The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is bringing the latest in severe asthma delivered by topic experts to Amsterdam on 12 April, 2018. Registration for this comprehensive one-day event, known as ERS Satellites, is free of charge. The Amsterdam venue will also be linked, using the latest in live-streaming technology, to seven other participating venues across Europe for the ultimate knowledge sharing experience.
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.
The Association of Dutch Health Foundations (SGF) and Top Sector LSH (Health~Holland) are jointly making €2.75 million available for a public-private research initiative in the area of immunology. This initiative is to lead to a sustainable collaboration between companies, research and knowledge institutions, and health foundations. The call for PPP proposals within this programme is being published via the Dutch Society for Immunology (NVVI).
The Industrial Doctorates pilot programme focuses on promoting collaborations between knowledge institutions and industry, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Within the programme, a PhD student carries out work at both the knowledge institute and the participating company. Bringing scientific knowledge closer to industry enhances opportunities for application of that knowledge.
The NRS Science Award is presented every 2 years to recognize outstanding achievements in interdisciplinary respiratory science.
Anita Kneppers attended the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference (GRS/GRC) on Myogenesis, which was held on June 10-16 2017 in Lucca, Italy.
On March 29th 2018 a symposium on pulmonary hypertension will be organized in Rotterdam.
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.
Met groot verdriet hebben we kennis genomen van het overlijden van Jan Raaijmakers, boegbeeld van de topsector Life Sciences & health en hoogleraar Pharmaceutical Technology Assessment aan de Universiteit van Utrecht.
In Nederland sterven jaarlijks meer dan 20.000 mensen aan de gevolgen van roken en meeroken. Wetenschappelijke kennis is onontbeerlijk voor goede oplossingen om roken te ontmoedigen. Daarom kunt u vanaf 26 oktober uw onderzoeksvoorstel indienen bij ZonMw. De doelstelling van deze oproep is kennis opleveren die bijdraagt aan de volksgezondheid door tabaksontmoediging in het algemeen en de Rookvrije Generatie in het bijzonder.
Het Longfonds wil samenwerking in longonderzoek stimuleren en stelt daarom subsidie beschikbaar voor consortia. Op 17 oktober 2017 is de call voor proposals voor consortia subsidies 2018 van start gegaan.
Niloufar Farzan attended the 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), which was held on August 26-30 2017 in Montreal, Canada.
KWF Kankerbestrijding, Hartstichting, Longfonds en andere gezondheidsfondsen samenwerkend in de Alliantie Nederland Rookvrij! bundelen met ZonMw hun krachten om gezamenlijke financiering voor onderzoek naar tabaksontmoediging mogelijk te maken. Vanaf 26 oktober kunnen instellingen een onderzoeksvoorstel indienen.
Padmini Khedoe attended the 10th World Congress Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, which was held on August 20-24 2017 in Seattle, USA.
Rosanne Beijers attended the 39th European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) congress which was held on September 9-12 2017 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Sander van Riet attended the Gordon Research Conference and the Gordon Research Seminar "Lung development, injury & repair" which was held on August 19-25 2017 in New London, New Hampshire, USA.
Evelien Eenjes attended the Gordon research seminar (GRS) and conference (GRC) which was held on August 19-25 2017 in New London, NH, USA.
The 2nd PAH meeting will be organized on October 5-6 in the Badhotel Scheveningen, The Hague.
The call for proposals for the NRS Swierenga Thesis Award is now open. Deadline is October 15th 2017.
The call for proposals for the NRS Swierenga Medal is now open. Deadline is January 14th 2018.
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