International Network of VENous Thromboembolism Clinical Research Networks

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The Irish Network for VTE Research (INViTE) is an Irish, patient-oriented research network aimed at developing and participating in excellent National and International venous thromboembolism (VTE)-related research. We are honoured to work with the patient group Thrombosis Ireland at every step along the way of study concept, design and development

Council Members

Denis O'Keeffe, MB BCh NUI, MD

Fionnuala Ní Áinle

Fionnuala Ní Áinle, MB, PhD

Fionnuala Ní Ainle is a Consultant Haematologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) and Rotunda Maternity Hospital, Dublin. She is also a Professor in the School of Medicine, UCD. She is privileged to treat patients affected with thrombosis and has a strong interest in women’s issues in thrombosis and haemostasis. She acts as Chair of her Hospital and Regional venous thromboembolism (VTE) committees and is a founder member of VTE Ireland, a National Clinical VTE Working Group. She is co-organizer of the “VTE Dublin” thrombosis conference.

Her research interests explore the role of blood coagulation and extracellular vesicles in the aetiology, management and therapy of clinical disorders, particularly disorders of pregnancy. Along with Assoc. Prof. Patricia Maguire, she co-directs the UCD Conway Institute SPHERE Research Group and is actively involved in international clinical trials.


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