At each Annual Education and Research Seminar, one platform presentation and one poster presentation is awarded the Mundipharma Educational Bursary for best platform and best poster presentation, sponsored by Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals 

A dedicated panel of judges adjudicate these prizes on the day of the Seminar.

Videos of the Presentations from the IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminars 2010-2015 are available online on the IAPC Website - here 


The 2018 Winners are:

Platform Presentation Winner: Financial Toxicity in Advanced Cancer Patients in an Irish Setting

Dr Aine Ni Laoire, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Milford Care Centre, Limerick


Poster presentation Winner: Prevalence of constipation in Irish cancer patients: a national point prevalence study.

Ruth McCullough, Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Mater University Hospital



Past Winners:

2017 - Platform Presentation Winner:     Cancer-Related Fatigue: Evaluation by Mobile Electrophysiology.    Dr Brenda O'Connor, Consultant in Palliative Medicine

2017 - Poster Presentation:  Resilience: A qualitative exploration of community palliative nurses' experience of resilience in their daily work.  Lorraine Clancy, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Blackrock Hospice, Dublin.


2015 - Platform Presentation Winner: Bereavement Outcomes of Family Caregivers - Do spousal and adult child caregivers experience bereavement differently, and what factors influence this?, Dr Sarah McLean, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, *Blackrock Hospice, Dublin

2015 - Poster Presentation Winner: Preparing for Stillbirth in Cases of Pernatal Lethal Diagnosis, Orla O'Connell, Cork University Maternity Hospital 


2014 - Platform Presentation Winner: Implementing a framework to measure patient complexity and associated service activity in community palliative care - Dr Faith Cranfield, *Medical Lead - Homecare, St Francis Hospice, Dublin

2014 - Poster Presentation Winner: Quality Performance Improvement in Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing at an Irish Regional Hospital, Dr Des McMahon, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, *Waterford Regional Hospital


2013 - Platform Presentation Winner: A systematic review of palliative care research in Ireland - preliminary findings, Dr Tara Murphy, Programme Manager - Research, All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

2013 - Poster Presentation Winner: Difficult management in a rural home care setting of service escalating pain resulting from rapidly growing skull metastases in a metastatic Ewing sarcoma, Dr Wilhelm Freiherr von Hornstein, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Specialist Palliative Care Service Cavan/Monaghan


2012 - Platform Presentation Winner: Self Reported Symptom Burden in Prevalent Haemodialysis Patients in South West Ireland, Dr Aoife Lowney, *Registrar in Palliative Medicine, *Marymount Hospice, Cork

2012 - Poster Presentation Winner: My understanding of the role of a doctor has been seriously reshaped: the impact of an Undergraduate Special Study Module in Palliative Medicine, Dr Catherine Sweeney, Lecturer in Clinical Science and Practice, School of Medicine & Health, University College Cork 


2011 - Platform Presentation Winner: End of Life Care - What information do we need? A Survey of Irish family doctors, Dr Fiona Kiely, *Registrar, Marymount Hospice, Cork 

2011 - Poster Presentation Winner: A social work audit of the granting of HSE medical cards to patients receiving palliative care from specialist palliative care services in Ireland, David McEvoy, Medical Social Worker, Palliative Care Service, Meath


2010 - Platform Presentation Winner: Palliative Medicine - a learning opportunity for the undergraduate, Dr Pauline Kane, *Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, *Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

2010 - Poster Presentation Winner: Capturing the Invisible: a survey of Deathbed Phenomena (DBP) in an Irish hospice, Dr Una MacConville & Dr Regina McQuillan, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Francis Hospice, Dublin


2009 - Platform Presentation Winner: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) group intervention for bereaved spouses with complicated grief, Dr Clare Brady, Clinical Psychologist, *NUI Galway

2009 - Poster Presentation Winner: An audit of bowel management, Geraldine Tracey, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Our Lady's Hospice, Dublin 

*Denotes place of work and work title at the time of the Seminar - this may have subsequently changed.