VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 2023

Calling all ladies – grandmothers, mothers, daughters,

aunts, cousins, sisters, and friends. please consider running/jogging/walking the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon on Sunday 4th June at 12.30pm in aid of the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association.

Register via www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie and contact ILFA for your fundraising pack.

Email info@ilfa.ie or call 086 871 5264.

We would love to welcome you to #TeamILFA

European Respiratory Society Congress Educational Bursaries 2023

The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA) is delighted to announce three educational bursaries for respiratory nurses, allied healthcare professionals, researchers, PhD students, and post-doctoral students in Ireland to attend the 2023 European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Milan in Italy from 9–13th September 2023.
The ERS Congress is an annual event that brings together the world’s respiratory experts to showcase all the latest advances in respiratory medicine and science.
Please contact ILFA by emailing info@ilfa.ie or calling 086 871 5264 for an application form as soon as possible.
Closing date Tuesday 9th May.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Training Bursaries

ILFA is delighted to offer another round of educationalBlocks with the letters "CBT" bursaries to respiratory healthcare professionals working with lung fibrosis patients to study Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) online.
The next course will commence in May 2023.
Healthcare professionals can contact ILFA by emailing info@ilfa.ie or calling 086 871 5264 for an application form.
Closing date Thursday 20th April.
ILFA’s 2000 Steps Extra Challenge will take place on Easter Monday 10th April.
We’re asking everyone to go for a walk or run from your home and commit to take 2000 steps extra (one mile more) to help raise awareness of lung fibrosis and funds for ILFA.

If you would like to take part in the ILFA 2000 Steps Extra Challenge on Easter Monday, you can register by emailing info@ilfa.ie for your neck warmer and poster.

Remember to send us a photo of your virtual walk so we can share images and raise awareness.

You can donate securely online to the 2000 Steps Extra Challenge via the following links

The Dublin Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group will meet again face-to-face after a long break due to the pandemic. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th April from 11am-12pn at the Community Centre, Whitefriar Street Church, Aungier Street, Dublin2.
The time and date of subsequent meetings is to be confirmed. All are welcome.
Contact Matt on 086 244 8682 for more information.

The latest ILFA newsletter is now available to read online
Click here to view

ILFANewsletter_Spring2023_FINAL_loresFront page of the ILFA Spring Newsletter 2023

ILFA Patient Information Day

The next Patient Information Day from the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association will take place on 25th March at 11am via Zoom. We hope you will join us to learn more about lung fibrosis. All are welcome.
Register in advance via the link http://bit.ly/41Rnewn or alternatively email info@ilfa.ie or call 086 871 5264
Our speakers will include
• Professor Killian Hurley, Respiratory Consultant at Beaumont Hospital
• Donna Langan, Respiratory Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Galway University Hospital
• Grace O’Sullivan, Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cork University Hospital
• Dr Roisin Cahalan, Lecturer in Respiratory and Cardiovascular Physiotherapy in the School of Allied Health in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at University of Limerick
• Dr Anne Marie Russell, Senior Lecturer at University of Exeter Medical School.

Sandra Murphy, Clinical Specialist Dietitian at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, will take part in ILFA’s “Let’s Talk Nutrition for Lung Fibrosis” on Friday 31 March 2023 @ 12pm via Zoom. Please contact ILFA by emailing info@ilfa.ie or calling 086 871 5264 to register to attend. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing info@ilfa.ie.

Lynn Fox, Respiratory Advance Nurse Practitioner at the Mater Miserericordiae University Hospital, will take part in ILFA’s “Let’s Talk Medication” session on Monday 27th February at 2pm. All are welcome to this online event that will take place via Zoom. Please register at info@ilfa.ie or call 086 871 5264.
Questions on medication can be submitted in advance.