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Submit your abstracts or clinical cases and be a part of the ERS International Congress 2019, Madrid

14 December, 2018

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…
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Q&A with the Chairs of the Sleep and Breathing 2019 conference

11 December, 2018

The Chairs of the Sleep and Breathing 2019, Professors Maria Bonsignore (MB) and Walter McNicholas (WM), answer some questions about the upcoming…
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Baby's first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria

5 December, 2018

New research on the types of bacteria living in babies' noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold,…
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EU Commissioners and patient advocates attend ERS spirometry event for World COPD Day

4 December, 2018

The European Respiratory Society and the European Lung Foundation marked World COPD Day with a lung function testing event at the European…
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Air pollution from agricultural sources: the elephant—or, is it a cow?—in the room

12 December, 2018

Breathing clean air is vital for healthy lungs. Every day, new research articles are published, telling us how indoor or ambient air contaminated…
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A statement from FIRS for World AIDs Day 2018

28 November, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s leading infectious disease and it accounts for one in three deaths from HIV/AIDS, according to the World…
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Exposure to e-cigarette adverts linked to teenagers using e-cigarettes and smoking

28 November, 2018

The more often adolescents say they have seen adverts for e-cigarettes, the more often they use both e-cigarettes and smoke tobacco cigarettes,…
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Treating COPD patients for anxiety using CBT reduces hospital visits and is cost-effective

23 November, 2018

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive…
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in urban cities linked to levels of ambient air pollution

22 November, 2018

A higher proportion of patients diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) live in cities with higher levels of air pollutants, according…
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Enhancing education provisions for national societies: ERS HERMES self-assessment course

21 November, 2018

Launched in 2017, ERS HERMES self-assessment courses in respiratory medicine enable national societies to offer their members a local opportunity…
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New ERS Satellites event announced on the topic of precision medicine in COPD and ILD – FREE to register

21 November, 2018

The latest in the ERS Satellites event series is taking place on 21 February, 2019 and will focus on the popular topic of precision medicine,…
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ERR to receive Impact Factor in 2019

21 November, 2018

The European Respiratory Review has been accepted for indexing in Clarivate Analytics’ Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), meaning that it…
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It is never too early, never too late for COPD diagnosis and treatment

20 November, 2018

World COPD Day (21 november, 2018) is an annual global initiative run by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), who…
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Identifying the right intervention for the right patient: ERS offers endorsement of pragmatic clinical trials

19 November, 2018

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has announced an opportunity for both members and non-members to get their pragmatic clinical trials…
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ERS Task Force provides updated recommendations for bronchial challenge tests

16 November, 2018

An ERS task force has published new technical standards for bronchial challenge testing, including an updated description of the pathophysiology…
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Precision medicine in COPD: from hope to disappointment

15 November, 2018

A hopeful patient…
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We must do more to prevent and treat pneumonia, says international respiratory group

12 November, 2018

In support of World Pneumonia Day, ERS and members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for renewed efforts to…
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Pledges made to tackle impact of air pollution on health at landmark WHO conference

8 November, 2018

The First World Health Organization (WHO) Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health took place in Geneva last week (30 October–1 November,…
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New ERS Task Force statement on standards for lung cancer services in Europe

8 November, 2018

A multidisciplinary task force of lung cancer experts has published a new statement focusing on harmonised standards for lung cancer registration…
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CME Online: Pneumococcal and influenza vaccination

7 November, 2018

In the latest CME Online module, Professors Gernot Rohde and Peter Openshaw will guide you through interactive cases on pneumococcal and…
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Apply now for an ERS Long-Term Research Fellowship 2019

6 November, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 ERS Long-Term Research Fellowships (LTRF). The application deadline is 14 January 2019.
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Vitamin D binding protein and GC genotype are associated with survival in LAM

2 November, 2018

The vitamin D binding protein (VTDB) is associated with both severity and outcome in women with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), according to new…
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Patients at risk for renal impairment during pemetrexed maintenance

25 October, 2018

Advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients are at significant risk of renal impairment during pemetrexed maintenance, which may jeopardise…
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Two ERS officers appointed Secretary of State in their respective countries: An update from ERS President Prof. Tobias Welte

25 October, 2018

On behalf of the European Respiratory Society, I would like to congratulate two prominent ERS officers, ERS Advocacy Council Chair Prof. Ildikó…
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Urban Training in COPD increases physical activity after 12 months

22 October, 2018

‘Urban Training’, which combines behavioural strategies and unsupervised outdoor walking, is efficacious in increasing physical activity…
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