European Respiratory Roadmap

The European Respiratory Roadmap, the first of its kind, seeks to serve as a basis for the respiratory community to communicate with key decision and policy makers on the importance of a focused strategy for respiratory medicine.

Two versions of the Roadmap are available – one for health policy makers and one for healthcare professionals.

Health policy makers

Italian language version

Healthcare professionals

Italian language version


Roadmap Launch Presentation

Overview and presentation of the background for the development of the European Respiratory Roadmap during 2010 and 2011, outlining its main findings, and providing recommendations for the future of respiratory medicine in prevention, clinical care, research and education.


List of Contributors

The following is a list of those contributing to the European Respiratory Roadmap, comprising members of the European Respiratory Society leadership and the heads of its assemblies; the presenting delegates and rapporteurs from the ERS roadmap summit in Leuven, Belgium, held on March 4 and 5, 2011; and production and editing support staff provided by the offices of the ERS.

  • Marc Decramer, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Yves Sibille, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Laurent P. Nicod, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Paolo Palange, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
  • Jonathan Ayres, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • Peter J. Barnes, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • Florence Berteletti-Kemp, Smokefree Partnership, Brussels, Belgium
  • Francesco Blasi, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • Annette Boehler, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Elisabeth Brambilla, CHU Grenoble, Grenoble, France
  • Vito Brusasco, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  • Neil Bullen, European Respiratory Society, Sheffield, UK
  • Peter M.A. Calverley, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • Luke Clancy, Tobaccofree Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland
  • Brendan Cooper, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • Vincent Cottin, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Sven-Erik Dahlén, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Pim De Boer, Astma Fonds, Leusden, the Netherlands
  • Paul de Grauwe, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Anh Tuan Dinh-Xuan, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France
  • Lee Dodd, European Respiratory Society, Sheffield, UK
  • Claudio F. Donner, Mondo Medico, Borgomanero, Italy
  • Oliver Eickelberg, University of Giessen Lung Center, Giessen, Germany
  • Monica Fletcher, Education for Health, Warwick, UK
  • Francesco Forastiere, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
  • Karl Freese, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Ghislaine Gayan-Ramirez, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Thomas Geiser, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
  • Gunilla Hedlin, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dick Heederik, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Peter J. Helms, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  • Tim Higenbottam, Chiesi Farmaceutici, Parma, Italy
  • Sue Hill, Department of Health, London, UK
  • Kevin Holton, Department of Health, London, UK
  • Sebastian L. Johnston, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • Guy F. Joos, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
  • Nadia Kamel, European Respiratory Society, Brussels, Belgium
  • James Kiley, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Sabine Kleinert, The Lancet, London, UK
  • Hans Kluge, World Health Organization Regional Office Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Robert Loddenkemper, German Society for Pneumology, Berlin, Germany
  • Jim McKillop, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  • Giovanni Battista Migliori, Fondazione S. Maugeri, Tradate, Italy
  • Stefano Nava, Azienda Opedaliera Universitaria, Bologna, Italy
  • Benoit Nemery, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Ed Noyons, Centre for Science and Technology Studies CWTS, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Paolo Pelosi, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  • Jacques Poncin, Brussels, Belgium
  • Pippa Powell, European Lung Foundation, Sheffield, UK
  • Klaus F. Rabe, University of Kiel, Kiel and Grosshansdorf Hospital, Kiel, Germany
  • Felix Ratjen, The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Elin Reeves, European Respiratory Society, Sheffield, UK
  • Patricia Reilly, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Gernot Rohde, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Michael Rutgers, Astma Fonds, Leusden, the Netherlands
  • Marianella Salapatas, European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations, Brussels, Belgium
  • Jean-Paul Sculier, Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium
  • Walter Sermeus, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Anita K. Simonds, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Anne-Marie Slowther, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK
  • Robin Stevenson, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  • Claire Turner, European Respiratory Society, Sheffield, UK
  • Frank Vandenbroucke, former Minister of Social Affairs and Pensions, Brussels, Belgium
  • Johan Verbraecken, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Brian Ward, European Respiratory Society, Brussels, Belgium
  • Wisia Wedzicha, University College London, London, UK