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Would You Like To Become More Involved With ILFA?

Perhaps you could do a once-off fundraising event such as a coffee morning or maybe you would be interested in setting up a local ILFA branch where you live.

You can decide what level of involvement you would like to have. If you are interested in getting more involved ILFA would like to hear from you.

You can contact us via post @ PO Box 10456, Blackrock, County Dublin; via email @ or by calling 086 871 5264

ILFA Bursaries for Allied Healthcare Professionals

ILFA is pleased to announce that 4 bursaries (each worth €500) are available to allied healthcare professionals to attend the ILD Inter-disciplinary Network (ILD-INN) conference in Birmingham on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th October 2017. For more information on the conference please visit

The conference will cover topics including;

  • IPF past, present and future

  • Current service provision in ILD

  • Understanding patients and the needs of carers

  • Palliative care for patients with ILD

  • Competencies in ILD

  • MDT full discussion

  • PROMs and PREMs

  • Treatment workshops


What will the bursary cover?

The bursaries will contribute towards the cost of the conference registration including one night’s accommodation and dinner, and travel to and from the United Kingdom.


How to apply for an ILFA bursary?

Allied healthcare professionals working in respiratory medicine can apply for a bursary by completing the application form and returning it to by 31st July. Please call Gemma on 086 871 5264 if you have any queries.

The winners will be announced by 16th August and the successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. The winners are responsible for organising their own travel and registering with the ILD-INN conference.


What is expected of the bursary recipients?

The successful applicants will be asked to write a report for ILFA on the benefits of receiving an educational bursary and attending the conference, and how this will influence their clinical work with lung fibrosis patients.

The report must be submitted to ILFA within 4 weeks of the conference end and may be printed in the ILFA newsletter, online and in social media with photographs of the bursary recipients.

The successful applicants will be asked to acknowledge ILFA in any presentations or reports related to their bursary.


Click here to download the application form

Contact Gemma by email or call 086 871 5264 to request the application form as a word document.