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Apply now for an ERS Long-Term Research Fellowship 2020

6 November, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 ERS Long-Term Research Fellowships (LTRF). The application deadline is 13 January, 2020.
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Screening and prevention

31 October, 2019

Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers across Europe. It claims more lives each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers…
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Nominate yourself or a colleague for an official ERS position

30 October, 2019

Would you like to play a more active role in the European Respiratory Society (ERS)?
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Largest ever IMI2 immunology project launched

29 October, 2019

The largest ever Innovative Medicine Initiative 2 (IMI2) immunology project launched this week. The project is called 3TR and it will focus on…
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EEA’s 2019 EU air quality report finds air pollution caused 400,000 premature deaths in 2016

25 October, 2019

Europe’s air is getting cleaner, but persistent pollution, especially in cities, is continuing to damage people’s health. The latest reports…
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CME Online: Use of radiology in the differential diagnosis of PF-ILDs

18 October, 2019

A new CME module is now available, which explores the challenges presented by progressive fibrotic lung diseases other than idiopathic pulmonary…
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Study provides first evidence that fat accumulates in the lungs of overweight and obese people

18 October, 2019

Researchers have shown for the first time that fatty tissue accumulates in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese.
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Keynote speech by Prof. Tobias Welte, ERS Past-President

17 October, 2019

During the Opening Session of the ERS Congress, ERS Past-President Prof. Tobias Welte delivered a thoughtful keynote speech that reflected on his…
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A statement from the new ERS President - Professor Thierry Troosters

16 October, 2019

“Dear colleagues, I returned from the 29th annual European Respiratory Society International Congress with a warm feeling of satisfaction. More…
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International Infection Prevention Week: be prepared, get vaccinated

11 October, 2019

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), observed this year on 13-19 October, offers an opportunity for healthcare workers, the public…
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Watch ERS 2019 sessions online with ERS Congress Replay

2 October, 2019

The ERS International Congress 2019 may be over, but you can relive the event online with ERS Congress Replay.
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ERS 2019: Important information about CME certificates

2 October, 2019

We have reached the end of the ERS International Congress 2019 and would like to offer a sincere thank you for your participation in this event,…
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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests,…
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Treatment with long term, low dose antibiotic could help people born with chronic lung condition

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Taking a low dose of the antibiotic azithromycin for six months reduces symptoms for patients with the chronic lung condition…
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One third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people…
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Cheap, quick test identifies pneumonia patients at risk of respiratory failure or sepsis

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Spanish researchers in Valencia have identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of…
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Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children

2 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to have children who…
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Results of 2019-2020 ERS Leadership Election results and amendments to ERS by-laws

1 October, 2019

The results of the latest round of ERS Leadership Elections were announced today during the 2019 General Assembly meeting, which was attended by…
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Babies develop fewer respiratory infections when they have well-connected bacterial networks

1 October, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Microscopic bacteria, which are present in all humans, cluster together and form communities in different parts of the body, such…
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‘Smart shirt’ can accurately measure breathing and could be used to monitor lung disease

30 September, 2019

Madrid, Spain: A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to…
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Survey of truck drivers finds many suffer from sleep-related breathing disorders

30 September, 2019

Madrid, Spain: A survey of 905 Italian truck drivers has shown that approximately half suffer from at least one sleep-related breathing problem…
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Taxi drivers face highest levels of exposure to black carbon compared to other professional drivers

29 September, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Professional drivers working in congested cities are exposed to black carbon levels that are on average a third higher than would…
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Air pollution linked to increased risk of infant deaths and reduced lung function in children

27 September, 2019

Madrid, Spain: Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of death in babies according to a study of nearly eight million live births, to be…
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World Lung Day 2019: Respiratory groups unite to call for healthy lungs for all

24 September, 2019

On World Lung Day (WLD), the European Respiratory Society is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and…
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ERS Satellites 2020: COPD, asthma, lung cancer and infection – register for FREE

24 September, 2019

The latest in the ERS Satellites event series is taking place on 20–21 February, 2020 and will focus on the four main topics of COPD, asthma,…
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