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ASM 2022


Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

Thursday 20th – Friday 21st October 2022


Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for this year’s ASM is now closed and authors have been informed whether their abstracts have been accepted via email.



Registration for the ASM is now open via https://iaem2022.exordo.com/.

An additional €50 late booking fee will be added to tickets purchased after 19th October.



This year we will have a full two-day programme presented in person at the Slieve Russell Hotel on the theme of “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll…and the Law” with pre-conference workshops, parallel sessions, academic updates and the Gala Dinner on Friday evening.

Thursday 20th October

Time Main Track (Cranaghan 1) Parallel Track (Claddagh suite)

Conference Opening

Mr Fergal Hickey, President IAEM


Track 1

Capacity and Consent
Ms Marie Tighe

Legal Issues for Emergency Practitioners
Mr Simon Mills SC

Advance Healthcare Directives and the Assisted Decision making (Capacity) Act – Implications for Emergency Medicine
Mr Shaun O’Keeffe

Emergency Nursing Track

Welcome & Overview of 2022
Ms Fiona McDaid

Overview of the findings of the Nurse & HCA
staffing profile 2021
Ms Fiona McDaid

ANP update
Ms Michelle Barlow

Safe transfer of victims of sexual assault to SATU
Ms Nessa Gill

11.30 Refreshments
Sponsored by AstraZeneca

Track 2

Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Treatment Services in Ireland within the Barnahus model
Dr Joanne Nelson

Infectious Diseases
Prof Sam McConkey

Obstetric Emergencies
Prof Shane Higgins

Emergency Nursing Track (cont.)

The experience of a nurse at a music festival
Mr Oliver Allen & Mr Gary Duffy

Gas Crack – The Other Face of Fun
Mr Aidan Foley

Using the acronym P.O.L.I.C.E. to manage soft tissue
injuries in the ED – an interesting case study
Ms Ursula McKenna Harman

Improving the pathway for CAMHS patients
Ms Samantha Power

Bursary Finalists
(42) LUH ISBAR patient handover tool for patients
transferred from ED unaccompanied by a nurse to the ward
Ms Natasha Duffy

(56) The Introduction of a Virtual Education Platform
for Emergency Nurses in an Irish Emergency Department
Ms Catherine Connolly

(75) Direct discharge of specific fractures from ED
Ms Berna Breen

Awarding of Bursary for winning abstract

Summary & Close
Ms Fiona McDaid

13.15 Lunch

Track 3

Dr Edel Duggan

Chemically contaminated patients: preparing to receive and managing risk
Dr Marc Ruijten

Alcohol POV
Ms Patricia Boyle

Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Track

A Review of Sexual Assault Treatment Units in Ireland
Ms Deirdra Richardson

SA Cases – Involvement Required of a Pre-Hospital Practitioner
Ms Denise Donegan

IPERN Update
Niamh Cummins

Open Disclosure Requirements of Pre-Hospital Clinicians
Ms Maria Watson

Management of Excited Delirium and the Agitated Person
Mr James Sixsmith

15.45 Refreshments

Track 4

Get it On Time – It’s Critical!
Dr Cormac Mehigan

Bioethics in PEM: a good moon is on the rise
Dr Elena Garcia

If the teens are doing it; where do we stand?
Ms Fiona Lyons

Human Trafficking
Dr Aisling Geoghegan

17.40 Day 1 close

Approved by RCSI for 6.0 EXTERNAL credits.

Friday 21st October

Time Main Track  (Cranaghan 1)

Track 1

A Little Nightclub Medicine (why medics should take pleasure very seriously)
Dr Chris Luke

Recreational Drug presentations to the Emergency Department in Ireland – the Euro-DEN experience
Dr Adrian Moughty

Drug Squad
Det Supt Seamus McCormack

11.45 Refreshments
Sponsored by AstraZeneca
12.15 IAEM ED SimWars Final
13.00 Lunch

Academic Track

What It Says in the Papers…
Prof Conor Deasy

Moderated Posters
• Quad Bike Related Trauma in Ireland – Enda Hession
• A Descriptive Qualitative study discovering ED nurses and doctors’ experiences and perceptions of the Rapid Assessment and Treatment service. – Dona Cromar
• A Survey of the Knowledge, Awareness and Practices of Irish ambulance practitioners towards patient’s Thermal Comfort during transport to the Emergency Department. – Damien Gaumont
• EMAR- I, Emergency Medicine Airway Registry Review: 2020-2022 – Brian MacCarthy
• Improving Staff Clinical Competence with LGBTQ+ Patients in the Paediatric Emergency Department through Online Education – Sean Kelleher
• A comparison of chest drain fixation methods in the Emergency Department – Kasia Domanska
• Using In Situ Simulation to Identify Latent Safety Threats in EM: A Systematic Review – Margaret Grace
• Silver Trauma Review Clinic – a novel model of care for older trauma – Deirdre Breslin
• Pharmacist-led Medicines Reconciliation in Cavan General Hospital Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit and its Potential Impact on Preventing Adverse Drug Events – Roisin Kearns
• The Six Hour Target and Total Daily Attendances (6HrTDA) Cohort Study. – Peadar Gilligan

Bayer Bursary
ITERN: The Journey Travelled – Etimbuk Umana
Guidelines Update – Termizi Hassan

15.20 Refreshments

Academic Track (cont.)

Oral Presentations
• Fascia iliaca compartment block for analgesia of neck of femur fractures: A Systematic Review – Orla Coleman
• Clinician Consensus on “Inappropriate” Presentations to the Emergency Department in the Better Data, Better Planning (BDBP) Census: A Cross-sectional Multi-centre Study of Emergency Department Utilisation in Ireland – Niamh Cummins
• Assessment of Staff Clinical Competence with LGBTQ+ Patients in the Paediatric Emergency Department – Sean Kelleher
• Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on prehospital emergency care for adults with stroke and transient ischaemic attack – A systematic review and meta-analysis – Edel Burton
• Wellbeing and Burnout Amongst Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs) Working in Emergency Medicine in Ireland. A National Survey – Etimbuk Umana
• Attitudes and knowledge of Emergency Physicians towards End-of-Life Care in the Emergency Department. A National Survey – Saema Saeed
• Protection of Patients from Urethral Catheter Balloon Injury (CBI) in the ED: Results of a Multinational Trial – Hugh Flood
• Computer Tomography Outcomes in Patients with Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) with Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC)- COOR study – Nicole Dos Reis
• “Older people want to be in their own homes”: results of thematic analysis of patient and carer feedback after Pathfinder responded to their emergency call. – Peter Ward
• An Analysis of the Contributing Factors to Paediatric Patient Safety Incidents in the Emergency Department – Mairead Reidy


17.25 Leo Vella Lecture

Mr Sean Walsh

18.00 Close

Approved by RCSI for 6.0 EXTERNAL credits.

Followed by: 

19.30 Drinks Reception
20.00 Gala Dinner
Dress code: Smart dress required; black tie optional.



Meet our speakers here.


Hotel Bookings

To avail of delegate rates at the Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan for the conference dates please use the booking instructions below.

Hotel Booking Instructions

All accommodation bookings must be made ONLINE – the hotel will not be accepting reservations via telephone or email

  1. Visit https://www.slieverussell.ie/
    – Click the blue STAY box on the top right of the page
    – In the Promocode box type the code IAEM and click ‘Book Now’
    – Enter your ‘Check in’ and ‘Check out’ dates at the top of the page and also your occupancy requirements ie: 1 adult or 2 adults etc
  2. Select Bedroom Type (if you require a twin room ie: 2 beds, ensure you select a twin room) and click green BOOK NOW button
  3. Please note: bedroom types are subject to what is available at the time of your booking. The hotel cannot accommodate any requests for particular bedroom types: please select from what is available at the time of booking
  5. If you have any special requirements eg: additional people/children in your bedroom (additional charges will apply) – please note this in the ‘Personalise your stay’ box and the hotel will contact you to discuss
  6. Book the bedroom in the name of the guest staying (or lead guest if booking a twin or double room) – you may enter the second person’s name in the ‘Personalise your stay’ box
  7. Click green box Continue button to complete your reservation
  8. The only package available to book is Bed & Breakfast
  9. If you need to book more than one bedroom, please do each reservation separately
  10. Credit card details are required to secure the booking: please note in the event of a cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date this is the card that will be used for cancellation costs
  11. Confirmation of the reservation will be sent via email – please check Spam/Junk folders if you do not receive into your inbox


Pre-Conference Workshops

We will be holding a Research Workshop and a Consultant-only ACLS Heartcode Course on Wednesday 19th October.

Consultant-only ACLS Heartcode Course


Date:      Wednesday 19th October 2022 (with ACLS pre-course work to be completed online in advance)
Time:     14.00 – 17.00
Venue:   Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co.Cavan
Cost:      €300

An ACLS Heartcode course for consultants only is being offered with the practical elements being delivered at the Slieve Russell Hotel on Wednesday 19th October 2022.

Participants will receive an email with access to the online learning which must be completed in advance of the practical skills session on 19th October.

N.B. Participants’ BLS certification must be in date

Due to the requirement to complete preparatory work online registration for this workshop will close at 17.00 on Wednesday 12th October.  

Register now via https://iaem2022.exordo.com/

Research workshop

Date:      Wednesday 19th October 2022
Time:     14.00 – 17.00
Venue:   Online
Cost:      IAEM Members €40, Non-members €65

Join us for a virtual workshop on Wednesday 19th October looking at the research journey from design to publication with a panel of Consultants in Emergency Medicine, Trainees in Emergency Medicine and PhD scholars.


  1. Research in Emergency Medicine – debunking myths and cracking on
  2. Designing a research project and how to progress your idea
  3. Getting published
  4. Research Collaborations
  5. Clinical Trials – opportunities for Emergency Medicine
  6. Opportunities for Trainees – ITERN, ESRI, RCEM, IAEM
  7. Worked example – Health Services Mixed Methods research examining frailty in the Emergency Department


Prof Conor Deasy, Prof Geraldine McMahon, Dr Michael Barrett, Dr James Foley, Dr Etimbuk Umana, Christine Fitzgerald (PhD), Ide O’ Shaughnessy (PhD scholar)

Register now via https://iaem2022.exordo.com/

Approved by RCSI for 3.0 EXTERNAL credits.


Annual General Meeting

The IAEM Annual General Meeting will be held at the ASM and details will be sent by email to members in good standing in advance of the meeting.


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