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Dear colleague
Please see below an invitation from ERS Primary Care Group and European Lung Foundation to those planning to attend ERS.
I look forward to seeing you in Milan.
Prof Hilary Pinnock  
Chair, IPCRG Education Sub-committee  
Chair, ERS Primary Care Group 1.6
Invitation to:
ELF Patient Organisation Day
Saturday 9 September 2017, ERS International Congress, Milan
This year, the ERS Primary Care Day will link with the European Lung Foundation’s annual networking event for respiratory patient organisations (the ELF Patient Organisation Day).
Some of the patient representatives will join with the Primary Care Day in the morning.
Following on from that session, ELF warmly invites you to join their afternoon activities, which include a shared networking lunch and group discussions based on themes arising from the ERS Primary Care Day programme. Please note that the discussions will be in English.
A programme is shown below and you are welcome to attend just the lunch and first discussion (13:00 -15:15) or to join for the whole afternoon (13:00-17:20).
There will be patient organisation delegates attending from across Europe and they are very much looking forward to networking with you. They represent patients with a wide range of chronic, acute and rare diseases, and are eager to discuss opportunities to improve treatment and care, and to build links with primary care professionals. We do hope you will be able to join with us. 

Please send an email to if you would like to attend or would like further information. There are limited places available so please respond as soon as possible.
ELF Patient Organisation Day Programme: 

13:00 – 14:00
Networking lunch for patient organisation & primary care day delegates
14:00 – 14:05
Welcome: ELF chair
14:05 – 14:15
Introduction to ELF strategy 2017-2020
14:15 – 15:15
Group discussion 1: themes and issues arising from chronic care model themes outlined in Primary Care Day programme
15:15 – 16:15
Poster display session (with coffee)
16:15 – 17:15
Group discussion 2 (to be decided)
17:15 – 17:20
Close of day from ELF chair