Towards a European Health Union – BREATHE Vision for the future

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13 January, 2021

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share the details of an upcoming MEP lung health group event, ‘Towards a European Health Union – BREATHE Vision for the future’, which will take place virtually on 27 January, 2021 from 10:00–11:15 CET.

The event will launch the BREATHE Vision paper; a collective initiative driven by European-level patient groups and healthcare professionals which aims to increase awareness of respiratory health, improve lung health care and research, and tackle COVID-19 and its long-term impacts in Europe.

MEPs István Ujhelyi and Željana Zovko; European Commission DG Sante Deputy Director-General, Pierre Delsaux; and Coordinator of the WHO European Office for Noncommunicable Diseases, Jill Farrington will open the meeting and introduce general presentations from European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) President, Mikaela Odemyr and ERS Past President, Thierry Troosters.

This will be followed by an interactive virtual roundtable with discussion by patient groups focusing on the key aims of the paper, and a Q&A session with the audience. The meeting will be closed by European Lung Foundation (ELF) Chair, Kjeld Hansen and MEP Željana Zovko.

ERS invites all interested members and colleagues to take part in the meeting.