Irish Society for Immediate Care

The Irish Society for Immediate Care was estab lished in 1999 to promote the development of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care in Ireland. Its current membership is approximately 120 members including Doctors, Nurses, EMT's and Health Services Management. It comprises a nine member executive committee.

A major objective of the society is to foster audit and research in Immediate Care. The society holds a biennial conference with international and national speakers on cur rent areas of research and areas of interest. The conference provides a forum for a multi disciplinary group to discllss and explore areas of common interest and to advance areas of development in the area of emergency care. A further conference will be held in the Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway on the 10th and 11th June 2004.

A further role for the society is liaison with other relevant organisations both nationally and internationa lly. The society produces a regular Newsletter on current areas of research and to update members on the activities of the society. Further details on activities of the Society including membership and activities can be obta ined from the Society's website at or by contacting the ISIC Secretary at Manorcunningham Health Centre, Co Donega l. Telephone 074 9145835 Fax 074 9145847 or email

Anthony Lawlor