The Dyspnea Society is an international multidisciplinary community that promotes collegial exchange amongst scientific and clinical professionals. Our aim is to advance the scientific understanding of dyspnea and it's translation to clinical practice. More about us.


Dyspnea is the clinical term for the feeling of uncomfortable breathing, such as of 'breathlessness' or 'shortness of breath'. It is a common symptom and can severely impact patients' lives. The Dyspnea Society seeks to gain a better understanding of how dyspnea arises and how it can be managed.


Members of the Dyspnea Society include scientists and clinicians from around the world who are dedicated to improving our understanding and management of patients' breathing discomfort. If you are interested in becoming a member, find out more.

Better Dyspnea Management through Research

Save the Date!

Dyspnea 2024: Montreal, June 27th-28th

Please mark your calendars for Dyspnea 2024, “Mechanisms, Measurement and Management”.

WHEN: June 27-28th, 2024 with a welcome reception on the evening of June 26th.
WHERE: Montreal, Canada. We are thrilled that Dennis Jensen at McGill University will again host the meeting to repeat the success and productivity of the first Montreal meeting in 2018.

Better Research through Collaboration

Society Membership is open!

You can now join an international community of clinicians and scientists investigating the mechanisms, measurement and management of dyspnea. 

Membership includes discounted registration for Dyspnea, 2024 in Montreal. Click to join.