Irish Medical Organisation

Issues of Substance-Speakers and Presentations

Session I - Recession and Mental Health

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Health and Healthcare in Europe: Full Presentation

Speaker: Dr Stephen Thomas, Associate Professor Health Policy and Management, TCD

Austerity and our Vision for Change

Speaker: Mr John Saunders, Chair, Mental Health Commission

Conflict, Deprivation and Mental Health Care in Northern Ireland: Full Presentation

Speaker: Dr Paul Bell, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Northern Ireland

Session II - Recognising Behavioural Addictions

Living with the Stigma of Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Speaker: Mr Oisin McConville, former Armagh GAA Player

The Growth and Recognition of Behavioural Addictions: Full Presentation

Speaker: Dr Colin O'Gara, Consultant Psychiatrist, St John of God's Hospital 

Session III - The Wider Impact of Addiction

Speaker: Dr Ann Hope, Research Associate, Dept of Public Health and Primary Care, TCD

Addiction and Homelessness
Speaker: Fr Peter McVerry

Speaker: Dr Johnny Connolly, Alcohol and Drug Research Unit, Health Research Board

Session IV -Addiction Services on the Island of Ireland

Speaker: Dr Cathal Ó Súilliobháin, GP Specialist in Substance Abuse

Speaker: Dr William Gregg, Consultant Psychiatrist (Substance Misuse), Northern Health and Social Care Trust


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