Meeting Dates & Location

2023 Connolly-IRNF Education Programme

Please see the list of meeting dates for the IRNF-Connolly education programme 2023

These will be held either virtually via Zoom on Thursdays at 19.00 OR Face to Face (F2F) on Fridays OR Saturdays 08.30-13.30

Dates and Venues for F2F meeting TBC 2023



2023 Connolly-IRNF Education Programme x 5

 DateDay & TimeProgrammeMode of Delivery: Virtual or F2F
1March 4thSaturday 08.30-13.30ANP & CNS Combined AcademyIn-person (Post ACR highlights Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin)
2April 20thThursday 1900Rheumatology Nurse AcademyZOOM
3September 15thFriday 08.30-13.30ANP AcademyIn-person – Venue TBC
4October 21stSaturday 08.30-13.30CNS and Rheumatology Nurse Combined AcademyIn-person (to dovetail Pharma meeting, previous evening) Dublin venue TBC
5November 24thFRIDAY 08.30-13.30ANP AcademyIn-person – Venue TBC

Connolly/IRNF Programme Objectives


To raise awareness of the healthcare needs of patients with chronic rheumatic musculoskeletal disease (RMDs)


To develop novel patient centred services.


To develop competencies to deliver nurse led care.


To encourage, enable and facilitate participants to consider career progression to clinical nurse specialist (CNS) & registered advanced nurse practitioner (RANP).


To enhance the knowledge, skills & expertise of nurses working in a variety of clinical settings, (rheumatology nurses, practice nurses, homecare nursing teams).


To promote recruitment and retention of rheumatology nursing staff.

Directions to RCSI Academic Centre, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, D15 X40D: