PHA Europe Represented at ELF’s Digital PAG
PHA Europe maintains a close working relationship with both the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Lung Foundation (ELF).
The ERS comprises respiratory professionals, while the ELF’s objective is to unite patients, the public, and respiratory professionals to promote lung health across Europe.
ERS established Clinical Research Collaborations (CRC) to promote the exchange of research ideas among clinicians and affiliated scientists in Europe. There are currently 26 ongoing CRCs. One of the most recent is CRC CONNECT, which spans all eight major respiratory disease domains: airway diseases, interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, sleep and breathing disorders, respiratory critical care, pediatric respiratory diseases, respiratory infections, and thoracic oncology.
The vision of CRC CONNECT is “to enable knowledge exchange, create a repository of available respiratory technologies, promote standardized approaches to implementation research in digital healthcare, publish position papers on barriers and enablers to deployment at scale, and plan research that will inform, develop and evaluate the implementation of digital respiratory healthcare.”
ELF participates in CRC CONNECT through a newly established Digital Patient Advisory Group (PAG). The group is led by Keld Hansen, with Hall Skaara representing PHA Europe. The group plans to hold regular meetings at one to two-month intervals. Hall will keep readers updated on its progress through future news articles.
Egersund, July 24th, 2023