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,

Fidelma Carter

Chair of the HAI Nurses and AHP’s Committee

Important Update AGM Information Update

Save the Date!!


We are delighted to announce our 2022 Annual Conference will take place on  Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2022.

Location : Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork

Date: Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2022

Our online abstract submission portal will be opening on Wednesday 1st June.

Please use the button below to submit your abstracts.

Click Here To Submit Abstract


Deadline for abstract submission is 31st August – please note that all abstracts must be submitted by this time in order for us to allow adequate time for our reviewers to adjudicate.

Hotel Information

Radisson Hotel, Little Island Cork

Please ensure to book your hotel accommodation in plenty of time:


The room rates are as follows:

€129.00 B&B per single room per night €140.00 B&B per twin/double room per night

Cancellation policy is 48 hours

Our guest speakers for our Medical & Scientific sessions include:


  • Dr Karthik Ramasamy, Oxford University Hospitals (Myeloma)
  • Dr Emma Groarke, NIH (Aplastic Anaemia/Bone Marrow Failure)
  • Prof. Austin Kulasekeraraj, Kings College Hospital, NHS (MDS)
  • Prof. John Leonard, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian (Lymphoma)
  • Prof. Robert Sidonio, Emory University Atlanta, (Haemostasis/Thrombosis)
  • Dr Othman Al-Sawaf, Haematologist and Medical Oncologist at the University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany


In the meanwhile, stay safe and should you have any questions, please contact Sinead directly on:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com or 086 832 7943.


Best wishes

Dr Feargal McNicholl

President, HAI

Congratulations to our 2021 Novartis Fellowship Award Winners

Novartis Fellowship Educational Award 2021 Project title: Coagulation-Cancer crosstalk; understanding the role of von-Willebrand Factor (vWF) in pancreatic cancer thrombosis and metastasis Sukraj Dhami, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, (RCSI)
Runner-Up Award sponsored by HAI Multiple Myeloma Proposal Rebecca Amet, Trinity College Dublin,
Novartis Nursing/AHP Career Development Award Cancer Care in COVID-19: Exploring the Experiences of Haematology Patients and their Family Members Amanda Drury, UCD

Our sincere thanks to Novartis for this continued educational sponsorship.


Winner : Fidelma Hackett, UHL, Limerick
Title : Mitigating the risk Of Covid-19 Exposure For Patients With Secondary Immunodeficiency Receiving Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy By Switching To Home-Based Treatment: A Single Centre Experience


Winner : Louise Gribben Haematology ANP Southern Health and Social care Trust
Title : Red flag haematology referrals: development of an ANP clinic


Winner: Louise Gribben, Haematology ANP Southern Health and Social care Trust
Title : Prevalence and Predictors of Burnout and work Life Balance Amongst Haematology Cancer Nurses across the island of Ireland


Winner : Marie Claire McEvoy, Acute Haematology CNS, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Title: Introducing a formalised 24 hour nurse led telephone triage service for haematology patients in Beaumont Hospital