International affairs

The Finnish Respiratory Society board can be contacted via email: info(at)


Suomen keuhkolääkäriyhdistys on Euroopan keuhkolääkäriyhdistyksen (European Respiratory Society, ERS) jäsen. ERSin jäseneksi pääsee SKLYn kautta lähettämällä viestiä osoitteeseen: ja jäsenyys sisältyy SKLYn jäsenhintaan.

Lisätietoja ERS:in toiminnasta:


The UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) is a non-governmental organisation representing national associations of medical specialists in Europe. The UEMS concentrates on improving and harmonising specialist medical training, thus facilitating free movement of doctors and improving the quality of health care in Europe.

The UEMS has numerous Specialist Sections, which are composed of medical specialists nominated by the national UEMS member associations. The Sections develop standards and formulate recommendations on the given specialty as well as draft the European curriculum in their field. The Finnish Medical Association nominates the Finnish representatives to each Section. The current representative for Finnish Respiratory Society in the UEMS Pneumology Section is Dr Essi Varkki and Dr Severi Seppälä.

More information can be found on the UEMS website

Nordic Respiratory Academy

Nordic Respiratory Academy (NORA) was founded in conjunction with the Nordic lung congress in Reykjavik in 2003.

The purpose is to promote academic lung medicine in the Nordic countries, and as a starting point, the members were all Nordic lung physicians with a graduate degree (PhD or DMSc).

The annual NORA meeting is a continuation of the longstanding tradition of an annual Nordic professorship meeting, and in recent years it has been a tradition to invite all professors and lecturers from the Nordic countries.


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