Ahead of World Lung Day on Sunday September 25, Coalition of Irish Lung Health CharitIes Urges Public to “Love Your Lungs”

Ahead of World Lung Day on Sunday September 25, the Irish Lung Health Alliance, a coalition of charities working to promote healthy lungs, has urged members of the public to take five steps to “Love Your Lungs”. The charities include the Alpha-1 Foundation Ireland, the Asthma Society of Ireland, COPD Support Ireland, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, […]


ITS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 – Deadline for Abstracts

The deadline for abstracts for the Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting on 1st, 2nd and 3rd December 2022, is 5pm on Wednesday, 31st August 2022. To submit an abstract, please use the following online submission form. Case studies for consideration for the ITS Case Study Forum which will take place on the evening of Thursday 1st […]


ITS Summer 2022 Case Forum – Prize Winners

The Prize winners at the ITS Summer Case Forum – Oral Presentations: Dr Sarah Farrell, Dr Matthew Chad Eastwood and Dr Margaret Higgins Poster Presentations: Dr Junaid Rasul Awan, Dr David O’Sullivan and Dr Kate Somers    



ITS Statement Regarding Vectura Acquisition by PMI

Irish Thoracic Society Statement Regarding Vectura Acquisition by PMI The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) joins with the global respiratory healthcare community1 in condemning the recent acquisition of Vectura, a company which produces devices for inhaled medications, by tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI). The acquisition raises a number of serious ethical and regulatory issues not […]


ITS A. Menarini ATS Bursary 2022

The Irish Thoracic Society is pleased to offer two Bursaries to attend the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Meeting taking place in San Francisco on the 13 – 18 May,  kindly supported by A. Menarini Pharmaceuticals.  The first bursary, to the value of €5,000, will be awarded based on an evaluation of abstracts submitted to the […]


Irish Donor Network Expresses Deep Concern at Significant Decline in Transplantation and Organ Donation Rates & Calls for Range of Measures from Government

Irish Donor Network Expresses Deep Concern at Significant Decline in Transplantation and Organ Donation Rates & Calls for Range of Measures from Government   – Organ transplant rate down by 32% in 2020 compared with 2019 with deceased organ donation rate down by 27%  – Ireland only in 18th place out of EU28 countries for transplants […]


ITS Call under HRCI HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2022

We are pleased to announce a call for research projects under the HRCI HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2022 to the value of €100,000 over two years. This call is made possible thanks to the kind support of GSK through an unrestricted grant. The scheme involves a detailed application and international peer review process. To facilitate this our […]


ITS – GSK – BTS Educational Bursaries 2021

The Irish Thoracic Society is delighted to invite applications for four Educational Bursaries to the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting (BTS) taking place virtually on 24th – 26th November 2021, kindly supported by GSK.  Bursaries will be to the value of €500 each and will cover registration for the meeting plus supplementary courses and educational materials. […]


ITS – GSK – ERS Travel Bursaries 2021

The Irish Thoracic Society is delighted to invite applications for four Educational Bursaries to the European Respiratory Society Congress (ERS) taking place virtually on 5th – 8th September 2021, kindly supported by GSK.  Bursaries will be to the value of €500 each and will cover registration for the meeting plus supplementary courses and educational materials. This […]