• Congratulations to the DOCHAS study team on their success at the ISG Winter Meeting

    The National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) would like to congratulate the DOCHAS study group on their recent success at the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Winter Meeting 2019. Dr. Sarah Cooper’s abstract “Familial, environmental and clinical factors affecting progression to colectomy in children with severe Ulcerative Colitis” was selected as a poster of distinction and Sarah was awarded 1st prize in the poster session. Ilona Csizmadia’s abstract “Risk factors for developing Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in an Irish prospective cohort” was selected for an oral presentation at the meeting.

    Ilona presenting her research during the ISG Winter Meeting 2019

    The DOCHAS (Determinants and Outcomes in CHildren and AdolescentS with Inflammatory Bowel Disease) study, led by Dr. Séamus Hussey, is Ireland’s first and only prospective study of paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. DOCHAS is a novel translational research platform, supported continually by the NCRC, which is designed to enable high quality national population-based clinical-epidemiological research, high quality hypothesis-driven basic and translational discovery research through national and international scientific collaborations, national and international investigator-led research studies, and clinical studies and trials that will positively impact patient care.