Apply to join the ELF Patient Advisory Committee

We are looking for new patient organisation representatives to join the ELF Patient Advisory Committee.

We are pleased to invite applications to join the ELF Patient Advisory Committee.

About the committee

The Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) plays an important role in all ELF strategic activities. Current members of the committee represent a wide range of lung disease patient organisations from across Europe. The PAC is a sub-committee of the ELF Council, the main body of ELF. For full details of the aims and responsibilities of the committee, please read the Terms of Reference.

Join the committee

The PAC currently has several vacancies and ELF would like to recruit new members who are interested in actively working with us and other organisations at the European level to raise awareness about lung health and to support patients and the public to contribute to the future of respiratory healthcare.

New members should meet the following criteria:

  • Representative of a not-for-profit respiratory health-related organisation
  • Organisation is based in the World Health Organization (WHO) European region and/or represents patients in the WHO European region
  • Committed to actively working with ELF and other organisations to improve respiratory health in Europe
  • Member of ELF patient organisation network.

In order to ensure the PAC represents as wide a range of patient communities as possible, we are particularly keen to receive applications from organisations working in the following areas:

  • Childhood lung diseases
  • Ultra-rare lung diseases
  • Representing patient communities not currently represented in the PAC.
What is involved?

Organisations joining the PAC at this time will be appointed for a one-year period, until December 2023, when the current term for all Committee members ends. Members of the PAC are normally appointed for a three-year period and invited to reapply every three years. The committee meets four times per year, normally by video conference. Video conferencing costs for participation are covered by ELF.

How to apply

If your organisation is interested in joining the PAC, please complete the application form.

Please send your application to by Friday 6 January 2023.


Current members of the PAC will review and vote on the applications. New members will be selected to ensure a good balance of disease areas, European countries and expertise.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in January 2023.

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