Irish Society of Surgical Pathology (ISSP) Annual Symposium 2014

Irish Society of Surgical Pathology (ISSP) Annual Symposium 2014

17th/18th October 2014, Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare


You are invited to the 12th annual meeting of the Irish Society of Surgical Pathology (ISSP) hosted this year by St Vincents University Hospital Pathology Department and being held at Carton House Hotel, on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October 2014. This years meeting will focus on Gastrointestinal pathology including liver and pancreas and will include lectures, panel discussions  and case presentations. The programme offers international speakers in these areas as well as the trainee symposium (platform and poster presentations) open to all trainees in surgical pathology training programmes.

Faculty: Prof Ray Mc Mahon (Manchester), Dr Lai Mun Wang (Oxford), Dr Adrian Bateman (Southampton), Prof Graeme Murray (Aberdeen), Dr Paul Kelly (Belfast), Dr Judy Wyatt (Leeds), Prof Norman Carr (Southampton), Prof Kieran Sheahan (SVUH, Dublin), Dr Stephanie Curran (Galway) and  Professor Michael Veith (Bayreuth) . The Inuagural Peter Dervan Meomorial lecture will be given on Saturday 18th by Professor Michael O Brien (Boston)

This is the key Annual Symposium hosted by the ISSP for surgical pathologists in Ireland and, in addition, continues to attract attendance from Northern Ireland, the UK, and European and US pathologists.

Discussion of the Histopathology EQA slides will take place on Saturday morning 18th October

The annual Trainee symposium  will also  be hosted with Platform Presentations on GI/ Liver/ Pancreas topics and Poster Presentation (any pathology topic, audits encouraged). Closing date for submission of Abstracts for the Trainee Symposium will be Friday 19th September and  notification of acceptance will be  issued to the lead submitting author  by Monday 22nd September 2014.

The meeting will be recognised for CPD by RCPI  and RCPath.

For further information contact

Dr Margaret Sheehan, Secretary ISSP, Email:

Tel. 091-542016/543445

Dr Fergus Mac Sweeney, Treasurer ISSP, Email:

Tel. 051- 842472

Registration on line opens June 2014