NI BBV elimination Workshop with a focus on PWID

15th September 2023 at Malone House Hotel, Belfast

9:00:                                Registration

9.30am                            Opening remarks – Dr Joanne McClean (Service & Development Screening)

                                        Key Note Speaker - Hepatitis B and C Elimination & HIV transmission elimination - Mark Gillyon-Powell (NHS England Specialist Commissioning )

10am                               Outbreak of HIV and Hep C in NI - Sarah Arnold (PHA Health Protection)

10.20am                          Substance use strategy and NSES – Kevin Bailey /Adele Dunn (PHA Health Improvement)

10.40am-11am               COFFEE BREAK

11am                              New patient assessments in addiction service – Helen Toal (Consultant Psychiatrist - Addictions BHSCT)

11.20am                         Case finding – Deirdre Webb (PHA Nursing)

11.40am                         UAM survey – Holly Mitchell / Jacqui Njoroge (UKHSA)

12am                              Hep C treatment update (PWID) – Neil McDougal (Consultant Hepatologist and Clinical Lead for Hepatitis BHSCT)

12.20pm                         HIV treatment update (PWID)- Suzy Todd (Consultant – GUM and HIV BHSCT)

12.40pm                         Hep B and C clinical network awards

13.00pm                         LUNCH