Paul O’Byrne Lecture

Professor H. Paul Redmond graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1983. After undertaking a BSc (1st Class Honours) in Anatomy he completed his surgical training in Dublin. He spent 2 years working as a Surgical Oncology Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. On the basis of this work he was awarded an MCh degree by the NUI.Professor Redmond returned to Ireland in 1991 and establisheMd a research laboratory at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. He spent a further 3 years working as a Senior Surgical Registrar before being appointed Senior Lecturer in Surgery in Beaumont Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1995. He was subsequently appointed as Head of the Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital / University College Cork, Ireland in September 1997.Professor Redmond has served on numerous national and international bodies including acting as Director of the Scientific Committee for the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Membership Director for the Society of Academic and Research Surgery. He is currently a Council Member of Chair of the Scientific Guidelines Committee for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Director of Cancer Services for the Health Service Executive – Southern Region and was Chair of the Irish National Cancer Forum from 2003 – 2006