Ongoing Task Forces

ERS Task Forces work to produce official guidelines, statements and technical standards on specific topics in respiratory medicine, in order to guide other respiratory professionals in their clinical practice.
Task Force Number Task Force Name Task Force Chairs
TF-2023-17 Statement on management of solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura Najib M. Rahman,
Giuseppe Cardillo,
Mohammed El-Layeh,
Rachel Mercer
TF-2023-16 ERS Statement on limb and respiratory muscle dysfunction in COPD Daniel Langer,
Harry Rossiter,
Andre Nyberg,
Amy Attaway
TF-2023-14 ERS Statement on moderate to severe asthma remission Salman Siddiqui,
Celeste Porsbjerg,
Nizar Jarjour,
Stefania Principe
TF-2023-10 Diagnosis and management of Pulmonary Hypertension associated with Interstitial Lung Diseases Steven Nathan,
Vincent Cottin,
Laura Price,
Sandeep Sahay
TF-2023-09 ATS/ERS Clinical Practice Guideline on Physical Rehabilitation and Mobilization for Critically Ill Adult Patients Rik Gosselink,
Carol Hodgson,
Sabrina Eggmann,
Jain Snigdha
TF-2023-05 ERS Statement on redefining pulmonary arterial hypertension with cardiopulmonary comorbidities Harm Jan Bogaard,
George Giannakoulas
TF-2023-04 ERS Statement on ultrasound guided interventions performed by respiratory physicians and thoracic surgeons Christian B. Laursen,
Najib M.Rahman
TF-2023-03 ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines on combined endobronchial and esophageal endosonography for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer Jouke Annema,
Peter Vilmann,
Daniel Korevaar
TF-2023-02 ERS Statement on management of cardiac comorbidities in hospitalized patients with an exacerbation of COPD Frits Franssen,
Peter Alter
TF-2023-01 ERS Statement on Paediatric Neurodisability and Respiratory Morbidity Sarah Brown,
Dirk Schramm
TF-2022-19 ERS/ATS Clinical Practice Guideline for the diagnosis of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Amelia Shoemark,
Amjad Horani
TF-2022-16 Clinical Practice Guideline on the management of patients with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and Lung Cancer Michael Kreuter,
Argyris Tzouvelekis
TF-2022-10 Clinical Practice Guidelines on management of positive findings from low-dose CT screening for lung cancer Torsten Gerriet Blum,
Marie-Pierre Revel
TF-2022-09 ERS Research Statement on diagnosis and management of post-COVID interstitial lung disease Claudia Ravaglia,
Maria Molina-Molina
TF-2022-08 ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Adult Bronchiectasis James D. Chalmers,
Stefano Aliberti
TF-2022-07 ERS Technical Standards for Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Philippe Brénot,
Hiromi Matsubara
TF-2022-03 ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines on telemedicine in home mechanical ventilation Marieke L Duiverman,
Claudia Crimi,
Carla Ribeiro
TF-2022-01 ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of adult obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) Dries Testelmans,
Winfried Randerath,
Esther Irene Schwarz
TF-2021-22 ATS/ERS/IDSA/CDC Guidelines on Treatment of Drug-Susceptible and Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Raquel Duarte,
Nahid Payam,
Sonal Munsiff,
Clara Winston
TF-2021-18 Update of the International Multidisciplinary Classification of the Interstitial Pneumonias Andrew Nicholson,
Chris Ryerson
TF-2021-17 ERS Statement on preschool wheezing disorders: knowledge gaps, update definitions and outline future directions Sejal Saglani,
Padmaja Subbarao
TF-2021-16 ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines on diagnosis and management of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Cormac McCarthy,
Francesco Bonella,
Elisabeth Bendstrup
TF-2021-14 ERS Statement on transition of paediatric patients with interstitial lung disease to the adult care Petr Pohunek,
Effrosyne Manali
TF-2021-10 Core outcome set for trials evaluating the management of pneumonia – an ERS Statement Timothy Felton,
Tobias Welte
TF-2021-09 Developing Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) reference equations for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) – an ERS Technical Standard Karl Sylvester,
Helge Hebestreit
TF-2021-08 ERS Clinical Practice Guidelines on Symptom Management in advanced lung disease Anne Holland,
Magnus Ekström,
Natasha Smallwood
TF-2021-06 ERS Statement on “Benign” Pleural Effusions Najib Rahman,
Giuseppe Cardillo
TF-2021-05 ERS Statement on Advanced Telemedicine for Sleep Disordered Breathing Maria Bonsignore,
Johan Verbraecken
TF-2021-03 ERS Clinical Practice Guideline on Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation Martin Dres,
Paolo Navalesi
TF-2020-07 ERS/ESTS Clinical Practice Guideline Task Force on fitness for tumour-specific treatments of lung cancer Alessandro Brunelli,
Huber Rodolfo Maria,
Georgia Hardavella
TF-2020-06 ERS Statement on dyspnoea: a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach Pierantonio Laveneziana,
Louis Laviolette
TF-2020-03 ERS/EULAR Clinical practice guideline on connective tissue diseases with interstitial lung (ILD) involvement Katerina Antoniou,
Bruno Crestani,
Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold,
Oliver Distler
TF-2020-01 Developing Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) reference equations for multiple breath washout Alexandre Horsley,
Kathryn Ramsey
TF-2019-05 Guidelines on management of spontaneous pneumothorax Najib Rahman,
Guiseppe Cardillo
TF-2018-15 Statement on treatment of lung cancer stage 1A Hans-Ulrich Kauczor,
Nir Peled
TF-2018-08 Statement on diagnosis and investigation of central sleep apnoea in children aged 1 month to 18 years Hui-Leng Tan

For latest published documents, visit the Guidelines section