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.