Health Board

mailto:A round-up of this week's health events countrywide

* A free public talk on mobile fitness apps and how people are using them to increase exercise motivation and share workshops goes ahead tonight at 6pm in Room 3035 in the Engineering Building at NUI Galway.

It will be given by Ted Vickery, PhD researcher at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute and former executive director of the White House Athletic Center in Washington, DC. See also

* The Psoriasis Association of Ireland is holding a free information meeting on the skin condition tomorrow at 8pm in Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork city. For details, see

* Dr John McKenna will give a talk on the Obesity Epidemic – the cause and solution on Wednesday, March 21st at 7.30pm in the Stillorgan Park Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. In his forthcoming book, Good Food, Dr McKenna highlights processed foods as one of the main causes of obesity. Admission €35. More details and booking on tel: 01 2875524 or visit

* St Francis Hospice Raheny, Dublin opens an art exhibition featuring works by its patients at 2pm today.

* A conference on how creative arts therapies can be used in education and health goes ahead on Friday, March 23rd, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, in the River Lee Hotel, Cork city.Cost: €40/€30. Email for details.

* How to develop good handwriting skills in six to 12 year olds is the theme of a workshop for parents and teachers in the Plaza Hotel, Tallaght on Monday, March 26th at 7pm. Admission free but advanced registration essential on tel: 01 4923596 or email

Publication Date

March 13th 2012


The Irish Times