Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Thursday, 17th September from 15:00-17:00hrs.

These can be booked through the registration link.

Workshop 1: FSEM Sports Trauma: Sideline Care: Airway & Spine Management

Workshop 2: Research Methodology – Conor Gissane

Workshop 3: Shoulder Assessment – Clare Gilsenan

Workshop Tutors

  • Brian Carlin2

  • Brian Carlin DipIMC FPHC RCSEd, MSc MedEd.

    Brian is currently the clinical lead for the Football Association (FA) in England responsible for the Advanced Resuscitation & Emergency Aid (AREA) course programmes. One of 3 Senior Medical Educators for the International Rugby Board (IRB) worldwide, with responsibility for raising the standards of pitch-side care in all union playing countries.

    Brian has a keen interest in medical education and was part of the curriculum development group for the sub-specialty in pre-hospital care in UK, amongst some of academic programmes he has been involved with. These include being the author and Course Director of the RCSI FSEM Standard Principles of Resuscitation & Trauma in Sports (SPoRTS) and the ICGP Immediate Medical & Emergency Care (IMEC) Courses. Brian is a Senior Examiner for the Faculty of pre-hospital care at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and is the all-Ireland advisor for the DIMC/FIMC exams in Immediate Medical Care.

  • declan o'Farrell

  • Mr Declan O’Farrell MScEMS(IC) HDipEMT

    Mr Declan O’Farrell MScEMS(IC) HDipEMT Advanced Paramedic is a seasoned pre-hospital provider. He is proficient and professional in the delivery of pre-hospital care at an advanced level. Innovation, integration and education are values that have driven him throughout his career. By adopting this approach Declan now wears many hats on his journey through his career as an educator, preceptor, mentor and course developer.

    As a result of this he is currently a tutor for the Football Association (FA) in England responsible for the delivery of the Advanced Resuscitation & Emergency Aid (AREA) course program and also course tutor for the FSEM Standard Principles of Resuscitation & Trauma in Sports (SPoRTS).


  • Conor Gissane

  • Dr Conor Gissane

    Conor Gissane is a reader in Sport Rehabilitation at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. He is the current chair of the University Ethics committee. Conor completed his PhD in 2003 at Brunel University investigating the epidemiology of rugby league injury. Since then, his research has continued with a research portfolio of over 90 research articles. Epidemiological and statistical skills have enabled the branching out into several different sports, for example, rowing, rugby union and Gaelic games, and to investigate concussion in community and youth sports.

    Conor is also interested in statistics and statistics education, research design and the academic writing style. Knowing statistical processes and clear direct writing are important skills to present research effectively. Conor has acted for a reviewer for over 16 peer reviewed journals and is a member of two editorial boards.

  • Clare Gilsenan

  • Ms Clare Gilsenan

    Clare is a clinical specialist physiotherapist at Beaumont Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Ulster at Jordanstown and completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in University College Dublin in 2005. Clare has an advanced practice role in musculoskeletal triage of Orthopaedic waiting lists and completed a diploma in injection therapy in 2008.

    Clare is an experienced physiotherapist with over ten years specialising in Orthopaedics. She has developed an expertise in the assessment and management of shoulder injuries and pain and has lectured in the UK and Ireland on this topic. Clare is a founding member of the Shoulder community of practice, a forum for summarising and disseminating evidenced based practice for the management of common shoulder pathology.