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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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

We are delighted to announce we will be holding our Educational Session on Thursday 11th April & HAI Nursing & AHP Spring Study Day on Friday 12th April 2024 in The Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1.

The Gibson Hotel
Point Square
Dublin 1
Eircode D01 X2P2

There is no registration fee for attendance, but you must ensure to register to attend using the registration form below.

Click Here To Register Online
Click Here To Download The Educational Session Final Programme
Click Here To Download The Spring Study Day Final Programme



Note: This meeting is only open to Healthcare Professionals working within the area of Haematology.

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

The Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1

'Novartis Career Development Award' & 'AstraZeneca Award'

We delighted to announce that we have 2 Career Development Awards to give this year.  The first is the Novartis Career Development Award and the second I the AstraZeneca Award.  Each of these awards is in the amount of €10,000 each.

These awards are intended as seed funding for non-tenured scientists, including Postdoctoral Researchers, Biomedical Scientists/Medical Scientists/Clinical Scientists and Clinicians in training to develop an area of basic or clinical research in a haematology related field on the island of Ireland. The awards are open to both academic and hospital employees. All applicants must have a contract of employment in a hospital or third level institution on the island on Ireland for the period of the awards. Click the button below for the awards criteria.

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The deadline for submission is:  Friday 12th April 2024.

HAI/Novartis Nursing/AHP Research Project Award

In addition, we have the Novartis Nursing/AHP Research Project Award which is also intended as seed funding for Nurses/ AHPs in a haematology related field in the island of Ireland. The amount of this award is €3,000 and will only be used for research purposes. The recipient receives 100% of this award.


Download Career Grant Application Form

Many Thanks To All Our Sponsors In 2023

Our 2023 Spring Study Day Sponsors

Our 2023 Annual AGM Sponsors