The 2008 EDI AGM was held on Saturday 10 May in Buswell’s Hotel and included the Chairperson’s report, Treasurer’s report and a report of EUROPA DONNA European activities
The 2008 EDI AGM was held on Saturday 10 May in Buswell’s Hotel and included the Chairperson’s report, Treasurer’s report and a report of EUROPA DONNA European activities. Two new members were elected to the Committee, Trudy Doyle and Mary O’Brien – welcome additions to the team. Christine Murphy Whyte, Chairwoman, thanked those leaving the Committee – Alison Sainsbury, who made a huge contribution to EDI over a number of years, including a stint as Treasurer, and Dr Maeve Pomeroy, whom we hope will be a source of professional advice in the future.
The business of the AGM was followed by an Information Session. Mary Ivers, UCD Psychology Department, spoke about her research into cancer survivorship: The CANSURVIVOR Project: what are the health service needs of post-treatment cancer survivors? The CANSURVIVOR Project investigated factors impacting on the quality of life of post-treatment cancer survivors in the HSE East Coast area. The Project took a survey and workshop approach and then developed a pilot for the first evidence-based cancer rehabilitation programme in Ireland. Her findings certainly struck a chord with the audience and we hope that the success of the pilot will result in similar programmes being made available all over Ireland.
Dympna Watson, Europa Donna Ireland Treasurer, gave a presentation entitled Breast Cancer – a Practical Guide: Questions and Where to Ask Them. This covered practical issues such as social welfare claims, medical cards and tax claims. Dympna ended by stressing
- Don’t make assumptions about what you are entitled to claim.
- Ask, Apply and Appeal your case if necessary!
Dympna’s very clear description of quite complex issues is being developed into a booklet which will be published by EDI.
For further information on these presentations, please do contact us.