2000 Steps Extra Challenge on Easter Monday
ILFA’s 2000 Steps Extra Challenge will take place on Easter Monday 10th April.
We’re asking everyone to go for a walk or run from your home and commit to take 2000 steps extra (one mile more) to help raise awareness of lung fibrosis and funds for ILFA.
If you would like to take part in the ILFA 2000 Steps Extra Challenge on Easter Monday, you can register by emailing email@example.com for your neck warmer and poster.
Remember to send us a photo of your virtual walk so we can share images and raise awareness.
You can donate securely online to the 2000 Steps Extra Challenge via the following links
ILFA Patient Information Day
The next Patient Information Day from the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association will take place on 25th March at 11am via Zoom. We hope you will join us to learn more about lung fibrosis. All are welcome.
Register in advance via the link http://bit.ly/41Rnewn or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 871 5264
Our speakers will include
• Professor Killian Hurley, Respiratory Consultant at Beaumont Hospital
• Donna Langan, Respiratory Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Galway University Hospital
• Grace O’Sullivan, Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cork University Hospital
• Dr Roisin Cahalan, Lecturer in Respiratory and Cardiovascular Physiotherapy in the School of Allied Health in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at University of Limerick
• Dr Anne Marie Russell, Senior Lecturer at University of Exeter Medical School.
“Let’s Talk Nutrition for Lung Fibrosis”
Sandra Murphy, Clinical Specialist Dietitian at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, will take part in ILFA’s “Let’s Talk Nutrition for Lung Fibrosis” on Friday 31 March 2023 @ 12pm via Zoom. Please contact ILFA by emailing email@example.com or calling 086 871 5264 to register to attend. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Let’s Talk Medicaton”
Lynn Fox, Respiratory Advance Nurse Practitioner at the Mater Miserericordiae University Hospital, will take part in ILFA’s “Let’s Talk Medication” session on Monday 27th February at 2pm. All are welcome to this online event that will take place via Zoom. Please register at email@example.com or call 086 871 5264.
Questions on medication can be submitted in advance.
ILFA Patient Information Day
The next ILFA Patient Information Day will take place online on Saturday 25th March at 11am via Zoom. All are welcome to attend this free online educational event.
- via http://bit.ly/41Rnewn
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 086 871 5264
Patient and Public Involvement Advisory Group Meeting
ILFA’s next Patient and Public Involvement Advisory Group Meeting will take place on Thursday 25th February at 5pm. Thank you to the patients, carers, scientists, researchers and healthcare professionals who participate in this group. A link to join the online meeting has been sent to all members of the group in advance of the meeting.
Festive Dance Class
Join ILFA for an online Festive Dance Class on Tuesday December 20th at 4pm with choreographer Tracey Barnes and members of the Dancing for IPF Team. All are welcome.
Don’t forget to wear your Christmas jumper and hat!
Register in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling 086 871 5264
Online Yoga Classes
The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA) is delighted to announce a new 6-week series of online yoga classes with Michael Darragh Macauley.
The classes will start on Friday 11th November at 10.30am via Zoom.
Please register in advance to join the class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 086 871 5264
The class is free to all members registered with ILFA.
ILFA Patient Information Day
The next ILFA Patient Information Day will take place virtually on Saturday 5 November 2022 from 11am to 1pm.
Our speakers include
Dr Liam Chawke – Respiratory Consultant, Kerry University Hospital
Lindsay Browne – Respiratory Advanced Nurse Practitioner, St Vincent’s University Hospital
Eimear Bell – Respiratory Physiotherapist
Carita Bramhill – PHD Researcher, Trinity College Dublin
Register via the Zoom link below or call ILFA on 086 871 5264 or email email@example.com.
“Let’s Talk Oxygen for Pulmonary Fibrosis”
“Let’s Talk Oxygen for Pulmonary Fibrosis” with Lindsay Browne, Respiratory Advanced Nurse Practitioner at St Vincent’s University Hospital, will take place on Wednesday 9th November 2022 @ 4pm via Zoom.
Please register in advance by calling 086 871 5264 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions can be submitted in advance via email.
“Let’s Talk Unmet Needs for Lung Fibrosis Patients”
Patients and carers are invited to ILFA’s online discussion entitled “Let’s Talk Unmet Needs for Lung Fibrosis Patients” with team members from The BioInnovate Program based in University of Galway. The program takes a ‘Needs Led Innovation’ approach (process) to create novel healthcare solutions to previously unmet and unrecognised problems.
The 2022 Respiratory and Anaesthesia Team come from clinical, engineering and business backgrounds. The team is keen to speak to patients on the challenges of their condition. The team hopes to identify a broad range of needs which could have new improved solutions for patients and users developed.
Join us online on Monday 24th October from 4-5pm to discuss your specific challenges or unmet needs from diagnosis, treatment or day to day living with your condition. Do you face
-Challenges with medication?
-Specific support areas / needs – things you find that help but are hard to get
If you would like to take part, please register in advance by emailing email@example.com
ILFA Service of Prayer and Reflection
The ILFA Service of Prayer and Reflection will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Whitefriar St, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 on Saturday 15th October at 4pm. We are delighted to return to an in-person event and look forward to welcoming our guests. Please let us know if you plan to join us so we can organise numbers for some light refreshments afterwards.
During the service, we will light candles for those patients whose names have been submitted to ILFA by family members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 871 5264 if you would like your loved one remembered.
The service will be live-streamed and available to watch via the church website www.whitefriarstreetchurch.ie, for those who cannot attend the church in person.
If you cannot attend, we encourage ILFA members to come together virtually as a community and light a candle in their home at 8pm on the evening of Saturday 15th October to support or remember loved ones affected by lung fibrosis. You can send your photos to email@example.com if you would like to share your images.
We hope you will join us in Dublin for this uplifting community event.
Sing Strong for Pulmonary Fibrosis
The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA) is pleased to announce the start of a new ‘Sing Strong for Pulmonary Fibrosis’ class with Ciara Meade, Choir Mistress,
The classes will take place every Wednesday at 12.30pm starting on 21 September 2022 for 12 weeks.
The online class is free of charge to lung fibrosis patients registered with ILFA. No singing experience or even a good singing voice needed. All are welcome to this fun, sociable and beneficial class.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register in advance.
ILFA Patient and Carer Survey
We need your help please …
ILFA has developed a Patient and Carer Survey to understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact of living with Lung Fibrosis in 2022. The intended audiences for this survey include ILFA members who are Lung Fibrosis patients, those who have received a lung transplant for Lung Fibrosis, as well as caregivers to people diagnosed with Lung Fibrosis. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and there is a chance of winning a One 4 All voucher (€100 for the winner and €50 for the runner-up).
ILFA will use this anonymous information to campaign for greater awareness of Lung Fibrosis. Please complete the survey via this link by July 12th 2022 https://bit.ly/ilfa22
Alternatively you can call 086 871 5264 if assistance is needed.
“Let’s Talk PPI”
Join ILFA on Monday 18th July at 4pm for our “Let’s Talk PPI” information session.
PPI in research means research carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them.
ILFA is committed to PPI to ensure patients’ and carers’ perspectives and priorities influence our research. This year ILFA plans to set up a PPI Research Advisory Group to inform our research activities, enhance collaborations with researchers and support and influence research relating to lung fibrosis.
Dr Michelle Flood and Dr Chiara DeSanti from the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland will join us to discuss PPI for lung fibrosis patients and asnwer questions.
Email email@example.com or call 086 871 5264 to join.
All are welcome.
“Let’s Talk Breathing Techniques”
Join Eimear Bell, Respiratory physiotherapist, for an online session entitled “Let’s Talk Breathing Techniques” for pulmonary fibrosis patients.
Eimear will give a presentation on breathing techniques that will be followed by a Questions & Answers session.
Please submit any questions you may have in advance and Eimear will do her best to answer them in the allotted time. The meeting will take place via Zoom and we can provide you with assistance if necessary.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 871 5264 or 086 057 0310 to register to attend.
Let’s Talk Oxygen
The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association will host a “Let’s Talk Oxygen” Questions and Answers session with Patricia Davis, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Respiratory Integrated Care, on Friday 29th April at 11am via Zoom. Please submit questions and register in advance by emailing email@example.com
2000 Steps Extra for ILFA!
ILFA is delighted to announce that our annual event “Easter Monday 2000 Steps Extra for ILFA” will take place virtually on Monday 18th April, 2022. We need patients, carers, family members, healthcare professionals, industry supporters to participate and commit to taking at least an Extra 2000 Steps (1 mile more) to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis and raise funds to support ILFA’s work.
You can take part from anywhere – in your garden, indoors from your home, outdoors etc. The important goal is to step it out for your health!
Please contact ILFA if you would like to sign up for this walking/running challenge and we will send you a special fundraising pack. Remember to take a photo and log your step count with us! We’ll have fun counting the total steps taken to see how far we reach!
Contact ILFA on 086 871 5264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information
Dancing for Pulmonary Fibrosis
ILFA is delighted to announce a new donline ance exercise and wellness initiative
in collaboration with Dr. Vikram Niranjan, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, and Tracey Barnes, Dancing for Health CIC, UK.
… Want to learn more about this exciting and innovative programme? Join us for a “Let’s Talk Dancing for Pulmonary Fibrosis
” session on Tuesday 5 April 2022 @ 3.15pm via Zoom. Please email email@example.com
or call 086 871 5264 to register in advance.
“Dancing for health and wellbeing: A feasibility study of examining health impacts of dancing among idiopathic lung fibrosis patients” is funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundation 2021 Award.
ILFA’s next Patient Information Day
The next Patient Information Day will take place online on Saturday 12th March 2022 from 11am until 1pm. The meeting will take place using the Zoom online platform. If you would like help using Zoom, please contact us in advance and we can provide you with support.
Our speakers will be confirmed nearer to the time and announced on the website (www.ilfa.ie), and Facebook and Twitter pages. Please register with ILFA in advance to attend this meeting by calling 086 871 5264 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Online Exercise Classes with ILFA
ILFA’s online exercise classes for lung fibrosis patients take place weekly via Zoom. The classes are free of charge to all lung fibrosis patients who are registered as members with ILFA. The classes usually take place at 11am and are led by a Respiratory Physiotherapist.
Please register in advance to receive safety information and advice for the classes. Email email@example.com or call 086 871 5264 to join the class. We look forward to seeing you!
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