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

Important Update AGM Information Update

Save the Date!!


We are delighted to announce our 2022 Annual Conference will take place on  Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2022.

Location : Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork

Date: Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2022

Our online abstract submission portal will be opening on Wednesday 1st June.

Online Registrations are now open. 

Click Here To Register Online


Download Medical Scientific Programme


Download Nursing AHP Programme


Download Laboratory Session Programme


Please note abstract submission is now closed.

Our guest speakers for our Medical & Scientific sessions include:


  • Dr Karthik Ramasamy, Oxford University Hospitals (Myeloma)
  • Dr Emma Groarke, NIH (Aplastic Anaemia/Bone Marrow Failure)
  • Prof. Austin Kulasekeraraj, Kings College Hospital, NHS (MDS)
  • Prof. John Leonard, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian (Lymphoma)
  • Prof. Robert Sidonio, Emory University Atlanta, (Haemostasis/Thrombosis)
  • Dr Othman Al-Sawaf, Haematologist and Medical Oncologist at the University Hospital Cologne, Germany


In the meanwhile, stay safe and should you have any questions, please contact Sinead directly on:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com or 086 832 7943.


Best wishes

Dr Feargal McNicholl

President, HAI

Hotel Information

Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork

Please ensure to book your hotel accommodation in plenty of time:


The room rates are as follows:

€129.00 B&B per single room per night €140.00 B&B per twin/double room per night

Cancellation policy is 48 hours

2022 Novartis Fellowship Award

We are delighted to announce that Novartis have agreed to kindly sponsor our Fellowship Educational Award and our Nursing/AHP Career Development Awards for 2022. Attached and below please find all relevant information.



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Congratulations to our 2021 Novartis Fellowship Award Winners

Novartis Fellowship Educational Award 2021 Project title: Coagulation-Cancer crosstalk; understanding the role of von-Willebrand Factor (vWF) in pancreatic cancer thrombosis and metastasis Sukraj Dhami, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, (RCSI)
Runner-Up Award sponsored by HAI Multiple Myeloma Proposal Rebecca Amet, Trinity College Dublin,
Novartis Nursing/AHP Career Development Award Cancer Care in COVID-19: Exploring the Experiences of Haematology Patients and their Family Members Amanda Drury, UCD

Our sincere thanks to Novartis for this continued educational sponsorship.

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 Feargal McNicholl,
(October 2021-October 2023)