Thu 19th May





Prof. Susie Clarke, President IDSI, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, St. James's Hospital/TCD,
Prof. Ceppie Merry, Secretary IDSI, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, St. James's Hospital/TCD


Oral Presentations

Durability of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies and Risk-Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Irish Healthcare Workers in the Era of Booster COVID-19 Vaccination - Jonathan McGrath

Identification of Distinct Long COVID Clinical Phenotypes through Cluster Analysis of Self Reported Symptoms - Grace Kenny

Relationship between lateral flow antigen test and infectiousness over the time course of SARS-CoV-2 incident infection - Christine Kelly

A Retrospective Cohort Study of SARS-CoV-2 Positive Patients Admitted to an Irish Tertiary Hospital across the Four Waves of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Rachel McNamara

Keynote Speaker


Pandemic preparedness for future threats

Prof. Maire Connolly, NUIG

Co-chairs: Dr. Mairin Ryan, Director of Health Technology, HIQA, Chair of COVID-19 Expert Advisory Group, Prof. Susie Clarke, President IDSI


Coffee/Tea, Exhibition

Keynote Speaker


Vaccines for Children: What's New?

Prof. James Campbell, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Co-chairs: Prof. Karina Butler, Consultant Paediatrician, Chair of NIAC, Prof. Susie Clarke, President IDSI


Oral Presentations

Impact of COVID-19 national lockdowns on emergency hospitalisations due to chronic lower respiratory diseases: a national interrupted time series analysis for Ireland - Siobhan O'Regan

SARS-CoV-2 Neutralising Antibodies in Irish Healthcare Workers Prior to Booster COVID-19 Vaccination - Jonathan McGrath

‘Your service, your say’ Patient satisfaction with OPAT service of a level 4 Irish hospital - Mazin Al-Hinai

An Evaluation of 1000 episodes of OPAT - Audrey Rice



Keynote Speaker


COVID-19 Accelerated Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases

Prof. Yukari Manabe, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Co-Chairs: Prof. Breida Boyle, President, Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists, Consultant Microbiologist, St. James's Hospital, Dr. Christine Kelly, St. Vincent's University Hospital

Sponsored Symposium


Offering Options: Optimising HIV Care for your Patients

Dr. Marta Boffito, Consultant Physician, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College London


Oral Presentations

The use of electronic prescribing system to support antimicrobial stewardship activities - Mary Kelly

A Cost Minimisation Analysis Comparing Per Oral Linezolid and Intravenous Daptomycin Administered via an OPAT Programme in Patients Requiring Prolonged Antibiotic Courses - Eamonn Faller



Keynote Speaker


AI and Health

Niall McDonagh, Healthcare Sector Director Western Europe, Microsoft

Co-Chairs: Dr. Audrey Rice, St. James's Hospital, Dr. Stephen Connolly, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital



Eamonn Faller: Unusual Contrast

Kate Jackson: A Coagulopathic Conundrum

Adam Kelly: A Perfect Storm

Claire Kenny: A Rash Decision

Ellen Newman: Pneumonia - a surprise at every turn

Nick Power: An Inside Job

Ellen Browne: Meat on the Bone?

Stephen Connolly: Hansen Our Arm with a Late Submission

Fri 20th May




"Flash" Oral Presentations

Impact of an Occupational Therapy intervention on fatigue and quality of life (QoL) for people post- COVID 19 in an Irish setting - Kathleen Clancy

The effects of a 6-week virtual COVID-19 recovery programme on exercise capacity, fatigue and breathlessness scores, and quality of life in individuals recovering from COVID-19. - Kate O'Brien

1-year quality of life and health-outcomes in patients hospitalised with COVID-19: a longitudinal cohort study - Kate O'Brien

Circulating Levels of Type I, Type II and Type III Interferons and COVID-19 Severity - Riya Negi

Effects of Interferon Lambda Genetic Variation on Clinical Severity of COVID-19 - Dana Alalwan

Epidemiology of Community acquired COVID infection requiring Hospitalisation in an Irish University Hospital; fourth wave experience. - Padraig McGettrick

Prevalence of COVID-19 in Irish Healthcare workers (PRECISE-3): A multi-centre observational study describing the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections in vaccinated healthcare workers in two large tertiary referral hospitals in Ireland - Claire Kenny

An Audit of Sotrovimab Use for SARS-CoV-2 Infection at Galway University Hospital - Siobhan Quirke

Establishment of an Anti-RBD Threshold that Predicts Robust Neutralising Activity - Grace Kenny

Treatment of Prolonged SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient – The Early Experience from an Irish Tertiary Centre - Aoife Heeney

Keynote Speaker


Uganda: Global Health Security

Dr. Mohammed Lamorde, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Co-Chairs: Prof. Ceppie Merry, Secretary IDSI, Dr. Christine Kelly, St. Vincent's University Hospital



A brief update on the next approaching virus: MonkeyPox

Dr. Christine Kelly, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, SVUH



Sponsored Symposium


Confidence Matters – Long-Term Treatment Success in HIV.

Dr. Mark Lawton, Royal Liverpool Hospital

Panellists: Jane Leonard, Heather O'Rafferty; Chair: Dr. Ciaran Bannan, Consultant, St. James's Hospital


Oral Presentations

Activation of the New National Isolation Unit and Important Nursing Considerations: a Project Management Approach - Iris Agreiter

Vitamin A Signalling Enables Macrophage Metabolic Responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis - Conor Grant

Sustained Virological Response Rates Following Hepatitis C treatment with Direct-Acting Antivirals in Patients with Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis - Nadra Nurdin



Keynote Speaker


The Role of Integrative Medicine in Treating Infectious Diseases

Prof. Ann Marie Chiasson, University of Arizona

Co-Chairs: Ms. Mary Day, CEO St. James's Hospital, Dublin, Prof. Ceppie Merry, Secretary IDSI


Oral Presentations

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Blood Borne Viral (BBV) Panel Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in an Inner-city Emergency Department (ED). - Anna O'Rourke

Inflammatory clusters predict multimorbidity and Cardiovascular disease in People with HIV on effective treatment - Padraig McGettrick

Women living with HIV in Ireland- an audit of one centre's routine assessment and monitoring of their health needs - Joanne Byrne


ePosters Presentation and Discussion

Dr. Matthew Blair, Cork University Hospital, Dr. Paul Reidy, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital


Announcement of Best Oral Presentation, Best "Flash" Presentation, Best ePoster; Close of Meeting

Prof. Susie Clarke, President, IDSI, Prof. Ceppie Merry, IDSI Secretary


IDSI AGM - Nally Room

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