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Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Disease
Fra Torsdag, 30 August 2018 -  08:00
Til Tirsdag, 04 September 2018 - 17:00
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We are very pleased to invite you to the 12th GARD General Meeting 2018, which will be held from August 30 to September 1, in Helsinki, Finland. The meeting will be hosted by the Finnish Lung Health Association (FILHA) and the National Institute for Health and Welfare.

Please find attached the draft programme of the 12th GARD General Meeting 2018.  The overarching theme is “The Natural Step to Respiratory Health” highlighting the importance of nature and its effects on our health, wellbeing and immune balance, please see the presentation of Prof Tari Haahtela on this topic:

We will give all GARD participants an opportunity to present their 5-year action plans in a poster session with the theme: Improving prevention and management of CRDs in the SDG era: 5-year Action plans of GARD countries and GARD members. A poster template will be sent to all GARD participants before the end of May 2018. Posters will be posted on the GARD website after the GARD General Meeting.

Please let us know at your earliest convenience but not later than May 31, 2018, if you are intending to participate. Please respond to Nils E. Billo, GARD adviser at as soon as possible.

The GARD General Meeting will be held at the:                  National Institute for Health and Welfare

                                                                                               Mannerheiminkatu 166

                                                                                               00300 Helsinki

The meeting will start at 9 am on 30 August and end at 4 pm on September 1, 2018.


A block reservation of 100 rooms has been made at the:       Hotel Scandic Park

                                                                                                Mannerheimintie 46

                                                                                                00260 Helsinki


Cost of rooms for one person: 143 € /night, for two persons: 163 € / night. Please make your hotel reservation at You may change the language in the right upper corner. Rooms need to be booked before 16.8.2018 to benefit from these room rates.


We would very much appreciate if you could confirm your registration for the GARD meeting here:

We are looking forward to a very exciting meeting and would be very pleased to welcome you in Helsinki.

Kind regards.

Prof Nikolai Khaltaev                                                                         Professor Tuula Vasankari                                                                                 Dr Marina Erhola

Chair, GARD                                                                                      Secretary General, FILHA                                                                                 Deputy Director General, National Institute for Health and Welfare

Sted National Institute for Health and Welfare, Mannerheiminkatu 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland