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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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Irish Thoracic Society Submission to the Oireachtas Speical Committee on COVID-19 Response

ITS made a submission to the Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 Response outlining concerns and recommendations for Respiratory Healthcare in Ireland as we continue to live alongside COVID-19 over the Winter months. The submission can be read in full by clicking Irish Thoracic Society Submission to Special Committee on COVID-19.

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Irish Thoracic Society Online Journal Club

Dear ITS Members, We are delighted to announce the winners of the first Irish Thoracic Society Online Journal Club, they are: Dr Niamh Boyle with her review of “Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19 — Preliminary Report The Recovery Collaborative Group” and the runner up is: Dr Donal O’Malley with his review of the study “Elexacaftor–Tezacaftor–Ivacaftor for Cystic […]

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Irish Thoracic Society Statement on Impact of COVID-19 for People with Lung Disease

Irish Thoracic Society Statement on Impact of COVID-19 for People with Lung Disease   Date of issue: Friday June 19, 2020   Leading respiratory experts from the Irish Thoracic Society have today warned of the impact of COVID-19 on lung health and called for urgent action to avert unprecedented rates of excess illness and death […]

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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.