Allied respiratory professionals

Allied respiratory professionals (ARPs), including physiotherapists, technologists, scientists, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and nutritionists, are involved at all stages of respiratory care, from prevention, diagnosis and evaluation, to treatment and management of acute and chronic respiratory diseases.

ARPs are particularly involved in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic respiratory conditions, and are often the patient's first point of contact. There has also been increasing evidence for ARP-led interventions, serving to strengthen the role of ARPs in disease management programmes and highlighting the importance of the transfer of knowledge between different professional groups and in multi-disciplinary teams.

We are pleased to offer a range of sessions and educational activities to address the needs, current issues and future developments in respiratory care from a multi-disciplinary perspective at ERS Congress 2019.