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Dr. Frank Doyle Speaks about behavioural medicine & INCA Technology

This month Dr Frank Doyle (Psychology) gave a talk in the University of Memphis, entitled “Towards precision behavioural medicine – new devices, new analyses: solutions to an old non-adherence problem?” which highlighted the ongoing collaborative work with Professor Richard Costello (Medicine). Frank was invited by Professor Ken Ward, who spent time in RCSI last year as a Fulbright Scholar, and also used this opportunity to develop further research links.

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INCA Team Speaking at the Asthma Society of Ireland evening for HCP's 25.04.17

Our Programme Manager Elaine Mac Hale spoke at the Asthma Society's education meeting for Healthcare Professionals on the 25.04.17. 

This educational evening on ‘Helping the Asthma patient – what’s new?’ was to update Health Care Professionals on new and novel ways of managing and treating asthma. 

Elaine spoke about the role of our INCA Technology in ‘Adherence to Asthma medication – monitoring the adult population, how useful is it?’

Feedback was very positive from the group about our INCA technology and its role in managing asthma in the adult population.  

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World Asthma Day 2nd May 2017 - Lets Breath Easy Clinics

To Mark World Asthma Day, The Asthma Society of Ireland and Boots Pharmacy have organised Lets Breath Easy Clinics at pharmacies nationwide for the month of May.

You can head along to one of the pharmacies nationwide to get your free consultation with a pharmacist to learn about managing your asthma and most importantly to get your inhaler technique checked. 

Inhaler Technique is VITAL in maintaining control of your asthma and minimising getting unwell from your asthma. 

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Well done to our INCA & Boots Pharmacist Susan O' Dwyer who won the Practice-based Research Award

Practice-based Research Award (Sponsored By hmR)

This award is offered to patient-facing pharmacists who, in addition to their regular work, are engaged in research to identify, recognise and promote evidence-based strategies for optimising the delivery of patient care. Academic Practice Collaborations will be viewed favourably by the judges.

 

Susan O’Dwyer, a pharmacist from Boots Ireland who is also Republic of Ireland Healthcare Development Manager, received the ‘Practice-based Research Award’ at the Clanwilliam Pharmacy Awards on 26 November.

Susan was chosen for her work on the INCA Pharmacy Study, which utilises innovative technology designed to support medication use and adherence in patients with respiratory disease, Susan became the first person to receive the award for a community pharmacy-based research project.

"It is an honour to have received this award which recognises the INCA Pharmacy Study, a collaborative research project between Boots Ireland, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin,” said Susan. “We hope our research will help to highlight the role of community pharmacy in medication management for chronic disease."

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As 2016 draws to a close, we're reflecting on what a busy year we've had!

To date we have seen 1,186 participants on the INCA Programme, 665 of those were in the last 12 months

 

We have conducted 2,702 Visits with our participants in the last 12 months across all our INCA Studies. 

 

 

From all the INCA team, we would like to thank all our participants for giving up their valuable time, which enables us to continue our vital research. 

We look forward to an even more successful 2017!

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INCA Patient Engagement Evening was a Huge Success!

The INCA team hosted a patient engagement evening in RCSI last night with Guest Speaker Averil Power, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland. Prof. Costello spoke about the INCA team past present and future plans. A Huge thanks from all the INCA Team for all our patients past and present who attended, without their help it wouldn't be possible for us to continue carrying out our vital research. 

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INCA Team win an Innovation Award

Granted from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2016

Awardees: Damien McCarthy, Elaine MacHale and Imran Sulaiman (not pictured) (PI - Prof Richard Costello) for the inventions INCA: A method to objectively quantify drug delivery over time and INCA: A clinical system to personalise clinical care management through analysis of prior medication use using the INCA system

Awardees: Damien McCarthy, Elaine MacHale and Imran Sulaiman (not pictured) (PI - Prof Richard Costello) for the inventions INCA: A method to objectively quantify drug delivery over time and INCA: A clinical system to personalise clinical care management through analysis of prior medication use using the INCA system

Imran Sulaiman and Elaine MacHale

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