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Irish Street Medicine Symposium 2017 

University College Dublin
29 – 30 September
Presentations 2017
Day 1
Day 1: Introductory Presentations

An Integrated Approach:  The Health Response to Homeless Health Care Needs

Joseph Doyle, National Planning Specialist, HSE Social Inclusion

Introduction to the Mobile Health Unit

Sinead Grogan CNM, Safetynet Primary Care and Claire Mc Sweeney, Dublin Simon Community

Eradicating Hep C - An Update on the National Programme

Michele Tait, National Hepatitis C Programme Manager, HSE

Knowing More about Mortality and Cause of Death Amongst the Homeless Population in the Dublin Region

Bernie O ‘Donoghue Hynes, Head of Research, Dublin Region Homeless Executive

Day 1: Hep C Presentations

Hep C: Making it a Rare Disease for those Most at Risk

Jack Lambert, Consultant in Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Community Treatment of Hepatitis C in the Homeless Population: a Shared Care Programme

Katie McElroy, GP Registrar, North Dublin City GP Training Scheme

Hepatitis C Treatment for Homeless and Drug-using Populations in Camden

Eibhlín Collins, formerly Clinical Nurse Specialist at Camden Health Improvement Practice

The Hep Friend Programme

Lar Murphy, Community Response

Hep C Peer and Interagency Support Initiatives

Sinead Carey,Project Manager, Novas

Day 1: Research

Quality Improvement in a Homeless Healthcare Setting can be Driven by Patients

Marianne McCallum, NHS Education Scotland/Hunter Street Homeless Health Services

The Lived Experience of Therapeutic Community Homeless People

Mark Kennedy, Head of Residential & Counselling Services, Merchants Quay Ireland

Engaging People Who Inject Drugs About the Development of Dublin's First Injecting Facility

María Otero Vázquez & Hannah Rodrigues, UISCE.

Palliative Care for Homeless Patients

Aoibheann Ní Chonfhaola,  St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.

The Night Café: A study of a Harm Reduction Emergency Shelter

Brenda Kane, Coordinator of Open Access Services and Amy Lamont, Management IT Administrator,  Merchants Quay Ireland

A Multi-disciplinary Approach for those Presenting with Alcohol Problems

Marie Lawless, Policy & Research Officer Ballymun Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force

Day 1: Workshop 

Day 1: Mental Health

Putting On Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for those Working with Vulnerable Populations

Cathy Cullen, GP, Safetynet  & North Dublin City GP Training Scheme

Mindfulness Training as Clinical Intervention with Homeless Adults

Alan Maddock, PhD student in Psychology with Trinity College Dublin

An Analysis of Mental Health Morbidity in Homeless Clinics

Claire Dunne,  In-Reach GP, Safetynet Primary Care

An Emergency Department Self-Harm Programme

Aine Richards, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Self Harm, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Hopeless and Homeless: Suicide Self-Harm and Homelessness- What Might an Adequate Response Look Like?

Justin Brophy, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Advisor, National Office for Suicide Prevention

Expert by Experience – A Service User Perspective

Christine O’Donnell

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