FIRS is a partnership of the world’s leading professional respiratory organisations, including:
|The Asociacion Latinoamericana del Thorax (ALAT)|
|The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)|
|The American Thoracic Society (ATS)|
|The Asia Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR)|
|The European Respiratory Society (ERS)|
|The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)|
|The Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS)|
Each of these societies will play an active role in the WSD 2012 campaign by working with respiratory societies and patient groups in their countries to ensure a truly global campaign is acheived.
The ELF is the official coordinator of World Spirometry Day and will assist societies and institutions who wish to take part.
|World Spirometry Day 2012 was officially launched during the ERS Amsterdam Congress, with the spirometer-baton being passed from ERS President, Klaus Rabe, to the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) President, David Gutterman.|
The spirometer will be passed in a world-relay style around the members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies at their annual meetings until September 2012, to highlight the global scope of this campaign.
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WSD is an initiative organised by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) in collaboration with the European Lung Foundation (ELF).