Has your young child had a wheezing illness? Would you like to join a research group to improve treatment and care for wheeze?

We are looking for two parents or carers to join a group of lung health experts who are researching the best ways to diagnose and treat young children who wheeze.

The parents or carers will join the European and US Task Force on Pre-school Wheeze. This Task Force aims to agree a common definition for wheezing illnesses in children aged up to 5 years. They also want to understand why some children experience wheezing and identify which tests can be used to guide treatment. Some children who experience wheezing in early childhood go on to develop asthma. The Task Force would like to understand if there are ways to identify which children are more at risk and if they should be more closely monitored.

It is important to understand the experiences of children and families on this topic. By getting involved, parents and carers can help to make sure the Task Force’s recommendations are suitable and adapted to the needs of young children.

We would love to hear from you if you are a parent or carer of a child up to 5 years old with a wheezing illness and:

  • your child is currently experiencing wheezing, has episodes of wheezing from time to time or has fully recovered from wheezing, or
  • your child experienced wheezing in the past and is now diagnosed with asthma.

If you are interested in joining the project and would like to find out more, please email