Netherlands Respiratory Society (NRS)

Netherlands Respiratory Society (NRS)

The NRS was founded in 2009 with the aim to form a platform and provide coordination for respiratory research in the Netherlands. Clinical and basic research into respiratory disorders in the Netherlands involves researchers from a variety of research disciplines.
The mission of the NRS is to use basic, clinical, and translational research to reduce the burden and prevent the development of respiratory diseases. This includes all respiratory diseases, both common diseases, as well as rare diseases.
In several research areas magnificent lung research is being conducted in the basal and clinical field. This is also evident from international ratings where several fields of research are highly listed. The goal of the NRS is to promote and optimize cooperation within and between Dutch research institutes.
Also, the NRS strives to create more attention for lung research from society, politics and finance, given the serious physical, psychological, social and economic impact of lung disease.


  • organizing scientific meetings, at least once every year
  • training of researchers
  • task forces to facilitate collaborations between researchers from various disciplines and institutes
  • advocacy to increase visibility of respiratory research, and to increase funding opportunities for respiratory research


Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam

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