2008 General Meeting

30-31 May 2008, Istanbul, Turkey


The third General Meeting of the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) saw about 80 partners to set out the strategic directions for the next five years and discuss the challenges ahead. This annual event is an ideal forum for GARD partners from across the world to exchange experiences, network, discuss and review the achievements of the past year and plan for the challenges for 2009.

The 2008 meeting looked at: WHO global strategy for noncommunicable diseases, proposals on GARD action plan,
and an update on country activities.

The meeting hosted by the Turkish Thoracic Society, took place in Istanbul, Turkey. Representatives of the Ministry of Health of Turkey were present.