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ERS co-signs ‘DPR’ statement on maintaining a competitive environment for research in Europe

11 October, 2016

ERS along with several other research organisations has urged Member States to implement the newly adopted EU Data Protection Regulation in a way…
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ERS and ENSP sign Memorandum of Understanding on tobacco control

11 October, 2016

On 7 September 2016, the Presidents of ERS and ENSP (European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention) formalised their successful…
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ERS supports new report, ‘Lifting Europe’s dark cloud: How cutting coal saves lives’

11 October, 2016

A new report released today calls for better regulatory measures to reduce pollution from coal burning plants and save thousands of lives across…
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Lack of integrated cardiopulmonary care

7 October, 2016

A well-recognized clinical problem, but do we have the heart to make a real change?…
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Over 90% of world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of ambient air pollution, WHO warns

4 October, 2016

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality model has found that 92% of the world’s population are exposed to levels of ambient air…
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New pathological markers identified for severe asthma

4 October, 2016

Results from a recent U‐BIOPRED study have shed light on new pathological markers that distinguish severe asthma from less severe forms of the…
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Long-term benefits of physical activity are not moderated by air pollution exposure

27 September, 2016

Researchers have found that the long-term health benefits of physical activity are not moderated by the risks of exposure to levels of nitrogen…
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ERS invited to attend the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

20 September, 2016

At the invitation of Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, ERS attended the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for…
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Resistance: Antibiotics, Politics and Public Health a European public health policy conference

14 September, 2016

On 8 September, 2016, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) participated in a high-level European public health policy conference entitled…
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ERS Fellowships in the spotlight

14 September, 2016

A recent ERJ editorial highlights the achievements of the ERS fellowship programme, which significantly expanded over the past three years and…
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Lung Science Conference 2017: registration is open

13 September, 2016

ERS is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 15th Lung Science Conference. The focus of this year’s Conference will be on…
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WHO launches new Target Regimen Profiles for TB Treatment

13 September, 2016

A new document providing guidelines on the ideal regimen process for TB treatment was launched last week (4 September, 2016) during the ERS…
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Sleep and Breathing 2017: Register on-site to take part in this year's conference

13 September, 2016

ERS and the European Sleep and Research Society (ESRS) are pleased to announce registration is now open for the fourth Sleep and Breathing…
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ERS Vision: Occupational air quality and lung health

1 September, 2016

Air quality affects 100% of the population. Adults spend one third of their lives at work, yet how many healthcare professionals remember to take…
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The ERS International Congress 2016

25 August, 2016

The ERS International Congress 2016: the world’s largest respiratory meeting
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Healthy Lungs for Life 2016: Breathe Clean Air

25 August, 2016

The Healthy Lungs for Life campaign is a joint project undertaken by ERS and the European Lung Foundation (ELF). It is one of the largest lung…
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25 August, 2016

The ERS International Congress 2016 has a number of digital resources designed to enable complete and interactive coverage of the goings-on at…
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Healthy Lungs for Life workshops in Malawi see success

19 August, 2016

A number of Healthy Lungs for Life asthma training workshops and respiratory health events for communities in Malawi were held this month.
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Emergence of unregulated stem cell treatments for respiratory diseases on the rise

19 August, 2016

There are a growing number of programmes offering unregulated stem cell treatments designed to treat respiratory infections, according to a new…
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Call for applications: Executive Director of FIRS

19 August, 2016

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is looking to appoint a new Executive Director. ERS is an active member of FIRS and as…
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New drug shows early promise for treatment of eosinophilic asthma

19 August, 2016

A study has determined that the drug Feviprant is effective in reducing eosinophilic airway inflammation in patients with mild-to-severe asthma…
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Have you voted for the next ERS leaders?

19 August, 2016

Voting is open for the ERS Elections 2016. We would like to encourage all ERS members to participate before voting closes on 5 September 2016.
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Higher intake of alcohol impacts breathing

2 August, 2016

Adults who consume large amounts of alcohol were found to have less nitric oxide in their exhaled breath compared to those who consumed less…
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New features and topics available on Respipedia

1 August, 2016

Respipedia, ERS’s respiratory focussed wiki, has had a number of new topics added in recent weeks – broadening the scope of specialist…
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ERS joins Forum of International Respiratory Societies to observe World Lung Cancer Day 2016

1 August, 2016

This World Lung Cancer Day on 1 August, the European Respiratory Society (ERS), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory…
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