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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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Dr Keshav Sharma

It is with great shock and sadness that we have learned of the untimely death at the age of 39 of Dr Keshav Sharma on the 11/01/2021. Keshav, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, went to medical school at University College Dublin and completed his specialist training in respiratory medicine also in Ireland. In his training […]

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ASI ITS Joint Research Bursary 2021

Dr. Laura Walsh announced as recipient of Asthma Research Bursary 2020 The Asthma Society of Ireland, the Irish Thoracic Society and Novartis today announced Dr. Laura Walsh as the winner of the 2020 Asthma Research Bursary worth €10,000.  Dr. Walsh is a second year Specialist Registrar in Respiratory Medicine in Cork University Hospital. Her project […]

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ITS Annual Scientific Meeting Press Release Dec 3rd 2020

Irish Thoracic Society Calls for Dedicated Hospital Respiratory Units & Expanded Respiratory Services, as Survey of Frontline Respiratory Consultants Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Respiratory Healthcare Services 95% of respiratory consultants surveyed say respiratory care of non-COVID patients negatively impacted 88% say waiting list for routine care has increased; three in ten say by over […]

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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.