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Juliette O'Connell wins award at the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium


Congratulations to Juliette O’Connell, PhD student in the School of Pharmacy, who received the Award for Best Oral Communication on 11th October at the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany. 

Of 401 abstracts evaluated, Juliette's research, entitled “Drug Burden Index and Physical Function Measures in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities”, resulted in her being one of only 24 researchers selected for podium presentation and she was subsequently presented with the award for best oral communication at the conference. 

Juliette, who is working towards her PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Martin Henman and Assistant Professor Máire O’Dwyer, is investigating the burden of anticholinergic and sedative medications using the Drug Burden Index in older adults with intellectual disabilities. This study is part of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, a longitudinal study of 753 older adults with intellectual disabilities in the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability"