Primary Connections Conference Presentations 2016 & 2017

Cullen W., McCombe G., Swan D., O’Connor E., Murphy C., Avramovic G., Lambert J.S. (2016) Heplink: An Overview. Paper presented at Irish Street Medicine Symposium, Cork, Ireland

McCombe G., Almaazmi B, Lambert J.S., Avramovic G., Murphy C., O'Connor M., Perry N., Cullen W. (2017). Integrating Primary and Secondary Care to Optimise Hepatitis C Treatment: Development and Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Educational ‘Masterclass’ Series. Paper resented at AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting, Limerick, March 2017.

McCombe, G., Henihan, A. M., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Leahy, D., Meagher, D., . . . Cullen, W. (2016). Methodological challenges to conducting trials in primary care: Lessons learned from a feasibility study of a complex intervention to enhance alcohol screening and brief intervention. Paper presented at the Society for Study of Addiction, Nov 9, York, UK.

McCombe G., Almaazmi B, Lambert J.S., Avramovic G., Murphy C., O'Connor M., Perry N., Cullen W. (2016). Integrating Primary and Secondary Care to Optimise Hepatitis C Treatment: Development and Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Educational ‘Masterclass’ Series. Poster presented at the Society of the Study of Addiction, York, UK. 

McCombe, G., Henihan, A. M., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Anderson, R., Leahy, D., . . . Cullen, W. (2016). HCV prevalence and treatment among patients attending primary care for opioid agonist treatment. Paper presented at the AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, March 11.

Swan D, O’Connor E, McCombe G, Murphy C, Lambert JS, Avramovic G, Cullen W (2017). HepLink: Integrating Hepatitis C Treatment in Primary Care. Paper presented at AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting, Limerick, March 2017.

Swan D, O’Connor E, McCombe G, Murphy C, Lambert JS, Avramovic G, Cullen W (2017) Heplink: Integrating hepatitis C treatment in primary care. Poster presented at INHSU, New Jersey, USA

Swan D, O’Connor E, McCombe G, Murphy C, Lambert JS, Avramovic G, Cullen W (2017) Heplink: Integrating hepatitis C treatment in primary care. Paper presented at Lisbon Addictions 2017, Portugal

Swan D et al. (2016). Blood borne virus risk behaviours among people who inject drugs in the UK: A Qualitative Exploration. Paper presented at 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU), Oslo, Norway, September 2016.

Klimas, J., Fernandes, E., DeBeck, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Kerr, T., Cullen, W., Wood, E. (2017) Preliminary Results and Publication Impact of a Dedicated Addiction Clinician Scientist Research Fellowship. Poster presented at the Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies on October, 24th in Lisbon, PT

Klimas, J., Fernandes, E., DeBeck, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Kerr, T., Cullen, W., Wood, E. (2017) Preliminary Results and Publication Impact of a Dedicated Addiction Clinician Scientist Research Fellowship. Paper presented at the 19th ISAM Annual Conference Addiction Medicine: New Frontier, on October 27th, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Klimas, J., Wood, E.,  Nosova, E., Milloy, M-J, Kerr, T., Hayashi, K. (2017) Prevalence of Heavy Alcohol Use among People Receiving Methadone Following Change to Methadose. Poster presented at the NIDA International Forum | June 19, Montreal

Klimas, J., Wood, E., Kerr, T., Dong, H., Montaner, J., Milloy, M-J (2017) Eligibility for heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) among people who inject opioids and who live with HIV in a Canadian setting. Poster presented at the 79th annual conference of the College on Problems of Drug Conference (CPDD 2017) | June 20, Montreal

Klimas, J., McNeil, R., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Rieb, L., Merritt, K., . . . Small, W. (2016). Addiction and HIV researchers mentoring the next generation of clinician scientists. Poster presented at the Association for Medical Research and Education in Substance Abuse, Nov 4, Washington, DC

Klimas, J., Fernandes, E., DeBeck, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Kerr, T., Cullen, W., Wood, E. (2016). Methods, Preliminary Results and Publication Impact of a Dedicated Research Fellowship Training in Addiction Medicine.  Poster presented at the Association for Medical Research and Education in Substance Abuse, Nov 4, Washington, DC.

Klimas, J., McNeil, R., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Rieb, L., Cullen, W., Wood, E., Small, W. (2016) Addiction/HIV Researchers Mentoring the next Generation of Clinical and Research Training in Addiction Medicine. Paper presented at the world congress of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, Montreal, October 22.

Klimas, J., Small, W., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Rieb, L., Cullen, W., Wood, E., McNeil, R. (2016) Integrating Addiction Medicine into Medical Training: A Qualitative Study with Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and Supervising Physicians. Paper presented at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, Seattle, WA, October 13.

Klimas, J., Barry, T., Egan, M., Tobin, H., & Bury, G. (2016). Opiate addiction and overdose: GP training in Ireland. Paper presented at the 45th annual scientific meeting of Society for Academic Primary Care, Dublin, Ireland, July 6th.

Klimas, J., Wood, E., Dong, H., Nguyen, P., Milloy, M.J., Kerr, T., Hayashi, K. (2016) The Impact of Enrolment in Methadone Maintenance Therapy on Initiation of Heavy Drinking among People who Use Heroin. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) and NIDA International Forum. Palm Springs, CA, June 15-20.

Klimas, J., McNeil, R., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Rieb, L., Meritt, K., Cullen, W., Wood, E., Small, W. (2016) HIV Researchers Mentoring the next Generation of Clinical and Research Training in Addiction Medicine. Poster presented at the Canadian Association for HIV Research conference in Winnipeg, MT, on May 13.

Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Barry, T., Egan, M., & Bury, G. (2016). Reducing opioid related deaths: A pre-implementation survey of GP trainees' interest, needs and capacity for naloxone distribution through general practice in Ireland. Paper presented at the AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, March 11.

Tobin, H., Klimas, J., Barry, Egan, M., Barry, T., Bury, G. (2017) Opiate Addiction and Overdose: Student Experiences, Attitudes & Appetite for Community Naloxone Provision. Paper presented at the Annual scientific meeting of the Irish Network of Medical Educators. February 28, Dublin

Tobin, H., Klimas, J., Barry, Egan, M., Barry, T., Bury, G. (2017) Medical students’ learning experiences and attitudes toward opioid addiction, and their views on community naloxone provision as an overdose treatment. Paper presented at the AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, March 9, Limerick, Ireland

Tobin, H., Klimas, J., Egan, M., Barry, T., & Bury, G. (2016). Opiate addiction and overdose: Gps’ experiences, beliefs and attitudes. Paper presented at the AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, March 11.

Barry, T., Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Egan, M., & Bury, G. (2016). Opiate addiction, overdose and lay access to naloxone: The views of GPs in Ireland. Paper presented at the 45th annual scientific meeting of Society for Academic Primary Care, Dublin, Ireland, July 6th.

Wood, E., Simel, D., Albarquoni, L., Tkachuk, S., Green, C.J., McLean, M., Ahamad, K., Klimas, J. (2017) Will this adult patient go into severe alcohol withdrawal? Preliminary Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Paper presented at the Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies on October, 24th in Lisbon, PT

Wood, E., Simel, D., Albarquoni, L., Tkachuk, S., Green, C.J., McLean, M., Ahamad, K., Klimas, J. (2017) Will this adult patient go into severe alcohol withdrawal? Preliminary Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 19th ISAM Annual Conference Addiction Medicine: New Frontier, on October 27th, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

O’Connor E, Swan D, McCombe G, Murphy C, Lambert JS, Avramovic G, Cullen W (2017) Heplink: Integrating hepatitis C treatment in primary care. IDSI, Galway, Ireland

Crowley D, Cullen W, Keevans M, Kelly E, Lambert JS, McCombe G, McKiernan S,  McHugh T, Miggin S, Murphy C, Van Hout MC (2017) Blocks and enablers to hepatitis C virus screening and treatment – a prisoner’s perspective. INHSU, New Jersey, USA

Lambert JS, McCombe G, Cullen W, Iqbal N, Murphy C, McHugh T, Singleton A, Keating S, Flanagan J, Hawthorne G, Crowley D, Gallagher H, Savage F, Maloney J, Stewart S (2017) No one gets left behind: Addressing the hidden burden of hepatitis C related advanced liver disease in PWID in the community. Lisbon Addictions 2017, Portugal

Pinxten, L., Ayu, A.P., Fitriana , E., Iskandar, S., Istiqomah, I., Purnama, R., Schellekens, A., Jokubonis, D., Mazaliaukiene, R., Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Barry, T., Cullen, W., Egan, M., Bury, G., De Jong, C. (2016) Comparing training needs among addiction professionals across Ireland, the Netherlands, Lithuania and Indonesia using: the Addiction Medicine Training Need Assessment (AMTNA). Paper presented at the world congress of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, Montreal, October 22 Ayu, A.P., Nady el-Guebally, Arnt Schellekens, Cor de Jong, Gabrielle Welle-Strand, William Small, Evan Wood, Walter Cullen, Jan Klimas (2016) A need for a Standardised Addiction Medicine Curriculum: An Expert Consultation. Poster presented at the world congress of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, Montreal, October 22.

Rieb, L., Thomson, M., Klimas, J., Wood, E. (2016) Completing the Circle: Community Accountability during the Formation of an Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program. Poster presented at the Conference of the American Society of Addiction Medicine in Baltimore, MD on April 14 – 17.

Henihan, A. M., McCombe, G., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Leahy, D., Anderson, R., . . . Cullen, W. (2016). Feasibility of alcohol screening among people receiving opioid agonist treatment in primary care. Paper presented at the AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, March 11.

Henihan, A. M., McCombe, G., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Leahy, D., Meagher, D., . . . Cullen, W. (2016). Methodological challenges conducting trials in primary care– lessons learned from a feasibility study of a complex intervention to enhance alcohol screening and brief intervention. Paper presented at the AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, March 11.

Lambert J., Avramovic G.,McCombe G., Stewart S., Cullen W. (2016) Integrating Primary and Secondary Care to Optimise Hepatitis C Treatment: Implementation and Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Educational Symposium. Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland

Lambert J., Murphy C., Patel A., McKenna-Barry M,. Crowley, D., Stewart S., Farrell J., Cullen W. (2016) Opportunistic Fibroscan® testing in a Dublin general practice (GP) managing opiate substitution therapy: The Hepcare study.

Lambert J., Murphy C., Patel A., McKenna-Barry M,. Crowley, D., Stewart S., Farrell J., Cullen W. (2016) Opportunistic Fibroscan® testing in a Dublin general practice (GP) managing opiate substitution therapy: The Hepcare study.

Ni Cheallaig, C., Lambert J., Murphy C., O'Carroll A., Farrell J., Patel A., McHugh, T., Avramovic G., Cullen W. (2016) The Dublin Hepcheck Study: Community based testing of HCV by point of care OraQuick® HCV saliva test in homeless populations. EASL, Barcelona, Spain

Ni Cheallaig, C., Lambert J., Murphy C., O'Carroll A., Farrell J., Patel A., Avramovic G., McCombe G., Cullen W. (2016) Community based testing of HCV by point of care OraQuick® HCV saliva test in homeless populations. Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland

Crowley D., Murphy C., McHugh T., Farrell J., Stewart S., McCombe G., Cotter A., Cullen W., Lambert J.S. (2016) To evaluate the effectiveness of an opportunistic outreach fibroscanning service to a community based drug treatment clinic in Dublin. Society of the Study of Addiction, York, UK.