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The ITS was formed to support education and research into respiratory disease and its management on the island of Ireland. It also promotes awareness amongst the public and relevant authorities of related public health issues including smoking, pollution and occupational factors.


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ITS – GSK – ERS Travel Bursaries 2021

The Irish Thoracic Society is delighted to invite applications for four Educational Bursaries to the European Respiratory Society Congress (ERS) taking place virtually on 5th – 8th September 2021, kindly supported by GSK.  Bursaries will be to the value of €500 each and will cover registration for the meeting plus supplementary courses and educational materials. This […]

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ITS Statement on Field Safety Notices issued by Philips Respironics on Sleep and Respiratory Care Devices

Further to the release by Philips Respironics of a Field Safety Notification on 14.06.2021 for a number of positive airway pressure (PAP) devices used for treatment of sleep apnoea and respiratory failure, Irish Thoracic Society colleagues have been working with the National Clinical Lead Respiratory the HSE and the HPRA to assess the impact and […]

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ITS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 – Call for Abstracts

We are delighted to announce that the call for abstracts for the Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting on 19th – 20th November 2021 in Cork is now open. To submit an abstract, please use the following online submission form. Case studies for consideration for the ITS Case Study Forum which will take place on the evening of Thursday 18th […]

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Irish Thoracic Society Covid-19 Guidelines for Managing Respiratory Care

The Irish Thoracic Society COVID-19 sub-group has developed the following Guidelines for Managing Respiratory Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  These guidelines have been developed based on expert respiratory advice, consultation with specialty and professional groups, national and international best practice and with reference to HSE and HPSC guidance relating to Infection Prevention and Control. To continue reading the guidelines, click HERE.

For advice for people with a Chronic Respiratory Condition, click HERE.

To access more information on up-to-date advisories regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, please click HERE.

ITS Report

Respiratory Health of the Nation 2018

A report written by Dr Máire O’Connor, Ms Eimir Hurley, Ms Suzanne McCormack & Professor Terry O’Connor on behalf of the Irish Thoracic Society.

Please click the link below to view the report.

Respiratory Health of the Nation 2018

"A History of the Irish Thoracic Society"

Our new book – “A History of the Irish Thoracic Society” was recently published. You can view a digital version here or contact us to request a copy of the book. Listen to an interview with  Professor Muiris FitzGerald on Newstalk’s ‘Talking History’ here.