About The ITS

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 COVID-19 Guidelines for Managing Respiratory Care

The Irish Thoracic Society COVID-19 sub-group has developed the following Guidelines for Managing Respiratory Care: Guideline for Managing Respiratory Care: SARS COVID-19 V1 27.03.2020 Addendums to Guidelines for Managing Respiratory Care: ITS Prone Positioning of the Conscious Patient with COVID-19 V1 20.04.2020 HSE Covid-19 Interim Clinical Guidance -VTE protocol and patient information for acute hospitals […]

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Advice for People with a Chronic Respiratory Condition

  As people with long term respiratory conditions have been identified as one of the groups more at risk of serious illness if they become infected with the coronavirus it is really important to heed all the recommended precautions to avoid contracting the disease. Respiratory conditions include Asthma, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Alpha […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Links

Please follow the links below to access up-to-date advisories regarding the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak.

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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.