Welcome

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 For Hotel Booking Information

 

Online Abstract Submission – Now Open

Please note that our deadline date for our online abstract submission is: Wednesday 7th August. Please note that this date will not be extended. Therefore, please ensure to submit your abstract on time.

Important Information!!!

A change has been made to the abstract categories in order to encourage more laboratory scientists to present at the HAI annual meeting and to increase participation of laboratory scientists in the Medical & Scientific Session.

Abstracts submitted under ‘Laboratory Haematology (Medical & Scientific Session)’ will be considered for Oral Presentations (including President’s Symposium) at both the Medical and Scientific session and the Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion session.

Abstracts submitted submitted under ‘ Laboratory Haematology (Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion Session only)’ will only be considered for this session.

Please Click Here To Submit An Abstract

 

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”

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: TBC

Please Click Here To Download The 2019 Novartis Fellowship Award Criteria

Travel Bursaries

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

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,
President
(October 2017-October 2019)