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Persistent DSAs are associated with a higher incidence of allograft dysfunction and mortality

16 November, 2017

Lung transplant patients with persistent donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) may be more likely to develop restrictive chronic lung allograft…

World Pneumonia Day 2017

13 November, 2017

In support of World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the European Respiratory…

Deadline extended! Submit an abstract for the Lung Science Conference before 9 November

27 September, 2017

Abstract submission is now open for the Lung Science Conference (LSC) 2018: ‘Cell-matrix interactions in lung disease and regeneration’,…

Apply now for an ERS Long-Term Research Fellowship 2018

9 November, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 ERS Long-Term Research Fellowships (LTRF). The application deadline is 14 January 2018.

ERS Vice President announced after second round of voting

23 October, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce the incoming ERS Vice President 2017-2018 following a second round of voting by ERS members.…

Changes in lung function of CF infants could be reversible during early life

10 November, 2017

Abnormalities in the lung function of infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) that are observed in the first two years of life are reportedly mild and…

Missed Congress? ERS Respiratory Updates offer cutting-edge clinical updates delivered by experts

13 September, 2017

ERS has launched a new event for 2017; ERS Respiratory Updates is a one-day event for respiratory professionals who are unable to attend the ERS…

Researchers develop algorithm that is able to identify clinically relevant COPD phenotypes

2 November, 2017

Researchers have developed an algorithm that groups patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) into clinically relevant…

New CME Online module: Diagnosis and management of COPD

1 November, 2017

The latest CME online module, ‘Diagnosis and management of COPD according to COPD GOLD 2017’ is now available.

November: Worldwide respiratory news

1 November, 2017

Lungs on the road in alpine Austria…

Exposure to occupational carcinogens affects the molecular pattern of lung cancers in never-smokers

26 October, 2017

Occupational exposure to carcinogens may affect the molecular pattern of lung cancers in never-smokers, according to a new study published in the…

Watch the latest ERS Vision on Severe asthma

25 July, 2017

Severe asthma is often misdiagnosed in both adults and children. Misdiagnosis is a missed opportunity to treat the condition effectively, with…

ERS Vice-President Elections go to second and final round of voting

25 September, 2017

Following close results from the first round of elections, a second and final round is now open to decide who will become the new ERS Vice…

Major Lancet report links 9 million global deaths per year to pollution

20 October, 2017

Around 9 million – or one in six – premature deaths worldwide are caused by pollution each year, according to a landmark report by The…

PAH-targeted therapy improves short-term pulmonary haemodynamics

19 October, 2017

A large cohort study of patients with sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (S-APH) has revealed that pulmonary arterial hypertension…

Childhood and adulthood exposure to passive smoking associated with increased risk of lung cancer

12 October, 2017

Reported exposure to passive smoking in childhood and adulthood has been found to be associated with a 50–52% increased risk of developing lung…

European Environment Agency report warns air pollution is still a major health risk in Europe

12 October, 2017

A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned that people living in European cities are being exposed to high concentrations…

Lung function data repository: improving the diagnosis and management of lung disease worldwide

2 October, 2017

A lung function data repository has been established to aid the diagnosis of lung disease. Data collected from healthy individuals worldwide are…

Having an older sibling poses risk of serious flu for babies and toddlers

28 September, 2017

Children under two years are more likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza if they have an older sister or brother, according to research…

New CME Online module: Efficient inhalation therapy for your asthma and COPD patients

25 August, 2017

The latest CME module ‘Efficient inhalation therapy for your asthma and COPD patients’, led by Professors Johann Christian Virchow and…

Global coalition of respiratory health organisations issues recommendations to improve lung health

25 September, 2017

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) has today (25 September, 2017) coordinated the first World Lung Day, which asserts that…

Nurses’ regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD

25 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to…

Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler raises the risk of hard-to-treat infections

21 September, 2017

Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial…

Member benefits at the ERS International Congress 2017

23 August, 2017

In addition to the discounted registration fee, we are pleased to offer our members a number of exclusive benefits at this year’s Congress:

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8 September, 2017

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