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EU puts spotlight on ERS’s fellowships for future respiratory leaders

29 June, 2016

An ERS Fellowship programme aimed at nurturing future leaders of respiratory medicine was showcased this week (10 December, 2015) at the Marie…
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Coverage from the ERS summer schools 2016

29 June, 2016

The ERS summer schools in adult/paediatric respiratory medicine were held in Lisbon, Portugal on 15–18 June with the aim of providing a…
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Complete phase-out of harmful CFCs achieved

29 June, 2016

The complete phase-out of the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that were damaging the ozone layer, has been finally achieved with the…
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Patients affected by depression less likely to adhere to COPD maintenance medication

29 June, 2016

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland found that patients with COPD are less likely to adhere to recommended…
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Dedicated medical training centres - a standard in European respiratory medicine?

28 June, 2016

Sylvia Hartl: Respiratory trainees often complain that specialist respiratory training does not fulfil their expectations in terms of quality…
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Yes we will! Bottom-up research priorities

28 June, 2016

Are we sharing a frustration?…
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Take the active option

27 June, 2016

For the duration of the ERS conference, Amsterdam was invited to think about the consequences of physical inactivity. Pedometers were given away…
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Advancing towards a common goal

27 June, 2016

I am privileged to be the first writer of this new Respiratory Worldwide Column. In creating this new central space online, we aim to give…
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Unifying Russian-speaking respiratory professionals

27 June, 2016

During the 2015 Congress of the European Respiratory Society, for the first time, the Russian symposium was held for Russian-speaking…
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Advancing Lung Health in Africa, a global imperative: The Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS)

27 June, 2016

Africa carries a disproportionately high burden of respiratory morbidity and mortality relative to the population size. The burden of both…
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Tackling smoking in a country with the highest adult tobacco consumption in the Americas

27 June, 2016

Last year, we celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Chilean Respiratory Society (SER). It was founded in 1930 by 11 visionary medical doctors…
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The Dutch collaboration

27 June, 2016

We would like to share with readers of the column the launch of a new initiative in the Netherlands that brings together all medical…
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Smoking cessation in Argentina: our position on e-cigarettes

27 June, 2016

By Dr Juan Manuel Ossés, President of the Argentinean Association of Respiratory Medicine…
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The challenge of TB for the Peruvian Society of Pneumology

27 June, 2016

The Peruvian Society of Pneumology is the oldest scientific community of physicians dedicated to respiratory medicine in South America. It is an…
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Meeting with journalists: "About smoking: from theory to the public"

27 June, 2016

Smoke-free law enforcement is one of the major priorities on the Romanian Society of Pulmonology agenda.…
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How much further could a national society go?

27 June, 2016

The Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS) is a national, professional and scientific non-profit organisation of specialists in respiratory medicine,…
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Año SEPAR 2015/2016

27 June, 2016

La EPOC, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, es una de las enfermedades crónicas más prevalentes, de hecho, dadas las cifras que presenta…
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2015/2016 Year of SEPAR

27 June, 2016

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases. In fact, given the figures presented it can now be…
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Noninvasive ventilation: from acute to chronic intervention

27 June, 2016

Sylvia Hartl: The method of noninvasive ventilatory support (NIV) was established as a new standard treatment for ventilatory failure nearly 30…
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A proposal for a delayed New Years’ resolution: make use of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients who need it

27 June, 2016

Thierry Troosters: The turning of the year comes with New Year resolutions. In the United States the most frequently reported resolution was…
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The changing face of lung cancer treatment

27 June, 2016

Sylvia Hartl: As Head of a respiratory department in Austria, I care for patients suffering from lung cancer. In my country, the respiratory…
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The dynamics of respiratory science: towards 4D research

27 June, 2016

Peter Sterk: I am sure I am not the only one experiencing episodic excitement in science. We are not just robots, shifting protocols and papers,…
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ERS Tallinn summit highlights urgent need to bridge health gap

24 June, 2016

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) hosted a critical summit this weekend (8-9 June 2012) to discuss the growing problem of health…
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ERS Presidential Summit: How can ehealth personalise respiratory care?

24 June, 2016

Experts from across Europe gathered in Brussels this week (16–17 June, 2015) to discuss developments in personalised medicine and ehealth at…
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