Opt-Out Organ Donation Consent System

The Irish Thoracic Society supports the introduction of an Opt-Out Organ Donation Consent System.  Briefing Paper –  Human Tissue Bill IDN from members of the Irish Donors Network.

European Citizen’s Initiative for a Tobacco Free Europe.

The Irish Thoracic Society supports a European Citizen’s Initiative for a Tobacco Free Europe which aims to achieve the first European tobacco free generation and a tobacco free environment by 2030. 1 million signatures are needed across Europe.  Ireland needs to reach 9,165 signatures. ECITFE TFRI News Release January 2023 Information About European Citizens’ Initiative […]

ITS ASM 2022 Highlights – Guest Speakers

We were delighted to welcome our guest speakers to Killashee, who presented a series of excellent and informative addresses to the Annual Scientific Meeting 2022. Pictured above: Dr Elliott Crouser, Professor of Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine Developments in Sarcoidosis Pathogenesis and Treatment

ITS ASM 2022 Highlights – The Jean Norton Award

The Jean Norton Award for Best Research Paper on Chronic Restrictive Pulmonary Disease at the 2022 ITS Annual Scientific Meeting The Jean Norton Award for Best Research Paper on Chronic Restrictive Pulmonary Disease was awarded to Grace O’Sullivan – Cork University Hospital, for her presentation “Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and palliative care: a qualitive exploration of […]

Publication of the Human Tissue Bill

The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) warmly welcomes the publication today of the Human Tissue Bill, especially the provision for the introduction of a soft-opt out organ donation consent system. The Irish Thoracic Society has campaigned with member organisations of the Irish Donor Network for a soft opt-out organ donation system and we look forward to the benefits […]

Irish Thoracic Society ASM 2022

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the first ITS ASM  since 2019!  This takes place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December 2022 in the Killashee Hotel, Naas.  Registration and accommodation details are now available.

Press Release for World Lung Day 2022

Ahead of World Lung Day on Sunday September 25, Lung Health Coalition Calls on Health Service to Urgently Combat Delays in Breathing Test Diagnostics  – Survey shows widespread staff vacancies, with many patients having to wait months, even years, for simple diagnostic breathing tests –  “At the moment, we are being left to make an […]