The European Lung Foundation was founded by the European Respiratory Society in 2000. The aim of ELF is to bring together patients and the public with respiratory professionals to positively influence lung health. The ELF website provides a wealth of useful resources to share the latest developments in lung health research from ERS and its members. ELF also works to ensure that people with lung diseases and the general public have the opportunity to influence respiratory research and guidelines at a European level.
ELF’s key role can be seen as being the public voice of the ERS and the public’s voice in the ERS.
Founded in 1990, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) is a not-for-profit, international medical organisation with over 10,000 members from 100 countries. It is the biggest society in Europe in its field.
ERS seeks to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease and promote lung health through research, sharing of knowledge and through medical and public education. This is achieved by:
Healthy Lungs for Life is being championed and directed by the following ERS and ELF members: