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Sat 24th September 

Irish Street Medicine Symposium
University College Cork

Introduction 9.00 – 9.45

National Perspective –Social Inclusion
Rebecca Loughry (Social Inclusion)
Development and Role of Adult Homeless Integrated Team
Don Coffey (Adult Homeless Integrated Team)

Various Themes 9.45 – 10.55

The Hospital, the Homeless and the Hopeless: New Ways to Help
Amanda Stafford (ED Royal Perth Hospital)
Mortality Amongst the Homeless

Dr. Jo Hanna Ivers,

(Institute of Population Health Trinity College Dublin)

Anchor 1
Long-term conditions, health service utilisation and patient engagement
Anton Queen
Self-harm and suicide among homeless people
Ella Arensman
VOT next?
Al Story (Find & Treat, UCLH London)
North Dublin City GP Training – Medicine on the Margin

Session     11.30 – 12.00     Parallel 1

Heplink, Hepcare Europe

Geoff McCombe,

UCD School of Medicine

GP Attitudes to Methadone Prescribing

Blaire Mulvey (South East GP Training Scheme)

HSE Addiction Services

Naloxone Demonstration Project

Tim Bingham

Use of Electronic Health Records for Research in the Primary Care of Homeless People

Peter Mc Court (University of Cambridge)

Developing a Quality and Safety Framework for 
Homeless Low Threshold Addiction Treatment Services

Mary Fleming (Clinical Lead, Dublin Simon)

Session    11.30 – 12.00    Parallel 2

Anchor 2
Opportunities to use Mobile Phones to Improve Healthcare for Homeless

David Doherty (mHealth)

Sure Steps -Listening with Heart

Derek Dempsey

(Dublin Simon (SSCS))

Perinatal Program

Elaine Conlon (Adult Homeless Integrated Team)

Application of a cross-sectoral integrated care approach to Drug and Alcohol Services and Homeless services – the experience from Southern region.

Joe Kirby (Cork/ Kerry Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force)

UISCE (Union for Improved Services Communications)

John Dermody

Session    12.10 – 13.00    Plenary Mental Health

Addiction, the Homeless Experience Presentation
Child Mental Health / Parenting in Homelessness

Jim Lane / Helen Keeling (AHIT / CAMHS)

Anchor 3
Dark End of the Street

Kashia Stubba / Denise Cremin (Cork Simon Community)

Complex Trauma in Homeless Populations - Implications for practice

Sharon Lambert (Dept. of Psychology, UCC)

Cork Multi-Organisational Homeless ACE Study

Graham Gill Emerson (Addiction Counsellor, Cork Simon Community)

Managing Ambivalence to a Self-Harm Service

Dr James Kinahan (Cork University Hospital)

Session    14 – 14.45    Workshops

“Should’ve gone to Specsavers?” - Viewpoints on Working with “Chaotic” Patients in London
Eibhlin Ni Choileain (Camden Health Improvement Practice) and Dr Dana Beale (Pathfinder Practice)
Camden Health Improvement Practice (CHIP)
Looking After The Homeless in General Practice
Eibhlín Collins

Session    15 – 15.45    Parallel 1,   Addiction

Supervised Injection Centres - The Sydney Experience

Deirdre Dowdall (HSE Addiction Services)

Novas’ TOPPLE Programme: Peer Overdose Prevention in McGarry House

Sinead Carey (Novas)

Working Together: Providing Integrated Care Mobile Health Unit and Backpack needle exchange

Martina Bergin / Stephanie Lordan (Dublin Simon Community)

Making methadone maintenance therapy accessible to homeless heroin users

Kieran Harkin (Safetynet)

Working Together: Providing Integrated Care Mobile Health Unit and Backpack needle exchange

Martina Bergin / Stephanie Lordan (Dublin Simon Community)

Session    15 – 15.45    Parallel 2,  Innovation in Practice

Bru Aimsir: more than just shelter from the cold!

Paul Dunbar Crosscare & Fiona O’Reilly (NDCGP / PHE)

Depaul Health Initiative- Community Integration Nursing

Jess Sears (Depaul)

Session    15.50 –16.30    Plenary,   Primary,   Secondary

A Peek at Pathway

Eleanor Cape ( NDCGP)

The impact of hospital discharges into homeless services

Fiona Barry (Crosscare)

Hepcare Europe / Seek and Treat

Jack Lambert (Mater, Rotunda and UCD)

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