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Respiratory Matters

Respiratory Matters is a monthly ERS blog offering insight into the experiences of respiratory-focused professionals worldwide. It is written by ERS officers and members across all specialties, offering clinical, scientific and allied healthcare professional perspectives.

ERS Vision

ERS Vision is ERS’s open access video documentary series which tackles the key topics in respiratory health with discussion from leaders in the field of respiratory medicine and healthcare.

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RFMV 2020: access online learning resources

17 March, 2020

Following the success of the first Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation (RFMV) conference, which took place in Berlin, Germany from…

Abstract highlights from the ERS Congress 2019

4 March, 2020

Highlight articles on selected abstracts that were presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2019 are to be…

CME Online: Prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

27 February, 2020

A new CME module is now available, which focuses on strategies for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Put prevention at the heart of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, NGOs urge

21 February, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) joined forces with more than 30 non-profit and civil society organisations in a joint statement that urges…

New RESPIRE4 Fellowship launched to support international career development

10 February, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has launched the latest fellowship opportunity in the RESPIRE series. The RESPIRE4 Marie Skłodowska-Curie…

Low dose CT screening linked to reduced lung cancer mortality among high-risk individuals

5 February, 2020

A trial involving patients at high-risk for lung cancer has shown that among those who underwent low dose CT (computed tomography) screening,…

Apply for an ERS Short-Term Research Fellowship or Clinical Training Fellowship

4 February, 2020

ERS invites investigators and clinicians in the early stages of their career to apply for a Short-Term Research Fellowship (STRF) or Clinical…

Registration is open for the 2020 ERS HERMES exams: test yourself against European standards

31 January, 2020

Registration for the 2020 ERS HERMES examinations is now open, offering an opportunity for healthcare professionals of all levels to measure…

Australia bushfires: a response from the ERS leadership

29 January, 2020

“Our hearts go out to the Australian community, including ERS members and our colleagues from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand…

ERS COVID-19 resource centre

22 January, 2020

The ERS COVID-19 resource centre brings together all European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Lung Foundation (ELF) resources on…

CME Online: GP and specialist approaches to severe asthma care

20 January, 2020

A new CME module is now available that focuses on the management of difficult to treat asthma from the general practitioner to specialist…

ERS Elections 2020: Congratulations to newly elected ERS officers

17 January, 2020

Following the 2020 ERS Elections, which saw ERS members vote to elect their preferred candidates for National Delegate, Assembly Head and…

FAIR project: investigating treatments for antibiotic-resistant pneumonia

13 January, 2020

An international consortium of interdisciplinary specialists is set to a launch a new European Union (EU) wide research project that will focus…

Latest ERS/ATS severe asthma guidelines now available

9 January, 2020

A multidisciplinary European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) task force of asthma experts have developed updated…

A new year message from the ERS President Prof. Thierry Troosters

14 January, 2020

"Dear colleagues and friends,

€50,000 ERS Gold Medal Awards 2020: apply or nominate now

17 December, 2019

ERS is pleased to announce that members can now apply or nominate colleagues for the ERS Gold Medal Awards 2020. The deadline for applications…

Abstract and clinical case submission extended until 19 February 13:00 CET. Be a part of the ERS Congress!

17 December, 2019

We are pleased to announce that a call for abstracts and clinical cases is now open – offering an opportunity to be a part of the…

ERJ call for papers on cystic fibrosis

10 December, 2019

The European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) is pleased to join The Lancet Respiratory Medicine and the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis for the first time…

E-cigarette user found to have rare form of lung scarring typically found in metal workers

5 December, 2019

Researchers studying a patient with a rare lung disease called hard-metal pneumoconiosis say the disease was probably caused by vaping.

Cast your votes in the ERS Elections

29 November, 2019

Voting is now open to elect National Delegates, Assembly Heads & Secretaries, and Group Chairs & Secretaries.

ERS Vision: Unmet needs in respiratory medicine

29 November, 2019

A new special series is now available from ERS Vision that explores unmet needs in respiratory medicine across a number of key disease areas.

Uncontrolled asthma attacks during pregnancy increase health risks for mothers and babies

27 November, 2019

Women with asthma who suffer severe symptoms while they are pregnant face higher risks of health problems both for themselves and their babies…

COPD death rates are falling in many countries but the total number of deaths is increasing

20 November, 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death rates fell in most countries between 1995 and 2017, but the total number of COPD deaths…

All together to end COPD

19 November, 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and…

CME Online: A case of a coal worker with pneumoconiosis

18 November, 2019

A new CME module is now available that focuses on a patient with coalworker’s pneumoconiosis who is also diagnosed with lung cancer.
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