Prof. J. William McEvoy

NIPC Medical and Research Director, Chair of Executive Council



Welcome to our October NIPC E-Bulletin. I have several exciting updates to highlight this month. First and foremost, applications are now open for a new employment opportunity at NIPC, our Director of Operations and Development. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious individual who wants to build a successful career while also genuinely helping to improve the health and lives of others.  The momentum and forward progress at NIPC have been amazing to behold and we are looking for someone who can help us capitalize on successes to date and take us to the next level; both nationally and internationally.

Otherwise, we have a number of great educational opportunities to announce. First, with NUI Galway, NIPC are developing a post-graduate certificate in Cardiac Rehabilitation. This will fill a genuine need for many health professionals in Ireland looking to upskill in this area to renew their training. Related to this, we have 2 courses on delivering evidence-based cardiac rehab, dated 13th and 21st of November 2020.

Finally, two upcoming conferences promise to be fantastic opportunities for learning, first our Diabetes Integrated Care Conference on 31st October and second, our National Prevention Conference scheduled for 20th November. The latter is in its 7th year and will be online this year with a genuinely amazing line-up of speakers planned. More details to follow!





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