LCRU Links

A few websites worth visiting


Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic (inherited) condition – it is passed from parents to their children through their genes. Alpha-1 may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease at any age. Visit website


The American Thoracic Society strives to improve health worldwide by advancing research, clinical care, and public health in respiratory disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Medical and Scientific Areas of Interest: Pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics, allergy/immunology, thoracic surgery, behavioral science, environmental and occupational medicine, physiology, molecular biology, among others. Visit website


The ERJ features: cutting-edge clinical and experimental work in the field of respiratory medicine, original articles, task force reports and guidelines, series and reviews, editorials, letters to the Editors and correspondence. Visit website


The BREATHE-Africa Partnership brings African researchers both leaders and trainees, together with experts in all key aspects of household air pollution research. Visit website


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. Visit website


The South African Thoracic Society (SATS) is a professional society dedicated to the promotion of lung health in South Africa and Africa through education, training, research and advocacy. Visit website