Jun 042019

The Irish Association of Craniosacral Therapy (IACST) is hosting a seminar in Dublin on clinical ethics, and has kindly extended an invitation to all FICTA members to attend on –

SATURDAY, 13TH JULY, 2019 – 9.00am to 1.00pm 

LOCATION: 2nd Floor, 43 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1 (above Abbey Travel)

COST: €50 EARLY BIRD OFFER if booked and paid for by Friday, 14th June.   €60 if paying after that date.

Payment for the seminar can be made via PayPal to INFO@IACST.ie.

Otherwise, please contact Lorraine Hollihan

Email – lorraine.houlihan@hotmail.com

Mobile – 087 2932043

The seminar will be delivered by Dr. Kieran Doran who is the Principal Lecturer on Professionalism, Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine in the School of Medicine, University of Sunderland. He has also lectured extensively on these topics in University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

The subjects he will cover include:

  • Clinical Ethics & Professionalism
  • Clinical Practice & the Law, i.e. Clinical Negligence, Informed Consent in Clinical Practice and Clinical Confidentiality.

Dr. Doran will also facilitate a Question and Answer session.

We recognise that, in recent times, our operating environment has experienced increased regulation (e.g. GDPR, Child Protection etc). In addition, as members of CAM self regulating bodies, it is important that we continue to adopt industry best practices, which includes maintaining high standards of ethical behaviour and professionalism. We strongly encourage members to avail of this rare upskilling opportunity.

Apr 292019

FICTA Census report.

Background: Following a lengthy debate at FICTA AGM it was decided to compile data on Family medical history from clients that were attending our therapists. The questionnaire compiled would be anonymous, members and member associations’ involvement was to be voluntary and anonymous.

See also:

“Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) use in Ireland: a secondary analysis of SLAN data”.

National prevalence studies on CAM use have been undertaken internationally, however, to date no such studies have been performed in Ireland. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of CAM use among the general population in Ireland and to identify characteristics of typical Irish CAM users.


Apr 042019

 The remaining 2019 General Committee Meetings 

will take place at

The Education & Research Centre, Harold’s Cross, D6W

on the following dates:

  1. Saturday June 29th from 1pm to 4pm
  2. Saturday September 14th from 1pm to 4pm
  3. Sunday October 20th from 11am to 1pm
  4. Saturday November 23rd from 1pm to 4pm
Mar 032018

Training and Public Awareness.

The Data Protection Commission has prepared a series of PowerPoint presentations on different aspects of data protection which are available on its website and on Youtube (www.youtube.com/dataprotection). You can “mix-and-match” from these different presentations to come up with a presentation that matches the needs of your particular organisation and practice.