Welcome

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 Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill

2019 Annual AGM of HAI & HAI Nursing & AHPs Group

Save The Date

We are delighted to announce that our Annual meeting will be taking place in the Galway Bay Hotel, on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October 2019.

Date: Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October 2019

Venue: The Galway Bay Hotel, The Promenade, Galway, H91 W295

Please Click Here For Hotel Booking Information

 

Online Abstract Submission – Now Open

Please note that our deadline date for our online abstract submission is: Wednesday 7th August. Please note that this date will not be extended. Therefore, please ensure to submit your abstract on time.

Important Information!!!

A change has been made to the abstract categories in order to encourage more laboratory scientists to present at the HAI annual meeting and to increase participation of laboratory scientists in the Medical & Scientific Session.

Abstracts submitted under ‘Laboratory Haematology (Medical & Scientific Session)’ will be considered for Oral Presentations (including President’s Symposium) at both the Medical and Scientific session and the Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion session.

Abstracts submitted submitted under ‘ Laboratory Haematology (Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion Session only)’ will only be considered for this session.

Please Click Here To Submit An Abstract

 

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

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.  More information on this will follow.

If you have any questions please contact Conference Secretariat Sinead Cassidy via sinead@sineadcassidy.com

Multiple Myeloma Ireland Educational Grant 2018

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
BEST NURSING/AHP ORAL PRESENTATION (GILLIAN LAMROCK PRIZE)

Kindly Sponsored by Mundipharma

Winner : Lauren Clarke,Waterford Hospital
Title : Living With A ‘Watch And Wait’ Management Strategy With Cll, Follicular Lymphoma Or Smouldering Myeloma: Ipa Analysis

BEST NURSING/AHP DISPLAY POSTER PRESENTATION

Winner : Helen Horner, Antrim Area Hospital
Title : Multiple Myeloma – Streamlining The Administration Of First Line Chemotherapy Prior To Autologous Stem Cell Return

NURSING/AHP ORAL PRESENTATION 2ND PRIZE

Winner: Ger Walpole, Fidelma Hackett, Fiona Weldon, Snehal Prabhukeluskar
Title : Oral Therapies: Assessment Tool

NURSING/AHP POSTER PRESENTATION 2ND PRIZE

Winner :  Karena Maher, Waterford Hospital
Title: Development Of A Nurse Led Picc Line Inserstion Service For The Haematology And Oncology Patients Using 3cg Technology