International Congress 2014 of the European Respiratory Society

The European Lung Foundation (ELF) brings together patients, the public and respiratory professionals to positively influence lung health. ELF works all year round with a network of patient organisations in the respiratory field from across Europe.


Each year they invite national and European patient organisations, representing a wide range of respiratory diseases, to take part in the ERS International Congress.


The aim of having patient organisations at congress is to:


Present the patient perspective in symposia

Showcase the activities of patient organisations

Promote the role of patient organisations

Strengthen the European community of respiratory patient organisations

Encourage professionals to engage with patient organisations

Showcase how patient organisations are supporting Healthy Lungs for Life


2014 Patient Organisation Programme


The ELF and patient organisation area will be open from Sunday 7 – Tuesday 9, 08.30–18.00 and Wednesday 10, 08.30–12.00. Details of the programme will be confirmed when possible.




Friday 5 – Sunday 7, 10.00–17.00, Odeonsplatz, Munich city centre – Public lung testing (part of the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign)

Saturday 6, 17.45–21.00 – Opening ceremony and welcome reception (including presentation of the ELF Award)

Sunday 7, 11.30–12.30 – Patient organisation networking reception and meet the new ELF Chair

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9, 17.00–19.00, Munich city centre – Expert evening sessions for patients and the public (in German)

Tuesday 9, 18.00–21.00 – Junior Members reception (under 35 patient organisation representatives invited to network)

If you would like to speak with someone in ELF, email Sarah Masefield , ELF Patient Relations, or visit the ELF stand in the exhibition throughout the Congress.