The Indonesia Society of Respirology (ISR) supports the Year of the lung-2010 (YOL 2010) with a variety of activities. The committee of ISR consulted with the Indonesian Minister of Health DR.Endang Rahayu Sedianingsih, MPH on the 11th of January 2010. On that occasion the Chairman of ISR, Prof. Dr. Faisal Yunus, Ph.D, convey a few things about ISR activities in Indonesia Which included the “year of the lung 2010”. The Indonesia Society of Respirology (ISR) asked for governments support, especially from the Indonesian Health Department to help them in 2010 in campaigning “Year of The Lung”.
On the 13th of January 2010, the ISR joined with other organization and agencies which had the same commitment in dealing with lung disease in Indonesia held a press conference along with the Indonesian Tuberculosis Eradication Association (PPTI), Indonesian Asthma Foundation (YAI), Indonesian Asthma Council (DAI), Association of Respiratory Care Indonesia (RESPINA), Association of Indonesian Bronchoscopy (PERBRONKI), Persahabatan hospital as a national referral center for lung and respiratory diseases, Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine,Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia, American College Chest Physicians Indonesian Chapter and Indonesian Council Asia Pacific Society of Respirology. ISR which was the coordinator of the event, in the conference explained to everyone what the “year of the lung 2010” is all about. Almost 24 journalists from local newspapers and TV broadcasts attended the press conference.
During the year of 2010, at all ISR meetings and conferences the logo of “YOL 2010” are displayed ogether with the ISR logo. ISR annual Congress was held in Banten on July 7-10, 2010. ISR branches all over the country also conducted Regional Scientific Meeting such as Medan Respiratory Care Meeting on March 19-21, 2010 in Medan, North Sumatra, Riau Respiratory Update on March 37, 2010 in Pekanbaru, Riau, Padang Respiratory Update on April 3-4, 2010 in Padang, West Sumatra, Bali Respiratory Meeting on April 18-19, 2010 in Den Pasar, Bali, Bandung Respiratory Forum on May 28-30, 2010 in Bandung, West Java, Makassar Respiratory Update on July 16, 2010 in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Bogor Respiratory Meeting on July 24-25, 2010 in Bogor, West Java, Malang Respiratory Update on October 23-24, 2010 in Malang, East Java, and Jakarta Clinical Respiratory Update on October 29-31, 2010 in Jakarta. The logo of YOL 2010 is also put on ISR official web.
ISR is also commemorating the TB day,the World Asthma Day,and World Spirometry Day by holdingseminars on Tb and asthma for GPs and the layman, and spirometry workshops for general practitioners. These activities were carried out by several branches across the country.
To align and provide accurate and truthful information about some outstanding issues in the community about the respiratory problems on October 27, 2010 ISR hold a press conference about oxygenated water, mask-wearing. Cigarette electronic, advertisements about lung cancer , and MDR-TB.
At the time of catastrophic eruption of Mount Merapi in central Java in the month of November 2010 ISR opens a command center at three sites in central java, providing free consultation and treatment, help the refugees and the distribution of masks to the communit.