The Haematology Association of Ireland nurtures the development of haematology knowledge and research on the Island of Ireland. HAI achieves this through the organisation of an annual meeting which takes place in October of each year and is hosted in all corners of the island.

The Association welcomes members who are qualified, working or studying in any area of haematology. We are proud of our medical, nursing and scientific members. Our multidisciplinary committee ensures that all areas of haematology research, knowledge and practice (both diagnostic and therapeutic) are represented at our annual meeting and at subspecialty meetings during the year.

HAI is closely affiliated with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland from whom we derive our annual meeting accreditation and the authority to provide accreditation to smaller Irish meetings during the year.

We are also associated with the Royal College of Pathologists in the UK (RCPath). The RCPath is working on procedures designed to open its exams to scientists. The HAI is happy to support scientists in their preparations with opportunities to network, develop research projects and seek funding in the form of start up grants and travel grants.

The HAI is increasingly a nidus of opportunity for doctors in haematology, (training and trained) to further collaboration on research projects and clinical trials.

Our annual meeting attracts speakers of the highest international standing from all areas of haematology as a glance through previous programmes will demonstrate.  Consistently positive feedback from attendees allows me to encourage you to attend out annual meeting to experience this for yourself.

The HAI Nurses & AHP Group leads the ongoing education of haematology nurses of all types and we welcome nurse members from coagulation in addition to cancer related haematology nurses.
The Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

2019 Annual AGM of HAI & HAI Nursing & AHPs Group

Save The Date

We are delighted to announce that our Annual meeting will be taking place in the Galway Bay Hotel, on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October 2019.

Date: Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October 2019

Venue: The Galway Bay Hotel, The Promenade, Galway, H91 W295

Please Click Here To Register Online


Please Click Here To Download The Medical Scientific Programme


Please Click Here To Download The Nurses Programme


Please Click Here To Download The Laboratory Session Programme


Please Click Here For Hotel Booking Information


Please Note Abstract Submission Is Now Closed.

Please contact Sinead for information on this:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com

N.B  (no cartoon stock/shutterstock pictures to be used in presentations please as HAI may be charged for use of these).

Scholarships & Bursaries

2019 Novartis Fellowship Award:

The Haematology Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that Novartis have kindly sponsored an Educational Fellowship. The award is intended as seed funding for non-tenured scientists including postdoctoral research fellows, early career scientists, clinical scientists to develop an area of basic or clinical research in a haematology related field in the island of Ireland. The award is open to both academic and hospital employees. All applicants must have a contract of employment for the period of the award. The amount of the Award is €10,000.00

The award is not suitable for post-graduate students studying for a Ph.D or M.D.

If you are currently not a member, you can become a member by registering online here shortly (any questions, just call Sinead).

Congratulations to our 2018 Winner: Dr Mark Hughes, RCSI for his proposal entitled “Exploring the immunomodulatory roles of the anticoagulant enzyme Activated Protein C for the treatment of inflammatory disease”


Please Click Here To Download The 2019 Novartis Fellowship Award Criteria

Travel Bursaries – 2019

We are delighted to announce that travel bursaries will be awarded again this year in the amount of €150.00.

Please Click Here To Download A Travel Bursary Application Form For 2019


if you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact Sinead on: sinead@sineadcassidy.com

A Note From Our President

Finally, if you are thinking of joining, click here to download a membership form. Your membership covers attendance at the annual meeting and allows access to the annual dinner and gala banquet for a nominal sum.

Dr Kathryn Boyd,
(October 2017-October 2019)