National Program Lung research

Did you know that an increasing number of people die due to a respiratory disease in the Netherlands? That respiratory diseases rank worldwide number one? And, that asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease amongst children? We dearly would love to get rid of that top rank position. This requires research! The National Program for Lung Research maps out how to reach this goal.

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Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory (P4) Medicine for More Oxygen: P4O2
NPL December 2017

On June 22nd 2017, the NRS presented the P4O2 document in a meeting attended by many stakeholders in Dutch respiratory medicine and science. The document was written to promote the goals of the National Program Lung Research. Recognizing that lung diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide, P4O2 aims to seize the opportunity for Dutch respiratory science to play a leading role in the transition from palliative respiratory care towards preventative and curative respiratory medicine.

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Update National Program Lung research (NPL)
NPL November 2017

During the last NRS board meeting on 31-10-2017, the NPL figureheads Peter Sterk and Dirkje Postma handed over the NPL baton to the NRS board. Analogous to the NPL task forces, NRS board members and/or NRS members nominated by them, will take a leading role for specific initiatives or projects. Annemie Schols has expressed her willingness to coordinate the overall process in the coming years.

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Update National Program Lung research (NPL)
One-day Symposium by NPL taskforce 'Cross fertilization between research areas'
NPL August 2017

As part of the National Program for Lung Research, the taskforce 'Cross fertilization between research areas' is organizing a one-day symposium on cross-border thinking for respiratory research. The aim of this symposium is to stimulate innovative approaches for respiratory research.

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One-day Symposium by NPL taskforce 'Cross fertilization between research areas'
Pre-Announcement One-day Symposium by NPL taskforce 'Cross fertilization between research areas'
NPL June 2017

As part of the National Program for Lung Research, the taskforce 'Cross fertilization between research areas' is organizing a one-day symposium on cross-border thinking for respiratory research. The aim of this symposium is to stimulate innovative approaches for respiratory research.

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Pre-Announcement One-day Symposium by NPL taskforce 'Cross fertilization between research areas'
Participation of NPL in the Netherlands Science Agenda with Netherlands Federation of Universities (NFU) and ZonMw!
NPL June 2017

The NFU, Federation of Dutch Universities has decided that Lung Diseases will participate in the National Science Agenda (NWA) route: Personalized Medicine. This is exciting news; next to Cancer, Cardiology and Mental Health Care, Lung diseases are now highlighted for Personal Medicine plans in the Netherlands!

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Kort verslag van de NRS-NPL workshop "Een leven lang longen"
NPL April 2017

Longonderzoekers sluiten de rijen in Vaalsbroek

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Kort verslag van de NRS-NPL workshop "Een leven lang longen"
KNAW symposium - Vermoeidheid bij chronische ziekten
NPL February 2017

Verslag door Arno van 't Hoog over het KNAW symposium - Vermoeidheid bij chronische ziekten

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Symposium Fatigue in Chronic Diseases
NPL November 2016

This symposium will bring together world experts in the topic of fatigue in patients with chronic non-communicable disease, like respiratory, cardiovascular and oncologic diseases. It aims to bring forward ideas for best approaches in research and clinical practice to tackle the origins and management of this very common and overlapping symptom in many chronic diseases, that affects a patients' daily quality of life, and impacts societal and professional participation.

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Report NRS symposium "Lung Repair and Regeneration"
NPL November 2016

The symposium was organized by Prof Irene Heijink (UMCG, Groningen) and Dr Robbert Rottier (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam) as part of the NRS task force Innovative Research. The goal of the meeting was to stimulate research in the Netherlands aimed at repair of damaged lung tissue.

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Update NPL taskforce "Cross fertilization between research areas"
NPL October 2016

The taskforce "Cross fertilization between research areas" is developing a symposium, tentatively entitled "Cross-border thinking: a key to success in Dutch respiratory research".

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Update NPL taskforce "Cross fertilization between research areas"
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2016 - Article National Program for Respiratory Research
NPL April 2016

Development of the National Program Lung Research: 'Life Long Lungs'

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Persbericht Nationaal Programma Longonderzoek
NPL April 2016

Nederlands longonderzoek behoort tot de wereldtop. Om te zorgen dat dit onderzoek sterk en kansrijk blijft, presenteert de NRS vandaag het Nationaal Programma Longonderzoek: vijf kansrijke thema's, resultaat van een unieke 'bottom-up' zoektocht van ruim twee jaar. Prof. dr. Jan Raaijmakers, boegbeeld van de Topsektor Life Sciences & Health, neemt de aanbevelingen vandaag in ontvangst tijdens de Longdagen in Ermelo.

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Persbericht Nationaal Programma Longonderzoek
Uitreiking brochure "Vijf kansrijke gebieden"
NPL April 2016

Tijdens de Longdagen 2016 werd de brochure "Vijf kansrijke gebieden" uitgereikt door Dirkje Postma aan prof. dr. Jan Raaijmakers, boegbeeld van de Nederlands Topsektor Life Sciences & Health.

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Uitreiking brochure "Vijf kansrijke gebieden"
"Een Leven Lang Longen" Conference
NPL November 2015

We kindly invite you to participate in the conference called "Een Leven Lang Longen" (Lungs Lasting a Lifetime) organized by the NRS on Sunday November 22 because we value your input highly.

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Roadmap website launched during Longdagen
NPL April 2015

During the Longdagen, the website for the National Roadmap for Respiratory Research will be launched.

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