About The ITS

The Irish Thoracic Society is the national organisation representing respiratory healthcare professionals throughout Ireland. The society is dedicated to championing excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, and clinical care of respiratory disease through its work in advocacy, education and research.

ITS also promotes awareness amongst the public and relevant authorities of related public health issues. 

Latest News

HSE Virtual Ward Programme: Information Session

ITS were invited to attend an online Information Session on the HSE Virtual Ward Programme which is being led by  Prof. Richard Greene, Chief Clinical Information Officer and  Deirdre McNamara,  Director of Strategic Programmes at the HSE.  A copy of the presentation is available for your information at HSE Virtual Wards Meeting_17052024 v4.2 

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How vaping went from anti-smoking saviour to being ‘cool’ among kids

In Ireland, sales of e-cigarettes exceeded 200m last year. ITS President, Professor Marcus Kennedy warns “There’s not enough evidence to show that vapes stop people smoking and they might actually be a gateway towards smoking or other recreational drugs.” Click here for full story on Irish Independent

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ITS Scientific Meeting 2024

Date For The Diary – We are delighted to announce that the ITS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 will take place in the Millennium Forum Conference Centre in Derry, Northern Ireland,  on the 14 – 16 November 2024. The agenda, along with registration details will follow in the coming months.

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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.