2017 Events

Friday 8th December 2017 2:00 - 5:30pm at H1.26 Intel Theatre, First Floor Hub of the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science

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Festschrift for Prof Ronan O'Connell

In conjunction with the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, the School is pleased to present a Festschrift in honour of Professor Ronan O’Connell, recently retired UCD Professor of Surgery.  The Festschrift takes place on Friday 8th December 2017 in H1.26 Intel Theatre, First Floor Hub of the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.

Chair: Professor Ronan Cahill Head of Surgery Section UCD and Mater Hospital Dublin.


Ronan O’Connell – the Surgeon and the Man


Opening address and welcome

Professor Pat Murray, Dean of Medicine and Head of the UCD School of Medicine


Ronan O’Connell on the International Stage

John Nicholls, St Mark’s Hospital London


Personal Reflections on my Father

Robert O’Connell, Wexford General Hospital


Inflammatory Bowel Disease


The Mesentery in Crohn’s Disease

Calvin Coffey, University of Limerick


Cell Signalling and Fibroblast Mediated Stricture Formation in Crohn’s Disease

Jurgen Mulsow, Mater Hospital Dublin


Cell Signalling and Career Pathways in IBD: the Influence of Ronan as a Mentor

John Burke, Beaumont Hospital Dublin


The Microbiome and IBD: the Next Generation

Aonghus Lavelle, University College Cork


Coffee Break



Pelvic floor Disorders


Obstetric Sphincter Lesions

Soren Laurberg, University of Aarhus


Efficacy of Sacral Neuromodulation for Faecal Incontinence

Klaus Matzel, University of Erlangen


Animal Studies of Anorectal Sensory Dysfunction

James Jones, University College Dublin


Human Studies of Anorectal Sensory Dysfunction

Charlie Knowles, Queen Mary University of London


All welcome.