Conference Invitation

 You are invited to the 15th annual meeting of the Irish Society of Surgical Pathology hosted this year  by  the Dept of Pathology, Cork University Hospital  and being held at Castlemartyr Resort, Co Cork on  Friday 20th and Saturday 21st  October 2017. This year’s meeting will focus on Gastro-intestinal, Gynaecological and Breast pathology and will include lectures, panel discussions and case presentations. The programme offers international speakers in these areas as well as a trainee symposium (platform and poster presentations) which is open to all trainees in surgical pathology training programmes.


Dr Kay Park (Memorial Sloane Kettering, NY), Professor Glenn Mc Cluggage (Belfast Health and Social Care NHS Trust/QUB), Dr Niamh Conlon (Cork University Hospital), Dr Susan Lester (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA), Dr Cecily Quinn (St Vincents University Hospital), Dr Manuel Salto-Teller (Belfast Health and Social Care NHS Trust/ Centre for Cancer Research and Cell biology QUB), Dr MW Bennett (Cork University Hospital),  Dr Marco Novelli (University College London Hospitals).This is the key annual symposium hosted by the ISSP for surgical pathologists in Ireland which also continues to attract attendance from the UK, Europe and North America.

Discussion of the Histopathology EQA slides will take place on Friday afternoon 2nd October.

RCPI CPD approval applied for (category- external)

RCPath (UK) CPD approval applied for


For further information contact

D r Niamh Conlon  (

Dr Margaret Sheehan, Secretary (

Tel. 091- 542016

Dr Fergus Mac Sweeney, Treasurer ISSP, Email:

Tel. 051- 842472


Conference Hotel:

Castlemartyr Resort, Castlemartyr, Co Cork, P25 X300

Castlemartyr Resort is a 5* venue in the small village of Castlemartyr in East Cork.  This 18th centuary classic manor house lies adjacent to the ruins of an 800 year old castle originally built by The Knights templar under Richard Earl de Clare, known as Strongbow. It offers an excellent Conference Facility which has been previously  enjoyed by the ISSP conference. In addition, sited on 200 acres of mature landscape it offers  sporting and leisure facilities including its spa and golf.  The venue is 20 minutes  drive from Cork City (N25 through Castlemartyr village, signed just after the village onto R632). The hotel is just at the edge of the village.

Delegates wishing to stay in the conference hotel are required to book directly with the hotel

Conference rates:

Deluxe Room

Single occupancy bed and breakfast  180 euro per night

Double /twin room occupancy bed and breakfast   195 euro per room/night

Junior Suite

Single occupancy bed and breakfast  230 euro per night

Double /twin room occupancy bed and breakfast  245 euro per room/night

Manor State Room

Single occupancy bed and breakfast  280 euro per night

Double /twin room occupancy bed and breakfast   295 euro per room/night


Please quote ‘Irish Society of Surgical Pathology’ when making reservation to avail of conference rates.

Hotel  accomodation 45 rooms maximum available at the above rates and subjected to overall availability. First some first served basis.

Tel.  hotel: +353 (0)21 421 9000

Fax hotel: +353 (0)21 462 3359

Social Programme:

Conference Dinner:  Castlemartyr Resort 8.00 pm. Dining room venue tbc

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