ASI ITS Joint Research Bursary 2021

We are please to advise members that applications for the 2021 Asthma Research Bursary have been extended to 31-03-2021 and should be submitted by email to: info@irishthoracicsociety.com. For more details of the ASI ITS Bursary Call for Applications, please click HERE.   Dr. Laura Walsh announced as recipient of Asthma Research Bursary 2020 The Asthma […]


ITS Annual Scientific Meeting Press Release Dec 3rd 2020

Irish Thoracic Society Calls for Dedicated Hospital Respiratory Units & Expanded Respiratory Services, as Survey of Frontline Respiratory Consultants Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Respiratory Healthcare Services 95% of respiratory consultants surveyed say respiratory care of non-COVID patients negatively impacted 88% say waiting list for routine care has increased; three in ten say by over […]


ITS Research Award under the HRCI/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2020.

A project from the research laboratory of Professor Joseph Keane to study ways of correcting the defective immunity seen in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis, is the recipient of the ITS Award through the Health Research Charities Ireland and the Health Research Board (HRCI/HRB) Joint Funding Scheme 2020. It is one of 10 […]


ITS Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

The Irish Thoracic Society Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 will take place on the 3rd and 4th December.

Online Registration is Now Open.

The ITS Paediatric Forum will take place on Wednesday 2nd December from 2-5pm.

Online Registration for the ITS Paediatric Forum is Now Open.

We look forward to seeing you virtually!



Irish Thoracic Society Online Journal Club

Dear ITS Members, We are delighted to announce the winners of the first Irish Thoracic Society Online Journal Club, they are: Dr Niamh Boyle with her review of “Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19 — Preliminary Report The Recovery Collaborative Group” and the runner up is: Dr Donal O’Malley with his review of the study “Elexacaftor–Tezacaftor–Ivacaftor for Cystic […]



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.  These […]


Advice for People with a Chronic Respiratory Condition

  As people with long term respiratory conditions have been identified as one of the groups more at risk of serious illness if they become infected with the coronavirus it is really important to heed all the recommended precautions to avoid contracting the disease. Respiratory conditions include Asthma, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Alpha […]