Tom Gasan attended the Parasitic Helminths - New Perspectives in Biology and Infection conference in Hydra, Greece on 1-6 September 2019.
Bregtje Hermans attended the World Conference on Lung Cancer 2019 in Barcelona, Spain on 7-10 September 2019.
Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), NRS unites with other WLD partner organisations to advocate for respiratory health globally and call on policymakers to ensure that everyone has access to the services they need to improve their lung health.
Esmé Baan attended the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management held in Philadelphia, USA on 24-28 August 2019. She received the NRS travel grant before in June 2018.
Mirjam Roffel attended the International Conference of Mucosal Immunology 2019 in Brisbane, Australia on 16-20 July 2019.
17th of September 2019: first stakeholders meeting P4O2
The Schone Lucht Akkoord is a plan of the Dutch government to improve air quality in order to obtain a health gain for all. On the 10th of September 2019, the Dutch Lung Foundation and Hans in 't Veen, specialist in the Franciscus Gasthuis in Rotterdam, served a petition to the state to demand a more ambitious plan. This petition was signed by multiple health organizations, including the NRS.
A more extensive description of the proposal P4O2 is now available on the new website P4O2.org.
Nederlandse onderzoekers hebben belangrijke aanwijzingen over de schade die ingeademde stoffen op het werk in het lichaam aanrichten. 'Het effect op de werking van het DNA is vergelijkbaar met het effect door roken', zo blijkt uit een onderzoek door Marike Boezen van UMC Groningen, gesteund door het Longfonds.
The SAB Best Paper Award is presented every year to a young investigator who performed his/her research in a research institute or hospital in the Netherlands, or to a Dutch investigator who performed his/her research abroad.
Cecile Wolfs attended the International Conference on the use of Computers in Radiotherapy (ICCR) in Montreal, Canada on 17-20 June 2019. In 2017 she received her first NRS Travel Grant.
The third NRS National Lung Course was organized in Ermelo on 26-28 June 2019.
Marlies Ketelaar attended the Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease conference in Bruges, Belgium on 21-22 February 2019.
Gwenda Vasse attended the Gordon research conference on Cell contact and adhesion in Switzerland on 2-7 June 2019.
In the region Utrecht, 'Het Formularium' is established in which multiple hospitals, pharmacy organizations, care groups and insurance companies are involved. Wednesday 26 June, the formularium organizes a meeting that could be of interest for people and organizations involved in regional collaboration in asthma/COPD and inhalers.
The researchers of the Dutch National Program Lung Research of the NRS aim to submit the research proposal 'P4O2 - Precision Medicine for more Oxygen' to the Match Call of Health~Holland at 9 October 2019. We are looking for partners in artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, pharma, diagnostics and other related fields. A brochure with more detailed information about the project is now available!
This is a prior notification. The 'Samenwerkende Gezondheidsfondsen' (SGF) and 'Topsector LSH' (Life Sciences & Health), in collaboration with ZonMw and NWO - domain 'Technische en Toegepaste Wetenschappen' (TTW), make available €3,2 million of PPS-fees to stimulate the development of new and better human measurement models for medical research.
This year's 'World No Tobacco Day' (31st May) campaign of the WHO focuses on the harm to lung health caused by tobacco smoking. The ERS Advocacy Council Chair, Professor Jørgen Vestbo, explains the importance of tackling the tobacco epidemic and supporting smoking cessation in a video. Today (28th May) at 15:00 you can join a twitter live chat organized by the ERS and the ELF on quiting smoking. You are also encouraged to share moments that 'take your breath away' via the WHO organized action to increase awareness for this important topic.
Fact or myth? 'THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF PARTICULATE MATTER ARE EXAGGERATED'. Questioning the validity of air quality standards in Europe and the US, the ERS developed a factsheet debunking key myths and misconceptions about air pollution. Also, a session on health impacts of air pollution is organized at the ERS 1 October from 14:45 to 16:45.
The NRS biobank and data catalogue is online! For FAIR data use and stimulation of collaboration.
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