Welcome to the 16th annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference

We are delighted to announce that the 16th annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference will take place in Maynooth University on Friday 22 March 2019. This event is hosted by the Division of Health Psychology of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) in association with the Division of Health Psychology of the British Psychological Society, Northern Ireland Branch.

Sponsored by the Health Research Board, the Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference continues to be a key annual event for people working in the areas of psychology and health in Ireland, Northern Ireland and further afield. The aim of this conference is to promote health psychology and provide a forum to share findings from high-quality innovative research on psychology and health. The conference attracts a broad audience of practitioners and researchers in psychology, health and cognate fields, and provides an excellent opportunity to build and strengthen professional networks.

This event has been approved by the Psychological Society of Ireland for 4 CPD credits.

Keynote Speakers

Ms. Marie Ennis-O’Connor is a patient advocate and internationally recognized keynote speaker, writer, and consultant on global trends in patient engagement, digital health, and participatory medicine. Named one of Health IT’s Top 100 influencers, she serves on the external advisory board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, and on the board of trustees for the Patient Empowerment Foundation, a network of people, foundations, organizations and medical institutions dedicated to empowering patients worldwide. Her work is informed by her passion for embedding the patient voice at the heart of healthcare systems and values. https://hcsmmonitor.com/about/

Prof. Claire Foster is Professor of Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Southampton and Director of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group. Her research focuses on understanding the impact of cancer and its treatment on everyday lives and how equipped people feel to manage this; understanding the impact of a family history of cancer on people's lives; and developing and testing supportive resources to support people affected by cancer to manage some of the consequences of treatment and make complex decisions about treatment or genetic testing. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/healthsciences/about/staff/Claire_foster.page

Prof. Carsten Wrosch is Research Chair in Ageing and Health and Professor of Psychology at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on identifying pathways to successful living across the adult lifespan and examining from a self-regulation perspective how people can adjust to challenging life circumstances and prevent adverse consequences on their psychological, biological, and physical health. http://crdh.concordia.ca/Wrosch_Lab/wrosch.html

Abstract submission

We are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The submission deadline is January 25 2019. Please complete the  PHM 2019_abstract submission form and send to health@psychologicalsociety.ie

We encourage submissions under the headings Psychology in Action and Research in Development. Psychology in Action is a forum to share examples of good practice and have an opportunity to engage in useful dialogue with colleagues; the essential element for this type of submission, therefore, is that it must have a base in practice. Research in Development provides a forum to present research in planning phase, and should include a literature review, study rationale and outline the study proposal; however, data is not required for this type of submission. Both Psychology in Action and Research in Development will be considered for poster presentations.

We would be happy to receive ideas for symposia. If you would like to present a symposium, please forward your ideas to health@psychologicalsociety.ie


Registration is now open. Conference rates are as follows:

  Early bird (before February 22 2019) Late registration (after February 22 2019)
PSI Division of Health Psychology member: €110 €120
PSI member: €140 €150
Non-PSI member: €160 €170
Student: €60 €60

To register, please go to https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/event/16th-Annual-Psychology-Health-and-Medicine-Conference