31 January 2017 - Belfast Region Committee event with Clodagh Dunlop - "The Power of Communication"

The Belfast Region Committee of The Institute of Banking is pleased to host a free evening event with Clodagh Dunlop:


An evening with Clodagh Dunlop
"The Power of Communication"


Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Registration from 5.30pm
6.00pm - 7.00pm - Presentation


Clodagh Dunlop


This event is free of charge.

 Dress Code

Business Attire

 CPD hours

This event does not qualify for CPD hours


The Olympic Suite, Clayton Hotel, 22 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS. Map with directions, click here.

About the event



Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place to another. Although this is a simple definition, when we think about how we may communicate the subject becomes a lot more complex. There are various categories of communication and more than one may occur at any time. No one knows this better than Clodagh Dunlop.

In April 2015, Clodagh Dunlop suffered a massive stroke which brought on the condition of ‘locked-in’ syndrome which affects particular parts of the brain. For three months the 35-year-old was unable to speak or move and could only communicate by blinking even though her mind remained completely alert. There is no treatment for ‘locked-in’ syndrome and recovery is very rare, which is why Clodagh’s recovery was been all the more remarkable. Since regaining muscle function, Clodagh had to re-learn basic bodily functions like breathing and swallowing.

Why not join us on 31st January 2017 for an audience with Clodagh Dunlop at the Clayton Hotel in Belfast where Clodagh will chart her extraordinary journey to recovery, talk about resilience and how she was able to influence changes to the Mental Capacity Bill in raising the importance of communication and early patient assessment by speech and language therapists with the Northern Ireland Executive. 

Clodagh believes that “being able to communicate saved her life”, so come along and hear her compelling story.  You can follow Clodagh on Facebook - Clodagh Dunlop #beatinglockedin.

Register now

This is an informal networking event with tea and coffee being served from 5.30pm and the lecture commences at 6.00pm. The event is free for the Institute of Banking members and their guests but you need to register in order to attend. As this is likely to be a very popular event, early booking is advisable.

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