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Irish Street Medicine Symposium 

27 – 28 September



2019 Programme

(subject to final confirmation)

Day 2
Saturday 28 September 2019
Location: Western Gateway Building, University College Cork,

Agenda - Day 2

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(day 2)

Registration                                               8.30am - 9.30am


Coffee Break (Morning)                            11.15am - 11.30am    


Lunch                                                         12.45pm - 1.30pm



9.30am - 9.45am (day 2)

Opening and Welcome


Prof John O'Halloran, Deputy President and Registrar, University College Cork  


plenary session

9.45am - 11.15am (day 2) 

Chaired by Prof Colin Bradley, Department of General Practice, UCC ​ 


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)

Panel Discussion




11.30am - 12.45Pm (day 2)

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)

6)  Q&A Session




11.30am - 12.45Pm (day 2)

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 study      

     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 Lordache (MQI)

6)  Q&A Session


option a

Parallel quickfires 1

1.30pm - 2.00Pm (day 2)

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, University College Cork)

5) Homeless Podiatry Clinic Project

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


option b

Parallel quickfires 2

1.30pm - 2.ooPm (day 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)


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2.oopm - 3.30pm (day 2)


1)  Trauma-Informed Practice: an interactive introduction to the Trauma Informed Care in Ireland model    

      Aoife Dermody (Quality Matters)

2)  Theatre of the Oppressed    

      Austin O Carroll

3)  Applying a Human rights based approach to care and support in adult health and social care settings    

     Linda Weir, Laura Behan, Davina Swan (Health Information and Quality Authority)

4)   SMART Recovery - Homeless Services Innovation to Full Community Integration    

     Eoin Pól O'Callaghan (Cork Kerry Community Healthcare)

5)  Nalaxone  

     Sinead Carey, Frank Horgan

6) "Not all discharges are created equal" - Developing a Hospital and Homeless Liaison Service 

    Margaret McKiernan, Eibhlin Collins (Mercy University Hospital) Elaine Conlon and Cliona Ni Cheallaigh



day 2 closing PLENARY SESSION

3.30pm - 4.30pm (day 2)

Report from Parallel Sessions                                                                                                   


Workshop Chairs Share                                               

Closing Remarks                                                                

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