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The new website P4O2.org is live!
NPL August 2019

A more extensive description of the proposal P4O2 is now available on the new website P4O2.org.

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Persbericht: Nooit gerookt, toch COPD - Ingeademde stoffen op het werk veranderen de werking van DNA
News Committee August 2019

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.

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Persbericht: Nooit gerookt, toch COPD - Ingeademde stoffen op het werk veranderen de werking van DNA
Stichting Astma Bestrijding (SAB) Best paper award 2019
General July 2019

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. 

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Stichting Astma Bestrijding (SAB) Best paper award 2019
Cecile Wolfs received a second NRS Travel Grant
Travel grants July 2019

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.

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NRS National Lung Course 2019 was a great success
NRS July 2019

The third NRS National Lung Course was organized in Ermelo on 26-28 June 2019.

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NRS National Lung Course 2019 was a great success
Marlies Ketelaar received NRS Travel Grant
Travel grants July 2019

Marlies Ketelaar attended the Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease conference in Bruges, Belgium on 21-22 February 2019.

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Marlies Ketelaar received NRS Travel Grant
Gwenda Vasse received NRS Traval Grant
Travel grants July 2019

Gwenda Vasse attended the Gordon research conference on Cell contact and adhesion in Switzerland on 2-7 June 2019.

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Gwenda Vasse received NRS Traval Grant
26 juni meeting 'Transmuraal Longformularium Utrecht'
General 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.

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The brochure of the NPL program 'P4O2' is available
NPL June 2019

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!

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Call for initiatives to develop human measurement models
General June 2019

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.

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World No Tobacco Day
General May 2019

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.

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Health impacts of air pollution
General May 2019

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.

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NRS-Biobank Catalogue
NRS May 2019

The NRS biobank and data catalogue is online! For FAIR data use and stimulation of collaboration.

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National campaign 'Lucht & Longen'
General May 2019

The national campaign 'Lucht & Longen' has been launched today!

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Reduction in the use of antibiotics for COPD exacerbations
News Committee May 2019

A team of Dutch researchers found a new approach to reduce the use of antibiotics for severe COPD exacerbations.

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Christy Tulen received NRS Travel Grant
Travel grants April 2019

Christy Tulen attended the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Congress 2019 in Baltimore, USA on March 10-14th 2019. In addition, she visited the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in Durham, USA.

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Christy Tulen received NRS Travel Grant
Award winners 'Longdagen' 2019
General April 2019

The eight edition of the 'Longdagen' were organized by the Lung Foundation, the NRS and the NVALT on 9-10 April 2019. Pulmonologists, scientists, caregivers and patients with lung disease came together to discuss and exchange knowledge and experiences. Several prices were awarded during the 'Longdagen'.

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Registration National Lung Course 2019: before 20 April
General April 2019

There is still time to register for the NRS National Lung Course 2019. Please register before 20 April.

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Melgert, Gosens and Salvati receive ZonMW grant to study the effects of microplastic fibres on the lungs 
General April 2019

Prof. Barbro Melgert, Prof. Reinoud Gosens and Dr. Anna Salvati (GRIP) have been awarded one of fifteen grants in a pioneering ZonMW programme dedicated to research into the health risks associated with plastic.

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NRS General Members Meeting 2019
NRS April 2019

The NRS board would like to invite all NRS members to the General members meeting.

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