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To meet HIV world health goals, TB treatment must be maintained during COVID-19 response

1 December, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has strained health care systems around the world. In the developing world, tuberculosis (TB), which shares several…
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European Commission announces new Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

25 November, 2020

The European Commission has announced plans for a new Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe, which it claims will ensure patients have access to…
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Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 and the pulmonary circulation

24 November, 2020

An upcoming live webinar will summarise current knowledge of the pulmonary vascular complications caused by COVID-19 and its consequences in…
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Living well with COPD

18 November, 2020

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and…
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Potential COVID-19 vaccine announcements

17 November, 2020

In the last week there has been lots of news focused on potential COVID-19 vaccines, including coverage of announcements by Pfizer and BioNTech,…
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ERS and PATS Paediatric webinar: Non-CF Bronchiectasis

17 November, 2020

The European Respiratory Society and Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) will be co-hosting a live webinar on the diagnostic approach and…
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Air pollution and COVID-19 – Clearing the air and charting a post-pandemic course

17 November, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share the details of the upcoming MEP lung health group event, ‘Air pollution and COVID-19…
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Urgent progress is needed to end the preventable burden of pneumonia

11 November, 2020

On World Pneumonia Day (12 November), ERS and partners in the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) calls for urgent progress to…
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Registration now open for ERS Satellites 2021

9 November, 2020

Registration is now open for next year’s ERS Satellites event which will take place virtually on 2 March, 2021 and cover the four main topics…
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Apply now for an ERS Long-Term Research Fellowship 2021

3 November, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 ERS Long-Term Research Fellowships (LTRF). The application deadline is 4 January, 2021.
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Study shows COVID-19 risk to emergency responders in New York City

30 October, 2020

Firefighters and emergency medical workers in New York City were 15 times more likely to be infected during the first wave of the COVID-19…
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ERS/ATS webinar: Rehabilitation after COVID 19 disease

16 October, 2020

The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society are collaborating for a live COVID-19 webinar focusing on the pulmonary…
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Fellow of ERS awarded Knighthood for contributions to medical research

12 October, 2020

Professor Stephen Holgate, renowned researcher and European Respiratory Society (ERS) member, has been knighted for his services to medical…
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World Mental Health Day 2020

8 October, 2020

Ahead of World Mental Health Day (10 October), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) wishes to share a message of solidarity with all in the…
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An interview with Professor Thierry Troosters

6 October, 2020

Today, as an early career member, I have had the great pleasure of interviewing the Past President of our society, Professor Thierry Troosters.…
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Members are invited to nominate for official ERS positions

5 October, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce that the nomination period for the 2021 ERS elections to appoint National…
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Lung health group in the European Parliament formally launched in ERS advocacy event

30 September, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share that the MEP lung health group was formally launched in the ERS advocacy event,…
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ERS signs joint statement on reducing bureaucracy in clinical trials

28 September, 2020

ERS has joined with medical societies and patient advocates across disciplines to call for urgent action to make clinical trials less…
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Lung Science Conference 2021: abstract submission open

25 September, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is delighted to announce that abstract submission for the ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC) 2021 is now…
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World Lung Day 2020: Respiratory groups call for research to prevent, detect and treat respiratory infections

25 September, 2020

Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), the European Respiratory Society is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies…
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Changes to ERS Assemblies and Groups

24 September, 2020

During the ERS General Assembly meeting, which was held virtually on 10 September, 2020, several changes to the ERS Assemblies and Groups were…
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ERS International Congress 2020: facts, figures and achievements

24 September, 2020

Now that the dust has settled on the first ever virtual European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress, which took place from 7–9…
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Welcoming a new ERS President for 2020–2021

23 September, 2020

The end of the ERS International Congress marks the beginning of a new presidential year at the European Respiratory Society (ERS). Incoming…
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Submit an abstract for the Sleep and Breathing 2021 conference

16 September, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce that abstracts are now being accepted for the Sleep and Breathing conference taking…
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ERJ Early Career Editorial Team mentoring programme

16 September, 2020

The European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) Early Career Editorial Team mentoring programme will run for two years from November 2020 to end of…
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