The first meeting to plan new bronchiectasis education platforms was held in Barcelona, Spain earlier this month.
We brought together members of our bronchiectasis patient advisory group with healthcare professionals to discuss content for two new educational platforms: one aimed at healthcare professionals and one for patients.
We will launch the patient platform as a website, with content available in a range of languages. The platform for healthcare professionals will contain interactive learning materials for physicians. Both platforms will be launched in October 2016.
This is just one of several research and awareness activities on bronchiectasis that the European Respiratory Society has launched, led by experts in the field and informed by people with experience of the condition.
We are co-ordinating patient involvement in these projects through a patient advisory group made up of people with bronchiectasis, and their family members from across Europe. Contact Jeanette Boyd for further details.
Picture: Three of the patient representatives who took part in the meeting. From left to right: Alan Timothy (UK), Marta Almagro (Spain) and Annette Posthumus (Netherlands).
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