliative medicine in Ireland, Sweden and the UK before starting as a consultant in palliative medicine in Oxford in 1998. Mary has a strong interest in education; she completed a Diploma in Learning and Teaching at Oxford University 2005, was Training Programme Director and Regional Specialty Advisor (2002 – 2008) and has led the Oxford Advanced Courses in Pain and Symptom Management since 2005. Since the inception of OxCERPC in 2017, Mary and the team are focusing on building an exciting portfolio of courses, building research readiness and reaching out to practitioners across the globe.

Mary was Clinical Lead at Sobell House between 2009 and 2016. Mary now leads the end of life care project across OUH. This Quality Improvement project is the largest in her portfolio of QIPs.



09.00 Registration and coffee
09.30 Introduction and clinical cases Dr Mary Miller
09.40 Tenesmus Dr Áine Ní Laoire
10.25 Bowel Obstruction Dr Aoife Lowney
11.10 Cases with coffee
11.30 Critical Limb Ischaemia Dr Áine Ní Laoire
12.15 Developing a new Spiritual paradigm Mr Anthony Boland
13.15 Lunch
14.15 Brief update on Olanzapine, Gastroparesis, Denosumab,Calciphylaxis & Seizures Dr Mary Miller & Dr Fiona Kiely
15.45 Feedback & Final Thoughts
16.00 End of Day



Registration Form


Category 1: Continuing Education Units for Nurses from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Pending

Category 2: 5 Continuing Professional Development points approved from the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland.

How to find us:

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice is based on the western side of Cork city. The GPS Coordinates are: N51.8706041, w8.5413182, Eir Code: T12A710