Thu 18th May


Registration & Coffee



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


Oral Presentations: Session 1

Hospital Antimicrobial Prudent Prescribing Interventions (HAPPIs) can Improve compliance with Antimicrobial Stewardship KPIs
C. Sadlier

Inclusion Health Inpatient Service at St. James’ Hospital; increased resources result in reduced length of hospital stay and better discharge location for rough sleepers
A. McAleer

Case series: Skull base osteomyelitis in MMUH
D. McGee

Implementation of a High-Level Isolation Unit readiness checklist in an Irish setting.
S. Al Dowaiki


Co. Chairs: Dr. Eamonn Faller & Dr Niamh Allen

Keynote Speaker


Key Note Speaker: Dr. Busi Mooka

Dr. Busi Mooka : Preparing Antimicrobial Stewards

Co-Chairs: Dr. Niamh Allen & Dr. Corinna Sadlier 


10 years of the national OPAT programme - what next?

Dr. Eavan Muldoon

Co Chairs: Prof. Susie Clarke & Dr.  Eoin Feeney


Coffee/Tea, Exhibition

Sponsored Symposium


GSK Viiv Sponsored Symposium

Dr Ana Milinkovic, Dr Jan Borch

Modern Markers for HIV Care

Dr Ana Milinkovic:  Beyond VL and CD4 count as markers of Good Health in People Living with HIV D

Dr Jan Borch: Long-acting ARVs: a tool for addressing THE mental health impact of living with HIV


Oral Presentations: Session 2

First detection and infection caused by the novel human pathogen Kalamiella piersonii in Ireland
G. Miliotis

Retreatment of patients experiencing failure with Hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals
N. Quinn

Missed opportunity: Delays in HIV diagnosis in HSE West
E. Walsh

HIV Screening in Acute Medical Patients Presenting with an Indicator Condition – Why are we not testing?
K. Yen Chan

Co. Chairs: Dr Eileen Sweeney & Dr Busi Mooka



Keynote Speaker


Key Note Talk: ID consultant posts: looking to the future

Dr. Niamh Allen, Dr. Eileen Sweeney Dr. Ruth O'Riordan

Co. Chairs :  Dr. Christine Kelly & Dr. Ciaran Bannon

Sponsored Symposium


Gilead Symposium: Thinking about tomorrow:

Dr Emma Devitt, Prof Jaime Vera, Prof David Robinson

Exploring long-term treatment and frailty in people living with HIV






Oral Presentations: Session 3

Inflammatory Pathways Associated with COVID19 Severity Differ Based on Obesity Status
S. Savinelli

Early Inflammatory Profiles Predict Maximal Disease Severity in COVID-19
G. Kenny

Effects of Age on Human Alveolar Macrophage Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Antigens
C. Grant

First clinical use of Bacteriophage in Ireland

N. Power

 Co. Chairs: Dr. R. O'Riordan & Dr. M. Doyle



A vexing dilemma A. Heeney

A Surprise from the (Not so Dry) West of Ireland F. Reidy-Nishio 

Trouble Brewing: A case of brucellosis - the diagnostic, laboratory and treatment challenges F. Howley 

Acute Kawasaki Disease in an Adult: An important Infectious Disease Mimic S. Denieffe

Back to Base-ics B. Reynolds

Off ARVs, persistently confused and paranoid ? Cause
C. Moran

 Chair: Dr.Ksenia Davenport & Dr. Brendan Kelly


IDSI 2023 Conference Dinner

RCPI Number Six Kildare Street

19:30:    Pre Dinner Drinks 

20:00:     Dinner 


Tickets prepurchased at registration to attend the dinner

Fri 19th May


Registration & Coffee

Keynote Speaker


Key Note Speaker: Prof. Susan Hopkins

Professor Susan Hopkins: An Infectious Disease’s Life

Co Chairs: Catherine Fleming & Colm Bergin


Poster Review

Keynote Speaker


Key Note: Dr. Eamonn Faller

'Rebranding bone and joint infection'

Co Chairs: Dr. Authur Jackson &


Coffee/Tea, Exhibition


Oral Presentations: Session 4

International review of the epidemiology of long COVID.
M. Norris

B Cell responses determine protection from SARS-CoV-2 infection following third dose SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
J. Byrne

The reactivation of herpesviruses in severe COVID-19; a retrospective analysis of a critical care cohort
D. Moynan

Incidence of COVID-19 in Irish Healthcare Workers: Preliminary Results from the Prevalence of COVID-19 in Irish Healthcare Workers (PRECISE)-5 Study
C. Kenny

Incidence of Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 Infections in a Highly Vaccinated Healthcare Worker Cohort in Two Tertiary Irish Hospitals
C. Moran

Co. Chairs: Dr. G. Moloney & Prof S. Clarke



Sponsored Symposium


Sanofi Symposium: RSV Beyond RSV: Public Health Implications and Molecular Understanding of the Virus

Prof. Ultan F. Power, Dr Máire Finn, Prof Roy Philip.



Mary Horgan, Christine Kelly, Nicholas Power

Chair: Dr. Sarmad Waqas 

Sponsored Symposium


A. Menarini Symposium

Dr. Eavan Muldoon

Antimicrobial resistance.


Oral Presentations: Session 5

Spatial epidemiological trends in the isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria: a 15-year study in the Northern Ireland Regional Mycobacterial Reference Laboratory
T. Shaw

Effective Disinfection of Debrided Diabetic Foot Ulcer Tissue by Immersion in 200 ppm of the Electrochemically Activated Solution Anolyte
L. Grealy

Rate of Adherence to Anti-Infective Prophylaxis in Patients undergoing Splenectomy in University Hospital Waterford
S. Fauzi

Evaluation of first 6 months of OPAT Service in Tallaght University Hospital under governance of newly established Infectious Diseases Department
A. Gupta

Co. Chairs: S. Waqas & G. Moloney


Tea, Coffee Exhibition


Prize Giving & Announcements


AGM - The Nally Suite

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