Irish Street Medicine Symposium 

27 – 28 September


Presentations - Day 2
Presentations Day 2

2019 Programme Presentation Slides

Day 2
Saturday 28 September 2019


plenary session

Building  academic - community partnerships    


Louise Crowley (School of Law, University College Cork)



Homelessness an unhealthy state - Cork     


Anna Marie Naughton (Adult Homeless Integrated Team, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare)



Trauma and Homelessness - Understanding how early childhood adversity impacts  later life outcomes    


Raegan Murphy (School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork)


Building GPs for deprivation    


Austin O Carroll (North Dublin GP Training Scheme)



Theme:  Complex Needs, Barriers and Solutions

1)  An Evaluation of Practitioner's Experience of Service Users Seeking Community Detoxification

    from Benzodiazepines    


     Marianne Wall, (Cork Kerry Community Healthcare HSE Addiction Services)

2)  A break down of mental health crisis interventions in a homeless drop in centre    


     Sarah Scully, (Merchants Quay Ireland)


3)  Community Benzodiazepine Detoxification  in a low Threshold Service      


     Wayne Clifford (Merchants Ireland Ireland Open Access Service)


4)  Homelessness: A trauma contagion?    


     Megan McGinley (Child and Family Primary Care Psychology)


5)  Youth Homeless Project Worker role within the Limerick Homeless Action Team     


     Oonagh Hogan  (Limerick Homeless Action Team)



Theme:  Pragmatic Research 


1)  Conducting Health related research on homeless participants    


      Molly Megson, (St. Gemma’s Academic Unit of Pallative Care, University of Leeds)

2)  ‘He wanted to die in his home. So we had staff sit up with him for his last final days’: Supporting people

      experiencing homelessness living with or dying from life-limiting illnesses – an in-depth qualitative interview



      Aoibheann Ní Chonfhaola, (Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross, Dublin)

3)  Cardiovascular initiatives:   



      1.  A 3-month Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) - based intervention with a population accessing

           homeless services: efficacy, challenges and opportunities


            Florian Scheibein (Waterford Institute of Technology)

       2.   Assessing the impact of a bespoke nutrition and lifestyle intervention programme on individuals living

            in emergency accommodation    


             Irene Gibson, Suzanne Seery, Kieran Coleman (Croí the West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation & HSE)


       3.   Positive patient engagement with an onsite, specialist led, diabetes clinic       


             Ciara Griffin and Angie Skuce (Capuchin Medical Clinic)

4)  Knowledge Management - Emergency In-Patient Hospitalisations among the Vulnerable


     Anne O'Farrell (Health Intelligence Unit)


5)  Improving services for women who access homeless Drop in Centres and Primary Care centres


     Carmen Iordache (MQI)


quickfires 1

1)  Methadone Prescribing ECG Compliance


     Sean Owens (Grangegorman Pirmary Care Centre)


2)  Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): What level of knowledge and experience of IPV have Irish paramedics   


     Hannah Daly (National Ambulance Service College)


3)  Cross sectional study of trauma exposure in childhood among adult clients attending 3 North

     Dublin City Methadone clinics             


     Ciaran Somers (Social Inclusion and Addiction Services, HSE CHO Dublin North City and County)


4)  A “SMART” easily readable wound dressing    


    Maria Bardosova, Siobhan Murphy (Tyndall National Institute, Cork. & School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC)

5)  Homeless Podiatry Clinic Project


     Emma O'Callaghan (Achilles Foot Clinic, Ballinlough Rd.)


quickfires 2

1)  The Need to Provide Contraceptive Services to Women on Opioid Substitution Therapy    


      Julia Olioff ( UCC, Addiction Services, Adult Homeless Integrated Service Cork Kerry Community Healthcare)



2)  The need for trauma informed care models for individuals experiencing the reoccurring traumatising

     effects of homelessness & addiction


      Zoe Dillon (Merchants Quay Ireland)

3)  Acupuncture and Homelessness


      Philippe Pujade (Alternative Therapy, HSE South)



4)  Children living in homeless accommodation in Limerick City: A qualitative study of service providers    


     Katie Evans (Department of Public Health, HSE Mid-West)

5)  How community services are working to eradicate hepatitis C in homeless communities


     Stephanie Broughton, Rachel Smith (Guy's and St Thomas Integrated Local Services, UK)

Catherine Mc Auley Centre,    

21 Nelson Street,

Dublin 7

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Board of Directors

Kevin Kenny (Chair)

David Cagney

Dr. Cliona Ní Cheallaigh

Síle Kelly

Dr. Brian Melaugh

Frank Mills,

Frances O’Keefe

Dr. Philip Wiehe



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