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FIRS partners call for action on global impact of respiratory diseases

25 May, 2017

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), an organisation comprised of the world’s leading international respiratory societies…
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Exposure to firewood fumes associated with increased risk of chronic cough

22 May, 2017

Exposure to firewood fumes from indoor cooking is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic cough among females living with HIV,…
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Live endoscopy sessions announced for this year’s Congress

19 May, 2017

Following on from our award-winning Live endoscopy sessions featured at the ERS International Congress in 2015, we are extremely pleased to…
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ERS urges G20 health ministers to prioritise environmental factors

18 May, 2017

ERS has joined the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) along with 16 European organisations in calling on G20 health ministers to prioritise…
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Familial pulmonary fibrosis-linked genes may contribute to RA-ILD susceptibility

16 May, 2017

Researchers have identified for the first time shared genetic risk factors between the rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease…
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Emphysema is an independent risk factor for non-pulmonary and lung cancer

11 May, 2017

Emphysema is an independent risk factor for both non-pulmonary cancer and lung cancer, according to research published today (11 May) in the…
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World Pulmonary Hypertension Day 2017: access our resources

5 May, 2017

Each year on 5 May, ERS and the global respiratory community observe World Pulmonary Hypertension Day (WPHD), which aims to raise awareness of…
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Open position: ERS Guidelines Director (2018-2021)

4 May, 2017

We are looking to appoint an ERS Guidelines Director to fulfil the 2018–2021 mandate. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with…
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A message from ERS President Professor Guy Joos

4 May, 2017

“It has been a productive month for ERS as we held one of our three annual Executive Committee meetings in Zurich last week.
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May: Worldwide respiratory news

16 May, 2017

The Turkish Thoracic Society: celebrating 25 years…
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Moving away from therapeutic nihilism in COPD

3 May, 2017

Living with advanced COPD in 2002…
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World Asthma Day: new roadmap provides blueprint to tackle asthma burden

5 May, 2017

A new roadmap has been published identifying key priority areas that need to be addressed to tackle the burden of asthma.
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Apply now to join the Fellowship Programme on Guidelines Methodology

19 May, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017–2018 Fellowship Programme on Guidelines Methodology. The application deadline is 3 July, 2017…
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ERS Task force develops technical standard on exhaled biomarkers in lung disease

25 April, 2017

An ERS Task Force has developed new recommendations for the application of breath biomarker measurement procedures, which aim to standardise…
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Submit your late-breaking abstracts for Congress 2017, Milan

2 May, 2017

We will be accepting late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2017, Milan, between 1 – 31 May, 2017.
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Exercise endurance of COPD patients not improved by dual therapy

20 April, 2017

Exercise endurance times in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are not significantly improved by the use of simultaneous…
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Measure lung volumes of lung transplant recipients to identify the most at-risk

13 April, 2017

Measuring the lung volumes of lung transplant recipients is an effective way of identifying patients who are most at-risk of poor outcomes,…
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Sleep and Breathing 2017: highlights

12 April, 2017

ERS welcomed over 830 delegates to this year’s Sleep and Breathing conference, which took place on 6–8 April in Marseille, France. This…
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New CME Online module: IPF diagnostic challenges

10 April, 2017

The latest CME module ‘IPF diagnostic challenges’, led by Professor Venerino Poletti and accompanied by Professor Andrew Nicholson, is now…
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New study sheds light on 'lung sparing effect'

6 April, 2017

A new study suggests that in cases of severe malnutrition, the body may prioritise lung development at the expense of other less vital growth.
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ERS International Congress 2017: Early bird registration open until 5 July

5 April, 2017

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s ERS International Congress is now open and if you register before 5 July you will…
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Important information about member discounts when registering for Congress

30 March, 2017

On top of the 23% ERS member discount that we offer to all of our members, Italian law permits that Congress delegates who are valid ERS members…
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ERS calls for stronger tobacco control strategies in Iberian and Latin-American countries

30 March, 2017

The ERS Latin-American Working Group reunited on 27 March in Madrid for the launch of two reports on tobacco control in Iberian and…
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Highlights from the Lung Science Conference, 2017

30 March, 2017

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) was pleased to welcome over 180 delegates to this year’s Lung Science Conference (LSC), which took place…
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Mild asthma is metabolically distinct from both moderate and severe asthma

30 March, 2017

A multi-national group of researchers has identified metabolic profiles of asthma that differentiate between mild, moderate and severe, and…
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