The ELF team is made up of its leadership, committees, volunteers and staff - working together to improve lung health. Meet the team here!
The ELF Council sits at the top of the organisation and oversees everything that ELF does. Three committees work under the Council. These include the Patient Advisory Committee (PAC), the United Patient Advisory Group (UPAG) and the Professional Advisory Committee (PrAC). The ELF office carries out the day-to-day work of ELF and is based in Sheffield (UK) and Brussels (Belgium).Find out more
The ELF Council is the organisation’s main controlling body. They are responsible for the work plan, activities and financial control of ELF. The Council work to guide the foundation and provide an overview of its activities.
The UPAG is the United Patient Advisory Group, a group made up of one representative per PAG (Patient Advisory Group). ELF has 13 PAGs in different topic areas. Helen Parks represents the DRAGON COVID-19 PAG on the UPAG, and the UPAG on the ELF Council.
The Patient Advisory Committee is made up of European respiratory patient organisations, with members representing different conditions, to ensure all lung conditions are represented equally. The aim is to develop a united voice of respiratory patient organisations across Europe.
The United PAG is made up of representatives from individual PAGs. Its purpose is to discuss and work on issues that are cross-disease, such as breathlessness; share ideas and best practice; provide support to each other; and help drive the ELF agenda and strategy.
The Professional Advisory Committee is made up of a group of ERS specialists and professionals from primary care selected from across Europe. They guide ELF on the topics to write about, and assess all written material made available online, to ensure content is accurate and reliable.
The ELF office is based in Sheffield in the UK and Brussels in Belgium. The team take care of the day-to-day running of ELF, they plan our events, coordinate our work with patients and healthcare professionals, and produce the materials on our website. If you contact us, via the website or our social media channels, this is the team you will reach.
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