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 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.

We are hoping to be in a position to host our Nursing & AHP Study Day which is due to take place in April 2021.  However, this will be dependent on Covid restrictions at that time.  Similarly, we hope to progress with our October 2021 Conference but, again, this will be dependent on Covid restrictions at that time. 

 

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).

HAI UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL COVID-19 AWARDS

The Haematology Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that funding will be made available to those of our members who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We appreciate that a lot of our members are in the final stages of their higher degree and have had their funding restricted. Therefore, funding in the form of an Unrestricted Award up to a maximum amount of €3000 will be made available to our members. This funding is aimed to support the continuation/completion of pre-existing research and not new project proposals.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2020

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BEST NURSING/AHP ORAL PRESENTATION (GILLIAN LAMROCK PRIZE)

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

BEST NURSING/AHP DISPLAY POSTER PRESENTATION

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)

NURSING/AHP ORAL PRESENTATION 2ND PRIZE

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

NURSING/AHP POSTER PRESENTATION 2ND PRIZE

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