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Respiratory Matters is a monthly ERS blog offering insight into the experiences of respiratory-focused professionals worldwide. It is written by ERS officers and members across all specialties, offering clinical, scientific and allied healthcare professional perspectives.

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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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Health professionals must be protected against COVID-19

27 March, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has signed a joint statement urging the European Union and national governments to prioritise health and…

ERS launches a COVID-19 community forum

27 March, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has launched a COVID-19 community forum. This platform will enable healthcare professionals worldwide to…

CME Online: Exacerbations in mild asthma

26 March, 2020

A new CME module is now available that focuses on the importance of appropriate pharmacologic treatment of patients with mild asthma.

In the line of duty – a new COVID-19 blog series

26 March, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new ERS blog series, In the line of duty, focusing on the…

COVID-19: A message from ERS President, Prof. Thierry Troosters

25 March, 2020

"Dear colleagues and friends,…

Respiratory doctors urge governments to ensure free movement of essential medical supplies

24 March, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) adds its voice to those raising the alarm bells regarding border controls and export bans, which have an…

World TB Day 2020: advance prevention as a critical strategy to end TB

23 March, 2020

In support of World TB Day (24 March, 2020), ERS and partners from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) urges governments to…

EMA calls for large-scale RCTs and harmonised data collection for COVID-19

19 March, 2020

The European Medicine Agency’s (EMA) Human Medicines Committee is urging the EU research community to prioritise randomised controlled studies…

Increased levels of iron in the lung linked to increased asthma severity

18 March, 2020

Iron build-up in the lung cells and tissues is associated with worse asthma symptoms and lower lung function, according to new research published…

RFMV 2020: access online learning resources

17 March, 2020

Following the success of the first Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation (RFMV) conference, which took place in Berlin, Germany from…

Abstract highlights from the ERS Congress 2019

4 March, 2020

Highlight articles on selected abstracts that were presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2019 are to be…

CME Online: Prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

27 February, 2020

A new CME module is now available, which focuses on strategies for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Put prevention at the heart of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, NGOs urge

21 February, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) joined forces with more than 30 non-profit and civil society organisations in a joint statement that urges…

New RESPIRE4 Fellowship launched to support international career development

10 February, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has launched the latest fellowship opportunity in the RESPIRE series. The RESPIRE4 Marie Skłodowska-Curie…

Low dose CT screening linked to reduced lung cancer mortality among high-risk individuals

5 February, 2020

A trial involving patients at high-risk for lung cancer has shown that among those who underwent low dose CT (computed tomography) screening,…

Apply for an ERS Short-Term Research Fellowship or Clinical Training Fellowship

4 February, 2020

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

Registration is open for the 2020 ERS HERMES exams: test yourself against European standards

31 January, 2020

Registration for the 2020 ERS HERMES examinations is now open, offering an opportunity for healthcare professionals of all levels to measure…

Australia bushfires: a response from the ERS leadership

29 January, 2020

“Our hearts go out to the Australian community, including ERS members and our colleagues from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand…

COVID-19: information and resources

22 January, 2020

The 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak and spread of the associated disease (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving situation. To manage the…

CME Online: GP and specialist approaches to severe asthma care

20 January, 2020

A new CME module is now available that focuses on the management of difficult to treat asthma from the general practitioner to specialist…

ERS Elections 2020: Congratulations to newly elected ERS officers

17 January, 2020

Following the 2020 ERS Elections, which saw ERS members vote to elect their preferred candidates for National Delegate, Assembly Head and…

FAIR project: investigating treatments for antibiotic-resistant pneumonia

13 January, 2020

An international consortium of interdisciplinary specialists is set to a launch a new European Union (EU) wide research project that will focus…

Latest ERS/ATS severe asthma guidelines now available

9 January, 2020

A multidisciplinary European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) task force of asthma experts have developed updated…

A new year message from the ERS President Prof. Thierry Troosters

14 January, 2020

"Dear colleagues and friends,

€50,000 ERS Gold Medal Awards 2020: apply or nominate now

17 December, 2019

ERS is pleased to announce that members can now apply or nominate colleagues for the ERS Gold Medal Awards 2020. The deadline for applications…
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