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.

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Our Irish trainees presenting at EHA/HAI joint symposium at #HAI2023
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EHA/HAI joint symposium on career development for trainees today at #HAI2023
Thank you YoungEHA president @MandyNLauw @drnborges, speakers and panelists for a highly successful productive session


Excellent state of the art talk from Dr Carmel Waldron @CarmWaldron @stjamesdublin on epidemiology and prognostic biomarkers in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) #HAI2023

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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 2023-2024 Current News

A Note From Our President

Thank you to all who attended our 2023 conference in the Galway Bay Hotel which was our highest attendance to date.  I am delighted to have been nominated as your new President and shall endeavour to continue to carry on the hard work of my predecessors.  Our 2024 Annual Conference will take place in The Europa Hotel, Belfast on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October 2024 where we look forward to yet another successful conference.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please direct these to our Conference Administrator/Organiser Sinead Cassidy on:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com or (086) 832 7943.

With very best wishes

Prof. Paul Browne

HAI President


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A Big Congratulations to all our 2023 Medical & Scientific and Nursing/AHPs Award Winners! 

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The Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

2022 Novartis Fellowship Award

We are delighted to announce that the winner or our 2022 Novartis Award was Dr Roisin McAvera for her proposal entitled: Investigating Cell Cycle & Mitotic Therapeutic Vulnerabilities for the Treatment of SKY92 High-Risk Multiple Myeloma

2022 Novartis Award Winner - Dr Roisin McAvera
2022 Novartis Award Runner Up - Dr Ciara Byrne

Congratulations also to our runner-up Dr Ciara Byrne for her proposal entitled: Defining the role of von Willebrand factor in inflammatory disease


Novartis Nursing/AHP Research Project Award Winner 2022

Research Topic:  AYA specific Haem/Onc Care
Lily Brewin, St John’s Ward, CHI at Crumlin



Many thanks to Novartis for their continued support

Lily Brewin, St John’s Ward, CHI at Crumlin being presented with her award by HAI Committee member Lorna Storey

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