Registration Now Open – ITS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

We are delighted to open registration for the 2024 ITS Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held onsite at the Millennium Forum in Derry. To Register Today, please visit

ITS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 – Call for Abstracts

We are delighted to announce that the call for abstracts for the Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting on the 14th to the 16th of November 2024 is now open, click HERE to make your submission. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 20th of August 2024. Abstracts will be considered for publication in the ITS Online Abstract Book and there is an […]

HSE Virtual Ward Programme: Information Session

HSE Virtual Ward Presentation

ITS were invited to attend an online Information Session on the HSE Virtual Ward Programme which is being led by  Prof. Richard Greene, Chief Clinical Information Officer and  Deirdre McNamara,  Director of Strategic Programmes at the HSE.  A copy of the presentation is available for your information at HSE Virtual Wards Meeting_17052024 v4.2 

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

ITS Scientific Meeting 2024

Save the Date

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.

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 […]

ITS A. Menarini ATS Bursary 2024

The Irish Thoracic Society is pleased to offer two Bursaries to attend the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Meeting taking place in San Diego on the 17 – 22 May, kindly supported by A. Menarini Pharmaceuticals. The two bursaries (2,500Euro each) will be awarded based on an evaluation of abstracts submitted to the ATS. It is […]

ITS Call under HRCI/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2023-2024

The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) is pleased to invite Expressions of Interest (EOI) applications under the Health Research Charities Ireland/Health Research Board Joint Funding Scheme 2023/2024. We are inviting research proposals that support the Irish Thoracic Society’s Research Mission of facilitating high quality research that will support the care of patients (adult and paediatric) and […]

World Lung Day 2023

World Lung Day 2023 -Irish Thoracic Society Sets Out Five Ways to Love Your Lungs – To mark World Lung Day on Monday September 25, the Irish Thoracic Society is urging members of the public to “Show Your Lungs Some Love” and commit to undertaking five actions to safeguard their lung health. The actions focus […]