October 2012

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  • Message from ELF Chair, Monica Fletcher:
  • Olaf Tufte and Alex Supple
  • Factsheets
  • Science Update

Message from ELF Chair, Monica Fletcher:

“After the excitement of the annual ERS Congress, the ELF office is returning to business as usual with our on-going projects.

“The EU project, U-BIOPRED, is moving forward and has recently launched a Twitter feed to keep you updated on its latest developments. You can follow the project on Twitter (@UBIOPRED) and don’t forget to use #ubiopred in any of your tweets about the project.

“Following the launch of the European Patient Ambassador Programme pilot at Congress, we are collecting all the feedback we received to make improvements to the programme. We are still on track for the launch in 2013 and we will keep you updated on progress.

To find out more about the programme, visit the ELF website.

“The minutes of the third Patient Advisory Committee meeting, held in Vienna at the ERS Congress, are now available. To find out more about the outcomes and the activities planned for next year, visit the website to view the minutes.

“On a final note, if you are working on any big campaigns or lung health initiatives for 2013, then we’d like to hear from you! Tell us what you are planning and who you are hoping to reach with the campaign and we’ll do what we can to showcase these activities to patients across Europe.”

Olaf Tufte and Alex Supple

Did you miss the ELF Award presentation at the ERS Congress?

You can now watch the video of Olympic rowing champion, Olaf Tufte, and 12-year old Alex Supple from the UK, receiving the annual ELF Award on behalf of all the World Spirometry Day Lung Champions, including Olaf presenting Alex with his official Olympic kit from London 2012.


Preterm birth and the lungs

The latest ELF factsheet on preterm birth and the lungs is now available in 9 languages.

Upcoming factsheet: Work-related lung disease

We are currently working on our next factsheet covering the topic of work-related lung disease.

If you would like to be involved, either by posing some questions for the factsheets, volunteering to review the factsheets or by sharing existing material on the topic, please contact us.


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