Prof. Dermot O'Toole
ENETS Chair from 2018 until 2020
Dermot O’Toole is Professor of Gastroenterology and Clinical Medicine at Trinity College Dublin (TCD, The University of Dublin) and Consultant Gastroenterologist at St James’s and St. Vincent’s University Hospitals Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from TCD and has postgraduate degrees from TCD and the Universities of Paris and Angers. His major research interests include gastrointestinal cancer biology, especially in neuroendocrine tumor (NET)-related diseases and early GI neoplasia (Barrett’s oesophagus, gastric and colorectal cancers). Professor O’Toole is Clinical Lead for the national NET group. He has served on the Executive Committee of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS) helping to develop guideline papers and standards of care initiatives in the field of NET. A major initiative was acting as inaugural lead and Chair of the ENETS-driven European Centers of Excellence programme. As subsequent Chair of ENETS, Professor O’Toole helped establish the inaugural international World NET Forum dedicated to multiple NET societies contributing to education in basic science and translation research in NET. He has been an active participant and advisor to the international NET patient representative body – INCA-helping to co-host ENETS-INCA research an educational meetings. He is currently clinical co-Lead in the INCA initiative aiming to elaborate an educational programme for primary care physicians.