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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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Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation Conference 2020: Register or submit an abstract or case

19 June, 2019

We are pleased to announce that ERS will be hosting the first ever Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation Conference. The event will take…

Introducing the harmonised respiratory physiotherapy curriculum

13 June, 2019

The European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) respiratory physiotherapy task force has developed a new harmonised postgraduate curriculum for…

ERS elections 2019: Early Career Committee Chair announced

12 June, 2019

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

Workplace exposures contribute to lung disease in more than one in ten patients

10 June, 2019

More than one in ten people with non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick due to inhaling various particles, gases, fumes or smoke in the…

CME Online: How to diagnose and manage pulmonary vascular disease

7 June, 2019

The latest CME Online module focusing on how to diagnose and manage pulmonary vascular disease is now available.

Breathing in black carbon from polluted air linked to alterations in lung blood vessels

6 June, 2019

Evidence that breathing in tiny particles of black carbon, typically a result of burning diesel, is linked to an increased volume of peripheral,…

World Environment Day 2019: It’s time to 'Beat Air Pollution'

4 June, 2019

On 5 June, 2019, the global public health community will come together to recognise World Environment Day, organised annually by the United…

ERS HERMES exam in adult respiratory medicine announced in India

3 June, 2019

We are pleased to announce the first ever ERS HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine to be held outside of the ERS International…

World No Tobacco Day 2019: we must maintain pressure to stop the tobacco epidemic

30 May, 2019

On this World No Tobacco Day (31 May), ERS alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for renewed efforts…

ERS Tobacco Control Committee: We cannot recommend tobacco harm reduction as a population-based strategy

29 May, 2019

A new statement published by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Tobacco Control Committee warns that tobacco harm reduction strategies that…

EU Commission opens recruitment for Horizon Europe Mission Boards

23 May, 2019

Last month the EU reached a provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the forthcoming EU research programme. Horizon Europe will be launched in…

FIRS and NCD Alliance launch policy brief on air pollution at WHA72

21 May, 2019

To coincide with the 72nd World Health Assembly taking place this week in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies,…

Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men

21 May, 2019

A study of more than 19,000 people has found that women with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men…

New RESPIRE3 fellows and RESPIRE4 project announced

20 May, 2019

We are pleased to announce that five Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship recipients have been selected under the current RESPIRE3 fellowship…

World No Tobacco Day 2019 - 31 May: get involved!

20 May, 2019

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), which is organised by the World Health Organization and takes place annually on 31 May, is fast approaching.

ERS and TBEC hold first TB advocacy training event

17 May, 2019

Last month, ERS together with the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) held its first ever advocates training event in Zagreb, Croatia, which aimed to…

ERS Webinars: stay up-to-date on the practice of pulmonologists, respiratory scientists and allied health professionals

17 May, 2019

We are launching a new distance learning series that aims to improve knowledge-base and, ultimately, improve the overall quality of patient care.

Latest ERS Vision video on ageing and respiratory medicine now available

16 May, 2019

The latest instalment in the ERS Vision series is now available and explores a number of key issues regarding ageing and respiratory medicine.

Cast your vote in the 2019 ERS leadership elections

13 May, 2019

Voting is now open for the 2019 ERS leadership elections.

CME Online: Management of immune-related adverse effects in lung cancer

8 May, 2019

A new CME Online module that looks at how to manage immune-related adverse effects in lung cancer patients under immunotherapy is now available.

World Asthma Day 2019: STOP for asthma!

3 May, 2019

On World Asthma Day (7 May, 2019), the European Respiratory Society joins founding members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies…

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…
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