Tallaght Hospital to host summer school on bowel disease

Tallaght University Hospital is to hold a series of patient information and education sessions focusing on the area of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This summer school is returning following the strong demand from the sessions run last year. The school led by Dr. Anthony O’Connor will be delivered by staff with expertise in particular areas related to the disease and will focus on aspects such as diet, the patient journey, medication and the psychological aspects of living with IBD.

The IBD sessions, entitled “Back to IBD School” will take place on Wednesday, 4th of July from 4pm to 6:30pm at the Trinity College Dublin Institute of Population Health, Russell Building, Tallaght Cross, Dublin 24. The event is supported by a new initiative grant from the Adelaide Health Foundation. 

The “Back to IBD School” session will feature contributions from: 
- Dr. Anthony O’Connor, Consultant Gastroenterologist, on the IBD patient’s journey
- Dr. Alex Concannon, Clinical Psychologist on the psychological aspects of coping with IBD
- Ms. Elaine Neary, Senior Dietitian, on healthy eating, diet and nutrition for patients with IBD

The sessions are open to all members of the public. Those who wish to register can email tallaghtibdschool@gmail.com

Dr. Anthony O’Connor commented, “At Tallaght University Hospital there is a strong ethos of ‘People Caring for People’, and members of staff regularly engage with the general public on health education awareness. We value the Hospital’s role as an engaged community actor. This event is a very important opportunity to put those values into action and increase awareness and knowledge of IBD. We have excellent contributors with specialist knowledge of many different aspect of the disease who will provide vital information on how to look after yourself, or anyone you know suffering from IBD. I look forward to welcoming everyone on the 4th of July.”

 

Last updated on: 12 / 06 / 2018