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Key paediatric messages from the ERS Congress 2018, plus more highlights

2 May, 2019

In the latest in a series of Congress articles featured in ERJ Open Research, our open-access peer-reviewed respiratory journal, the Group Chairs…

Submit your late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2019

1 May, 2019

Submissions are now open for late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2019 in Madrid, Spain. We are accepting late-breaking…

Take our H2020 Better-B survey

25 April, 2019

The H2020 Better-B survey focuses on the management of breathlessness for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),…

ERS/EAPM lung cancer screening event: outcomes

25 April, 2019

Earlier this month, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) held a half-day roundtable…

Is it time to move away from short-acting beta-agonists in asthma management?

18 April, 2019

In a new editorial published in the European Respiratory Journal, Matthew Martin and Tim Harrison discuss whether the time has come to move away…

Apply now to join the Fellowship Programme on Guideline Methodology

15 April, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 Fellowship on Guideline Methodology. The application deadline is 17 June, 2019 at 23:59…

New CME Online module on Pseudomonas infections now available

12 April, 2019

A new CME Online module that focuses on the management of both chronic and acute Pseudomonas infections is now available.

ERS scoops top awards at European Association Awards and Associations World Congress

10 April, 2019

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) was presented with multiple awards at both the European Association Awards and the Associations World…

Register now for the ERS International Congress 2019, Madrid

9 April, 2019

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s ERS International Congress is now open.

Common virus linked to faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

8 April, 2019

A new study has found that cystic fibrosis patients who have a common virus may experience faster disease progression than patients who do not…

Spirometry relates poorly to symptoms, new lung function tests may help dismantle disease mechanisms

5 April, 2019

In a new article published in the European Respiratory Review, Sabine Zimmermann, Katrina Tonga and Cindy Thamrin describe two emerging lung…

Get involved: join the ERS running team!

25 March, 2019

Active ERS members Nick Kanellakis and Aurelia Gondrand ran the Paris Half Marathon on Sunday 10 March, 2019, to help to spread the messages of…

World TB Day 2019: Acceleration of UN High-Level Meeting Commitments on TB is a necessity

22 March, 2019

On World TB Day (24 March, 2019), ERS and partners from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) urges governments to leverage the…

Large study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy are not a cause of asthma in children

18 March, 2019

A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the…

The evidence base linking air pollution exposure and adverse health effects is strong

18 March, 2019

The combined epidemiological and toxicological evidence base that links exposure to air pollution with adverse health outcomes is robust and…

World Sleep Day 2019: healthy sleep, healthy aging

14 March, 2019

On 15 March, ERS will join health and patient organisations from all over the world to observe World Sleep Day. This year’s campaign puts the…

Message from the ERS President regarding the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

13 March, 2019

It has come to our attention that the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, an organisation supported by the tobacco industry, is distributing…

BioMed Alliance position: Moving forward from drug-centred to patient-centred research

12 March, 2019

An updated version of the White Paper on academic clinical research, which was initiated by EORTC and written in cooperation with the BioMed…

Study of young athletes suggests sleep apnoea may be linked to sudden cardiac death

11 March, 2019

A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man.

Announcement of latest ERS elections results

4 March, 2019

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

The case for lung cancer screening: saving lives, cutting costs

28 February, 2019

The recent studies into computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer showed that it reduces lung cancer mortality. Implementing screening…

New ERS task force statement on exercise training and rehabilitation in patients with chronic PH

28 February, 2019

An international task force of pulmonary hypertension (PH) experts has published a new official ERS statement focusing on exercise training and…

Rare Disease Day 2019: shining a light on rare lung diseases

27 February, 2019

On 28 February, ERS will join health and patient organisations from all over the world to observe Rare Disease Day, an annual awareness event led…

A combined action on air quality by medical societies and patient organisations

21 February, 2019

As a follow up to the first World Health Organization (WHO) global conference on air pollution and health that took place in Geneva from 30…

Healthcare workers in low and middle-income countries show high prevalence of latent TB infection

21 February, 2019

Healthcare workers and students who work in high tuberculosis incidence settings in low and middle-income countries remain at increased risk of…
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