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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.


Latest News

Irish Thoracic Society ASM 2022

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the first ITS ASM  since 2019!  This takes place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December 2022 in the Killashee Hotel, Naas.  Registration and accommodation details are now available.

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Press Release for World Lung Day 2022

Ahead of World Lung Day on Sunday September 25, Lung Health Coalition Calls on Health Service to Urgently Combat Delays in Breathing Test Diagnostics  – Survey shows widespread staff vacancies, with many patients having to wait months, even years, for simple diagnostic breathing tests –  “At the moment, we are being left to make an […]

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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.