HMI DML: From Burnout to Resilience

17 Feb 2020 - 17:45

HMI Dublin Mid Leinster Regional Meeting

From Burnout to Resilience
Presented by: Dr Pádraic Dunne, RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology & Health

17.45 – 19. 00, 17th February, 2020

Mercers Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) Building**
1st Floor MISA Centre
St. James’s Hospital
Dublin 8

The HMI is delighted that Dr Pádraic Dunne, RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology & Health is available to address members and other interested colleagues at our next regional meeting.

Dr Pádraic Dunne is an immunologist, practicing psychotherapist and meditation teacher, based at the new Centre for Positive Psychology and Health (CPPH), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). As an RCSI Lecturer, Dr Dunne is interested in the development of Health and Wellbeing programmes for post-graduate healthcare professionals, corporate work forces, as well as for patients suffering with chronic disease. Along with a research team that includes Prof Barry White (CEO of VHI Health & Wellbeing section and Prof Geraldine McMahon (Consultant in Emergency Medicine, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin), Dr Dunne has developed Attention-based Training (ABT) as a sustainable intervention, coupled with biofeedback technology, to promote wellbeing and reduce stress among healthcare professionals. He is also keenly interested in the interaction between mental stress and the immune system.

Pádraic is currently researching the effect of an 8-week ABT programme on patients suffering with Chronic Urticaria, in collaboration with Dr Niall Conlon and Dr Katie Ridge ( Clinical Immunology, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin) as well as Prof Derek Doherty (Trinity Translational Medicine Institute).

We look forward to welcoming you.

Timetable for the event:

17.45 Registration
18.00 Welcome and opening address
Sharon Morrow, Chair, HMI DML
18.05 From Burnout to Resilience”
Dr Pádraic Dunne, Centre for Positive Psychology & Health, RCSI
18.35 Q & A
18.45 Closing and comments
Sharon Morrow, Chair, HMI DML

For further information, please contact Rosemarie Carroll (HMI) at 01 2974070 or email

If you wish to attend this event, you can book below.

** Directions to venue
The MISA (Mercers Institute for Successful Ageing) Building is located beside Hospital 4
The attendees can park in the public paid underground carpark located near the main hospital entrance.
To get to MISA through the main hospital entrance (concourse), go past the winding stairs on the left.
Take an immediate left down a long corridor (MISA is signposted)
Continue down the corridor until you see an overhead sign for MISA building, turn right down the MISA corridor, continue along this corridor
Once inside the MISA building, turn left at the Leopold Coffee shop and enter the lift lobby on the right side (across from the reception desk)
Take the lift to level 1
Turn left coming out of the lift and go through the double doors


GlaxoSmithKline have provided funding towards the venue, equipment and/or catering costs of these meetings, but have had no input into or influence over the agenda or content.

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