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Dogs can detect cystic fibrosis bacterial pathogens at ultra-low concentrations, study finds

15 August, 2019

Trained medical detection dogs can differentiate between Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) and other bacterial pathogens that commonly affect people…

A third of childhood asthma cases in Europe may be attributable to air pollution

8 August, 2019

Around a third of all cases of childhood asthma in Europe could be prevented each year if European countries complied with World Health…

Applications now being accepted for October 2019 round of Short-Term Research Fellowships and Clinical Training Fellowships

31 July, 2019

We would like to invite investigators and clinicians in the early stages of their career to apply for a Short-Term Research Fellowship (STRF) and…

WHO publishes 2019 Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic

31 July, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) published the seventh WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic last week, which this year focuses on the…

World Lung Cancer Day 2019: How can Europe tackle lung cancer?

31 July, 2019

At the beginning of the 20th century lung cancer was considered a rare disease, but as people’s exposures to tobacco smoke, air pollution, and…

New honours at the ERS Congress 2019: ERS Teaching Awards

30 July, 2019

Each year at the ERS International Congress, we recognise leaders in the field of respiratory medicine and science for their research excellence…

ERS HERMES exam in paediatric respiratory medicine announced in Hong Kong

30 July, 2019

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the ERS HERMES examination in paediatric respiratory medicine held in Hong Kong.

Inhaled antibiotics may help to treat recurrent respiratory tract infections

29 July, 2019

Inhaled antibiotic therapy improves respiratory morbidity and reduces the frequency of respiratory tract infections in patients with severe…

European Respiratory Review awarded first Impact Factor

25 July, 2019

Following the inclusion of the European Respiratory Review (ERR) into Clarivate Analytics’ Science Citation Index Expanded last year, we are…

Lung Science Conference 2020: Registration is now open

24 July, 2019

We are pleased to announce the return of the ERS Lung Science Conference for 2020. Taking place on 5–8 March, the event will be held in…

ERS General Assembly 2019: Join us and have your say on your society

23 July, 2019

The ERS leadership has announced that the 2019 ERS General Assembly meeting will take place on Tuesday, 1st October during the ERS international…

ERS Respiratory Updates 2019: join us online or in person for the latest clinical updates

18 July, 2019

The 2019 Respiratory Updates event will be heading to Amsterdam, Netherlands on 8 November.

Submit a proposal for Clinical Research Collaboration funding

17 July, 2019

Applications for Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC) funding proposals are now open.

Madrid low emissions zone reinstated: ERS response

12 July, 2019

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) welcomes the news that the low emissions zone has been reinstated in Madrid, Spain.

Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs and increases chronic lung disease risk

9 July, 2019

A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased risk…

New CME Online: How to diagnose interstitial lung disease

5 July, 2019

The latest CME Online module focusing on how to diagnose interstitial lung disease is now available.

High COPD risk occupations identified in large study

27 June, 2019

Researchers have identified the occupations that are linked to the most significant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) risk and say…

Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation Conference 2020: Register or submit an abstract or case

19 June, 2019

We are pleased to announce that ERS will be hosting the first ever Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation Conference. The event will take…

Introducing the harmonised respiratory physiotherapy curriculum

13 June, 2019

The European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) respiratory physiotherapy task force has developed a new harmonised postgraduate curriculum for…

ERS elections 2019: Early Career Committee Chair announced

12 June, 2019

As part of the 2019 ERS elections, we are pleased to announce that the successful candidate has been elected for the following position:…

Workplace exposures contribute to lung disease in more than one in ten patients

10 June, 2019

More than one in ten people with non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick due to inhaling various particles, gases, fumes or smoke in the…

CME Online: How to diagnose and manage pulmonary vascular disease

7 June, 2019

The latest CME Online module focusing on how to diagnose and manage pulmonary vascular disease is now available.

Breathing in black carbon from polluted air linked to alterations in lung blood vessels

6 June, 2019

Evidence that breathing in tiny particles of black carbon, typically a result of burning diesel, is linked to an increased volume of peripheral,…

World Environment Day 2019: It’s time to 'Beat Air Pollution'

4 June, 2019

On 5 June, 2019, the global public health community will come together to recognise World Environment Day, organised annually by the United…

ERS HERMES exam in adult respiratory medicine announced in India

3 June, 2019

We are pleased to announce the first ever ERS HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine to be held outside of the ERS International…
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