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Towards a European Health Union – BREATHE Vision for the future

13 January, 2021

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share the details of an upcoming MEP lung health group event, ‘Towards a European Health…

Apply or nominate for the ERS Scientific Awards 2021

11 January, 2021

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce that members can now apply or nominate colleagues for a range of prestigious ERS…

MEPs agree €5.1 billion deal for 2021-2027 EU4Health programme

23 December, 2020

European Parliament policymakers recently agreed on a €5.1 billion deal for the 2021-2027 EU4Health programme. EU4Health is the European…

European lung health collaboration calls for frontline workers and lung disease patients to be prioritised in EU’s COVID-19 vaccine roll out

21 December, 2020

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the respiratory community. The newly formed European lung health collaboration welcomes the tremendous…

FIRS calls for global access to effective, affordable COVID-19 vaccines

18 December, 2020

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the European Respiratory Socierty (ERS) is a member, is calling for urgent…

Registration now open for Sleep and Breathing 2021

17 December, 2020

Registration is now open for the next Sleep and Breathing conference, taking place virtually from 16–17 April, 2021.

ERS Congress 2021: submit your abstracts or clinical cases

15 December, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce that the call for abstracts and clinical cases is now open, offering an opportunity…

New ERS Scientific Awards announced

14 December, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the ERS Scientific Award programmes. The award portfolio has…

CME Online: Ultrasound in acute respiratory failure

10 December, 2020

A new CME module is now available which focuses on the use and diagnostic process of lung ultrasounds (LUS).

Registration open for the HERMES self-assessment courses in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine

7 December, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce the addition of HERMES self-assessment courses in both adult and paediatric…

Upcoming webinar: COVID-19: Current challenges in ILD

3 December, 2020

An upcoming live webinar will discuss the effects and impact of COVID-19 on the treatment of ILD and provide updates on new concepts surrounding…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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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