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

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

Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Thank You

 

Thanks to everyone who made our HAI Spring Study Day 2022 a success.  To review a video of the talks,  please click on the button below. 

Please Note: This is secure content so please email Sinead Cassidy for the password on sinead@sineadcassidy.com

Click Here To Review Spring Study Day 2022 Video

 

Click Here To Download Our 2022 Spring Study Day Programme

 

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Should you have any questions, please contact Sinead directly on:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com or 086 832 7943.

 

Best wishes

Jacinta Byrne

Chairperson , HAI Nurses Group

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.

BEST NURSING/AHP ORAL PRESENTATION (GILLIAN LAMROCK PRIZE)

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

BEST NURSING/AHP DISPLAY POSTER PRESENTATION

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

NURSING/AHP ORAL PRESENTATION 2ND PRIZE

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

NURSING/AHP POSTER PRESENTATION 2ND PRIZE

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