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


It is with enormous regret that the HAI Committee have decided to cancel our 2020 Conference which was to be held in Athlone in October.  This is due to a number of factors but the main one being that, given the huge attendance at this conference, current social distancing regulations could not be accommodated.

We are hoping to be in a position to host our Nursing & AHP Study Day which is due to take place in April 2021.  However, this will be dependent on Covid restrictions at that time.  Similarly, we hope to progress with our October 2021 Conference but, again, this will be dependent on Covid restrictions at that time. 


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).


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)