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

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

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Membership for our Northern Ireland colleagues

We are delighted to offer membership to Northern Ireland colleagues who are members of either or both the British Thoracic Society and the Ulster Thoracic Society at a 50% discount.  We are particularly happy to be doing this as we look forward to holding key educational events in Northern Ireland in the next year (ITS […]

Read More »

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.