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.

HAI Current News

***FYI***2020 HAI & HAI Nursing & AHPs Group Annual Conference October 2020 – Cancelled***

Dates For Your Diary : 26th February 2021

We are going virtual!  We are delighted to announce that we will be running a virtual Spring Research Educational Day on Friday 26th February 2021.  This will be a full day programme and we would like to invite you to submit your abstracts accordingly – abstract link will be sent in due course. Keep an eye here for more information.


Grants and Scholarships News

Don’t forget we are currently taking applications for the HAI UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL COVID-19 AWARDS & Our Novartis Fellowship Award. Please see the sections below for more information.


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


Download 2019 Medical Scientific Programme


Download 2019 Nurses Programme


Download 2019 Laboratory Session Programme


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

Grants & Scholarships

2020 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


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The Haematology Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that funding will be made available to those of our members who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We appreciate that a lot of our members are in the final stages of their higher degree and have had their funding restricted. Therefore, funding in the form of an Unrestricted Award up to a maximum amount of €3000 will be made available to our members. This funding is aimed to support the continuation/completion of pre-existing research and not new project proposals.


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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.

Prof. James O’Donnell,
(October 2019-October 2021)