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 Radisson Hotel, Athlone

2020 Annual AGM of HAI & HAI Nursing & AHPs Group

Save The Date

We are delighted to announce that our 2020 Annual Conference will be taking place in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th  October 2020.

Date: Friday 16th – Saturday 17th October 2020

Venue: The Radisson Hotel, Athlone

Click Here For 2020 Hotel Booking Information


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).


Download 2019 Medical Scientific Programme


Download 2019 Nurses Programme


Download 2019 Laboratory Session Programme


A Big congratulation’s to our 2019 Novartis Career Development Award Winner – Luke Jones for his research proposal on investigation the effects of PRC2 loss on genome architecture, and the influence this has on TAD formation and subsequent de-repression of potential oncogenes.


2019 Novartis Career Development Award Winner – Luke Jones

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)