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European Respiratory Society,

Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Clinical Research Collaboration (ChILD CRC)


Children’s interstitial lung disease is extremely rare and can be difficult to diagnose.  Significant funding received in 2012 enabled the creation of ChILD EU.  ERS members created a bio-bank, database and instigated observational and interventional studies.  Although significant progress was made over the course of the FP7 4 year funded project it was recognised that continued drive would be required to make the changes that would benefit patients. 

With CRC funding in place our aim is to develop critical interest in these rare diseases for early career clinicians, researchers, scientists and industry.