Thu 22nd Oct


Welcome and Introduction to Meeting

Prof. Sam McConkey, President IDSI & Dr. Eoghan de Barra, Secretary, IDSI

Oral Presentations


The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Healthcare Workers in Galway University Hospitals

Marcella O'Callaghan

Galway University Hospital


Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Healthcare Workers following the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eamonn Faller

Cork University Hospital


Rapid and Laboratory-based SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing in Asymptomatic High-risk Hospital Associated Cohorts, a Validation and Epidemiological Study

Brendan O'Kelly

St. James's Hospital, Dublin


An Audit on the Investigation of COVID-19 Infection in Patients with Negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR Swab Results and ongoing Clinical Suspicion, with a Focus on the Use of Chest CT, as compared to World Health Organisation Recommendations

Jonathan McGrath

St. James's Hospital, Dublin


Tocilizumab Therapy in Individuals with COVID-19 Infection and Hyperinflammatory States

Rachel MacCann

St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin


COVID-19 Clinical Outcomes amongst a Population of Hospitalised Adults in a Large Tertiary Hospital in Dublin

Niamh Reidy

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin


ePoster Round

Prof. Sam McConkey, Leader

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin


A Cost of Illness Study of Tuberculosis in the Republic of Ireland

James O'Connell

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Improving the timely IV-PO Switch of Antimicrobials: a Quality Improvement Initiative

Marion Murphy

Galway University Hospital


Attitudes towards Influenza Vaccination amongst Staff in a Tertiary Care Irish University Hospital

Emma Kearns

St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin


Keynote Presentation: IPC as an ID physician – an accidental career?

Dr. Eimear Brannigan

Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control Division (AMRIC)



Keynote Presentation: Reflections on COVID and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Susan Hopkins

Deputy Director of Infection Prevention & Control for Public Health England, Chief Medical Adviser NHS Test & Trace


Closing Remarks

Prof. Sam McConkey, President, IDSI