2020 Spring Meeting

Belmont House Hotel, Banbridge

28th Mar 2020

2019 Autumn Meeting

Hotel rooms no longer available.

Our Autumn meeting will again take place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Please note the date in your diary. Further information will be available on this website in due course. Registration includes subsidised accommodation on the Friday night in the Royal Marine Hotel.

22nd Nov 2019





SSSTDI Annual General Meeting, Elections and Opening Address

Dr Say Quah, President SSSTDI


Session 1

Chair: Professor Fiona Mulcahy, GUM Consultant, GUIDE Clinic, St James’s Hospital


Abstract 1

A Virtual HIV Clinic at a Tertiary Referral Centre: A feasabilty Study

Al Doaible K.1, O’Connell J.1, McConkey S.1,2, McNally C.2, de Barra E.1,2 1.Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) 2. Beaumont Hospital


Abstract 2

Rapid HAART Starts in Newly Diagnosed HIV Infection: An Audit from the GUIDE Clinic

Farrell, G.; Kelly, L.; Murphy, S.; Clarke, S


PLENARY: “The Ifs and Butts of HPV Infection”

Dr Michael Gaisa

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York


Abstract 3

3 terms of testing in University

Suzanne Todd, Yvonne Wilson, Helen Sherrey, Carol Emerson, Belfast Trust


Abstract 4

Mycoplasma Genitalium: Testing Pilot

SJ Megarity, LM Bell, CR Emerson




Sponsored Satellite Symposium "Treating Today for Tomorrow"

Chair: Adam Stubbs, Medical Director, European Alliance Countries, ViiV Healthcare


“Overview of Recent Data and Hot Topics”

Dr Nneka Nwokola

Global Medical Director, ViiV Healthcare, Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine


“Women and HIV”

Dr. Yvonne Gilleece

Consultant in HIV & Sexual Health at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals



Session 2

Chair: Dr Aisling Loy, GUM Consultant, GUIDE Clinic, St James’s Hospital


Plenary: “What to do about self-reported antimicrobial allergy - can a nurse led program unstick the label? ”

Dr Niall Conlon Consultant Immunologist

St James’s Hospital


Abstract 5

Two cases of CD8 Encephalitis with CSF EBV viremia and integrase inhibitor resistant HIV CSF viral escape.

C, Kerr, C Hutchinson, J Cryan, F Mulcahy, E Devitt


Abstract 6

World record STI testing attempt

Cathy Johnson, Fionnuala Perry, Yvonne Wilson, Tara O’Neill, Helen Sherry, Carol Emerson, Belfast Trust


Abstract 7

A Qualitiy Improvement Initiative; on-line booking for Asymptomatic, Nurse-led STI testing appointments

Grainne Kelly, Bernadette Hand, Emma Devitt, Aisling Loy, GUIDE Clinic, SJH Dublin


Abstract 8

Update on trends in early infectious syphilis in Ireland

Gillian Cullen1, Phil Downes2, Melissa Brady1, Derval Igoe1


SSSTDI Society Dinner

Royal Irish Yacht Club

23rd Nov 2019

Session 3

Chair:   Dr Fiona Lyons, GUM Consultant, GUIDE Clinic, St James’s Hospital


Abstract 9

Factors associated with lower knowledge of HIV and STI transmission, testing & treatment among MSM in Ireland – Findings from the MSM internet survey Ireland (MISI) 2015

Cian Carey (1), Kate O’ Donnell (2), Martin Davoren (3), Mick Quinlan (4), Derval Igoe (2), Peter Barrett (1)


Abstract 10

Syphilis in Pregnancy. Changing Trends?

Orla Cunningham, CMS ID, CWIUH & Sinead Murphy, CNS HIV, SJH


PLENARY: ‘HIV prevention and STI risk: three decades of syndemic synergies’

Professor Helen Ward

Clinical Professor of Public Health, Imperial College, London



Sponsored Satellite Symposium

Chair – Dr Eoin Walker, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast


Rapid Initiation

Dr Emma Devitt, Consultant

GUIDE Clinic , St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Session 4

Chair – Dr Eoin Walker, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast


Abstract 11

The Prevalence of high-risk HPV DNA and mRNA in anal PAP smears from an outpatient population of HIV positive men who have sex with men in Ireland

Kerr C, Heskin J, Cullen E, White C, Naik P, O’Leary JJ, Sadlier C, Bergin C, Martin C


Abstract 12

PrEP provision -does it make a difference?

Carol Emerson, Suzanne Todd, Yvonne Wilson, Stephen Megarity, Say Quah


Key Findings from the EMIS 2017 Report Dr Derval Igoe, HPSC, Launch of the EMIS 2017 Commnity Report Part 2 – (Minority Stress) Mr Mick Quinlan Gay Health Network, Dublin


Closing remarks and prize giving


End of Conference