International Respiratory Coalition (IRC) Summit

Transforming respiratory medicine in the post pandemic world

Taking place on the 28–29 June, 2022 in Paris and online, the IRC Summit was a flagship event for the Coalition.

Day one of the event was open to invited attendees and registered online guests. It provided details of the concept behind the IRC in full, explained how the Coalition aims to support the transformation of respiratory care at national level and presented sessions focusing on: the current priorities in the respiratory field; the impact of COVID-19 on respiratory care; and discussed how we can progress in the post-pandemic world.

Day two was a closed session for invited attendees only. It focused on country-level respiratory strategies and national practices aiming to improve lung health in the context of (post-) pandemic challenges. Presentations from across Europe facilitated exchange of experiences, lessons learned and examples of best practices that can be taken into account or replicated in order to overcome consequences of COVID-19, boost resilience of respiratory health systems, contribute to preparedness for future pandemics and also improve chronic respiratory diseases care.

Revisit the Summit

Sessions from day one of the Summit were recorded and are available to watch now.

Session 1: Scene setting, 54:58, Speakers: Marc Humbert, Helen Parks, Pablo Panella, Giovanna Usvardi
Session 2 : Impact of COVID on respiratory medicine, 93:50, Speaker: Richard Costello, MeiLan K. Han, Isabel Saraiva, James Chalmers, Greg Downey
Session 3: Post-pandemic progress, 52:05, Speakers: Guy Joos, Anne-Sophie Lapointe, Fabrice Barlesi, Dimitris Kontopidis
Session 4: Close of the day, 2:04, Speaker: Marc Humbert