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WE CARE ABOUT YOUR LUNGS!

The global impact of the five main respiratory diseases (COPD, asthma, respiratory infections, tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer) is massive. Combined they represent an immense burden of suffering, as well as a leading cause of death and disability. They include both acute and chronic, infectious and non-communicable diseases.

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) was established in 2001, with members coming from several existing international societies, including American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), American Thoracic Society (ATS), Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR), Asociación Latino Americana De Tórax (ALAT), European Respiratory Society (ERS), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS). Since the launch of FIRS, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) have also joined, for a total of 9 member organisations.

Charter for Lung Health

About us

The forum aims to promote advocacy in matters of global respiratory health and the identification of new areas for global initiatives

FIRS was established in 2001, with members coming from a number of international societies, including the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), American Thoracic Society (ATS), Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR),  Asociación Latino Americana De Tórax (ALAT), European Respiratory Society (ERS), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS). Since the launch of FIRS, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) have also joined.

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Calendar

FIRS Member Conferences

7-9 March 2018 Cape Town, South Africa Union
12-15 April 2018 Durban, South Africa PATS
19-23 May 2018 San Diego, USA ATS
27-30 June 2018 Mexico City, Mexico ALAT
15-19 Sep 2018 Paris, France ERS
6-10 Oct 2018 San Antonio, USA CHEST
24-27 Oct 2018 The Hague, Netherlands Union
29 Nov-2 Dec 2018 Taipei, Taiwan ASPR

World days related to lung health

24 Mar 2018 World Tuberculosis Day
1 May 2018 World Asthma Day
31 May 2018 World No Tobacco Day
1 Aug 2018 World Lung Cancer Day
25 Sep 2018 World Lung Day
12 Nov 2018 World Pneumonia Day
21 Nov 2018 World COPD Day
1 Dec 2018 World AIDS Day

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FIRS

Forum of International Respiratory Societies

Avenue Ste-Luce 4 |1003 Lausanne (Switzerland)
Alexandra Alexandropoulou

 

 

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