ERS Advocacy Council

Advocacy is a core pillar of ERS. The Society’s involvement in advocacy is co-ordinated via the ERS Advocacy Council.

About

Article I of the ERS Constitution outlines a key objective of ERS: to promote respiratory health in order to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease. The Advocacy Council plays an important role in this objective. The Council is constituted via the by-laws of ERS and is comprised of key leaders within the Society.

Objectives
  • Increase resources to manage patient and respiratory health problems; to research respiratory-related disorders; and to promote education for healthcare professionals in respiratory health.
  • Coordinate all matters pertaining to advocacy of the Tobacco Control Committee and the Environment and Health Committee.
  • Link with other organisations to promote awareness for respiratory disorders at national, EU and global level.

Council members

Arzu Yorgancioğlu - profile image
Arzu Yorgancioğlu
Advocacy Council Chair

Declaration of Interests

Declaration of Interests of

1 - Personal interests

Regular Paid Consultancy Work

None

Personal Benefits

None

Personal Travel Grants or expenses for conferences etc.

None

Shares in any Relevant Companies (excluding mutual funds)

None

2 - Non-Personal interests

None

3 - Other Interests that may be seen as potential conflicts

None

4 - Tobacco-Industry related Conflicts of Interests

No. I declare that I have not been full or part time employee of, paid consultant or advisor to /received a grant from the tobacco industry at any time after 1.1.2000, for any project or programme.


*Funds Code Legend
ABCD
less than € 1'000€ 1001 - € 5'000€ 5'001 - € 20'000more than € 20'000
Anita Simonds - profile image
Anita Simonds
President

Declaration of Interests

Declaration of Interests of Anita Simonds

Annual Declaration of Interest 2020-2021

1 - Personal interests

Regular Paid Consultancy Work

None

Personal Benefits

None

Personal Travel Grants or expenses for conferences etc.

None

Shares in any Relevant Companies (excluding mutual funds)

None

2 - Non-Personal interests

CompanyNature of SupportAmount of funds received*
ACI ClinicalMember of Endpoint review panel for bioALS trialB

3 - Other Interests that may be seen as potential conflicts

None

4 - Tobacco-Industry related Conflicts of Interests

No. I declare that I have not been full or part time employee of, paid consultant or advisor to /received a grant from the tobacco industry at any time after 1.1.2000, for any project or programme.


*Funds Code Legend
ABCD
less than € 1'000€ 1001 - € 5'000€ 5'001 - € 20'000more than € 20'000
Marc Humbert - profile image
Marc Humbert
President Elect

Declaration of Interests

Declaration of Interests of Marc Humbert

Annual Declaration of Interest 2020-2021

1 - Personal interests

Regular Paid Consultancy Work
CompanyAreaProductAmount of funds received*
AcceleronPulmonary HypertensionSotaterceptC
MerckPulmonary HypertensionRiociguatC
Johnson & JohnsonPulmonary HypertensionMacitentan, selexipagC
BayerPulmonary HypertensionRiociguatB
FerrerPulmonary HypertensionTreprostinilB
GSKAsthmaMepolizumabB
AstraZenecaAsthmaBenralizumabB
SanofiAsthmaDupilumabB
NovartisAsthmaOmalizumabC
Personal Benefits

None

Personal Travel Grants or expenses for conferences etc.

None

Shares in any Relevant Companies (excluding mutual funds)

None

2 - Non-Personal interests

CompanyNature of SupportAmount of funds received*
Johnson & JohnsonTranslational research grant to the research laboratoryD
BayerTranslational research grant to the research laboratoryC

3 - Other Interests that may be seen as potential conflicts

None

4 - Tobacco-Industry related Conflicts of Interests

No. I declare that I have not been full or part time employee of, paid consultant or advisor to /received a grant from the tobacco industry at any time after 1.1.2000, for any project or programme.


*Funds Code Legend
ABCD
less than € 1'000€ 1001 - € 5'000€ 5'001 - € 20'000more than € 20'000
Carlos Robalo Cordeiro - profile image
Carlos Robalo Cordeiro
Vice President

Kjeld Hansen - profile image
Kjeld Hansen
European Lung Foundation Chair

Declaration of Interests

Declaration of Interests of

1 - Personal interests

Regular Paid Consultancy Work

None

Personal Benefits

None

Personal Travel Grants or expenses for conferences etc.

None

Shares in any Relevant Companies (excluding mutual funds)

None

2 - Non-Personal interests

None

3 - Other Interests that may be seen as potential conflicts

None

4 - Tobacco-Industry related Conflicts of Interests

No. I declare that I have not been full or part time employee of, paid consultant or advisor to /received a grant from the tobacco industry at any time after 1.1.2000, for any project or programme.


*Funds Code Legend
ABCD
less than € 1'000€ 1001 - € 5'000€ 5'001 - € 20'000more than € 20'000
Jonathan Grigg - profile image
Jonathan Grigg
Chair of the ERS Tobacco Control Committee

Zorana J. Andersen - profile image
Zorana J. Andersen
Chair of the ERS Environment and Health Committee

Craig Wheelock - profile image
Craig Wheelock
Director of Scientific Relations with the EU

Ivan Solovic - profile image
Ivan Solovic
Advocacy Council expert on TB

Guy Joos - profile image
Guy Joos
Advocacy Council expert on NCDs

Tobias Welte - profile image
Tobias Welte
Representative of the Biomed Alliance

Declaration of Interests

Declaration of Interests of

1 - Personal interests

Regular Paid Consultancy Work

None

Personal Benefits

None

Personal Travel Grants or expenses for conferences etc.

None

Shares in any Relevant Companies (excluding mutual funds)

None

2 - Non-Personal interests

None

3 - Other Interests that may be seen as potential conflicts

None

4 - Tobacco-Industry related Conflicts of Interests

No. I declare that I have not been full or part time employee of, paid consultant or advisor to /received a grant from the tobacco industry at any time after 1.1.2000, for any project or programme.


*Funds Code Legend
ABCD
less than € 1'000€ 1001 - € 5'000€ 5'001 - € 20'000more than € 20'000
Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko - profile image
Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko
Secretary General

Declaration of Interests

Declaration of Interests of

1 - Personal interests

Regular Paid Consultancy Work

None

Personal Benefits

None

Personal Travel Grants or expenses for conferences etc.

None

Shares in any Relevant Companies (excluding mutual funds)

None

2 - Non-Personal interests

None

3 - Other Interests that may be seen as potential conflicts

None

4 - Tobacco-Industry related Conflicts of Interests

No. I declare that I have not been full or part time employee of, paid consultant or advisor to /received a grant from the tobacco industry at any time after 1.1.2000, for any project or programme.


*Funds Code Legend
ABCD
less than € 1'000€ 1001 - € 5'000€ 5'001 - € 20'000more than € 20'000

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