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ERS Vision is ERS’s open access video documentary series which tackles the key topics in respiratory health with discussion from leaders in the field of respiratory medicine and healthcare.

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EU Commission opens recruitment for Horizon Europe Mission Boards

23 May, 2019

Last month the EU reached a provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the forthcoming EU research programme. Horizon Europe will be launched in…

FIRS and NCD Alliance launch policy brief on air pollution at WHA72

21 May, 2019

To coincide with the 72nd World Health Assembly taking place this week in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies,…

Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men

21 May, 2019

A study of more than 19,000 people has found that women with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men…

New RESPIRE3 fellows and RESPIRE4 project announced

20 May, 2019

We are pleased to announce that five Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship recipients have been selected under the current RESPIRE3 fellowship…

World No Tobacco Day 2019 - 31 May: get involved!

20 May, 2019

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), which is organised by the World Health Organization and takes place annually on 31 May, is fast approaching.

ERS and TBEC hold first TB advocacy training event

17 May, 2019

Last month, ERS together with the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) held its first ever advocates training event in Zagreb, Croatia, which aimed to…

ERS Webinars: stay up-to-date on the practice of pulmonologists, respiratory scientists and allied health professionals

17 May, 2019

We are launching a new distance learning series that aims to improve knowledge-base and, ultimately, improve the overall quality of patient care.

Latest ERS Vision video on ageing and respiratory medicine now available

16 May, 2019

The latest instalment in the ERS Vision series is now available and explores a number of key issues regarding ageing and respiratory medicine.

Cast your vote in the 2019 ERS leadership elections

13 May, 2019

Voting is now open for the 2019 ERS leadership elections.

CME Online: Management of immune-related adverse effects in lung cancer

8 May, 2019

A new CME Online module that looks at how to manage immune-related adverse effects in lung cancer patients under immunotherapy is now available.

Air pollution and health: facts and myths

7 May, 2019

A new factsheet that addresses the arguments which question the evidence base that links air pollution exposure and adverse health effects is now…

World Asthma Day 2019: STOP for asthma!

3 May, 2019

On World Asthma Day (7 May, 2019), the European Respiratory Society joins founding members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies…

Key paediatric messages from the ERS Congress 2018, plus more highlights

2 May, 2019

In the latest in a series of Congress articles featured in ERJ Open Research, our open-access peer-reviewed respiratory journal, the Group Chairs…

Submit your late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2019

1 May, 2019

Submissions are now open for late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2019 in Madrid, Spain. We are accepting late-breaking…

Take our H2020 Better-B survey

25 April, 2019

The H2020 Better-B survey focuses on the management of breathlessness for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),…

ERS/EAPM lung cancer screening event: outcomes

25 April, 2019

Earlier this month, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) held a half-day roundtable…

Is it time to move away from short-acting beta-agonists in asthma management?

18 April, 2019

In a new editorial published in the European Respiratory Journal, Matthew Martin and Tim Harrison discuss whether the time has come to move away…

Apply now to join the Fellowship Programme on Guideline Methodology

15 April, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 Fellowship on Guideline Methodology. The application deadline is 17 June, 2019 at 23:59…

New CME Online module on Pseudomonas infections now available

12 April, 2019

A new CME Online module that focuses on the management of both chronic and acute Pseudomonas infections is now available.

ERS scoops top awards at European Association Awards and Associations World Congress

10 April, 2019

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) was presented with multiple awards at both the European Association Awards and the Associations World…

Early-bird registration for the ERS International Congress 2019 is now open!

9 April, 2019

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s ERS International Congress is now open. And if you register before 9 July you will…

Common virus linked to faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

8 April, 2019

A new study has found that cystic fibrosis patients who have a common virus may experience faster disease progression than patients who do not…

Spirometry relates poorly to symptoms, new lung function tests may help dismantle disease mechanisms

5 April, 2019

In a new article published in the European Respiratory Review, Sabine Zimmermann, Katrina Tonga and Cindy Thamrin describe two emerging lung…

Get involved: join the ERS running team!

25 March, 2019

Active ERS members Nick Kanellakis and Aurelia Gondrand ran the Paris Half Marathon on Sunday 10 March, 2019, to help to spread the messages of…

World TB Day 2019: Acceleration of UN High-Level Meeting Commitments on TB is a necessity

22 March, 2019

On World TB Day (24 March, 2019), ERS and partners from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) urges governments to leverage the…
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