GARD Symposium for Eastern European countries

23 - 24 March 2007

Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases working at the country level

Chairpersons: Jean Bousquet, Kazimierz Roszkowski

The Symposium started with a presentation from Jean Bousquet, GARD Chairman, on the Global Alliance. He described the nature, the establishment, the development and the plans for the future. Elisabetta Minelli, Technical Officer, WHO, presented GARD current action in countries and the recommended prerequisites and steps to explore and build an Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases at country level.

The symposium was organized under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Health and in collaboration with the Polish National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases.