Thu 16th May

16:30

Registration in Foyer of York St. Entrance

Tea/Coffee/Bites
Sponsored Symposium

17:00

Improving access to OPAT services for vulnerable and hard to reach patients

Dr. Neil Ritchie, Claire Vallance, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Keynote Speaker

18:00

Acute infectious encephalitis: a neurologist’s perspective

Dr. Nicholas DaviesChelsea & Westminster Hospital

18:40

Clinical Cases

Rob Durcan:  A Nervous Tick

Conor Grant: Just another fever in a returning traveller

Jeffrey Harte: If it Looks like a Duck and it Quacks like a Duck...

Anna O'Rourke:  Careful with his Brains on this one...

Audrey Rice: A Ring-Enhancing Lesion Presenting with Hemiballismus

Nahed Seddiq: The Italian Job

Fri 17th May

08:00

Registration in Foyer of York St. Entrance

Tea/Coffee/Croissants

09:00

Meeting Opening

Prof. Karina Butler, President, IDSI
Keynote Speaker

09:05

Community-acquired Bacterial Meningitis

Prof. Diederik van de Beek, Amsterdam Neuroscience Institute

Keynote Speaker

09:50

Fungal infections of the brain and meninges; who is at risk

Prof. Adilia WarrisUniversity of Aberdeen

10:30

Coffee/Tea

Poster Viewing/ Exhibition in Exam Hall

11:00

Panel Discussion

Keynote Speakers discuss Interesting Cases

Case Presenters:  Joe Heskin, Colm Kerr, Brendan O'Kelly

Sponsored Symposium

11:40

Is it time to rethink the way we treat HIV?

Chair: Adam Stubbs

Prof. José Gatell: The evidence supporting dolutegravir-based 2 drug regimens focusing on dolutegravir and lamivudine

Prof. Mark Nelson, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital: Clinical experience and expert opinion

12:40

Scientific Abstracts: Oral Presentations - TB

Read Oral Presentations +

A retrospective evaluation of Central Nervous System Tuberculous Disease in Beaumont Hospital over a ten-year period; case definitions, adherence to treatment guidelines and patient outcomes

Tuberculosis Hospitalizations in Ireland over a 4-Year Period: A Descriptive Study

A Clinical Review of Tuberculosis in the West of Ireland

13:10

Lunch/ Poster Viewing/Exhibition in Exam Hall

Sponsored Symposium

13:45

Dr. Paul Sax

Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachussetts

Biktarvy Clinical Cases:  Experience from the US

Chair:  Prof. Colm Bergin

Keynote Speaker

14:45

VP shunt infections - does the shunt always have to be removed?

Dr. Fidelma FitzpatrickBeaumont Hospital/RCSI

15:15

State of the Art Symposium

Polypharmacy in HIV - Manageable Now?

Fiona Marra, University of Liverpool

15:45

Tea/Coffee/Poster Viewing/Exhibition in Exam Hall

16:00

Scientific Abstracts: Oral Presentations - HIV

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Impact of Renal Tubular Function on Bone Mineral Density in Older People with HIV

Immunosenescence in HIV is associated with CMV status and lower CD4:CD8 ratio

Inflammatory Phenotypes Predict Pulse Wave Velocity Change on ART in Malawian Adults

Hepatic steatosis, Ageing and MEtabolic Syndrome in HIV Patients (The HAMES-HIV study

Elite Controllers Requiring Elite Management Decisions in the Test and Treat Era

An Assessment of Prescriber's Attitudes to the Introduction of Preferred Regimens of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) at a Local and National Level

 

17:00

Concludes HIV Oral Abstract Presentations

17:30

IDSI AGM

19:30

Faculty & Delegate Dinner

at RCSI, 123 St. Stephen's Green

Sat 18th May

09:00

10 Oral Presentations: Hepatitis, Bacteria etc.

Read Oral Presentations +

Demographics and Treatment Outcomes of Patients with Chronic Hepatitic C Infection Attending a Tertiary Level Hospital in the Era of Unrestricted Access to Direct-Acting Antivirals

Hepatitis B Genotype Distribution and Drug Resistance Mutations in Ireland, 2016-2018

Compliance of Hepatitis B Management at a single site with European Guidelines

Association between Integrase Strand Transfer Inhibitors and serum magnesium levels

An Audit of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Clinical Management in a Large Model 4 Teaching Hospital, 2018

Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy for Endovascular Aortic Repair Infection; a Five Year Retrospective Evaluation

A Retrospective Evaluation of Malaria in Beaumont Hospital Over a Ten Year Period from 2008-2018; Diagnosis and Management, Adherence to Treatment Guidelines and Patient Outcomes

Audit of Meningitis Management at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Patient Satisfaction Survey for HIV Ambulatory Care in University Hospital Limerick (UHL)

Service disparity within the National OPAT programme

Sponsored Symposium

10:00

Sponsored Symposium

Hepatitis C Elimination:  the Role of Simplification in identifying and engaging Marginalised Patients

Chair:  Prof. Sam McConkey, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Speakers:  Dr. Eoin Feeney, St. Vincent's University Hospital;  Dr. Cliona Ni Cheallaigh, St. James's Hospital

Keynote Speaker

11:00

Spinal Infection, Instability and Neurological Deficit

Mr. David O'Brien, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

11:40

Coffee/tea, Posters, Exhibition

Joint Session with SSSTDI

View the full SSSTDI meeting program at ssstdi.ie/meetings/2019-spring-meeting

12:00

PrEP cases discussion with Expert Panel Facilitator Say Quah

Expert Panel – Suzanne Todd/Susan Clarke/Emma Devitt
Keynote Speaker

12:45

Neurosyphilis: Host and bacterial risk factors

Prof. Christina Marra, University of Washington

Prof. Christina Marra, University of Washington

13:25

Presentation of Prizes, Close of Meeting

Dr. Eoghan de Barra, Secretary IDSI

The IDSI/SSSTDI joint meeting continues after lunch.
IDSI members are welcome to attend at no extra cost.

Thu 22nd Oct

19:00

Welcome and Introduction to Meeting

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

Oral Presentations

19:05

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

Marcella O'Callaghan

Galway University Hospital

19:10

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

Eamonn Faller

Cork University Hospital

19:15

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

19:20

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

19:25

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

Rachel MacCann

St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin

19:30

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

Niamh Reidy

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

19:35

ePoster Round

Prof. Sam McConkey, Leader

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

19:50

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

James O'Connell

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

19:55

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

Marion Murphy

Galway University Hospital

20:00

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

Emma Kearns

St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin

20:05

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

Dr. Eimear Brannigan

Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control Division (AMRIC)

HSE

20:25

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

20:55

Closing Remarks

Prof. Sam McConkey, President, IDSI

Wed 26th May

18:00

IDSI Colleagues Networking Session . Pharma Expo/Booth

19:00

Welcome

Dr. Eoghan de Barra, Secretary IDSI

HIV

19:05

An Audit of Nicotine Replacement Therapy Prescribing in HIV+ Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting.

19:10

Malignancies in HIV Infection: A 5 Year Retrospective Analysis

19:15

Inflammatory Phenotypes characterised by Immuno-dysregulation and systemic inflammation predict Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease in CAD risk matched cohort

19:20

Can stable HIV be monitored effectively by telephone? A clinical audit of outpatient HIV monitoring by telephone

19:25

No Effect of HIV Infection on Apolipoprotein Levels in a Contemporary Cohort of PWH

19:30

Short course Alendronate for the Prevention of ART associated bone loss, the APART study
Sponsored Symposium

19:35

Sponsored Symposium: 2 DR in Practice. Who, When and Why?

Dr Tristan Barber, Consultant in HIV Medicine, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Tropical/Travel Medicine

19:55

SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in Ireland: December 2020 to April 2021

20:00

Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Chagas Disease Screening in Latin American Migrants in Ireland: A Markov Model Analysis

20:05

Largest prison outbreak of tuberculosis in Western Europe investigated using whole genome sequencing: recommendations for future prevention

20:10

Can we improve case finding of MDR-TB in South Kivu in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

20:15

ePosters Session

Professor Sam McConkey, RCSI and Beaumont Hospital
Sponsored Symposium

20:30

“ABC – All about Brucellosis, no COVID”

Prof. Nick Beeching, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

21:00

IDSI Colleagues Networking Session . Pharma Expo/Booth

Wed 2nd Jun

18:00

IDSI Colleagues Networking Session . Pharma Expo/Booth

19:00

Welcome

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

COVID 19

19:05

Dynamic Change and Clinical Relevance of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Responses

19:10

Prevalence of Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in Irish Hospital Healthcare Workers

19:15

The Mater Hospital’s Post-COVID Clinic: a Service Evaluation

19:20

Best Practice Guidance for Digital Contact Tracing Apps: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of the Literature.

19:25

Initial Experiences: The Mater COVID Virtual Clinic Project

19:30

The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Emergency Presentations and Admissions among Older Patients
Sponsored Symposium

19:35

Sponsored Symposium: Optimising ART for Models of Care

Dr. Mas Chaponda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital

19:55

Break for networking and Expo Visit

Antimicrobial Resistance

20:10

A 9 Year Retrospective Review of Candida Blood-stream Infections in a Large Model 4 Hospital

20:15

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Quality Indicators are Key

20:20

CantBeatALactam – De-Labelling Self-Reported Penicillin Allergy – a Quality Improvement Initiative

20:25

ePosters Session

Dr. Eimear Brannigan, Infectious Diseases Consultant, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Control Division, HSE
Sponsored Symposium

20:40

Understanding culture and context in antimicrobial stewardship

Dr. Esmita Charani, Imperial College London

21:10

Best Oral Presentation, Best ePoster Presentation and Closing Remarks

Prof. Sam McConkey, RCSI and Beaumont Hospital

21:15

IDSI Colleagues Networking Session . Pharma Expo/Booth

Thu 19th May

08:30

Registration

09:30

Welcome

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

09:35

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

10:15

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

11:00

Coffee/Tea, Exhibition

Keynote Speaker

11:30

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

12:15

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

13:00

Lunch

Keynote Speaker

14:00

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

14:40

Offering Options: Optimising HIV Care for your Patients

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

15:40

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

16:00

Tea/Coffee

Keynote Speaker

16:20

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

17:00

SpR CLINICAL CASES

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

08:30

Registration

09:30

"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

10:20

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

 

10:50

A brief update on the next approaching virus: MonkeyPox

Dr. Christine Kelly, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, SVUH

11:00

Coffee/Tea

Sponsored Symposium

11:30

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

12:30

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

13:00

Lunch

Keynote Speaker

14:00

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

14:45

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

15:15

ePosters Presentation and Discussion

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

15:40

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

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

16:00

IDSI AGM - Nally Room