27th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium

  • Date: 05 - 07 March 2020
  • Time: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Category: General events,  Surgical 
  • Location: Limerick University Hospital Limerick and University of Limerick

The annual Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium, named in his honour, was started in 1992 by the late Mr Peter Delaney.

The symposium is now conducted over three days and two locations, both GEMS on the UL campus and the CERC building in UHL, and since its development it has evolved to comprise general, vascular, colorectal, breast/endocrine, orthopaedic, ENT, plastic surgery sessions as well as multidisciplinary, plenary and practical hand-on surgical educational sessions. There are several paper prizes, poster prizes and named lectures including the Sylvester O’Halloran Lecture and the Sir Thomas Myles lecture.

Event programme

Thursday, 5 March 2020
Location: CERC Building, University Hospital Limerick

  • Vascular surgery masterclass
  • Annual hands-on courses in robotic surgery
  • Robotic surgery lecture (gynae)
  • Video session (robotic/general/gynae/urology surgery)

Friday, 6 March and Saturday, 7 March 2020
Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick

  • Sylvester O’Halloran lecture
  • Sylvester O’Halloran debate


  • Clinical breast
  • General surgery
  • Plenary prize
  • Clinical GI
  • Scientific
  • Orthopaedic
  • Anaesthetic
  • ENT/head and neck
  • Vascular
  • ASGBI/SOH paper prize
  • Video session
  • Radiology
  • Nursing
  • Cardiology
  • Colorectal


The deadline for abstracts for SOH 2020 is Friday, 15 November 2019. Authors please read the ‘Instruction to Authors’  section before submitting your abstracts.