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Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting 2022
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Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting 2022

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting took place on 7 December 2022 at No 6 Kildare Street.

The event featured a fantastic programme of speakers, with talks from:

  • Dr Éamonn O’Moore - Director of National Health Protection
  • Dr Anne Nolan - Associate Research Professor in the Social Research Division of the ESRI
  • Associate Professor Mary Codd - Project Scientific Lead, leading an international Steering Group and interacting with the ECDC Technology
  • Prof Gerard McCartney - Professor of Wellbeing Economy at the University of Glasgow

The programme also featured a series of Short Oral Presentations. This year, these presentations were allocated an extended time slot, due to popularity in previous years. Presenters covered a wide variety of topics in Public Health, including:

  • Temporal trends of ambulance times for suspected stroke/TIA before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland: A retrospective cohort study - Ms Edel Burton
  • E-scooters: last mile solution or threat to life and limb? - Dr Caitriona
  • Omnipresent: Online Gambling in Ireland - Dr Kevin McMahon

The event also saw the return of the popular poster tour. This year, the tour was chaired by Professor Cecily Kelleher, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. The tour gave attendees the opportunity to view these scientific presentations and ask the authors questions.


Long Oral Presentations
Kevin Kelleher Medal Winner:

Efficacy, effectiveness and immunogenicity of a single dose of HPV vaccine in 9-14 year olds - Dr. Margaret Brennan


Epidemiology of hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in Ireland -Dr. Emer Liddy

Short Oral Presentations:

A novel Interagency sexual health promotion initiative for Ukrainian refugees in Cork and Kerry- Dr. Cliodhna Frances Ni Bhuachalla


Public Health management of the first Monkeypox close contact in Ireland- Dr. Christopher Carroll

Poster Winners:

Problematic Opioid Use In Ireland, 2015 – 2019. Hanrahan, Michael

Second Place:

Evaluation Of Slaintecare “Smoke Free Start” Initiative. Kavanagh, Paul

Third Place:

Interactive Data Visualisation: Insights Gained From Developing A New National Covid-19 Seroepidemiology Hub In Ireland,   2021-2022. Grabowsky, Laurin