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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.


Latest News

Launch of Pulmonary Nodule Patient Information Leaflet

This ITS supported patient Information leaflet was developed by respiratory specialist from the nationally designated respiratory centres of excellence to help address some of the patients concerns and understanding regarding the incidental detection and importance of radiological follow up of subcentimeter pulmonary nodules detected on CT imaging. The actual predicted risk of cancer and timing […]

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World TB Day 2021

To Mark World TB Day 2021, Irish Thoracic Society Calls for the Future-proofing of Healthcare Services in the Battle Against Infectious Diseases   To mark World TB Day 2021, Wednesday March 24, the Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) is calling on the government to take decisive action to combat the hidden but very real and devastating […]

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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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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.