Please click on the links below to download the presentations from today’s speakers.

Please note that the presentations will be available for 2 weeks after the conference and will be deleted after that.




Capacity – Principles of the ADM act: Applying the functional approach to capacity and the guiding principles in practice

Speaker: Eleanor Edmond, Consultant providing policy advice in the areas of advocacy, human rights and capacity


Consent and Capacity in Sexual Relationships

Speaker: Catherine Ghent, Solicitor, Gallagher Shatter Solicitors


Assisted Decision Making, Advance Healthcare Directives and Consent- Issues and implications for Health and Social Care Professionals – TO FOLLOW

Speaker: Caoimhe Gleeson, National Specialist in Accessibility/ National Programme Lead- Assisted Decision Making, HSE National Assisted Decision Making and Consent Office


Recent High Court and Supreme Court Case law dealing with Capacity Issues in Practice

Speaker: Aine Hynes, St John Solicitors


Ethics, Decision-Making and Vulnerability

Speaker: Louise Campbell, Lecturer, NUI Galway


Informed Consent – The Law in Relation to Informed Consent and Implications for Proceedings / Montgomery Case

Speaker: Orla Kelly, Partner, Cantillons Solicitors


Planning in Advance – Place of Care decisions – Protection of Liberty Safeguards

Speaker: Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Solicitor & Chair of the Safeguarding Ireland


Medication & Decision Making: People with Disabilities

Speaker: Joanne Condon, Regional Manager, National Advocacy Service for people with Disabilities


Workshop – Thinking and Planning Ahead

Speaker: Rebecca Lloyd, Irish Hospice Foundation