Friday, August 26, 2011


Preliminary results of the COPD Audit will be launched following sessions during the ERS Annual Congress (24-28 September 2011 - Amsterdam):
Sunday 25 Sept. 10:45-12:45 - Room Emerald: 
Diagnosis of COPD exacerbations on hospital admission
Sunday 25 Sept. 13:00-14:30 - Room 4.1: 
Optimizing healthcare for COPD across Europe
Wednesday 28 Sept. 10:45-12:45 - Room Forum: 
Provision of non-pharmacological treatment options for COPD patients in 13 European countries

Moreover you can discuss COPD care and auditing face-to-face with the COPD Audit Steering Board during the 'Meet the Experts' session, Monday 26 Sept. 13:00-14:00 - ERS stand A.01
For more information and pre-ordering the official COPD Audit report, please visit the ERS stand A.01

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

UNite in the Fight Against Non-Communicable Diseases

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. The Pan American Health Organization is participating in preparation of the United Nations  High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases on Sept. 19-20, 2011. 
Very inspirational motto of this campaign: 
UNite in the Fight Against NCDs 

Exclusive interview with Dr. Jon Andrus, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization, with regards to the high-level UN-NCD meeting that shall take place this fall in New York City.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

First European Respiratory Society patient symposium 2011

Dear friends,
Yesterday European Respiratory Society and European Lung Foundation announced about organization of the First European Respiratory Society patient symposium on 2011 European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Save the date: 28 September 2011 09.30 -12.30 

Location: The symposium will take place in the F Rooms, at the Amsterdam RAI conference centre in the Netherlands. 

Program of the symposium: 
How is Europe responding to the needs of patients with respiratory disease?
Michel Goldman, Executive Director Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

Translating a good idea into a treatment of lung illness, the challenges and joys of developing new medicines
Tim Higenbottam, Director of Corporate Clinical Development, Chiesi

Where science and patients meet: understanding asthma
Pim de Boer, from the U-BIOPRED research project

Listening to patients to improve outcomes of COPD
Thierry Troosters, from the PROactive research project

How does the ERS guide patient care of the future?
Marc Decramer, President of the ERS

The audience will have the opportunity to discuss a number of topics, including:
  • the benefits that can be gained from having patients as active partners in research
  • the challenges that might be faced when involving patients in research and how these can be overcome
  • examples of different levels of patient involvement in research and the outcomes
  • methods that can be employed to better engage the patient 
We are inviting you to this Special Respiratory event! Registration and more information is here!

Friday, August 5, 2011


We try to create social media Respiratory platform:
  • with online tools which can facilitate conversations about Respiratory diseases;
  • with connections between Respiratory friends, peers and influencers;
  • with international collaborations;
  • with a call for humanizing personas and audiences, and the stories that link them together;
  • with compassion;
  • with words, pictures, video, chatter, audio, and also experiences, observations, opinions, news, and insights.

Breath with us on:


It is a pleasure for our team to have you here signed up for our action on Respiratory Diseases!

The first thing that comes to your mind when you google ;)
by Mila Corlateanu 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2011 UPDATE of Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Stable COPD

Dear Respiratory Friends,
Yesterday in Annals of Internal Medicine was published update of A Clinical Practice Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

This guideline is an official statement of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and European Respiratory Society (ERS). It represents an update of the 2007 ACP clinical practice guideline on diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is intended for clinicians who manage patients with COPD. This guideline addresses the value of history and physical examination for predicting airflow obstruction; the value of spirometry for screening or diagnosis of COPD; and COPD management strategies, specifically evaluation of various inhaled therapies (anticholinergics, long-acting β-agonists, and corticosteroids), pulmonary rehabilitation programs, and supplemental oxygen therapy.
You can access free of charge this Guidelines:


RARE movie

Mystery Diagnosis Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome

Monday, August 1, 2011

Non-Communicable Diseases is the GLOBAL PRIORITY

Respiratory Non-Communicable Diseases is representing huge part of all chronic diseases. The impact of Respiratory Non-Communicable Diseases, also can be increased by well known link between COPD and cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. 
United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously last year to support and which called for the Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases to be convened in September 2011.  Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases will act as a global voice of all member organizations and individuals with non-communicable diseases.
The well known promoter of the Non-Communicable Diseases is Lance Armstrong. You also can sign petition.  
We have the power to save millions of lives.    

     Only 48 DAYS left till the United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases.

RESPIRATORY DECADE suggests working together on common aim: to help people with Non-Communicable Diseases and to prevent the increase of these diseases in the world by simple interventions on tobacco, salt, diets, alcohol!