Meeting with the European Respiratory Society

WHO

Prof Francesco Blasi, Vice President of the European Respiratory Society, met Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe and Hans Kluge, Director, Division of Health Systems on 18 March 2011

Professor Francesco Blasi, Vice-President of the European Respiratory Society, met Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, and senior managers at WHO/Europe on 18 March 2011 to discuss working more closely together.

Tobacco control, influenza, joint guidelines, training courses and publications, such as a revision of the “European lung white book”, participation at the Society’s annual congress and contributions to the “European Respiratory Journal”, were identified as possible areas of future collaboration.

European Respiratory Society

The European Respiratory Society is the leading professional organization in its field, with some 10 000 members in over 100 countries. Its mission is to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease and promote lung health through research, knowledge-sharing, and medical and public education.