A group of Portuguese-speaking respiratory societies have formed a new alliance in partnership with ERS and the Asociación Latinoamericana de Tórax (ALAT).
Launched this month, the Associação Respiratória de Língua Portuguesa (ARELP), aims to increase the sharing of scientific knowledge, educational projects and advocacy activities between the countries included in the alliance. Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde are the first members of the group.
The association was officially launched at the headquarters of the Portuguese Society of Pulmonology and will seek to promote the creation of clinical partnerships, research in the area of respiratory diseases, and greater support for training in developing countries, either in the form of local activities or specific training courses. The alliance also aims to establish multilateral relations with other scientific societies, based on the creation of partnerships, sharing knowledge and experience and the promotion of the Portuguese language.