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Next Meeting : 2024 Spring Meeting

20th Apr 2024

The Bridge House Hotel Tullamore

2023 Autumn meeting

Speakers include

Dr Aoife Mullally, Consultant Obstetrician, Coombe Hospital Dublin and HSE Clinical lead for Abortion.

Dr Michael Rayment, Consultant in Sexual Health & HIV, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Dr John McSorley, Consultant in Genitourinary and HIV medicine, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.

More speakers to be announced soon

Early Late Early Late
Attendance €30 €30 €50 €50

17th Nov 2023


Registration - Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches


SSSTDI Annual General Meeting and Opening Address, Professor Fiona Lyons, President SSSTDI

Session 1

Chairs:  Professor Fiona Lyons, President SSSTDI


Abstract 1: Testing and management of patients with Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) at the GUIDE Clinic, St. James’s Hospital (SJH), Dublin, Ireland

Bergin, J., King, A. and Villa, G.


Abstract 2: Changes in Gonorrhoea Epidemiology in Cork & Kerry (2016 – 2022)

M. Hanrahan, C. D’arcy Walsh, O.Jackson, O.Bruton, A.Bermueller, A. Dillon, P. Barrett

Dept. of Public Health – HSE South West (Cork & Kerry)


PLENARY: “Hospital-based abortion care: where we are now”.

Dr Aoifa Mulally, Consultant Gynaecologist

Coombe Womens & Infants Hospital. Lead of HSE abortion services


Abstract 3: Scratching the surface: A review of scabies presentations in an urban sexual health service

O’Flaherty C., White A., Devitt E.

GUIDe Clinic, St James’s Hospital


Abstract 4: Characteristics of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) users aged over 50 in the GUIDE Clinic, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin

C. Keegan Hickey, D. Murphy, L Quinn, S. McCormack, E. Devitt, G. Villa



Sponsored Satellite Symposium

Chairperson:  Dr Aisling Loy, Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8


‘Menopause Matters ‘ HIV and Menopause’

Dr Naomi Sutton, Consultant Physician

Rotherham Sexual Health Services, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Session 2

Chair: Dr John White, Consultant in Sexual Health/HIV, Western & Northern Health & Social Care  Trusts NI


PLENARY: Mycoplasma Genitalium: Clinical Conundrums in Clinical Practice”

Dr Michael Rayment , Consultant in Sexual Health & HIV

Chelsea &Westminster Hospital


Abstract 5: A retrospective chart review of the cause of death in a HIV positive cohort attending the GUIDE Clinic

Farrell G., Bergin C.

GUIDe Clinic, St James’s Hospital


Abstract 6: HIV Fast-Track Cities (FTC) scoping study in Ireland

Rachael Metrustry, Caroline Hurley, Fiona Lyons

HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP)


Abstract 7: Rise in Neurosyphilis admissions since 2021 to a large Tertiary Referral Hospital

Dr Emma Kinghan, Dr Sean McGinley, Dr Leah McVeigh, Dr Carol Emerson

Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast


SSSTDI Society Dinner

Royal St George Yacht Club

18th Nov 2023

Session 3

Chairs: Dr Derek Freedman, Consultant in GenitoUrinary Medicine, Dublin


Abstract 8: The students new union club: STI testing

Sherrey, H, Emerson, C.

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast


Abstract 9: Community Needs of gbMSM in Ireland in Response to Mpox PHEIC

Gilmore, John P (1); Comer, D. (2); Noone, C. (2); Shanley, A.(3)

1.UCD, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. 2.University of Galway, School of Psychology. 3.MPower Programme, HIV Ireland


Abstract 10: National response to increase in sexually acquired shigellosis in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Ireland

Derval Igoe, on behalf of the National Shigella Incident Management Team

National Health Protection Service of Ireland


PLENARY: "Be careful what you wish for"

Dr John McSorley, Consultant in GenitoUrinary & HIV Medicine

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust



Sponsored Satellite Symposium
“The ART of individualised care”

Chairperson: Dr Adam Stubbs


The ART of living well with HIV: It’s everyone’s business

Moses Shongwe HIV Network Lead Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust, London


The ART of making HIV a smaller part of our patients’ lives

Prof Giovanni Guaraldi,  Professor of Infectious Disease

University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy

Session 4

Chair: Dr Grainne Courtney, Consultant in GU Medicne, Gay Mens Health Service, Dublin


Abstract 11: Guidelines and Practice of Breastfeeding in Women Living with HIV- Results from the European INSURE Survey

A Keane, F Lyons, K Aebi-Popp, C Feiterna-Sperling, H Lyall, A Martínez Hoffart, H.Scherpbier, C Thorne, H Albayrak Ucak, A Haberl


Abstract 12: One year anniversary of Ireland’s free home STI testing service

Caroline Hurley, Rachael Metrustry, Justin Harbottle, Paula Barrister, Fiona Lyons

HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP)


Closing remarks and prize giving

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