A Call for Abstracts for the Winter 2022 edition of the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin is now open.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, April 29th, 2022.  

We are interested in receiving abstracts of current research on all aspects of clinical healthcare, public and population health and health systems research.

*Please complete the attached Submission Form and send this with your abstract to catherinem.kennedy@hse.ie at any time up to April 29th, 2022.  

We look forward to receiving your submissions and wish to thank you, as always, for your assistance in producing the NIHS Research Bulletin.

National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS)

The primary goal of the National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) is to advance and support high quality health-related research and to promote evidence-based healthcare delivery. This is achieved through publication and dissemination of current abstracts of research via the NIHS Research Bulletin.

The NIHS Research Bulletin is an annual publication which provides a unique opportunity to contributors to have their research reviewed, to receive editorial feedback, and ultimately, to have their work published online and disseminated widely to colleagues in the Irish healthcare sector.    

The main categories of interest are Clinical Research, Population Health and Health Systems Research. Calls for Abstracts are issued each year in early summer and are open to healthcare staff working in all areas across the Health Service Executive (HSE).

NIHS Staff Contact Details

Director: Aidan Hickey: aidan.hickey@hse.ie  tel. 061-483981

Information Scientist: Catherine Kennedy: catherinem.kennedy@hse.ie  tel. 061-483975

Administration Office: Aisling Nolan: aisling.nolan@hse.ie  tel. 061-483655

Regional Medical Library

The Regional Medical Library is located on the first floor of the Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC), University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle.

The library may be used by any HSE Mid-West staff member or student on placement in one of the ULHG Hospitals.

Library Opening Hours:

The library is accessible 24/7 using your HSE Mid-West swipe card.

Staffed services are available: 09.00am - 11.00am, 11.30am - 13.30pm, 14.00pm - 16.00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday in July and August.

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Contact Information:

Virtual desk on library website or Email: hselibrary@hse.ie or postgrad.library@hse.ie

Twitter : @hselibrary