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Submit a randomised controlled trial abstract for the ERS International Congress 2020

2 July, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is now accepting submissions of randomised controlled trial (RCT) abstracts for the ERS International…

Many of the most popular ERS International Congress features to return for 2020

29 June, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce the return of many popular sessions to this year’s International Congress, all of…

ERS General Assembly 2020: Join us and have your say on your society

29 June, 2020

The ERS leadership is pleased to announced that the 2020 ERS General Assembly meeting will take place as an online meeting on Thursday 10…

International regulators highlight the importance, safety and effectiveness of vaccines

26 June, 2020

The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) released two statements last week to reiterate the importance, safety and…

We are virtual! See the exciting plans for the ERS International Congress 2020 and register

23 June, 2020

This year’s European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress is a virtual event that will take place from 7–9 September, 2020.

ERS/ATS joint webinar: International perspectives on reopening the paediatric pulmonary function test laboratory during COVID-19

22 June, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) are collaborating for a live COVID-19 webinar focusing on the…

Put clean air policies at the heart of COVID-19 recovery plans

4 June, 2020

On World Environment Day (5 June), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) reiterates the importance of clean air for lung health and urges…

ERS Congress 30th anniversary discount extended until 23 June – register now!

3 June, 2020

It’s been two weeks since Congress registration opened and more than 10,000 people have already registered. Due to this popular demand, the…

DRAGON: A new international project to develop a coronavirus diagnostics tool

2 June, 2020

The DRAGON project—led by OncoRadiomics in partnership with 21 high-tech SMEs, academic research institutes, biotech and pharma partners,…

Commission proposes standalone health programme in latest EU budget

28 May, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) welcomes the European Commission’s latest EU budget, which includes a proposal for a standalone EU…

Smoking, nicotine and children: exposing the tobacco industry’s tactics

28 May, 2020

Ahead of World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2020) the European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) Tobacco Control Committee has issued an editorial…

European Week Against Cancer: Action needed to reduce the burden of lung cancer in Europe

22 May, 2020

Lung cancer continues to be the biggest cancer killer in Europe, causing more deaths each year than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.…

Dates for virtual ERS Congress announced

20 May, 2020

The ERS International Congress is going virtual in 2020. The event has been confirmed as a three-day programme, taking place online between 7–9…

Virtual school in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine to take place this summer

18 May, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has announced the addition of a virtual school in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine to this…

Cancer in the time of COVID: Expert opinion on how to adapt current practice

15 May, 2020

A group of thoracic oncology experts has written an editorial offering guidance on adapting current cancer practice in relation to COVID-19.

Global perspectives on COVID-19 webinar: Q&A session

13 May, 2020

A follow-up Q&A session to the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) joint COVID-19 webinar is now available…

Global partners issue Call to Action to overcome barriers to scale up TB preventive treatment

13 May, 2020

Global partners in the fight to end TB including the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNITAID, US…

Task force survey to develop a core outcome set for the management of COPD exacerbations

7 May, 2020

European Respiratory Society (ERS) task force TF-2019-12 has launched a survey which aims to improve the quality of clinical trials which…

New ERS guideline on withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD

6 May, 2020

A new European Respiratory Society (ERS) guideline has been published by the European Respiratory Journal that focuses on withdrawal of inhaled…

COVID-19 and asthma

5 May, 2020

On World Asthma Day (5 May), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) urges people with asthma to continue using their prescribed medications,…

Submit your late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2020

1 May, 2020

Submissions are now open for late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2020, which will take place this year from 7–9…

ERS HERMES examinations to go ahead in 2020 at new location

29 April, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has announced that the ERS HERMES examinations will go ahead this year and will be held at the University…

European Commission launches COVID-19 Data Portal

22 April, 2020

The European Commission recently launched an online COVID-19 Data Portal, to facilitate data sharing and analysis, and to accelerate research for…

Cost-effective canopy protects health workers from COVID infection during ventilation

21 April, 2020

Researchers have designed a cost-effective, constant flow plastic canopy system that can help to protect healthcare workers who are at risk of…

Low-cost, easy-to-build ventilator performs similarly to high-quality commercial device

21 April, 2020

A low-cost, easy-to-build non-invasive ventilator aimed at supporting the breathing of patients with respiratory failure performs similarly to…
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