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NPL 2.0 Meeting 2023 Utrecht

Almost 6 years ago, the National Program for Lung research (NPL) launched five promising themes for lung research in the Netherlands to prevent and optimally treat lung diseases by contributing to improving the quality of research and by optimizing the (inter)national position and strength of Dutch pulmonary research. This initiative, also known as “Life Long Lungs”, has led to a variety of national collaborations such as precision medicine for more oxygen (P4O2) and fatigue in chronic diseases including lung diseases (Fatigue). The key behind the success of these projects was the fact they were driven by national collaborations combining different fields of expertise to meet urgent research needs within the Dutch respiratory field.

To bring all players in the field of respiratory medicine together again, we would like to introduce to you the National Program for Lung research 2.0 that aims to map the gaps in respiratory research from a scientific, clinical, societal and patient perspective to ultimately launch new collaborative initiatives. An inventory to identify what is needed within Dutch respiratory research has been performed amongst clinicians, scientists and patients and has led to the following overarching research themes of interest to all:

(indoor) Air quality
Pulmonary eHealth
Lung development and repair
Pulmonary infections

To discuss these topics on national level, we would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming NPL meeting on January 19, 2023 from 10.00u to 16.00u in Crown Plaza Utrecht. The goal of this meeting is to create new collaborative initiatives to explore how these themes can be transformed into successful research projects that can be used to apply for funding to execute research needed for better care, new treatments and/or prevention of lung diseases.

The program of the day:




Arrival with coffee




Theme Breakout I




Theme Breakout II


Coffee break


Conclusions and closure

If you would like to join us, please register below asap as places are limited. During registration, please indicate the theme(s) you'd like to participate in.

We hope to welcome you to this event to join forces and develop successful collaborative projects within Dutch respiratory research.

Kind regards

NPL 2.0 committee

Anke-Hilse Maitland van der Zee

Gerard Koppelman

Annemie Schols

Peter Kunst

Agnes Boots

Bas Holverda

Dorothee Laan

Emiel Rolink