National Clinical Programme For Rehabilitation Medicine Webinar

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National Clinical Programme For Rehabilitation Medicine (NCPRM) | Webinar | 23 October | 11am - 1pm

“Spearheading Rehabilitation Services in uncertain times”

About this event

The NCPRM welcomes you to a short webinar with expert speakers in the field of Rehabilitation. As we know, rehabilitation is a dynamic and critical component of any modern health care system. Rehabilitation improves health outcomes, reduces disability, and improves quality of life. Demand for and access to rehabilitation services has grown and is anticipated to grow along with changes in the population and advances in critical care interventions and technology. Demand for rehabilitation was particularly notable with the penetration of the COVID-19 pandemic into Ireland in 2020.

The webinar, chaired by Dr Mark Delargy, Clinical Director of the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, will introduce and discuss topics of relevance to rehabilitation in the Irish health system, offering insights into the ongoing work, progress, and developments in rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers and Topics

  • Post-COVID Rehabilitation – A European Perspective - delivered by Dr Paolo Boldrini (Italy).
    Dr Boldrini is a Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology, General Secretary of the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine since 2018 and Past President of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine(SIMFER)
  • The rehab landscape in Ireland. The journey towards change - delivered by Dr Jacinta McElligott and Ms Edina O’Driscoll
  • The Intermediate Care Facility at UL Arena: No Walls, No Barriers. A Unique Rehab Adventure - delivered by Ms Fiona Steed, BSC Physio, MSC Physio(UCD), Diploma in Healthcare Management(UL) Group Lead Allied Health UL Hospitals
  • Rapid Implementation of Telehealth at the National Rehabilitation Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic - delivered by Dr Amanda Carty, Programme Manager for Outpatients Department in National Rehabilitation Hospital


These talks will be followed by a live question and answer session.

Can't attend? Recordings will be available to watch online afterwards

There are limited places available for the live webinar. If you are unable to book a place, you will be able to watch videos of all of the talks on Panopto, our video sharing platform.


How to join this webinar

First, you must book your place at the webinar on this web page. On the day, you must sign into our virtual learning environment RCPI Brightspace.

On the day of the event, the steps are:

  • Log in to with your username and password (the same credentials used to book this event)
  • Click on the link for RCPI Brightspace
  • In your list of courses you will see National Clinical Programme For Rehabilitation Medicine (NCPRM). Click on this.
  • Click on "Join the Live Webinar" - This will launch Zoom, the system we are using for live webinars

Note, the webinar will only become available to watch at 11am on the day, but we recommend logging in ten minutes ahead of time.

To join this webinar on Zoom you will need a computer (Windows or Apple) or mobile device with internet access and speakers.

If you're joining on a computer

If you're joining the webinar on a computer you can use the Zoom desktop website. You do not need to download the Zoom app - if you see a pop up message about the app, you can dismiss this.

The Zoom website functions best on Google Chrome.

When you click on the link for "Join the Live Webinar" you will see a message asking you to open Zoom. Click on “Open Zoom”.

You will then be asked for your name and email address. Once you’ve entered these details, click on “Join Webinar”.

If you’re joining on a mobile device

If you're watching the webinar on a mobile device you will need to download the Zoom app. To save time on the day, we recommend downloading the app in advance:

Click here for the iOS Zoom app

Click here for the Android Zoom app

When you open the Zoom app click on “Join a Meeting”. You will need to enter the meeting ID number. The ID number for this week's event will be sent to you via email beforehand.

You can find additional help with joining Zoom webinars here


How to submit questions to the panel

Before the event

If you have any questions for our panel please email them to and we will endeavour to have these answered as part of the event. Alternatively, you can submit questions via Twitter @RCPI_news.

During the event

We are now using Zoom to broadcast our live webinars. When you open Zoom to watch the live webinar you will be able to submit questions to the panel during the event.

To submit questions to the panel:

  • Open the Q&A window in Zoom while you are watching the live event
  • Type your question into the Q&A box and click Send
  • Check Send Anonymously if you do not want your name attached to your question in the Q&A

It may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.

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