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Hepatitis C "Hidden Harm" Conference

The speaker presentation can be downloaded below. Video links will be available shortly.

Chairperson – Dr. Lelia Thornton

Specialist in Public Health Medicine in the HPSC.

Dr. Shay Keating

Dr. Shay Keating is an associate specialist in Genitourinary Medicine at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.  He is also a Medical Officer at the National Drug Treatment Centre, where he treats those infected with Hepatitis C in liaison with the infectious diseases department in St. James’s Hospital.  Dr. Keating’s research interests include the community management of Hepatitis C in the intravenous drug using cohort.

Professor Joe Barry – “Hepatitis C – A Public Health Issue”

Professor Joe Barry has held the Chair of Population Health Medicine in Trinity College since 2009, having previously held the position of of Senior Lecturer, with a concomitant post as Specialist/Consultant in Public Health in the Health Service Executive.

Dr. John Dillon

Dr. John Dillon is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and a principal investigator in the Medical Research Institute, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee. Dr. Dillon chairs the Scottish Government HCV Action Plan Clinical Leads group and is a member of the Action Plan Governance Board.

Professor Suzanne Norris

A Consultant Hepatologist/Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor in Clinical Medicine at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. She also chairs the Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes Research Network (ICORN) which has been established to oversee guidelines and clinical protocols for management of all patients with Hepatitis C.

Mr. Gary Gahan

Gary Gahan is the Coordinator of Harm Minimisation & Hepatitis C Programmes for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, an inner city area at the centre of Australia’s HIV and Hepatitis C Epidemics. With a clinical background in nursing, over the past 20 years, he has established effective programmes for the prevention, health promotion and treatment of blood borne infections.

Hepatitis Scotland

Hepatitis Scotland is the national voluntary sector organisation funded by the Scottish government to help improve responses to viral hepatitis prevention, treatment and support. They will present their own research on barriers to treatment in Scotland; also two individuals from the organisation will speak about their own experiences from a professional, and personal Perspective.