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Summer School on Bowel Disease - 5th June 2019

Dr Anthony O'Connor, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is the lead on the third session of TUH's successful Bowel Disease Summer School. Following on from two previous successful sessions, the school returns on Wednesday June 5th June with a panel of experts in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

The school will run on Wednesday June 5th June from 4:30pm - 7:30pm at the TCD Institute of Population Health, Russell Building, Tallaght Cross, Dublin 24. The school is being run with the kind support of the Adelaide Health Foundation.

The school is open to members of the public, and anyone wishing to attend please email to confirm attendance.

The school will hear contributions from:

  • Dr Anthony O'Connor, Consultant Gastroenterologist;
  • Sarah Gill, Dietitian;
  • Kate Ryan, Physiotherapist;
  • Natalya Price, Psychotherapist & Sex Therapist

40,000 people in Ireland suffer with IBD (including Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis). The conditions are lifelong and incurable, although they can usually be managed with medications and surgery.

Dr Anthony O'Connor said: "In Ireland, and in most countries, the resources do not exist to provide the type of holistic care we would always like to for IBD patients. I welcome the financial contribution from the Adelaide Health Foundation that enables us to organise the IBD School each year. The 2019 Summer School will cover a range of issues from medications to diet, sport, exercise and sex. Issues around sex and relationships are often to the fore of patient surveys, but we as doctors are not always as open at helping patients to explore them. I hope this summer school will change that."