Conference Schedule Belfast 2019

Wednesday 18th September

08.00am: Check in and Registration

08.45am – 09.15am:  Refreshments Served

09.15am – 09.25am: Conference Welcome – Professor Sarah Brown, NOTA Vice Chair

09.25am – 09.45am: Daily Chairs – Marie Roulston OBE, Director of Social Care and Children, Health and Social Care Board Northern Ireland & Marcella Leonard, Director Leonard Consultancy and Associates

09.45am -10.45am: KN1 : Tony Morrison Annual Memorial Lecture – Theresa Gannon

10.45am – 11.15am:  Refreshment Break

11.15am – 12.15pm: KN2 – Karl Hanson and Don Grubin

12.15pm – 13.30pm: Lunch

13.30pm – 15.00pm: Breakout Session A1 – A10

15.00pm – 15.30pm:  Refreshment Break

15.30pm – 17.00pm: Breakout Session B1 – B10

17.00pm – 18.00pm: Delegates are invited to an informal gathering with the NOTA Board in the Penthouse Suite at The Europa Hotel. Enjoy a glass of wine. Find out what is going on and share your views.

This event is kindly sponsored by AIM who will be there on the evening to talk through the AIM Project and their new publications. Plus there will be an opportunity to learn about the new NOTA Individual Treatment Programme.


Thursday 19th September

08.30am – 09.00am: Refreshments Served

09.00am – 09.05am: Daily Chair: Eileen Finnegan (Chair NOTA ROI) – Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children.

09.05am – 09.20am: Marcella Leonard introducing David Gillen: Groundhog Day: Living with my other self.

09.20am – 10.10am: KN3 – Anne-Marie McAlinden

10.10am – 10.30am: Refreshment Break

10.30am – 12.00 noon: KN4 – Carol Carson/Rhonda Turner/ Gareth McGibbon

12.00 noon – 13.30pm: AGM and Lunch

13.30pm – 15.00pm: Breakout Sessions C1 – C10

15.00pm – 15.30pm:  Refreshment Break

15.30pm – 17.00pm: Breakout Session D1  – D10

19.00pm – 11.00pm: Conference Networking and Social Evening at Belfast City Hall.

Friday 20th September

09.00am – 09.20am: Refreshments Served

09.20am – 09.35am: Opening – Julie Smyth (Chair NOTA NI)

09.35am – 09.50am: Daily Chair – Joint Chairs from PSNI and Garda 

09.50am – 10.40am: KN5– Erick Janssen

10.40am – 11.00am: Refreshment Break

11.00am – 11.50am: KN6 – Police Panel discussion on risk assessment and systemic challenges post-Brexit with reps from PSNI (TBC), Garda (TBC), Gibraltar – Scotland – and E&W(TBC) with Duncan Shepherd chairing panel.

11.50am – 12.50pm: KN7 – Geese Theatre Company

12.50pm – 13.00pm: Closing remarks Sarah Brown (new NOTA Chair)