On behalf of the committee I would like to welcome you to the Haematology Association of Ireland Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals website.

Our fabulous committee members are situated throughout Ireland and come together to develop educational multi-professional forums in the field of adult and paediatric haematology. These forums provide education, disseminate practice, offer discussion of experiences and provide opportunities for networking. The Nurse and AHP study day is held in April each year; and the HAI annual conference is held in October and this is a joint conference which runs alongside medical, scientific and laboratory sessions.

All nurses and allied healthcare professionals are welcome to attend and we endeavour to cover a wide range of haematological topics to suit all professionals regardless of your experience. We welcome any suggestions for topics for discussion so please contact any of our committee members via our committee link and we would be happy to discuss this with you. We encourage all delegates to submit an abstract to our annual meeting – it’s a great way to share practice, demonstrate service development and you could also win a prize!

We understand the current restraints in trying to attend conferences so the committee offers bursaries of up to €100 towards the cost of registration or accommodation – so don’t miss out!

Our newsletter ‘Blood Matters’ is also in production and we would love to hear about your area of practice, please contact a committee member for more information.

Your contribution into our meetings and newsletter is what makes HAI nurses and AHP group so diverse and well attended so please keep up the good work and we look forward to your presence at our next conference.

Kindest regards,

Jacinta Byrne

Chair of the HAI Nurses and AHP’s Committee

The Radisson Hotel, Athlone

2020 Annual AGM of HAI & HAI Nursing & AHPs Group

***Important ***

It is with enormous regret that the HAI Committee have decided to cancel our 2020 Conference which was to be held in Cork 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.

Therefore, our next conference will be the Nursing & AHP Study Day which will take place in April 2021 (no date has been set for this yet).  Our October 2021 meeting will progress as planned in October 8-9 2021 in the Europa Hotel in Belfast.


Please contact Sinead for information on this:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com


Download 2019 Scientific Medical 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).

2019 Bursaries & Grants

Travel Bursaries

We are delighted to announce that travel bursaries will be awarded again this year in the amount of €150.00.

Please Click Here To Download A Travel Bursary Application Form For 2019


if you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact Sinead on: sinead@sineadcassidy.com

Multiple Myeloma Ireland Educational Grant 2019

Multiple Myeloma Ireland (MMI) is the only registered charity in Ireland dedicated to providing support and education for those living with a diagnosis of myeloma. We are delighted to be offering this opportunity to individuals working in haematology. This grant was made possible through the kind donations from MMI fundraisers and the estate of Bartholomew O’Leary.

Download Myeloma Ireland Educational Grant Guidelines


Download MMI Grant Application Form

Kindly Sponsored by Mundipharma

Winner : Fidelma Hackett, UHL, Limerick
Title : To discontinue or continue treatment? Decision-making experiences of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia on TKIs


Winner : Mairead Ni Chonghaile, St James’s
Title : Identifying and comparing the self- perceived education needs of haematology nurses in Ireland and across a European setting
(Poster number 91)


Winner: Aileen Smith, St James’s
Title : Survivorship Post Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation Late effects/Long term follow up clinic


Winner :  Laura Croan, Belfast City Hospital
Title: The Development of a nurse-led lymphoma long-term review clinic: a service evaluation (Poster number 83)