National Details

National Population: 4.77 million

ESCP Members: 62

Societies: Irish Association of Coloproctology & Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

ESCP Ireland Representative: Mr Jurgen Mulsow (

National Examination: Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination (Colorectal) (FRCSI Gen Surg)

Journal: Colorectal Disease

Irish Association of Coloproctology

President: Mr Brian Mehigan (St James's Hospital Dublin)

Secretary: Mr John Burke (Beaumont Hospital Dublin)

The Irish Association of Coloproctology is an all-Ireland organisation of surgeons with members in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The AGM normally takes place each May and is held jointly with the Chapter Meeting of The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (

Past meetings

  • 2019 Beaumont Hospital Dublin, hosted by Mr John Burke and Mr Kourosh Khosraviani. The meeting included a Festschrift for Mr Joseph Deasy and included guest speakers Prof Brendan Moran and Prof Ronan O'Connell.
  • 2018 The annual meeting was held in Belfast, hosted by Mr Kourosh Khosraviani. Prof James Hill, President ACPGBI, gave the Guest Lecture on the topic of stenting for malignant large bowel obstruction.
  • 2017 This year's IACP meeting was held in Waterford, and was hosted by Mr Fiachra Cooke.
  • 2016 This year's IACP meeting was held in conjunction with the Royal Society of Medicine (Section of Coloproctology) Overseas Meeting, and was hosted by the Mater Hospital, Dublin.
  • 2015 The 2015 meeting was hosted by St. James' Hospital, Dublin.
  • 2014 The 2014 meeting was held in Belfast, hosted by the President Mr John Moorehead.
  • 2013 The 2013 meeting was hosted by St. James' Hospital, Dublin.
  • 2012 The Annual Meeting of the IACP was held on the 11th and 12th May in Cork, hosted by the President, Mr. Michael ORiordain. Professor Fergus Shanahan, Professor of Medicine at University College Cork (NUI) and Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cork University Hospital  gave the Guest Lecture.


In 2020 the IACP will for the first time hold a combined meeting with the Irish Society of Gastroenterology, currently chaired by Dr Tony Tham. The combined meeting, originally due to take place in May, has been rescheduled due to COVID 19 and will now take place on 12-13th November in Killiney, Co. Dublin. Full meeting details and registration can be found at



Forthcoming National Meetings

Joint meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology and Irish Society of Gastroenterology

November 12-13, Fitzpatrick's Hotel Killiney, Co. Dublin

Registration and meeting details at:

Meeting highlights:

Prof. Doug Rex from Indiana, USA is one of the most famous endoscopists in the world & has published & lectured widely on colonoscopy & polypectomy. He will make his first visit to Ireland to tell us about the endoscopic management of large colorectal polyps. He will be participating in a multidisciplinary symposium on challenging colorectal polyps with Prof. Kieran Sheahan (pathologist, St Vincent’s Hospital) & Prof. Robin Kennedy (surgeon, St Marks Hospital, London). 

Another multidisciplinary symposium will focus on perianal Crohn’s disease and will feature a keynote lecture by Prof. Yves Panis, consultant colorectal surgeon in Beaujon Hospital, Paris. Our MDT panel will also feature Irish experts like Dr. David Kevans (gastroenterologist, St James’s Hospital), & Dr. Alison Corr (radiologist, St Marks Hospital, London). 

There will also be lectures on “Artificial Intelligence in Endoscopy” (Prof Michael Wallace, Mayo Clinic), “Colonic Stenting” (Dr Jo Vandervoort, Belgium) & the “Changing Demographic of Colorectal Cancer” (Prof Matt Rutter, UK). 

For our trainees there are both oral & poster sessions with sponsored prizes for the best presentations & I would encourage as many as possible to submit ( when the time comes. 


All Ireland Colorectal Cancer Conference 2020

The meeting has been rescheduled from its original date in March and is now due to take place in Dublin on 27th November.

Further details at: 









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