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Early-bird registration is open for the ERS International Congress 2018

10 April, 2018

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s ERS International Congress is now open, and if you register before 10 July you…
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2019 ERS Lung Science Conference announced, as a record number of participants attend this year’s event

5 April, 2018

The date of the next ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC), which will focus on ‘Mechanisms of acute exacerbation of respiratory disease’, has…
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Bedaquiline and delamanid are effective for treatment of MDR-TB

5 April, 2018

Anti-tuberculosis drugs delamanid and bedaquiline are effective and safe for treating patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis when used in…
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CME online: Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infections

4 April, 2018

A new CME Online module is now available on the topic of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary infections.
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More evidence shows exposure to traffic and outdoor air pollution increases risk of asthma

3 April, 2018

Long-term exposure to high levels of road traffic and ozone significantly increases the risk of asthma symptoms, asthma attacks or the need for…
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Important information about member discounts when registering for Congress

3 April, 2018

On top of the 23% ERS member discount that we offer to all of our members, French law permits that Congress delegates who are valid ERS members…
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Apply now to join the Fellowship Programme on Guidelines Methodology

29 March, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018–2019 Fellowship on Guidelines Methodology. The application deadline is 18 June, 2018 at 23:59…
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Flu and pneumonia infections increase risk of having a heart attack and stroke

26 March, 2018

People who have had flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after infection, according…
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Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls on governments for political commitment and action to end TB

23 March, 2018

On World TB Day, the European Respiratory Society, as a member of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), calls on the United…
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World Sleep Day 2018: Sleep disordered breathing still a major public health problem across Europe

15 March, 2018

On 16 March, ERS will join health and patient organisations from all over the world to observe the 11th annual World Sleep Day. This year’s…
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Flow data from first 48 hours of life predicts bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature babies

13 March, 2018

Flow data obtained during the first hours of life may predict later bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in premature babies, according to a study…
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Observing dyspnoea in others can induce feelings of dyspnoea

9 March, 2018

Researchers have found that observing dyspnoea in others can lead to the development of mild-to-moderate dyspnoea, negative affect, and increased…
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ERS Satellites on severe asthma: join us for a cutting-edge programme in one of 8 European cities or online on 12 April. FREE REGISTRATION

9 March, 2018

As part of a new initiative which aims to provide high quality, accessible and affordable education to healthcare professionals worldwide, the…
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ERS Officers receive Luther L. Terry Awards at WCTOH 2018

8 March, 2018

Professor Elif Dagli and Dr Constantine Vardavas have been recognised for their influential work on tobacco control at the 17th World Conference…
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Extreme workplace exposures in the developing world; peeping through Pandora´s box

5 March, 2018

Inhaled workplace exposures continue to damage the lungs of children and adults worldwide. The ERS Occupational and Environmental Health Group…
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ERS Clinical Research Collaboration ‘TBnet’ wins 2018 Memento Award for neglected diseases

28 February, 2018

The 2018 Memento Research Award for neglected diseases has been awarded to the Tuberculosis Network European Trials group (TBnet), an ERS…
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European Association Awards 2018: ERS scoops top award

28 February, 2018

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) was presented with an award for the development of the European Lung Foundation (ELF) at this year’s…
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Rare Disease Day 2018: research is key to improving patient outcomes

27 February, 2018

On 28 February, ERS will join health and patient organisations from all over the world to observe Rare Disease Day, an annual awareness event led…
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First global estimate finds 1.8 million young people develop TB every year

20 February, 2018

A total of 1.8 million young people between ten and 24 years of age are estimated to develop tuberculosis (TB) every year, with young adults aged…
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Asthma linked to infertility but not among women taking regular asthma preventers

15 February, 2018

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, but women with asthma who use…
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ERS pledges not to work with the tobacco industry funded ‘Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’

14 February, 2018

On 12 February, ERS President Mina Gaga and ERS Secretary General Carlos Robalo Cordeiro made an official statement to all members pledging that…
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“We have not learned:” ERS leaders respond to BMJ article on the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation

14 February, 2018

ERS leaders have reacted strongly to a paper supporting the use of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool published in the British Medical…
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The life cycle of intensive care survivors

13 February, 2018

I started the Intensive care follow-up clinic to try to make sense of my work with critical patients and get feedback from their physical…
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Submit your clinical cases for the ERS International Congress 2018, Paris

12 February, 2018

ERS is providing an opportunity to submit interesting clinical cases, so that they can be presented at the ERS International Congress, and…
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Apply now for the 2018 Short-Term Research and Clinical Training Fellowships

9 February, 2018

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