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 […]


ITS Statement on Field Safety Notices issued by Philips Respironics on Sleep and Respiratory Care Devices

Further to the release by Philips Respironics of a Field Safety Notification on 14.06.2021 for a number of positive airway pressure (PAP) devices used for treatment of sleep apnoea and respiratory failure, Irish Thoracic Society colleagues have been working with the National Clinical Lead Respiratory the HSE and the HPRA to assess the impact and […]


ITS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 – Announcement

Please click HERE for the latest announcement regarding the Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting which will now be a virtual event and take place on Friday 19th November. A programme for the meeting will be available soon.


Irish Thoracic Society Flashcards

We are delighted to launch the ITS Flashcard series, covering a wide range of subspecialty topics within the ERS HERMES syllabus. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on clinical education, which has taken a back seat as we all prioritise patient care. This Flashcard series was created by our wonderful dynamic ITS community […]


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 […]