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Chair: Om Prakash Kurmi
Secretary: Vanessa Garcia-Larsen
Our Group consists of approximately 100 members from 26 countries. The members comprise of epidemiologists, clinicians with respiratory epidemiology as their main research interest, and statisticians. Over the years, many of the members have established good contacts and are involved in various research activities, such as cross-sectional studies, longitudinal surveys and large controlled trials.
Chair: Rafael E. de la Hoz
Secretary: Sara De Matteis
This Group comprises of several hundred members representing most European countries. The members are mainly pulmonary physicians, but are also specialists in occupational medicine, allergists and epidemiologists.
Our Group works closely with the Group 06.01 and Assembly 1, and we arrange several postgraduate courses and symposia during the annual ERS Congress. Our main interests include: pneumoconiosis, occupational cancers, asthma and COPD. Currently we are focusing on the effects of occupational and environmental exposures on respiratory health, specifically on elucidating the mechanisms for air pollution-induced airway inflammation, as well as performing risk assessments. New statistical approaches on asthma and COPD in cohort studies have been developed. Our Group also wishes to improve the training of pulmonary physicians in the occupational aspects of respiratory disease.
Chair: Elif Dagli
Secretary: Stamatoula Tsikrika
Our main objectives for the next years will be as follows:
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