Bergen ILO Group

Bergen ILO-group has a leading international role within the field of Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (ILO) research.

This group is made up of 40 researchers from different fields.

Bergen ILO group runs the research project

The objectives of Bergen ILO group


To increase recognition of the role of the larynx as a cause of breathing problems


To promote consideration of the respiratory system as a whole in diagnostics


To conduct targeted treatment of patients while reducing drug use 

Bergen ILO group established the gold standard for diagnosis of ILO in 2006, and is currently developing new testing methods and treatments. So far, more than 3000 patients have been tested and treated.

The group has been crucial in establishing ILO clinics in several countries, notably England, USA and Australia.

Interdisciplinary collaboration (including veterinary medicine) has been the key to success and has driven scientific advancement in the group.

Head of Bergen ILO group:

PhD MD Ass.Prof.

Hege Havstad Clemm

Hege Clemm head of Bergen ILO group